an Austin, Texas based company develops and manufactures equipment for annealing
and sintering of thin films for printed electronics and related applications.
Novacentrix is offering equipment for high temperature processing on low
temperature substrates. It also offers metal and metal-oxide based nano-inks.
NovaCentrix' products are at the forefront of innovation for printed electronics
tools and materials. For NovaCentrix, its not enough to just talk about
innovation: we want to deliver. So, we offer off-the-shelf formulations of our
Metalon conductive inks which can be ordered in sample quantities economically
and with priority shipment. Prior to purchase, our PulseForge tools can be
evaluated at our facility with minimal arrangements, at noted events in the US,
Europe, and Asia, or through a flexible lease program. We routinely work with
global organizations as well as start-ups and institutes on projects ranging
from initial concept exploration all the way to full production. And just as
the printed electronics space is quickly evolving, we can adapt and shift our
product capabilities as required.
PulseForge 1200/1300: Research and Development Tools
The NovaCentrix PulseForge 1200 photonic curing tool processes
high-temperature materials on low-temperature substrates, and is optimized for
use in materials and applications development. Key features and a low price
point make it ideal for tight lab spaces and budgets. Based on the same
engineering found in the production-capable PulseForge 3200 tools, the process
conditions developed with the PulseForge 1200 will be sure to scale straight
into pilot and volume production. When combined with NovaCentrix's SimPulse™
thermal stack simulation package for predicting the time-temperature history of
each layer in a thin film stack during photonic curing, the PulseForge 1200
comprises the ideal R&D platform for photonic curing development.
PulseForge 3200/3300: Development and Production Tools
NovaCentrix launched the PulseForge 3300 to address the need for processing printed Si inks, both for printed logic as well as for photovoltaic applications, on low-temperature substrates. In keeping with the modular architecture established for the PulseForge 3100, the PulseForge 3300 is designed for roll-to-roll and conveyor-based materials processing. The PulseForge 3300 is optimal for application development as well as full-volume production.
The PulseForge 3300 commercial processing tool is capable of delivering a maximum peak power to the target materials in excess of 100 kW/cm2. This type of power delivery is required to achieve the very-high surface heating of the target semiconductor materials, without damaging the underlying low- temperature substrates such as plastic film.
The PulseForge 3300 is designed to deliver exposures as short as 30 microseconds. This range of process duration is too short for mechanical shuttering, so the PulseForge 3300 accomplishes this by exact control of the voltage and current delivered to the proprietary lamps.
The PulseForge 3300 has a maximum pulse rate of >1kHz. This enables production speeds far faster than most current applications require.
Metalon: Conductive Inks
conductive inks capitalize on advanced materials and formulation to provide
conductivity options for additive manufacturing of printed electronics like
photovoltaic devices, RFID, smart cards/labels, displays, and advanced
packaging. Utilizing nanoparticles and flakes, Metalon inks are formulated for
specific applications and print methods. Variants already developed include
silver inks suitable for application by inkjet, flexographic printing, and
gravure. True copper inks are also available for screen, flexographic, or
gravure application. In conjunction with the PulseForge® technology also from
NovaCentrix, these inks can be applied to substrates such as plastic films, and
For further details please contact merconics or visit the Novacentrix Website: