Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Concepts for 3D print productivity systems with advanced DLP photoheads
Author(s): Alfred Jacobsen; Trond Jorgensen; Øyvind Tafjord; Endre Kirkhorn
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

Direct Imaging with DLP® Photoheads is becoming an established technology in productivity systems for PCB Lithography and similar applications. Scrolling technology is used to expose large areas and is enabling highest levels of productivity and efficiency, while maintaining full flexibility of direct imaging concepts. Specific features such as SPX (subpixelation) and PPC (pixel power control) technologies have further enhanced resolution of printed structures, as well as precision and uniformity of the exposure across the entire field. 3D print systems with photosensitive resins can conceptually be seen as an extension of 2D Direct Imaging systems into the third dimension. The scrolling technique then allows to enlarge the build area by freely multiplying the photohead’s static build area with native pixel pitch in both, x and y dimensions. In addition, SPX technology in 3D print systems would enable 2 different advanced options. Either it offers improved (reduced) edge roughness of structures, by fine pitching the native pixel pitch. Or a larger native pixel pitch can be chosen, still providing the same fine pitched edge roughness and surface finish as a native system with proportionally smaller build area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 2015
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9376, Emerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications VII, 937605 (10 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2084962
Show Author Affiliations
Alfred Jacobsen, Visitech AS (Norway)
Trond Jorgensen, Visitech AS (Norway)
Øyvind Tafjord, Visitech AS (Norway)
Endre Kirkhorn, Visitech AS (Norway)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9376:
Emerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications VII
Michael R. Douglass; Philip S. King; Benjamin L. Lee, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top