SMT topics in focus
It is a well-known fact that more than 60% of defects on an SMT line are introduced during the stencil printing process. Attempts to improve this have proven challenging as many in the industry still consider stencil printing to be more of an art than a science.
In line with ASM’s strategy to offer innovative Industry 4.0 solutions which enable SMART process control and “zero tolerance for defects”, ASM ProcessExpert optimizes the printing process fully automatically; by making recommendations for a stable process based on the stencil design ASM ProcessExpert improves yield and productivity. ASM ProcessExpert works in combination with a DEK printer and consists of:
The DFM HealthCheck is the mandatory first stage of the ASM ProcessEngine implementation and is a tool that performs the following functions:
It is therefore no longer necessary to conduct time consuming and costly print trials at the production line. The user can “get it right the first time” with a stable process achieved during the first NPI run.
During New Product Introductions (NPIs), on average, customers require 3 stencil iterations and often suffer delays due to tooling type changes. DFM HealthCheck, which is also available as a stand-alone solution, helps to avoid these extra costs and delays. Furthermore, the Virtual Printing feature allows the user to input different process parameters and observe the expected impact on the process stability. Through the Virtual Printing feature, the user can visualize the impact of using parameters other than the recommended ones. All this can be achieved without an experienced process engineer, instead making use of ASM ProcessEngine’s proprietary knowledge database acquired through decades of supporting our partners achieve excellent print quality and stability on DEK printers.
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