The New Printing Standard
Laser-Induced Forward Transfer
Proven with over 10 years of research at TNO Holst Centre, you will enjoy the benefits of conventional printing methods with remarkable improvements in speed and flexibility.
Credits to: Holst Centre
LIFT can reach printing speeds of over 1,000,000 dots per second. A speed that is unchallenged by other methods.
Layer Thickness and Stacking
Stack a wide variety of materials on top of each other, and create single layers of 0.5 micron and above with a single pass.
Our technology can work with a wide viscosity ranging between 0.5 and 200 Pa·s allowing highly viscous printing.
We have the ability to reach high resolutions starting at 35 micron up to millimeters in line width.
Like an inkjet printer our equipment grants you digital control of the patterns you wish to deposit.
LIFT is a non-contact solution that enables you to print over uneven surfaces and components enabling new form factors.
How LIFT Works – Simplified
In the LIFT process, a transparent carrier substrate is comparable to a cartridge that holds the ink or paste you wish to print. This ink has been applied to the carrier to create a homogenous layer from which we can accurately deposit droplets to form complete digital patterns.
The carrier will turn to face the product, component, or substrate you want to print on. By focusing a laser on this substrate, a tiny gas pocket expands through which the push mechanism we print with is established. The jet guides the material down to its target location and leaves the desired amount of ink. This process reinitiates tens to hundreds of thousands of times within seconds to rapidly print any desired structure of varying thicknesses.
Everything You Need
Whether it is for prototyping purposes or high mix applications, LIFT has you covered on all fronts.
Printing 100,000-1,000,000 of droplets with a single printhead offers a scalability yet unchallenged.
New Form factors
Being a non-contact solution, LIFT allows creating next-generation products with improved performance.
High Resolution Printing
LIFT can print fine lines and structures allowing for miniaturization of components and products.
Improved Aspect Ratios
Printing thick layers and stacking them helps in achieving aspect ratios you require for your application.
Get rid of the waste
Our technology is an additive printing method that does not require you to produce masks for new projects.