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Effect Of Board Clamping System On Solder Paste Print Quality

Effect Of Board Clamping System On Solder Paste Print Quality

Stencil printing technology has come a long way since the early 80�s when SMT process gained importance in the electronics packaging industry. In those early days, components were fairly large, making the board design and printing process relatively simple.

The current trend in product miniaturization has led to smaller and more complex board designs. This has resulted into designs with maximum area utilization of the board space. It is not uncommon, especially for hand held devices, to find components only a few millimeters from the edge of the board. The board clamping systems used in the printing process have become a significant area of concern based on the current board design trend.


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