After the closing of the succesful Rocket* program, in wich DoMicro was lead-partner in a Rocket E-nanoprintfeasibility study a subsequent program has started: ROCKET Reloaded. This program stimulates collaboration between the business community and science in the German-Dutch border region to strengthen research, technology development and innovation concerning key areas such as nanotechnology and photonics. The program is supported by INTERREG V A.
As the resolution of inkjet printing features size is limited to about 30-micron, a search for new technologies with higher accuracy and capability has commenced to embark upon new opportunities in advanced packaging, display and solar. A prototype of a DM50-ENP Near Field Electro Hydrodynamic Nanowire Printing (ENP) research printer platform is developed.
This new system will enable printing of conductive and transparent nanowire structures, patterns and substrates with a defined process. Furthermore, the integration into sheet-to-sheet and roll-to-roll coaters will be prepared.
ENP conductive nanowire direct write near field printing technology is a new and innovative application field. The proposed ENP platform enables customers of DoMicro to do further research and development on applications of functional printing for hybrid- and microelectronics.
DoMicro is entering the Rocket Reloaded program in collaboration with the German companies microTEC and Coatema and the Dutch companies tec-V and TechToBizz.
*Rocket (RegiOnal Collaboration on Key Enabling Technologies)
From left to right: Marcel Grooten, Jules Kierkels (DoMicro), Nico Meyer (Coatema), Aart-Jan Hoeven (TechToBizz), Reiner Götzen (microTEC), Anton Verburg (tec-V)