PREDETERMINED APERTURE THICKNESS, THIN FILM PRINTING
Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-18
Conventional solder paste printing requires stencils. A stencil serves as an interface to provide paste imaging on a circuit substrate such as a printed circuit board (PCB). The introduction of new products has increased the number of stencils fabricated. This creates a large amount of stencil fabrication and scrap cost. A new technique is disclosed to alleviate the need to fabricate conventional stencils.