Photo Stencil receives 'Best Printing Stencil' award from Universal SMT Lab
May 15, 2007
Photo Stencil, a leading provider of premium stencils and additional high-end tooling for the SMT assembly industry, has been awarded the 'Best Printing Stencil Award 2006' by the Universal SMT Lab, now known as the Advanced Process Laboratory of Unovis Solutions.
Photo Stencil's AMTX E-FAB® electroformed stencil came first in study #00042805 conducted by the lab, with the company's NicAlloy™ stencil coming in second.
SMT assembly defects happen at all stages of the printing process. The lab's 2006 study isolated the stencil printing tool to determine which stencil improves the process and decreases the number of defects. The test group included five electroform stencils and seven laser stencils supplied by four leading stencil manufacturers.
"Photo Stencil's AMTX and NicAlloy products provided the best paste transfer for both tin-lead and lead-free solder pastes," explains George Westby, director of the Unovis' Laboratory. "We were happy to recognize Photo Stencil's achievements in the SMT industry with this award."