DEK announces DEK Lead-Free
Jun 02, 2005
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 extensive lead-free process knowledge and compatibility database for lead-free solder pastes and materials, acquired through laboratory research, collaboration with technology partners, and numerous successful 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.
"DEK Lead-Free not only enables an optimally efficient, right-first-time transition to lead-free screen printing, but also includes all process support products, knowledge and process development expertise to support our customers' lead-free processes in the longer term.
"Since we have always taken total responsibility for our customers' pre-placement processes, it is natural that we should deliver such a rigorous solution to the challenges of lead-free," he continued. "This is why assemblers everywhere should not simply go lead-free, but should be sure to go DEK Lead-Free(TM)."