Orlando, FL: nScrypt Inc. has delivered a Factory in a Tool 3D manufacturing system to Ozark Integrated Circuits, Inc. (Ozark IC). The new system is a 3Dn Tabletop outfitted with a SmartPumpTM microdispensing tool head and surface mapping laser for conformal printing and machine vision to monitor line width and other features. Ozark IC intends to use the system to print metal pastes for high temperature electronics applications.
According to Dr. A. Matt Francis, Ozark IC’s CEO and founder: “We expect our nScrypt Factory in a Tool to be a game changer for packaging integrated circuits for use in harsh environments, especially high temperature environments, which is our core expertise. We plan to use the nScrypt system to develop processes and to fabricate our XNodeTM rugged computer modules. We use the nScrypt Factory in a Tool to develop manufacturing techniques, so that our XNodes, which can withstand temperatures up to 800⁰C, can be fabricated with lower cost and faster turnaround than with traditional manufacturing.”
Before taking delivery of its own system, Ozark IC worked closely with nScrypt’s research arm, Sciperio, to 3D print custom high temperature metal traces onto high temperature substrates. Together, Ozark IC and Sciperio conducted a successful test at 500˚C of a substrate coupon containing silicon carbide integrated circuits fabricated in a process licensed from NASA.
According to Dr. Ken Church, CEO of nScrypt and Sciperio: “Our high-precision 3D manufacturing systems are a perfect match for Ozark IC’s extreme temperature electronics. Now that they have their own Factory in a Tool in-house, we expect to see some amazing applications of 3D printed electronics for use in harsh environments.”
Ozark Integrated Circuits, Inc (Fayetteville, AR). was founded in 2011. Ozark IC’s mission is to “digitize” extreme environments by bringing best-in-class analog, mixed-signal and signal processing integrated circuits into the extreme conditions experienced in Energy Exploration, Aerospace, Space Exploration and Industrial Controls. Ozark IC’s solutions include hardware and software, integrated circuits and packaging. Ozark IC’s strategy and technology have led industry watchers to recognize Ozark IC as a disruptive player in the extreme environments/rugged electronics marketplace. https://www.ozarkic.com/
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.
Sciperio challenges the boundaries of traditional scientific disciplines, innovating at the interfaces between mechanical, electrical, chemical, optical, and biological sciences. This transdisciplinary engineering approach enables Sciperio to jump quickly from innovation to product realization. Through two decades of pioneering work for our manufacturing arm, nScrypt, in areas including bioprinting, 3D manufacturing (aka Direct Digital Manufacturing), and printed RF electronics, we seek to promote technology for the betterment of humankind. www.sciperio.com.