Problem: As part of its continuing quest for product improvement, Scitex would like to increase the print speed of its machines or produce higher resolution output, preferably both. Scitex sought Wright Technology Network (WTN) assistance in matching Air Force expertise to several problem areas it had identified. These include calculation of the trajectory of charged particles in an electrostatic field, production of tailored high-frequency sonic wave fields, calculation of vibration field shapes in complex structures, fabrication of high density electrical interconnects, production of ultra-fine pigment powders, modeling of droplet formation, joining of two stainless steel surfaces in a clean process with dimensional stability and the etching of small, deep holes. Several trips to Scitex facilities helped define the problem areas.
Solution: In all problem areas, WTN identified experts in the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and set up and participated in meetings between these experts and the Scitex engineers either in the AFRL laboratories or in the Scitex facilities. None of the discussions have progressed to the point of defining specific Air Force or Scitex activity, but several have high potential. Several problem areas have been assigned low priorities and are not active at this time.
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