FUJIFILM Dimatix Inc. released the Samba cartridge for use with the Dimatix Materials Printer (DMP).
Based on state-of-the-art silicon micro-electro-mechanical systems (Si-MEMS) design and manufacturing of the Samba G3L printhead, the Samba cartridge is the most advanced technology in inkjet printing, now available for use with all DMP-2800 model printers, according to FUJIFILM.
The new Samba cartridge provides a native drop volume of 2.4 pL which has the potential to create ultra-fine line widths from a single dot size of 30 μm.
Accounting for smaller-scale applications, the Samba cartridge offers use of a small capacity 1.5 mL cartridge, which requires considerably less fluid when screening fluid formulations for jettability and cured ink properties.
To enable a full-service solution from R&D applications to commercial production, the Samba cartridge offers the same internal jet design, jetting characteristics, and native drop volume as the Samba G3L printhead, which allows an easy transition from R&D applications to commercial production with the Samba G3L printhead.
The success of the DMP has been in expediting the fabrication of prototypes for a wide variety of inkjet applications including flexible electronic circuits, RFID antennas, 3D printed materials, and DNA arrays, according to FUJIFILM.
The addition of the Samba cartridge for the DMP will enable developers to utilize this versatile printer for a smooth transition from small-scale feasibility design and testing stages, to industrial-scale manufacturing for commercialization.
“[W]e launch[ed] an innovative product that puts the large-scale Samba G3L printhead jet design into a small cartridge form factor. In unifying the jet design of the DMP Samba cartridge with that of the high-performance and scalable Samba G3L printhead, FUJIFILM Dimatix provides a path from R&D to full-scale production manufacturing, which will be invaluable to the growth of functional printing,” said Martin Schoeppler, president and CEO, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. “We believe that the ability to analyze in-flight drop formation and jetting characteristics, joined with direct development on an industrial inkjet printhead jet design at a small scale, will facilitate R&D to transition to a production environment, and FUJIFILM Dimatix will help customers achieve this by starting with the Samba family of products.”
The Samba cartridge is available to order now.