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Inkjet Design

Despite the continuing move towards a "paperless" world,the market still hungers for simple, low-cost inkjet printers with more and more demand for high quality. The rapid proliferation in the use of digital cameras means more consumers also require high-quality color photo printing capability in their homes. This drives printer manufacturers to design better ways to satisfy the consumer demand through exotic design alternatives. Inkjet manufacturers around the world use FLOW-3D to improve the performance of their printers. Design engineers can study droplet generation (volume, shape, velocity, satellite creation), and the effect of nozzle geometry, temperature, bubble energy and surface tension on these variables.

Formation of an ink drop in a printer nozzle
Formation and discharge of an ink drop in a printer nozzle. This simulation was run with FLOW-3D/MP.
Motion of a printhead. CFD simulation courtesy of Lexmark
FLOW-3D models the motion of a printhead. Courtesy Lexmark.

 

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Download the FLOW-3D Inkjet Design brochure

Modeling the Drop Formation Process in Inkjet Printheads

Computer Simulation with FLOW-3D Helps Increase Inkjet Printhead Performance
FLOW-3D Helps Kodak Develops New Printhead Design in One-Third the Time