|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Recent Advances in Functional Materials for Printed, Flexible and Wearable Electronics
||Microheater Array Powder Sintering: A New Process for Printed Electronics
||Nicholas Denson Holt, Lucas Galvan Marques, Austin Van Horn, Wenchao Zhou
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
This talk presents a new digital printing method for printed electronics, Microheater Array Powder Sintering (MAPS), which delivers a focused heat pattern to selectively sinter metal nanoparticles on plastic substrates at high temperature by placing a microheater array in close proximity to the surface of the nanoparticles. Compared to existing methods (e.g., inkjet, aerosol jet, screen printing, etc.), MAPS provides a new scalable, low-cost, and energy-efficient digital fabrication method for printed electronics. We will first present a numerical proof-of-concept of MAPS, followed with the design, fabrication, packaging, and control of the microheater array. Test printing with a nanopaste screen ink have been performed and conductive lines were successfully printed.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume