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Posted on November 13, 2019 by  & 

Scaling PE Sintering from the Benchtop to the Production Floor

As the Printed Electronics market continues to evolve, two important questions emerge. First, do flexible printed circuit manufacturers have the research and production technologies to keep pace with industry's growth? Second, do companies working within rapidly expanding applications such as OLED displays, hybrid circuits and wearable devices have the capabilities to grow along with them?
Moving from research into full-scale production requires the ability to seamlessly scale using products that share a common technology platform. These products must deliver high peak power with low heat, work with larger coverage areas, and offer superior uniformity to ensure greater throughput.
XENON, the Pulsed Light Experts with over 50 years in R&D and production experience, has used its industry-leading expertise to develop a set of single technology platform that is helping companies push the boundaries of PE sintering. Three of these products are part of the XS-Series that includes the XENON X-1100, S-2200 and S-2210 Pulsed Light systems. With them, companies turning out PE products have at their disposal a range of energy profiles that give them the capability to scale from benchtop R&D to light production, and ultimately to high capacity production.
These systems are designed to successfully sinter conductive inks at low temperatures, making it possible to print conductive circuits on heat-sensitive flexible substrates. The XS-Series from XENON possesses the features necessary to take printed electronics sintering from the benchtop to the production floor.

X-1100 Benchtop R&D System

The X-1100 is the lowest cost, benchtop Pulsed-Light system on the market today. Delivering up 9 Joules/cm2 radiant energy/pulse, engineers are able to set up Pulsed Light profiles and perform trial-and-error testing of new processes that are critical to the success of new PE applications. The revolutionary X-1100 requires no special electrical connections, is able to plug into standard mains voltage, and can be set up in minutes.

S-2200 Dual-Purpose Pulsed Light System

The S-2200 provides the ability to conduct Pulsed Light research, then move seamlessly into low volume production. The product's state-of-the-art thermal management allows researchers to work with new nanomaterials on heat sensitive substrates that require rapid sintering. With high peak radiant power of up to 4kW/ cm2, it supports researchers and manufacturers who require the ability to develop and easily store effective process protocols over a wide process window by delivering individually configurable high-energy pulses at high frequencies.

S-2210 Pulsed Light Production System

The S-2210 is designed to treat wide areas (150mm x 150 mm) with high intensity Pulsed Light for applications requiring high uniformity (up to 3%). The product delivers max pulse energy output of 18kj/cm2 with wide pulse duration ranging from 100-5000μs. Its compact size makes the S-2210 practical for scaling larger areas or achieving higher throughput by combining multiple racks, and adding wide treatment area lamp housing options.
All three XENON Pulsed Light systems feature a common easy-to-use touchscreen interface and are backed by the company's unparalleled engineering support.
To learn more about how XENON and the XS Series of scalable sintering solutions, drop by Booth A17 at PE USA on November 20-21, 2019 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
For more information, contact:
37 Upton Drive
Wilmington, MA 01887-1018
Telephone 978-661-9033
Text and Image Source: XENON Corportation
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