SMT & Inspection | June 02, 2005
DEK to launch new lead-free brand
DEK has announced “DEK Lead-Free”, a portfolio of products and services focused on maximising productivity and process capability for customers screen printing with lead-free solder pastes.
DEK Lead-Free branded products include stencils optimised for lead-free solder paste behaviour, specially designed squeegees and cleaning materials for lead-free-only use, dedicated lead-free stencil storage, and dedicated lead-free Printer Caddy. In addition, formalised methodologies ensure the fastest possible implementation at each site, according to individual customer needs. Underpinning the DEK Lead-Free brand is DEK’s lead-free process knowledge and compatibility database for lead-free solder pastes and materials, acquired through laboratory research, collaboration with technology partners, and lead-free process development projects. DEK’s formalised approach to implementing lead-free pre-placement begins with a focused process audit, and subsequently follows DEK’s established Site Implementation Plan (SIP) methodology. This reduces turnaround time and minimises risk when creating lead-free processes to meet a variety of requirements. In addition, DEK Lead-Free includes tutored workshop sessions with unlimited Q&A, allowing customers to gain hands-on experience of lead-free materials and processes, in an offline environment at DEK technical centres located throughout Europe, North America and Asia. DEK is a global provider of advanced pre-placement manufacturing solutions and innovative deposition technologies for a wide range of electronic materials. 'For more information, please go to www.dek.com/lead-free'