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SMTnet Express, May 30, 2019, Subscribers: 31,956, Companies: 10,770, Users: 26,166

Technical Library

Hand Printing using Nanocoated and other High End Stencil Materials

Credits: BEST Inc.

There are times when a PCB prototype needs to be built quickly to test out a design. In such cases where it is known early on that there will be multiple iterations or that a "one and done" assembly will be made that there will be some SMT assemblers who choose to hand print solder paste onto the board using a "frameless" stencil. In such cases where hand printing is used, the consistency of the printing technique has typically been in question. (...)

The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of select nanocoating materials as well as certain high end stainless steel stencil materials as they relate to the manual SMT printing process.

Forum search results for related keywords: hand printing, nanocoating materials.

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Seika Machinery

Solder Paste Stencils

BEST, Inc.

SMT / PCB Equipment Auctions

Assembly and Test Equipment from Leading EMS Manufacturer and California Test Laboratory

June 4 - 6 | X-Line Asset Management

Electronic Equipment Mart

Mirtec MV-7U AOI

AOI / Automated Optical Inspection

IBE SMT Equipment

Juki GKG K3

Screen Printers

LEL Semi

RPS Rhythm SPX

Soldering - Selective

Capital Equipment Exchange

PCB Conveyors


JMW Enterprises

Universal Instruments GC120

Pick and Place/Feeders

KD Electronics Ltd.

SPEA 4040

In-Circuit Testers

X-Line Asset Management

Events Calendar

Quality Adhesive Technologies from LOCTITE - Free Workshop | June 4 | ACI Technologies

eSMART Factory Conference | June 20 - 21 | SMTA

ITI and IPC Conference on Emerging & Critical Environmental Product Requirements | June 3 | IPC

PCB Cleaning Webinar Series | ZESTRON Corporation

Training Courses

IPC Training & Certification Courses

Soldering & PCB Rework Courses

Career Center

Electronics Experts Needed - Contract Jobs

offered by: Performance Review Institute

An excellent contract job opportunity for consultants or recent retirees

Do you have experience in some or all of these processes: Printed Boards, or Printed Board Assemblies, or Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies? We have ELECTRONICS AUDITOR positions available now!

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Industry Associations Events


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 | Upcoming Events


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 | Online Store | Upcoming Events

Technical Editor - Davef (submit your technical articles)

Newsletter Editor - Anna Girouard, 98 Elm Street, Portland, Maine 04101 USA, Tel.207-780-0887.


Used PCB Assembly Equipment - CE Exchange

Saki's 3D inspection and measurement systems support QUALITY-DRIVEN PRODUCTION.

QWIKTRAY - custom component handling matrix tray - Count on Tools

Software for PCB Manufacturing - Unisoft

SMT Parts Store Online - MPM, Camalot, Quad, Mirae - nozzles, feeders, accessories.

Improving Reliability of Circuit Assemblies Workshop

MIRTEC MV 6 OMNI High-Speed / High-Performance 3D AOI MACHINE.

Unused Equipment? - let BajaBid turn your EXCESS ASSETS into cash!

Experience the Blackfox Difference - Premier IPC Training & Certification Center

KIC - Making Reflow Ovens Smarter

NEW Fully featured benchtop dispenser - GPD Global

Turn-Key PCB Prototypes - On Your Bench in 5 Days

Vacuum Tweezers - pick up small components with ease

HELLER - Choose an Oven for Your Reflow Needs

Hioki 1240 Flying Probe Tester - ultra-high speed measuring, fine pitch inspection.

Used SMT Equipment - IBE

Quality Pre-Owned SMT Eequipment - Robo-Tek

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