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SMTnet Express, December 24, 2014, Subscribers: 23,651, Members: Companies: 14,149, Users: 37,444

Technical Library

Profiled Squeegee Blade: Rewrites the Rules for Angle of Attack

Ricky Bennett, Rich Lieske - Lu-Con Technologies, Corey Beech - RiverBend Electronics

For centuries, the squeegee blade has been used throughout many applications for depositing viscous materials through screens and stencils to transfer images on to substrates, from cloth material to electronic circuit boards. One area of blade printing mechanics that have been reviewed many times is the angle of attack of the blade. Typically it has been tested from 45 degrees to 60 degrees to optimize the printing quality and efficiency. However, this typically ends up as a compromise, from fill characteristics (45 degrees) to print definition (60 degrees).

This paper will present the revolutionary performance of the profiled squeegee blade, which has recently been developed to create a virtual multi angle of attack for unsurpassed process control for all types of stencil printing processes.

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BGA Process and Product Failures - Causes and Cures

Online Webinar | January 29 | - Just like surface mount, the use of BGA's can affect printed board layout, assembly, inspection and repair process. However BGA's provide significant advantages over fine pitch components on assembly yield....

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Online Webtorial | May 5 - 7 | Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH - Europe's leading event for System Integration in Micro Electronics...

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SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies.

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Next Event: SMTA Webtorial: Thermal Events: Root Cause Analysis & Prevention for Electronics - January 8 15


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly.

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