NovaCentrix has created the world’s first integrated photonic curing simulation. SimPulse® is an interactive numerical model for PulseForge® photonic curing tools. SimPulse dramatically decreases process development time and reduces the number of samples needed for optimization. SimPulse reduces trial and error, and allows users to close the loop.

 

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Creating a SimPulse Model

Ease of use

SimPulse has the same user interface as the PulseForge toolset. In fact, integrated SimPulse is either an option or standard on every tool in the PulseForge product family.

Steps to Creating a SimPulse Model

1. BUILD THE MATERIAL STACK

SimPulse allows materials stacks of up to 7 layers to be created. Each layer can be assigned a material type from the reference library, or can be uniquely defined by manually entering the known or estimated thermo-physical properties for that material. Each layer thickness is also defined.

 

2. DEFINE THE EXPOSURE CONDITIONS

The interface for defining the exposure conditions is the same as the interface for the actual PulseForge tools. In this way, process conditions can be quickly applied back and forth between the tool and the simulation.

3. REVIEW THE RESULTS

The output is presented in the form of thermal time curves. The predicted temperature at any point in the depth of the stack can be seen using the slider arrow positioned next to the material stack.

 

Contact NovaCentrix to arrange a personalized demonstration of SimPulse, or for more information about our other state-of-the-art product groups:

  • PulseForge® Photonic Curing Tools
  • Metalon® Electrically-Conductive Inks
  • Contract R2R Print Services
  • Nanopowders and formulations