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dc.contributor.authorJones, Jason B.en
dc.contributor.authorBüttner, Dustinen
dc.contributor.authorChudasama, Rupeshen
dc.contributor.authorWimpenny, David Ianen
dc.contributor.authorKrüger, Klausen
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-16T15:51:32Z
dc.date.available2013-01-16T15:51:32Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.citationJones, J.B., Büttner, D., Chudasama, R., Wimpenny, D. and Krüger, K. (2012) Laser Printing Circuit Boards and Electronics. Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, 56 (4), pp. 040503-1 – 040503-11,en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/8055
dc.description.abstractAlthough significant progress has been made toward digital printing of electronics using inkjet technologies, the potential of laser printing for digital fabrication has been largely overlooked. Despite their speed and resolution capabilities toner-based systems are often regarded as incapable of handling conductive materials. This research reports recent laser printing development and its potential to replace conventional printed circuit board manufacturing steps, including conductive track deposition. The research had a dual focus, demonstrating proof of concept with conventional office laser printers (for artwork masks, etch resists, and seed layers for overplating), and used industrial laser printers with developmental toners to support direct production of electronics (conductive tracks, dielectric layers, and legends). The results confirm that laser printing can complement other digital printing approaches for directly depositing resists and conductive tracks.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was done in collaboration with Quartz Technical Services Ltd., Merlin Flex-Ability Ltd., CTG PrintTEC GmBH and ZEAC. The UK Technology Strategy Board funding is gratefully acknowledged for funding a portion of the work reported herein.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSociety for Imaging Science and Technologyen
dc.subjectprinted electronicsen
dc.subjectelectrophotographyen
dc.subjectdigital fabricationen
dc.subjectlaser printingen
dc.subjectprinted circuit boardsen
dc.titleLaser Printing Circuit Boards and Electronicsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.2012.56.4.040503
dc.researchgroupAdditive Manufacturing Technology Groupen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen


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