Last night I attended the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Consumer Electronics Society monthly meeting. The main presentation was by Joel Yocom, Business Development Manager for Conductive Inkjet Technology Ltd.
His presentation will be posted here later.
Joel presented an overview of inkjet technology and how they are applying it to printing circuits. They have developed a process that allows them to inkjet a catalytic ink which after UV curing allows the electroless (e-less) plating of copper. Given the choice of inkjet systems from scanning formats where the print head moves to fixed heads where the material moves past the head they have a wide range of potential substrate sizes and formats to choose depending on the end application. Read the rest of this entry »