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Transforming Industrial Manufacturing: Harnessing the Potential of Ultra High Viscosity Jetting for Functional Printing

The potential to transform industrial manufacturing lies in jetting ultra high viscosity fluids, merging the scalability, flexibility, and digital printing capabilities of NovoJet inkjet technology with the superior properties of functional materials. The ability to jet ultra high viscosity fluids via drop-on-demand inkjet, surpassing previous standards, was first announced by Borrell et al. in 2021. Initially, only small printheads with limited commercial capabilities had been developed and tested, with a tentative specification for a commercial printhead anticipated. Over the past three years, substantial progress has been made in optimizing the underlying actuator technology, enabling jetting of fluids with viscosities up to 250 mPa·s for Newtonian fluids. NovoJet technology is poised to revolutionize applications in fuel cells, printed electronics, MEMS, semiconductors, and more.

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Ramon Borrell

CTO

Quantica

Ramon Borrell is a highly experienced professional in the field of Inkjet and industrial printing systems, with 30 years of experience in the industry. He has held technical leadership and executive positions for 20 years, including 14 years at HP where he led the development of large format printers and 14 years as CTO and R&D Director at Xaar, a leading company in inkjet printheads. In 2021, Ramon joined Quantica as CTO, bringing his extensive technical expertise and leadership experience to the company.

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Quantica is an advanced additive manufacturing company headquartered in Berlin and Barcelona. Their groundbreaking inkjet-based technology, NovoJet™, transforms production by enabling the digital deposition of high-viscosity and high particle-loaded materials. With their advanced systems, users can print and combine new materials seamlessly in a single process for 2D and 3D application development. From car coatings to printed electronics to hearing aids, Quantica’s technology offers a solution.

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