Why is Printed Electronics important?

Printed Electronics is one of the fastest-growing trends in electronics manufacturing today, enabling printing of devices on various substrates and structures.

When applicable, it is highly cost-effective, fast, more environment-friendly and well adapted for mass-manufacturing. Printing Electronics is also instrumental for the development of thin, flexible electronics – one of the biggest promises of future electronic products.

New, high-performance materials and printing processes are imperative for the development of printed electronics, this is exactly what PrintCB is about.

OUR COPPER INK

Copper is a key material in the electrical and electronics industry, it is highly electrically and thermally conductive, as well as low cost. Printing of copper has been this industry’s dream for many years. However, physical barriers prevent effective printing of copper mainly due to oxidation considerations.

To date, most platforms printing electronics use silver-inks which are highly conductive and do not oxidize but are expensive and pose significant challenges in performance. This is why copper-ink is so important. This is why PrintCB’s copper ink is so disruptive.

Product properties:

  • High electrical conductivity <30 mΩ/sq./mil

  • Tune-able viscosity 1,000-100,000 cP 

  • Ideal for Screen Printing or micro-Dispensing  

  • Hot-air/IR curing at 145°C/290°F for 30 seconds only

  • Minimum film thickness (screen, 1 pass) ~10 microns

  • Good adhesion to many substrates such as PET, polyimides, epoxy and others

  • Solder-able to either leaded or lead-free soldering materials

  • Good flexibility at low thicknesses

PrintCB’s copper ink processing requires zero changes to capital equipment (i.e. inert gasses or laser sintering) and can cured in air using standard conveyor or box ovens, while maintaining high conductivity.

Have an application for copper ink? contact us for a sample now!

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DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

In order to support the Smart-Manufacturing AKA Industry 4.0 vision, digital printing technology for copper ink has to be in place. PrintCB’s copper ink are highly compatible to Screen printing and  micro-dispensing, both well established printing technologies. Our ink is not brand specific and can be applied with the various dispensing systems in the market.

Possible applications for this new digital solution may include: printing of connections, sensors, circuitry repairs, antennas, heat-sinks, IC packaging and more.

Have an application in mind that requires digital-printing of copper ink? contact us!

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OUR TEAM

Sagi Daren

CEO and Co-Founder

After spending 15 years in various leadership positions including R&D and Engineering in Semiconductors and Nanotechnology companies as well as at HP-Indigo where he managed a demo-center for newly-launched products, Sagi has founded PrintCB with a vision of creating a new, digital platform for electronics manufacturing. Sagi holds a BSc. and MSc in Chemical/Materials engineering both from the Technion and a MBA from Tel-Aviv University.

YIFTAH KARNI

CTO and Co-founder

Yifath has a 30 year record in developing new technologies in various fields. Starting with the classic metal industry he gradually moved into systems including charged-particle detector engineering, semiconductor capital-equipment development and design of high impact structures for military vehicles. Practically a hardware champion. Yiftah holds a Bsc. In Mechanical Engineering from the Technion, MSc. in Materials Engineering from the Hebrew University and a PhD in system Engineering from Ohio state University.

STEVE DAREN

Co-Founder

Graduate of the University of London and the Weizmann Institute of Science, Steve has more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry and academia. For the past 15 years he has been a consultant and manager of Daren Labs, a R&D company providing solutions to numerous problems of the chemical, pharmaceutical, polymer and plastic industries. Steve is a recognized authority on plastics, polymers, adhesives and flame retardants, the perfect background for developing challenging ink chemistries.

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