Next Generation Inkjet Technology
About the project
This research project, which finished in March 2010, studies generic issues in industrial inkjet printing and is supported by an EPSRC five-year grant and industrial funding. Its objectives were to improve understanding, characterisation and modelling of fluid flow, fluid-nozzle and fluid-substrate interactions so that the inkjet process could be optimised.
The partners included Cambridge University Institute for Manufacturing where the Inkjet Research Centre is based headed by Professor Ian Hutchings, Principal Investigator and Dr Graham Martin, Director. Academic collaborators were the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and Chemical Engineering, at Cambridge and at the Universities of Durham, Leeds, Manchester and Aberystwyth. The Industry partners were Sunjet, Sericol, Xaar, FFEI, Domino, Inca, Linx, and CDT.