Printed electronics wants to bring back ‘printing’ to the printed circuit board (PCB) industry. The recent trend has seen a rise in desktop PCB printers, aimed both at the hobbyist and professional ends of the market. The hobbyist machines are simple systems capable of creating crude wide-track single or double-sided PCBs. They compete with, and will ultimately lose to, simple CNC milling machines. In contrast, professional desktop printers target complex multi-layer PCBs boards. They seek to cut down the prototyping time and to enable designers to keep circuit IP in house, whilst also becoming cost competitive with standards process at low volumes. This will be growing opportunity for silver nanoparticle inks since inkjet-printed conductive lines must be highly conducting and narrow.
Silver Conductive inks and paste for Desktop PCB printing
- Feb 27, 2018 -