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Ablation and functionalization of flexographic printing forms using femtosecond lasers for additively manufactured polymer-optical waveguides

Ablation and functionalization of flexographic printing forms using femtosecond lasers for additively manufactured polymer-optical waveguides

Kategorien Konferenz
Jahr 2020
Autoren Wienke, A.; Hoffmann, G.-A.; Koch, J.; Jäschke, P.; Overmeyer, L.; Kaierle, S.
Beschreibung

An efficient and low-cost approach to manufacture Opto-Mechatronic Interconnect Devices will be obligatory to handle the strongly increasing amount of data. The presented approach is based on a flexographic printing process. To adjust the transferred material the printing form is functionalized by means of laser-induced structures using an ultrashort-pulsed laser. The long-term goal is to adjust the printing result through microstructures in the printing form in order to create spatially resolved material transfer. In this work, first the ablation parameters are investigated at different repetition rates using a femtosecond laser. Further, a line structure is inserted in the material transferring areas of the printing form, which is consequently widened. Its influence on the printing result is presented.

ISSN 2212-8271
DOI 10.1016/j.procir.2020.09.112