About DRIP ®

About DRIP <sup>®</sup>

To facilitate such a process requires a specially designed print head.The printhead must perform two tasks. First it must allow for the sustainable combining and mixing of the components, secondly it must minimize the possibility of clogging. This is achieved by a physical separation of the dispensers and continuous washing of the print head with inert gas.The inert gas atmosphere is required when utilizing inks which react with water or oxygen. As in the case of acrylates or isocyanates.

The ability to deposit the droplets of reactive materials exactly where needed, allows for efficient use of materials with minimal waste generation.

More than you think - DRIP applications:

  • 3D Modeling – printing structures and devices with an elastic as well as tough construction materials with the ability to gradually change the properties of the printed material to obtain materials with functional gradient of properties. Example: durable bending joints. Mixing of different types of polymers to obtain composite materials which enhance the desired properties of their components.
  • Scaffolds for tissue engineering – the ability to print elastic as well as tough biocompatible materials for skin tissue, bone tissue as well as cartilage tissue engineering.
  • Printed electronics – printing of conductive as well as resistive layers to obtain a 3D conductive structures. Production of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The utilization of transparent conductive as well as resistive layers is applicable in photovoltaics as well as in OLED technologies.
  • Research opportunities – the dispensers are tuned to jet a wide array of possible materials. Dispensing tests as well as measurement of the generated droplets parameters allow for precise volume of the chemical reagents deposition on the surface. This approach can be used to produce Drug Delivery Systems with tunable properties, micro-foams for special applications as well as testing of the reaction kinetics in microscale without the need for a solvent or nanoparticle synthesis.