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dc.contributor.advisorDavid E. Hardt.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDatar, Charudatta Achyuten_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-25T21:05:03Z
dc.date.available2010-05-25T21:05:03Z
dc.date.copyright2009en_US
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/55212
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 94-96).en_US
dc.description.abstractMicrocontact printing is an emerging printing technique that could potentially find application in the electronics industry. High-speed roll-to-roll equipment was built at Nano Terra, Inc in 2008, for microcontact printing. However, the equipment was a proof-of-concept, capable of single-layer printing, while the industry requires a multi-layer printing capability. In addition, the quality of printing it delivered was not industry competitive. The existing equipment has thus been upgraded with a view to achieve high-precision multi-layer microcontact printing; including a new method to manufacture a flat stamp, design of a high-precision wrapping system, design of a five-axis positioning system, and modification of the impression roller. This thesis describes in detail the design of an innovative high-precision system to wrap the elastomeric stamp on the print roller. This is followed by results of multilayer printing experiments, using the improved equipment. The potential for microcontact printing as a forthcoming technology for the electronics industry was confirmed. Further improvements are also suggested that would help deliver this promise.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Charudatta Achyut Datar.en_US
dc.format.extent96 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleDesign and development of high precision elastomeric-stamp wrapping system for roll-to-roll multi-layer microcontact printingen_US
dc.title.alternativeHigh precision elastomeric-stamp wrapping system for roll-to-roll multi-layer microcontact printingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.Eng.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
dc.identifier.oclc611131769en_US


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