Posted by Courtney E. Howard
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., 14 April 2010. Optomec announced that Sirris, a high technology collective research center in Belgium, has purchased an Aerosol Jet deposition system. The system, installed at Sirris' location in the Liege Science Park, will be used primarily for the development of printed RFID antennae, micro capacitors, micro systems, packaging, memory, and other emerging printed electronics applications.
The Liege Science Park is within close proximity to a large number of high tech companies, including Microsys, the leader of the European government FEDER project that provided funding for the Aerosol Jet system.
Sirris' mission is to increase the international competitive position of its member companies through technological innovation. The organization specializes in engineering advisory, rapid prototyping, processing technologies and nanomaterials development services, in addition to conducting applied research and development activities in close cooperation with industry.
Sirris has more than 2,400 member companies in its collective, ranging from small businesses to large industrial groups, with representation from the aerospace, automotive, electronics, and materials industries.
The organization has more than 120 technology experts spread over six locations. Several Belgium-based companies are already using the Sirris facilities to test and develop new printed electronics applications.
The Aerosol Jet system offers the ability to deposit a wide range of conductive and nonconductive materials and the ability to print on 3D substrates.
Laurent Seronveaux, Sirris project engineer, says: "Sirris is convinced that the Aerosol Jet system will impact the greatest number of our customer companies and enable us to help our clients solve their most difficult printed electronics challenges. Because the mission of Sirris is 'driving industry by technology' and due to the wide range of applications that Sirris manages, we have chosen the most user-friendly, flexible solution."
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