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Politronica - nano-inks for digital inkjet printing

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POLITRONICA

2.5 Million € of European and Regional funding for innovation, 3 patents, 4 international awards for research and development, over 20 publications; Politronica was founded as a Spin-off of University “Politecnico di Torino” & FSP Tech S.r.L. investing in the R&D and supporting Politronica’s go-to-market, entering then the I3P incubator.

A  first patent was deposited, related to the realization of a silver-based ink for functional application.

Politronica has supported the Italian Government team at Shanghai Expo and at Chinese-Italian Festival in Suzhou. Politronica worked on ceramic inks for inkjet technology within the INKNOJET project, funded by the European Union. The main aim of INKNOJET project was the development of innova- tive ink formulations based on speci c nano-particles suitable for general inkjet technology. For this, it is proposed a new method based on two different strategies (FSP, milling), in order to ob- tain sophisticated mixed/doped nano-oxide pigments, easily applicable, cost effective and at pilot scale. Furthermore, the new method will outstandingly increase the range of inks available for inkjet technology to be applied on ceramic substrates, therefore broadening the horizon of application

Politronica signed an agreement with an analog printer manufacturer for the realization of conductive and dielectric inks designed for exographic technology. Politronica was chosen between the 10 most innovative business ideas to be presented at Science Festival in Genoa (Italy) and signed a collaboration agreement with the Italian Institute of Technology, towards the commercialization of new inks, in particular related to space devices, such as  exible/rigid heaters for launchers and satellite applications.

The Politronica team encountered a printing error during the production of a heater prototype, and decided to explore the 3D printing world.

It develops a printer  nding inspiration in the Re- pRap projects (link http://reprap.org/) that inter- prets and improves in order to realize with the same simplicity a functional machine for professional use.

Printing volume

Printing plate

Printing speed

Accuracy

Head heating time

Maximum head temperature

Nozzle diameter

Extrusion type

Dragging mechnism

Processor

Motors

Belts

Controller Stepper

Endstop

Temperature sensor

Display

Supply voltage

Filament diameter

Suitable materials

300mm x 400mm x 250mm

Aluminum

Fino a 120mm/s

From 0.05mm to 0.30mm

< 120 seconds

300°C

0.4mm

Direct

Toothed bushing

Atmel 2560

Stepper Nema17 1.8°

GT2

DRV8825 1/32 step

Mechanical

Thermistor 100K

Full Graphic 128x64 px

12V DC

1.75mm

PLA, ABS, PET, nylon,  exibles spe- cial materials (carbon, wood, brass, hemp, etc.

❯ 2008

❯ 2010

❯ 2011

❯ 2012

❯ 2014

Technical Specifcation

"Innovative
production processes for production of magnets for high end applications"

Properties

Electronics

Materials

A benchmark activity is carried out by opening a workshop in Turin city center in order to analyze the expectations and the response of the market to the 3D manufacturing.

Inspired by its logistic partner Mail Boxes Etc, Politronica launches the project named “Global Factory 4.0”: a 3D Printing/Manufacturing Network, made up of professional operators in the 2D printing sector to whom Politronica supplies technology, training and assistance, in order to make them able to provide 3D printing services targeting their own local market and, together as a network, the regional prospect customers.

The network’s production capacity is tested by ex- perimenting some solutions for the visual merchan- dising market and realizing a limited edition series of thousands of just-in-time items, as well as some of the largest FDM structures currently built, for a total of over 2000 kg of printed material.

❯ 2015

❯ 2016

❯ 2017

Politronica - nano-inks for digital inkjet printing

Electronics

Processor

Motors

Belts

Controller Stepper

Endstop

Temperature sensor

Display

Supply voltage

Atmel 2560

Stepper Nema17 1.8°

GT2

DRV8825 1/32 step

Mechanical

Thermistor 100K

Full Graphic 128x64 px

12V DC

Politronica - nano-inks for digital inkjet printing