Fujifilm Dimatix (Santa Clara, California), a leading provider of inkjet printheads for commercial and industrial printing, has released a new printhead cartridge for use with its Dimatix Materials Printer (DMP). Based on silicon micro-electro-mechanical systems (Si-MEMS) design and manufacturing of the Samba G3L Printhead, the new Samba inkjet printhead cartridge “is the most advanced technology in inkjet printing, now available for use with all DMP-2800 model printers,” said the OEM. “The new Samba cartridge brings the most modern features, capabilities and function to an already popular and versatile printer. It provides a native drop volume of 2.4 pL which has the potential to create ultra-fine line widths from a single dot size of 30 μm. Accounting for smaller-scale applications, the Samba cartridge offers use of a small capacity 1.5 mL cartridge that requires considerably less fluid when screening fluid formulations for jettability and cured-ink properties,” the company added.
To enable a full-service solution – from R&D applications to commercial production – the Samba cartridge offers the same internal jet design, jetting characteristics, and native drop volume as the Samba G3L Printhead – which allows an easy transition from R&D applications to commercial print production. The success of the DMP has been in expediting the fabrication of prototypes for a wide variety of inkjet applications including flexible electronic circuits, RFID antennas, 3D printed materials and DNA arrays. The addition of the Samba cartridge for the DMP will enable developers to utilize this printer for a smooth transition from small-scale feasibility design and testing stages, to industrial scale manufacturing for commercialization.
“We’re launching an innovative product that puts the large-scale Samba G3L Printhead jet design into a small cartridge form factor,” said Martin Schoeppler, President and CEO of Fujifilm Dimatix. “In unifying the jet design of the DMP Samba Cartridge with that of the high-performance and scalable Samba G3L printhead, Fujifilm Dimatix provides a path from R&D to full-scale production manufacturing, which will be invaluable to the growth of functional printing. We believe that the ability to analyze in-flight drop formation and jetting characteristics, along with direct development on an industrial inkjet printhead jet design at a small scale, will facilitate R&D to transition to a production environment – and Fujifilm Dimatix will help customers achieve this by starting with the Samba family of products,” Schoeppler added.
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