3D PRINTED ELECTRONICS
Printed Electronics use digital manufacturing to pattern substrates with diverse electrical properties. nScrypt’s 3Dn Series conformally print antennas, resisters, inductors, capacitors, and interconnects on flexible, rigid, flat, curved, doubly curved, and even random 3D shapes. nScrypt’s patented SmartPump™ Microdispensing tool head prints passives with more than 10,000 commercially available materials.
By mixing, matching, layering, and patterning from a palette of more than 10,000 commercially available materials, the design engineer can use the 3Dn Series to print sensors, antennas, batteries, electroluminescent lighting, and other electronics on flexible substrates or existing structures of any shape. The SmartPump can also print to actives, including bare die or even thinned bare die.
Such capability enables the design engineer to manufacture highly complex printed circuits on virtually any flexible or existing structured surface.
The photos on the right show (from top to bottom): 1) printed resistors, 2) printing to bare die, 3) printed circuit using lumped elements.
With the flexibility of the patented SmartPump™ and the 3Dn Series platform’s high-precision motion control, the design engineer can conformally print highly complex patterns and circuits on any surface. For example, the photo shows a roughly surfaced Kevlar helmet with prints along the top and around the sides.
DIRECT DIGITAL MANUFACTURING
Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) is the manufacture of parts and devices directly from CAD files, without tool changes. The nScrypt DDM "Factory in a Tool" platform enables the seamless manufacture of different parts or batches at the same time, with no retooling.
Using the combination of the DDM platform’s array of Microdispensing, Material Extrusion, micro-milling, and pick and place tool heads with multiple cameras for automated inspection and computer vision routines, a point laser height sensor for mapping surfaces for conformal printing, an automated PulseForge 1300 photonic curing system, and a femtosecond laser for cutting or sintering materials, you can print a complex conformal antenna, followed by a circuit or electronic device with an embedded sensor, followed by a simple bracket, by simply changing the CAD file, with no human interaction with the tool.
Direct Digital Manufacturing will change the face of your manufacturing, enabling smart factories where 10s or 100s of one-off parts, or batches of the same part, are made on demand in a
single build, simply by changing the CAD file. Warehousing can be eliminated. Parts can be produced when needed and even easily tweaked, with no cost for new molds, machines, or tooling.
EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS
The 3Dn-DDM Series, also called "Factory in a Tool" (FiT), is a preconfigured Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) platform outfitted for MIcro-Dispensing, 3D printing (Material Extrusion), micro-milling, and pick and place, with post-processing options. "Combining such manufacturing functionality with machine vision and scanning for Z-tracking and conformal printing, along with the ability to Micro-Dispense and 3D print the industry's widest range of thermoplastics, composites, conductive metals, and dielectrics, nScrypt's FiT combines 3D printed structures with printed electronics and placed activities to make complete Printed Circuit Structures (PCS) without tool changes.
Gantry Platform with Linear Motors
Standard Model: 500 mm Travel in XY. Custom Sizes Available on Request
Standard or High Precision (10nm Resolution, 500nm Repeatability, 1 Micron Accuracy)
Standard Model: 150 mm Travel in Z, Custom Z Travel Available on Request
Penta-Head with Standard Gantry System
3D Printing (Material Extrusion)
Micro-Milling, Drilling, and Polishing
Pick and Place
Laser Processing, Sintering, and Heating
UV Photonic Curing, Mapping, and Machine Vision
Z Tracking for Conformal Printing
3D Mapping pre and Post Prints
Open Materials Platform (10,000+)
SmartPump™ 100 Gen 2