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First Chinese Sale of PulseForge Invent Photonic Curing Tool

NovaCentrix, based in Austin, TX, is pleased to announce the first Chinese sale of the new PulseForge®Invent™photonic curing tool for R&D to the Institute of Flexible Electronics Tsinghua (IFET). The sale was coordinated and finalized by Yi Xin, a trader in mainland China focused primarily on academic customers. IFET is a Chinese research organization focussed on R&D in the flexible printed electronics space. The IFET institute is jointly established by the Zhejiang Provincial Government and Tsinghua University, and serves as a technological resource for globalizing the Chinese flexible electronics industry.The Invent is the newest state-of-the-art PulseForge product from NovaCentrix, and is distinguished by its academic-oriented entry price while maintaining the full complement of performance features and configuration options now expected in the PulseForge platform.
"The PulseForge Invent from NovaCentrix, along with the support of the NovaCentrix team, will immediately accelerate the work of our institute." said Dr. LanlanLiu, IFET Researcher. "As we move our program in printed electronics forward, it made sense to work with only the best equipment and expertise." The eight flexible electronics focus areas of IFET include materials, devices, displays, sensors, optoelectronics, material characterization techniques, soft robotic devices, and sleep medicine. To manage these topics, IFET established concurrent global R&D and technical engineering test centers with the goal of becoming a national and world-class research institute.
Dr.Liu indicated working with NovaCentrix was the clear solution. "After serious investigation and comparison, we chose the NovaCentrix PulseForge Invent because of the good reputation in the market, reliable technology background of photonic curing, high performance, long list of features of the machine, and local support in China". Stan Farnsworth, Chief Marketing Officer at NovaCentrix, added, "The PulseForge Invent is a world-class tool for printed and flexible electronics development, and we are thrilled and honored to work with Dr. Liu in support of the exciting projects at IFET." The patented PulseForge photonic curing tools use intense microsecond pulses from proprietary flash lamps to heat the surface of target materials to very high temperatures, without heating or damaging the underlying material. These tools are used for development and/or manufacturing of displays, photovoltaics, sensors, and other flexible circuit applications.
About IFET
The Institute of Flexible Electronic Technology of Tsinghua, Zhejiang is a new type of high-end scientific research institution which is the highland for scientific research and transformation of flexible electronic technology. The institute is jointly established by the Zhejiang Provincial Government and Tsinghua University, and is the technological source of the flexible electronics industry. On December 23, 2016, the Zhejiang Provincial Government and Tsinghua University signed Zhejiang Provincial Government and Tsinghua University's framework agreement on advancing cooperation in the field of flexible electronic technology in the Great Hall of the People in Zhejiang Province. The industrialization platform promotes the development of the flexible electronics industry with the idea of a hospital, a park, and a fund.
About Yi Xin
Yi Xin Technology is a well-known supplier of Printed Electronics manufacturing equipment in China. Their professional team has more than 10 years experience in advanced PE solutions from lab to fab. Now Yi XinTech has established four offices in China (Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong) for sales, service and application support. As the partner of NovaCentrix, Yi XinTech also provides solutions including R&D and industry inkjet printers, R2R slot die coaters, R2P nanoimprinting systems and high precision screen printers. External Link
About NovaCentrix
NovaCentrix offers industry leading photonic curing tools, conductive inks, material, and expertise enabling development and production of next generation printed electronic devices -some already on the market. PulseForge® tools utilize photonic curing which is a cutting edge technology that dries, sinters, and anneals functional inks in milliseconds on low-temperature, flexible substrates such as paper and plastic. PulseForge tools can save time and money, and enable new types of products in applications like solar, RFID, display, packaging, and circuit. Our Metalon® conductive inks capitalize on advanced materials and formulation to provide conductivity options for additive manufacturing of printed electronics with stretchable, solderable, resistive, and magnetic qualities. NovaCentrix emphasizes internal innovation as well as external partnership to move ideas from inception to full production. Our PulseForge tools continue to revolutionize the printed electronics industry through photonic curing, enabling product innovators and manufacturers the option of flexible, low cost substrates and functionality not possible with conventional ovens and lasers. { External Link.
Source: Novacentrix
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