First-year engineering teams help NFK improve printing process

Members of Team A assembling a new holder for the printing tip
Members of Team B testing a polymer-coated printing tip

NFK hosted two teams of engineering students participating in a client-centered engineering project for APSC 100, the first-year Applied Science course at Queen’s University. Students select projects proposed by various clients to provide engineering solutions to real-world problems they face. In partnership with CMC Microsystems, NFK worked with 11 students representing two teams developing different solutions for robustness issues experienced with glass micropipettes on a microplotter. The teams successfully tested several solutions that will help NFK print ink patterns on substrates with a resolution below 100 microns, which is particularly useful for for printed electronics.