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SMTnet Express, March 17, 2016, Subscribers: 24,116, Companies: 14,735, Users: 39,857

Technical Library

Enabling High-Speed Printing Using Low-Cost Materials: Process Stability is Paramount

Michael L. Cieslinski, Brent A. Fischthal; Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America (PFSA)

Manufacturers have two general paths to reduce the costs of high-speed printed circuit board assembly production. The first path is to reduce cost by focusing on high quality printing and mounting. The other, increasingly popular option is to utilize low-cost materials. In either case, the baseline must provide a consistent high-speed solder paste printing method, which considers the fill, snap-off, and cleaning processes.

Building on our expertise and testing, this paper will highlight the two trains of thought with specific focus on how low-cost materials affect print performance. It will also explore technologies, which can help provide stable, high-speed screen printing.

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Unisoft

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SMT / PCB Equipment Auctions

Quality Optical Test and Assembly Equipment

March 21 - 23 | X-Line Asset Management

Online SMT Auction (Mirac & Micro Industries)

March 28 � 30 | Baja Bid

Electronic Equipment Mart

Ersa N-Wave 330

Wave Solder Equipment

AdoptSMT Europe GmbH

PPM 5000 Large Board

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Capital Equipment Exchange

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Events Calendar

SMT Hybrid Packaging 2016

Trade Show/Exhibition, Conference | April 26 - 28 | Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH

Rework Stencil Printing Webinar- Metal vs. Plastic Film Stencils

Online Webinar | March 30 | BEST Inc.

Why Clean PCBs - Free PCB Cleaning Webinar

Online Webinar | March 24 | ZESTRON Corporation

Career Center

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Freemont, CA, USA

Macrotron Systems

Sales Coordinator

Albany, NY, USA

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Pick & Place Operators

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Cancino Technologies Corporation

Industry Associations Events

SMTA

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.

Membership Info | SMTA Certification | Bookstore

Next Event: SMTA Webtorial: Stencil Printing � The Essentials - March 29 - 31

IPC

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.

Membership Info | Training & Certification Programs | Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: Workshop: The Changing Landscape of REACH - April 7

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Kyzen Free Cleaning Audit

CyberOptics - Revolutionary AOI Technology, Unbelievable Speed

Soldertools.net - Rework Tools

ii-Feed intelligent pick and place feeder

DS Series large board dispensers - GPD Global

Late Model SMT equipment ONLINE AUCTIONS

HELLER - Choose an Oven for Your Reflow Needs

Speedprint SP700avi inline SMT screen printer

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