inkjet nozzle plates

Improve printing quality with high precision inkjet nozzle plates

inkjet nozzle plates

Inkjet nozzle plate is the single most critical component of an inkjet print head. Quality of the nozzle plates directly determines the resulting printing performance of the whole system. An electroformed nozzle plate is of preference by most leading players in the industry for its unparalleled jetting performance, ultra-precise hole geometry, and superior chemical and mechanical stability.

As the industry leading specialist in electroforming, Veco offers the industry with customized top quality inkjet nozzle plates, meeting every specific demand regarding nozzle shape, hole geometry, chemical/mechanical stability, multi-layer alignment, and traceability of nozzle plates by laser marking. In general, Veco has two major technologies to offer leading to different nozzle shapes: bell mouth and cylindrical hole shape.

key features enabled by Electroforming

precision apertures
high precision with extreme feature accuracy
high precision metal parts with extreme feature accuracy down to ±1 μm can be made resulting in unparalleled jetting performance
conical hole shape
unique hole shape
unique bell mouth hole shape enabled by our Electroforming technology, providing anti-clogging performance; cylindrical hole shape also possible
superior chemical and mechanical stability
materials with superior chemical and mechanical stability, leading to longer lifetime and improved performance
co-development with design flexibility
design flexibility with multi layer and ink channel possible, all enabled by different processes of Electroforming

technical specifications

Material: Nickel, coating possible on request
Thickness(T): 35-70µm
Orifice Diamete (O)r: ≥15 µm (bell mouth shape); ≥ 35 µm (barrel shape);
Pitch: (10+O+2T) μm (bell mouth shape); O+1.3T (barrel shape);
Clogging resistant hole configurations
Unparalleled jetting performance
Ultra-smooth, clean printing surface, free of burrs, corrosion resistant
Different hole shape available
co-develop with Veco
Talk to one of our engineers to learn about possibilities of our technology and how it can benefit your next-gen inkjet nozzle plates
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