Fujifilm Dimatix launches DMP-2850 materials printer

Fujifilm Corporation subsidiary, Fujifilm Dimatix, has released details of its new Dimatix Material Printer, the DMP-2850, saying the new unit will be available from September 2016 with enhanced user applications in the first quarter of 2017.

The DMP-2850, an upgraded and enhanced version of the DMP-2831 inkjet deposition research platform, the will launch with innovative features and enhanced performance for technology development in printed electronics and displays.

Since its launch over 10 years ago, the DMP-2831 has become an industry standard laboratory tool for the development of inkjet deposition fluids and processes with approximately 1,000 units placed worldwide in academic and industrial facilities. The DMP-2850 is a significant upgrade to better serve R&D customers with improved cameras, more intuitive application software, and provisions for automated data collection and analysis.

The DMP-2850 includes an embedded 64-bit PC preconfigured with Microsoft Windows 8.1 and updated Drop Manager software. Two high-speed cameras with finer resolution optics provide superior images for drop-watching and print inspection functions. To accompany the hardware changes, the DMP-2850 will build on user accessibility and flexibility with an enhanced software platform. Remote access API and open architecture enable remote monitoring of cameras and printer status. More options for complex printing will be available with feature recognition, auto registration functions, and support for multi-layer printing. Jetting evaluation and drop watching operations will also benefit from automated analysis.

A complete platform for precision printing of materials, jetting analysis, and fluid development, the DMP-2850 provides the user with powerful tools for R&D work. A drop watching system enables jetting performance to be analysed in combination with extensive control over printhead operation. A fiducial camera facilitates print inspection and accurate print registration to existing features. Cartridges are available with two native drop sizes, 1 and 10 picoliters, allowing customers their choice of jettable fluids. Silicon MEMS cartridge technology ensures compatibility with a wide range of organic solvent or aqueous-based fluid chemistries.