PCB | June 21, 2012
Optomec sells system to RIT
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has purchased an Optomec Aerosol Jet system for developing printed energy devices.
The Aerosol Jet system, which was installed at the RIT Brinkman Advanced Machine Tools Lab, will be used primarily to develop solid oxide fuel cells, batteries, photovoltaics, and other energy-related printed devices using advanced nano materials such as quantum dots. RIT’s Aerosol Jet system was purchased in support of the Heterogeneous Functional Materials Center, an Energy Frontiers Research Center (EFRC) funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. RIT chose the Aerosol Jet system because of its unique ability to dynamically mix materials during the deposition process to produce functionally graded structures, its ability to deposit viscous inks, and its ability to print on non-planar surfaces. Although RIT’s main emphasis is on solid oxide fuel cells, they have a broader interest in printed electronics.