In your recent excellent CQ 2018 Q1 issue, two articles were of particular interest to me. The first included the challenge of writing a straight line with inkjet dots as part of a vacuum process. Readers might be interested to know that the science of how to get the highest-possible quality (neither too “dotty” nor too “swollen”) is described in one of my apps: https://www.stevenabbott.co.uk/practical-coatings/InkJetLines.php
This covers the interconnected issues of how drop size, drop spacing and contact angle affect line quality.
The second was all about photonic or flash curing. It featured a sophisticated model of the high temperatures reached during such a process and how this might affect the substrate below. Readers
who want to explore the issue themselves can use my app: https://www.stevenabbott.co.uk/practical-coatings/flash-cure.php
This covers the power density and timescale of the flash, the thermal properties of the substrate plus it explores what happens in the time after the flash has ended.
As with all my apps, they are free, free of ads and open source.
Prof. Steven Abbott