Nanotechnology

StenTech Awarded for Advanced Nano Coating for Stencil Performance & Precision


StenTech® Inc., the leading multinational SMT Printing Solutions company, today announced that it received an esteemed 2023 Mexico Technology Award in the category of Screen/Stencil Printing Consumables. The award celebrates StenTech’s revolutionary Advanced Nano Coating, a groundbreaking technology that sets a new benchmark for stencil performance and precision. The award was announced at a ceremony that took place Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023 during the SMTA Guadalajara Expo in Mexico.

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StenTech’s Advanced Nano Coating represents a remarkable leap forward in addressing the challenges of miniaturization in electronic packaging. As electronic components continue to shrink in size, the need for precise solder paste deposition becomes increasingly critical. StenTech’s proprietary Advanced Nano Coating features a meticulously engineered 1-3 um hardened nano coating, strategically applied to the stencil’s bottom side and within its apertures. This ingenious design bestows the stencil with exceptional anti-adhesion properties, effectively repelling solder flux and facilitating the flawless transfer of solder paste.

“This prestigious recognition reinforces StenTech’s unwavering dedication to delivering game-changing solutions to the electronics manufacturing industry,” said Greg Starrett, Director of Sales at StenTech. “Our Advanced Nano Coating technology embodies our commitment to innovation, precision, and efficiency, and we are honored to be recognized for this achievement.”

The application of StenTech’s Advanced Nano Coating offers a remarkable boost in transfer efficiency, with potential improvements of up to 25 percent. This advancement translates into a significant reduction in solder bridging and paste-related defects, elevating the overall quality of electronic assemblies. Moreover, the “non-stick” attributes of the coating lead to reduced underside cleaning, culminating in enhanced yields and decreased costs associated with rework and touch-up.

One of the hallmark features of StenTech’s Advanced Nano Coating is its swift readiness for use. Coated stencils are fully operational within a mere 30 minutes after the coating process, ensuring minimal production downtime and optimal efficiency.

With a rich legacy of pioneering stencil technology and a team of over 30 experienced CAD designers, StenTech remains at the forefront of stencil innovation. The company’s introduction of Fiber Diode lasers in North America has significantly impacted the industry. By providing exceptional support in stencil modifications, material recommendations, and thickness specifications, StenTech ensures tailor-made stencil solutions that cater to the unique needs of every application.

Source: https://www.stentech.com/