Surface Mount PCB assembly

Surface Mount PCB assembly from Gemini Tec

By: Gemini Tec  03/02/2011
Keywords: engineering, electronics, PCB

Solder Jet Printing technology at Gemini means the end of traditional stencils for the production of surface mount PCB's.

Gemini Tec Ltd were the first UK based CEM to introduce 'Solder Jet Printing' for the application of solder paste across its entire manufacturing process.

'Solder Jet Printing' is widely adopted by class leading technology companies across Europe and Asia. The process has many distinct advantages over the use of traditional 'Stencils' in the manufacture of PCB assemblies.

Commenting on the new technology Adam Harsant states "This is another example of our commitment to remain at the forefront of PCB technology as providers of technology products"

"Customers often comment on the difficulties in finding a supplier that can successfully produce high quality technology products, for low volume applications"

"Naturally Gemini are pleased to be leading the market with the next generation of PCB manufacturing technology"


A brief overview follows.

Technical Advantages

Solder jet paste application removes the technical constraints to successfully soldering package devices such as QFN and micro BGA devices on high mix & low volume product.

Over 70% of the errors in production can be attributed to the use of traditional stencils. With typical errors such as excessive paste causing solder shorts, or insufficient paste deposits causing opens post reflow.

The MY500 & MY600 solder jet printers can deposit solder paste tailored to suit each component on the board - something that is extremely difficult to achieve with traditional stencils.

This change in technology translates to high reliability solder joints, for every device on the board and regardless of the mix. Engineering downtime is minimised during product development, by removing errors such as unsoldered pins, on complex SMT components. (Highly important for low volume, un-tested products)

Leading edge MYCRONIC capability allows 100% repeatability when depositing solder paste onto PCB footprints. A process that is also checked optically, with AOI - during the application process.



Commercial Advantages

Solder jet printing does not require the investment into traditional 'Stencils' that quickly become obsolete through design changes, providing tangible commercial advantages. Our rapid prototyping service now becomes more flexible.

We can provide technology products to IPC610A class 3 quality, without the associated delays and costs associated with the use of traditional 'stencils'.

We have two MYCRONIC solder jet printers in full operation at our Hampshire based facility, serving our five MYCRONIC surface mount machines.

If you wish to discover the benefits this technology can provide your company, please contact us for more detailed and technical information.

www.geminitec.co.uk
[email protected]
01252 333 444
http://www.geminitec.co.uk/smt-production-service

Keywords: BGA re-balling, CAD Design, circuit boards, circuits, Contract Electronics, contract manufacturing, electronic assemblies, Electronic Assembly, electronic manufacturing services, electronics, Electronics Company, Electronics Manufacture, electronics manufacturer, Electronics Manufacturing, engineering, Express delivery, Functional Test, IPC610A class 2, IPC610A class 3, Multilayer Pcb, PCB, Pcb Assemblies, PCB assembly, PCB design, Pcb Fabrication, Pcb Layout, pcb manufacture, pcb manufacturing, Pcb Prototyping, pcb repair, Pcbs, printed circuit, printed circuit board, Printed Circuit Board Assembly, Printed Circuit Boards, Printing Technology, Product Design And Development, Prototypes, Selective Conformal Coating, SMT assembly, Stencil Free Solder Jet Technology, Surface Mount, Surface Mount Assembly, surface mount technology, X-Jtag,

Other products and services from Gemini Tec

PCB Assembly for PoP technology - Package-On-Package from Gemini Tec thumbnail
29/07/2014

PCB Assembly for PoP technology - Package-On-Package

Leading edge PCB assembly tools, including solder jet paste printing, for advanced surface mount PCB asemblies. Rapid delivery SMT assembly and surface mount PCB assemblies for production orders.


Conformal Coating of PCB assemblies from Gemini Tec thumbnail
03/02/2011

Conformal Coating of PCB assemblies

HIGHLY ACCURATE PROCESS NO MASKING NO TAPING FAST PROCESS COST EFFECTIVE


ALTIUM PCB Design Services from Gemini Tec thumbnail
08/09/2010

ALTIUM PCB Design Services

Gemini Tec Ltd have over 30 years experience in PCB design. We are fully equipped to ensure your PCB designs are completed with efficiency and accuracy using the latest EDA tools, such as ALTIUM and PADS. We focus on high speed PCB designs, using BGA, leadless devices and surface mount devices.


Conformal Coating Service - Selective Technology from Gemini Tec thumbnail
08/09/2010

Conformal Coating Service - Selective Technology

Gemini Tec Ltd offer a selective conformal coating process that requires NO masking of PCB's. We can offer cost effective solutions with accurate results.


Solder Jet Printing for PCB assemblies with BGA devices from Gemini Tec thumbnail
08/09/2010

Solder Jet Printing for PCB assemblies with BGA devices

Gemini Tec Ltd use state of the art solder jet printing, suited to PCB's with SMT, BGA and leadless devices.


Sub-Contract Manufacture for High Technology PCB's (Prototype to medium volume) from Gemini Tec thumbnail
07/05/2010

Sub-Contract Manufacture for High Technology PCB's (Prototype to medium volume)

We are specifically suited to high technology products that use BGA and Leadless devices. We provide our customers with a responsive and focussed service in fast delivery prototypes through to medium batch production. Gemini are the first UK CEM to operate a MYDATA MY500 stencil free 'Solder Jet' process, suited to high technology products with BGA (Ball Grid Array) devices. Gemini Tec have on-site PCB layout engineers to assist with complex PCB requirements (Altium & PADS)