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Nikhil Pillai

As an Application Engineer, Nikhil Pillai contributes to bringing customers from Europe to assist process development tasks, establish how PulseForge and in-house developed Metalon inks can help to create new opportunities in Printed and Flexible Electronics industry by tackling customer concerns and assessing technical feasibilities. Since joining NovaCentrix, he is located at Holst Centre, The Netherlands where the goal is to interact with European customers more efficiently and offer support whenever needed. Currently, he is intensively involved in Photonic Soldering activities which took a major reroute since 2017 – attracting more businesses and opportunities where a conventional reflow oven functionality is limited. Nikhil obtained his M.Sc degree in Print and Media Technology from Technical University Chemnitz, Germany where his work has been successfully published in the Journal of Electronic Materials. He has co-authored in printed electronics technical conference journals and publications. He also holds BS in Mechanical Engineering from SNGCE, India.
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Benefits of photonic soldering in a roll-to-roll format

Sep 13, 2021 3:27:11 PM / by Nikhil Pillai posted in Photonic Soldering, roll-to-roll

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Production form factor is a strong determinant of the product produced and cost per unit. Currently, majority of electronics are produced in a semi-batch sheet-to-sheet (S2S) process flow. In this mode, each board is fed through individual steps in sequence. However, in such a format, the size of the board is limited, the substrate would need to be dimensionally stable and the unit costs would be high. Consider the case of building an illuminated wall. In a S2S format, the illuminated wall will need to be in smaller pieces stitched together, the wall will be built on a rigid substrate, and has been cost prohibitive because of manufacturing and instillation costs.

What if the illuminated wall could be built like old fashion wall paper?

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