The PulseForge 3200 optimizes the application of photonic curing for processing metal-based inks on flexible substrates. Applications include conductive interconnects and patterns for printed photovoltaics, displays, smart packaging, and RFID. The PulseForge 3200 is designed for roll-to-roll and conveyor-based material processing. Whereas ovens require minutes, the PulseForge tool sinters metallic inks in milliseconds on low-cost substrates such as PET and paper. This tool is ideal for full-volume production as well as application development. The PulseForge 3200 is CE marked for use in EU countries.
The PulseForge 3200 commercial processing tool dries and sinters printed electronics in a wide-web format with widths from 150 mm (6") to greater than 4.8 m (192").The tool is auto-synchronized to line speeds from stationary to over 100 meters/minute (300 FPM), but speeds up to 500 meters per minute are achievable curing thin prints of some inks. The high pulsed power system achieves very high temperatures for very short times in the conductive film, without damaging the underlying low-temperature substrate; e.g. plastic film or paper.
The PulseForge 3200 achieves High Temperature Processing on Low Temperature Materials™ using pulse-width modulated light with exposures as short as 30 µs. This is accomplished using precise real-time control of the current delivered to proprietary lamps. The pulse duration and energy waveform can be adjusted on-the-fly by feedback on product processing and performance sensors.
|Peak radiant power delivered (kW/cm2)||5.9|
|Max radiant energy delivered (J/cm2)||46|
|Max voltage to lamp(s)||480|
|Effective max linear processing speed (meters/min)*||>100|
|Curing dimension per pulse (mm)**||150 x (150 – 4800)***|
|Max area cured per sample (mm)**||Unlimited|
|Pulse length range (microseconds)****||25–100,000|
|Pulse length increment (microseconds)||1|
|Minimum pulse spacing (microseconds)||20|
|Max pulse rate||kHz|
|Output spectrum (nm)||200–1500|
|Uniformity of exposure (point to point)||+/- 2% or better|
*Dependent on pulse conditions
**Excluding edge effect
***Process width can be readily configured from 150mm to over 4800mm
****After 20,000 the additional energy delivered is negligible
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