Photonic Curing is the high-temperature thermal processing of a thin film using pulsed light from a flashlamp. When this transient processing is done on a low-temperature substrate such as plastic, paper or glass it is possible to attain a significantly higher temperature than the substrate can ordinarily withstand under an equilibrium heating source such as an oven.
Simulate the photonic curing process using the included SimPulse® photonic curing simulation, users can very quickly model the range of resulting thermal profiles from any exposure condition. Learn more about SimPulse.
Adjust All Production Parameters. To control the state-of-the-art PulseForge 1300, our engineers created a state-of-the-art interface that allows users to manage and monitor all aspects of operation. Key sections include power controls with emergency stop indicator, pulse parameters, operating mode parameters, pulse profile graphic, system messages, photodiode display, and various system status and position indicators. Using the pulse settings for example enables the user to set pulse durations as short as 25 microseconds with increments as low as 1 microsecond, and pulse gaps as low as 20 microseconds with increments of 1 microsecond.
For R&D, it is not just the results that matter, but also how to get there and what is happening to the materials along the way. That’s why the PulseForge 1300 is designed and built with flexible data ports and integrated data processing for optional instrumentation accessories. The data ports provide the user the flexibility to utilize their own custom instrumentation. As a standard accessory, a bolometer for measuring the exposure energy is provided.
With the data collected from SimPulse and from the PulseForge 1300 processing, users can easily adjust the process conditions, or revise the details of their target materials: virtually or in reality.
Headquartered in Austin, TX, NovaCentrix offers industry leading photonic curing tools, conductive inks, material and expertise enabling development and production of next generation printed electronic devices.