A high-resolution electrohydrodynamic jet printing system

P. G. Graf, E. Sutanto, K. L. Barton, A. G. Alleyne, J. A. Rogers, P. M. Ferreira

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


This paper discusses the design and integration of a second-generation electrohydrodynamic jet (e-jet) printing system. As electrohydrodynamic jet (e-jet) printing gains recognition as a novel, low-cost, high-quality direct-write process for flexible electronics manufacturing, that has the ability to deliver print resolutions that exceed those possible by conventional (thermal and piezoelectric) inkjet printing technologies by about two orders of magnitude, it has become necessary to develop an e-jet printer with a number of features for prototype manufacturing. This second-generation printing tool incorporates a number of new capabilities, including higher printing speeds with a new pulsed-jet mode of printing, multi-materials capabilities with a dual print head, interpolation and NC programming for line writing capabilities in addition to raster-scan printing, and automated image analysis-based overlay registration capabilities for quick set up. Applications such as drop-on-drop printing for combinatorial chemical analysis as well as crossover interconnects for microelectronic circuits are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th North American Manufacturing Research Conference 2011 - Transactions of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2011
Event39th Annual North American Manufacturing Research Conference, NAMRC39 - Corvallis, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2011Jun 17 2011

Publication series

NameTransactions of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME
ISSN (Print)1047-3025


Other39th Annual North American Manufacturing Research Conference, NAMRC39
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCorvallis, OR


  • Electrohydrodynamic jet printing
  • Manufacturing process
  • Micro/nanomanufacturing
  • System design/integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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