Orlando, FL: nScrypt delivered a “Factory in a Tool” (“FiT”) manufacturing system to the University of Mississippi. Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi, affectionately known to alumni, students, and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi’s flagship university.
The University of Mississippi will utilize nScrypt’s fully loaded, multi-material 3Dn Tabletop high-precision motion platform outfitted with one SmartPumpTM tool head, one nFD high-precision material extrusion tool head, a milling/drilling/polishing tool head, and a pick and place tool head with and integrated laser for surface mapping and conformal 3D manufacturing. The nFD tool head can 3D print the structure or housing of an electronic device, the SmartPumpTM can microdispense conductive traces, the pick and place tool head can add electronic components, and the milling tool head can give the device a fine surface finish.
According to nScrypt’s CEO, Ken Church: “This system is much more than just a 3D printer. It makes automatic tool changes for 3D manufacturing of printed circuit structures and its SmartPumpTM can microdispense more than 10,000 commercially available materials, including conductive pastes and inks. This system is perfect for printing electronic materials, conformally on virtually any surface, and making entire electronic devices with fine surface finish. The university will be able to do cutting edge work with this Factory in a Tool.”
The FiT’s SmartPumpTM microdispensing tool head eliminates drooling with pico-liter volumetric control and boasts the widest range of materials available for any microdispensing system: more than 10,000 commercially available materials, ranging from a few centipoise (like water) to millions of centipoise (much thicker than peanut butter). The SmartPump’s™ pen tip has the smallest commercially available diameter, 10 microns.
Orlando, Florida-based nScrypt designs and manufactures award-winning, next-generation, high-precision microdispensing, 3D Manufacturing, and biomanufacturing equipment and solutions for industrial applications, with unmatched accuracy and flexibility. Serving the printed electronics, electronics packaging, solar cell metallization, communications, printed antenna, life science, chemical/pharmaceutical, defense, space, 3D printing, and bioprinting industries, our equipment and solutions are widely used by the military, academic and research institutes, government agencies and national labs, and private companies. The nScrypt BAT Series Bioprinter, which won the 2003 R&D 100 award, launched to the International Space Station in July 2019. www.nScrypt.com.
About the University of Mississippi
The University of Mississippi, affectionately known as Ole Miss, is the state’s flagship university. Included in the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 23,000 students, Ole Miss is the state’s largest university and is ranked among the nation’s fastest-growing institutions. Its 16 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and an Honors College acclaimed for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action.