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Solder Paste@ Board shop

D Scott

#9049

Solder Paste@ Board shop | 11 October, 1999

A board shop rep contacted me about a process were solder paste is applied to the board as part of their mfg. process thereby eliminating the need for paste application at the assembler. This is a new one I have never heard of, but am willing to sit and listen to. Can anyone give me any insight about this process. Is it a waste of time, Is anyone using it. What questions should I ask.

Thanks

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#9050

Re: Solder Paste@ Board shop | 11 October, 1999

| A board shop rep contacted me about a process were solder paste is applied to the board as part of their mfg. process thereby eliminating the need for paste application at the assembler. This is a new one I have never heard of, but am willing to sit and listen to. Can anyone give me any insight about this process. Is it a waste of time, Is anyone using it. What questions should I ask. | | Thanks | D Scott: Do a search, both on SMTnet and on the web, for: Optipad, Miltec, Sipad, and Precision Pad Technology

I'd ask them about up-front NRE, who owns the art work, reliability, inpact of Euro-No-Lead, and a cost comparison of their boards versus your boards through the production process from in-bound material to board ship.

Good luck

Dave F

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Matt Kehoe

#17924

Solder Paste at Board shop | 17 October, 2001

Dave,

I know this is very dated but do you still need info in smd boards with the paste already on them???

I can help if you do.

Let me know

Matt Kehoe

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ScottM

#17943

Solder Paste@ Board shop | 17 October, 2001

We have a local shop here in S-Cal. called MaskTek that invented a solder deposition process that eliminates the need for solderpaste but you still need to use "sticky" flux. They license the process to various facilities around the country. Was presented at the SMTA meeting a few months back while at Express Mfg. for a tour. Adds cost, reduces defects. I actually was going to use it for a product that was later scrapped.

Our local Rep. for this is Production Technology 714-895-0016 for anyone who is interested.

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ianchan

#17956

Solder Paste@ Board shop | 18 October, 2001

Woah.....

that sounds really interesting.....

do these PCB guys have reps/offices, in asia theatre of *their* operations? or, do they have a webpage, you can share with us?

thanks

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