Automatic MLC Screening Mask Cleaner
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
This apparatus is used in an automatic multilayer ceramic (MLC) screening machine for automatically cleaning and drying the stencil masks used to print the conductive patterns on the ceramic greensheets. The molybdenum paste which is screened through the stencil mask has a consistency somewhere between that of tar and putty. The mask must be cleaned after each greensheet is screened. The molybdenum paste, which is to be cleaned off the mask, is somewhat difficult to remove. Heretofore, the mask has been cleaned manually.