Advanced Technology Training for Operating the Microlithography Panel Printer

  • Bharat Upadrasta
  • Mohammad T. Khasawneh
  • Sarah S. Lam
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4561)


Electronics packaging plays a crucial role in the manufacturing of advanced microelectronics, with an increased interest in technology that produces greater power functionality in smaller spaces. The recent advances in this field have led to advanced manufacturing techniques, with the insertion of components in the micro- and nano-scales. In particular, the microlithography panel printer uses photolithography to create fine image patterns through reticles on substrate boards. The need for advanced features, updated software skills, and the high cost of human error places an increasing requirement for more efficient operator training at a reduced financial investment. Therefore, this research demonstrates the usefulness of virtual reality in modeling the microlithography machine using high fidelity simulations for training purposes. The development process and the structure of the training simulator is presented, with an outline of its effectiveness in supporting training needs, and a description of its reliability assessment through validation and testing.


Virtual reality electronics packaging training modeling simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bharat Upadrasta
    • 1
  • Mohammad T. Khasawneh
    • 1
  • Sarah S. Lam
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York 13902USA

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