SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News
  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • MYDATA Says Interest in Jet printing is Reaching a Tipping Point – Sales Up 47%.

MYDATA Says Interest in Jet printing is Reaching a Tipping Point – Sales Up 47%.

Feb 23, 2012

MY500 - SMT jet printer for high mix production

MY500 - SMT jet printer for high mix production

As electronic assemblers struggle to cope with increasingly complex packages and board designs, MYDATA, the SMT business unit within Nasdaq OMX-listed Micronic Mydata AB, reports a surge of interest in its jet printing technology. Software-controlled and stencil free, the technology is now used in 25 countries and hundreds of plants worldwide. In 2011, MYDATA’s system sales increased by 47 percent - a record year representing gains in market share for its entire SMT product line, including a strong growth for jet printing equipment. 

Screen printing hits a wall

Screen printers are still needed, but they’ve hit a wall for certain applications,” says Brian Duffey, President of MYDATA Automation Inc. He cites a growing need to handle QFNs, pin-in-paste, package-on-package, flexible substrates and other challenging applications such as jetting into board cavities. In one case, a customer needed to pack 69 components onto one square centimeter. “Jet printing allows the kind of paste control that makes that possible,” he says.

Three driving trends

The company says three trends are driving the adoption of stencil-free printing, particularly within the consumer electronics industry: firstly, the need for quicker response times; secondly, the demand for perfect solder joint quality, with zero rework needed; and finally, the growth of increasingly complex board designs due in part to miniaturization and mobility. One final observation, says Global Jet Printing Sales Director Nico Coenen is that the MY500 Jet Printer is being used for both in-line, add-on jobs at very high speeds as well as for short-run and prototyping production.

Completely software-driven

Because the MY500 Jet Printer is completely software-driven and requires no stencils, the operator can easily apply precisely controlled solder past volumes or adhesive on complex boards for perfect solder joints every time,” says Coenen. And since every job is prepared offline with CAD or Gerber data, the operator can prepare and print a new job in minutes, eliminating the need to wait for stencils. Explains Coenen: “Rather than wasting valuable time cleaning, storing, retrieving and ordering stencils, the manufacturer can now take an order in the morning and deliver finished boards in the afternoon.”

Rapid return on investment

According to Coenen, interest in the technology may have reached a tipping point, mirroring changes in the industry. “For customers handling two or three setups a day and 50 or more new stencils every year, it’s an investment that pays for itself very quickly,” says Coenen.

Gaining momentum in US

Widely adopted by leading technology companies across Europe and Asia, the technology also perfectly aligns with the requirements of the US market due to its ability to optimize solder paste deposits on every PCB pad and provide total control to production engineers. The IPC APEX Expo show in San Diego (February 28 to March 1, Booth #3429), explains Brian Duffey, provides an excellent opportunity for potential US customers to see the MY500 Jet Printer in action. “When you see the type of problems it solves and how it reduces the total cost of ownership, you know that jet printing is here to stay,” concludes Duffey.
For more information, please contact:

Mattias Jonsson, Product Manager
Micronic Mydata AB
PO Box 3141, SE-183 03 Täby, Sweden
Tel: +46-8-638 52 00
Fax: +46-8-638 52 90
info@mydata.com
www.mydata.com


Micronic Mydata AB is a global high-tech company that develops, manufactures and markets laser-based pattern generators for the production of photomasks as well as advanced surface mount technology (SMT) equipment for flexible production of electronics. Pattern generators are used by the world’s leading electronics companies for the manufacture of television and computer displays, semiconductor circuits and advanced electronic packaging. SMT equipment, which includes software applications, is used for the surface mounting of electronic components and stencil-free jetting of solder paste. SMT equipment is used by large and small manufacturers of electronics in the aerospace, aviation and telecom sectors. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Micronic Mydata has subsidiaries in China, France, Germany Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States. Micronic Mydata AB (publ) is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm, Small Cap: MICR. For more information, please visit our web site at: www.micronic-mydata.com

Nov 17, 2021 -

Mycronic expands MYSmart portfolio with full line coating and advanced inline dispensing solutions at Productronica

Nov 12, 2021 -

Mycronic accelerates inspection programming with new MYPro I series 3D AOI system

Oct 07, 2021 -

Mycronic to showcase enhanced process control solutions for flexible PCB assembly at Productronica

Jul 14, 2020 -

Mycronic US operations combined in new state-of-the-art facility near Boston

Mar 05, 2018 -

Mycronic and Optomec to exhibit new fine feature electronics material dispensing system at APEX

Feb 27, 2018 -

Mycronic and Optomec to exhibit new fine feature electronics material dispensing system at APEX

Nov 17, 2017 -

Mycronic and Aegis renew partnership – FactoryLogix software to be embedded with MY700

Aug 01, 2016 -

Mycronic acquires Shenzhen Axxon Automation Co.,Ltd

Jul 01, 2016 -

Mycronic receives order for an advanced Prexision-80 mask writer

Jun 21, 2016 -

Mycronic AB wins European Business Awards 2015/16 in the category Import/Export

58 more news from Mycronic Technologies AB »

Jan 19, 2022 -

MVP Expands the Application of the 900 and Versa Platforms at IPC APEX EXPO 2022

Jan 18, 2022 -

Chris Heesch New Regional Sales Manager for BTU

Jan 18, 2022 -

Pick-n-Place with a One-Two Punch and more from Hanwha at APEX

Jan 18, 2022 -

APCT Inc. Earns IPC-1791, Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) as Trusted Electronics Fabricator

Jan 14, 2022 -

Award-Winning Murray Percival Co. to Represent Anda Technologies

Jan 14, 2022 -

Best Technical Papers at IPC APEX EXPO 2022 Selected

Jan 14, 2022 -

Southwest Systems Technology appoints new outside account manager for North Texas

Jan 14, 2022 -

SCS to Introduce Cutting-Edge Coating and Curing Technologies at APEX

Jan 14, 2022 -

IPC's Wage Rate and Salary Survey for North American Electronics Assembly Companies Open Until January 28

Jan 14, 2022 -

NexLogic Acquired by Naprotek, a Portfolio Company of Edgewater Capital Partners

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

MYDATA Says Interest in Jet printing is Reaching a Tipping Point – Sales Up 47%. news release has been viewed 1010 times

  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • MYDATA Says Interest in Jet printing is Reaching a Tipping Point – Sales Up 47%.
Sell Your Used SMT & Test Equipment

ZESTRON Analytical & Support Services