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SonoPlot Launches the Microplotter Proto

Jul 16, 2015

SonoPlot, Inc. today announced the Microplotter Proto, the latest addition to SonoPlot’s Microplotter family. The Microplotter Proto is a picoliter printing system for rapid prototyping, printed electronics, and life sciences research and is ideal for applications requiring flexibility at an affordable price.

The Microplotter Proto utilizes the same patented ultrasonic liquid dispensing technology as the Microplotter II, which enables the printing of a broad range of liquid viscosities and solvent types. SonoPlot’s technology is well-suited for use with materials other systems struggle with, such as graphene, carbon nanotubes, conductive polymers, and microparticle mixtures. Applications of this system in printed electronics range from OLED transistors to RFID and antennas and environmental sensors. Life science applications including patterning of live cells to proteomics.

The Microplotter Proto has a robust and rigid positioning system that is compact and lightweight enough to place on a table or lab bench. The entire system is a turnkey package, ready to use out of the box for research or rapid prototyping.

The system is available for order starting today, and you can contact sales@sonoplot.com for more information.

SonoPlot and Sigma-Aldrich Offer Full Solution to Printed Electronics Market

Nov 19, 2014

SonoPlot and Sigma-Aldrich, through its Aldrich® Materials Science Initiative, provide a full solution to the printable electronics market. SonoPlot has extensive expertise in high precision micro-printing while Sigma-Aldrich offers a rich array of materials that have been shown to produce excellent results when used in SonoPlot’s GIX Microplotters. The SonoPlot and Sigma-Aldrich products deliver an ideal package to print conductive inks, polymers, nanotubes and graphene solutions.

Printable electronics has grown into a large industry ranging from RFIDs to transistors to sensors. This emerging industry requires a wide range of conductive materials, as well as a flexible mechanism for printing these materials. “The arrangement between SonoPlot and Sigma-Aldrich provides customers with the tools necessary to create the next generation of electronics,” states Brad Larson, CEO of SonoPlot.

SonoPlot’s portfolio of GIX Microplotters allow customers to create and iterate design alternatives quickly accelerating time to production or perform key research. Sigma-Aldrich’s catalog of materials enables these customers to find the ideal characteristics required for their projects.

To find out more, visit sonoplot.com or sigma-aldrich.com/matsci.

Sigma-Aldrich and Aldrich are registered trademarks of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC.

SonoPlot Announces More Dispenser Options for GIX Microplotter Instruments

Jul 2, 2012

SonoPlot has just extended the range of dispenser cartridges it sells for its GIX Microplotter instruments, and has begun selling raw glass micropipettes for use in refurbishing existing cartridges.

Previously, the company offered dispenser cartridges with glass micropipettes that had apertures of either 10 or 30 microns in diameter. With the addition of new production machinery, SonoPlot is now able to produce dispensers with any micropipette aperture size between 10 and 60 microns in diameter.

Additionally, SonoPlot now sells just the glass micropipette elements for those who wish to refurbish dispenser cartridges at their own facility. These are also available in aperture sizes ranging from 10 to 60 microns in diameter.

To place orders for dispensers or glass micropipettes, please contact sales@sonoplot.com or call (608) 824-9311.

SonoPlot and Xenon Corporation Announce Collaboration for Printed Electronics

May 4, 2012

SonoPlot, Inc., maker of the GIX Microplotter materials printers, and Xenon Corporation, the world leader in pulsed UV light technology, have announced that SonoPlot’s Middleton, WI facility is part of Xenon’s Worldwide Printed Electronics Test Center Network.

Printed electronics requires the combination of several technologies, including conductive “ink” materials, materials printers, substrates, and sintering processes to convert printed features into conductive traces. The purpose of the Printed Electronics Test Center Network is to bring these various technologies and expertise together in a given location and to demonstrate the feasibility of new ideas and processes.

SonoPlot’s Test Center provides its line of GIX Microplotter materials printers, a Xenon UV sintering system, as well as a thermal curing system. The Microplotter materials printer helps developers work with higher viscosity, higher solids content inks than is typically possible with many printing systems. This produces thicker printed features, which if sintered properly can result in improved electrical conductivity. This has opened up new applications for researchers that require small feature sizes with improved conductivity.

Researchers who would like to learn more about testing opportunities should contact SonoPlot at info@sonoplot.com.

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