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Electronics 2014, 3(4), 624-635;

Towards Realizing High-Throughput, Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing of Flexible Electronic Systems

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78758, USA
Omega Optics, Inc., 8500 Shoal Creek Blvd, Building 4, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78757, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 3 September 2014 / Revised: 15 October 2014 / Accepted: 3 November 2014 / Published: 14 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Flexible Electronics)
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High-rate roll-to-roll (R2R) tracker systems are utilized for large volume flexible electronic device manufacturing, and the current alignment mechanism between layers is mainly achieved by relying on passive techniques. In this paper, we present a machine vision based alignment strategy that is used to achieve precise registration for stacking multilayers. Based on this strategy, we demonstrate two-layer printing with alignment accuracy better than 100 μm in web moving direction and 200 μm in lateral direction at a web rate of 5 m/min. View Full-Text
Keywords: roll-to-roll; ink-jet printing; flexible electronics; alignment roll-to-roll; ink-jet printing; flexible electronics; alignment

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Lin, X.; Subbaraman, H.; Pan, Z.; Hosseini, A.; Longe, C.; Kubena, K.; Schleicher, P.; Foster, P.; Brickey, S.; Chen, R.T. Towards Realizing High-Throughput, Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing of Flexible Electronic Systems. Electronics 2014, 3, 624-635.

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