Feasibility studies and process development for microdispensing

Microdispensing allows to print the smallest quantities of highly viscous materials in very high resolution, such as conductor paths in the single-digit micrometer range. The LZH supports customers who are considering using this technology by conducting feasibility studies and developing suitable processes.


In micro dispensing, tiny amounts of an ink or paste are applied to a substrate with very thin dispensing needles. With this process, it is possible to print very narrow paths with resolutions in the single-digit micrometer range.

Through the miniaturization in electronics, optics, and other industries, higher and higher resolutions are becoming increasingly important, for example, to produce very fine conductor paths. Microdispensing technology allows a wide range of highly viscous materials to be applied to various substrates and then cured or sintered.

The Additive Manufacturing - Polymers and Multi-Materials Group tests for customers the basic feasibility of an application idea concerning the materials and structures to be printed. The team also advises on the following questions and tasks:

  • Printing of various materials on various substrates (e.g. conductive pastes, optical photopolymers)
  • Printing of conductive paths on various substrates
  • Suitability of different substrates in combination with various conductive inks and pastes
  • Process development and optimization
  • Evaluation of suitable inks or pastes
  • Investigation of different curing methods (e.g. IR laser, UV, oven)


This service is, among others, used in the following areas:

Consulting, development and contract research:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Process and system development

Application fields and sectors:

  • Information and telecommunication
  • Electronics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Materials processing
  • Photovoltaics and energy technology
  • Sensor technology



 We would be happy to advise you individually. Please contact us.