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The development of direct write technology in BAE Systems
Author(s): J. Sidhu; J. McDonald; S. Morgan; Andrew Wescott; E. J. O'Driscoll
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Paper Abstract

Direct Write (DW) is an emerging group of technologies that allow printing of electronic and other functional components out of vacuum, directly onto structural parts and assemblies. With its ability to deposit a wide range of dissimilar materials, and transfer details directly from CAD/CAM, the process is very flexible, enabling rapid progress from design to fabrication. This paper provides an introduction to direct write, and describes the BAE Systems activities in this field. The paper also describes the use of lasers in direct write, and some provisional results on laser curing are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6157, Workshop on Laser Applications in Europe, 615712 (10 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.668996
Show Author Affiliations
J. Sidhu, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
J. McDonald, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
S. Morgan, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Andrew Wescott, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
E. J. O'Driscoll, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6157:
Workshop on Laser Applications in Europe
Wolfgang Gries; Thomas P. Pearsall, Editor(s)

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