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Optimization of Stencil Apertures to Compensate for Scooping
Optimization of Stencil Apertures to Compensate for Scooping
This study investigates the scooping effect during solder paste printing as a function of aperture width, aperture length and squeegee pressure.
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A Robust Fine Feature Printing Process
A Robust Fine Feature Printing Process
This paper evaluates many fine printing stencil factors that have an increased effect on the transfer efficiency of solder pastes.
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Screen Print Stepped Stencil Review
Screen Print Stepped Stencil Review
Should you use a metal or rubber squeegee when using stepped solder paste stencils? What is the proper depth for a step? The Assembly Brothers, Jim Hall and Phil Zarrow, offer their take.
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Wearable Electronics & Big Data = High Volume, High Mix SMT
Wearable Electronics & Big Data = High Volume, High Mix SMT
This paper explores the conflicting requirements of achieving low cost while meeting high volume, high mix requirements.
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Is There a Limit to the Step in a Step Stencil?
Is There a Limit to the Step in a Step Stencil?
I've seen a problem with the 3-mil step. Is there a rule of thumb regarding the amount of step that can used in a step stencil?
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Pin-In-Paste Hole Fill
How can you ensure proper plated hole fill during the screen printing process? Will it require a different solder paste?
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Is De-paneling PCBs by Hand Acceptable?
Is De-paneling PCBs by Hand Acceptable?
Is it acceptable to hand break when de-panelizing circuit boards that contain QFN and SMD components? Are there specs for hand breaking?
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One Big Cause of Assembly Problems
One Big Cause of Assembly Problems
Up to 75% of assembly problems stem from paste printing. This report reveals variability in aperture size between various stencil manufacturing sources.
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Printing vs. Dispensing
Printing vs. Dispensing
Do people size their stencil for the larger components, then use a needle dispenser for the smaller components? It seems more flexible than step stencils. The Assembly Brothers, Jim Hall and Phil Zarrow, answer this question.
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How Effective Is Nano Coating On Stencils?
How Effective Is Nano Coating On Stencils?
With nano coatings on stencils evolving, what is the best method to measure the thickness? How do you know if the coating degrades over time?
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