Liquid X Printed Metals is a manufacturer of functional metallic inks located in Pittsburgh that started in 2010. Their proprietary chemical compositions yield a particle free solution that can be deposited via numerous methods – such as inkjet or spin coating onto a variety of substrates.
“The company was a CMU spinout from the lab of Dr. Richard McCullough, who was the Vice President of Research at CMU. A member of his group, Dr. John Belot, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Liquid X discovered the technology behind our printed metals and the business cultivated from there,” says Operations Manager, Beth Vasy. “We’re making it easier and more affordable to our clients to print with metals like silver or gold without having to sacrifice the integrity and quality of the metal.”
Well established printing methods such as inkjet and screen printing are widely used in the printed electronics industry; however, the thought put of these industries can be limiting. There definitely is space for alternative printing methods to accommodate the challenges of printing electronics.
One of the biggest impacts that Liquid X has made in modern technology is making it more affordable for their clients to print with metals like silver or gold without having to sacrifice the integrity and quality of the metal.
Innovation on their end helps create the opportunity for innovation in the industries their clients are situated in. That is what keeps them ahead of the game and evolving with the printed electronics industry.
By Vincent Mok & Sara Yockey | May/June 2013
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