PRESS RELEASE
Date: July 22, 2021 
Contact: Bob Burns- Printed Circuits
Phone:(952) 888-7900
E-mail: bburns@printedcircuits.com

Printed Circuits Completes and Qualifies Process Line for Their New Notion Direct Soldermask and Nomenclature Ink Printer 

Rigid flex circuit board manufacturer, Printed Circuits has completed the installation of the process line and qualification of their new Notion direct soldermask and nomenclature printer. 

Printed Circuits purchased the Notion soldermask printer two years ago, and has built the processes to  support accelerated manufacturing with the machine. They added an Pluritec UV-DF double sided UV cure  unit for additional UV cure after the initial UV cure is done on the machine. They also added a Pluritec  Thermotronic 3.5 tunnel oven to provide final soldermask cure on a conveyorized production line. New Notion Direct Soldermask and Nomenclature Ink Printer

Printing soldermask and legend ink directly onto rigid flex printed circuit boards eliminates many process  steps, accelerates manufacturing, improves accuracy, as well as adhesion and soldermask dam integrity.  It also promises an order of magnitude reduction in the sizes of dams, giving their customers more real  estate and capabilities on the outerlayers of their designs.  

Direct printing is the next generation technology for manufacturing advanced printed circuit boards. The  machine offers four-point alignment to accurately align the mask to dimensional changes, such as offset,  or rotation or even for trapezoidal distortion – critical capabilities for rigid flex designs. The machine is  also capable of printing nomenclature with sequential serialization, as well as bar code and QR code  marking capabilities.  

“This project is two years in the making and I am really happy to see this accomplishment,” said Matt  Tannehill, Printed Circuit’s executive vice president. “More than that, I am proud of our team and the work  they did on this. Their extensive internal testing and external qualification validated the processes, the  technology and our commitment to it. Direct printing of soldermask is a terrific improvement for us. It  eliminates six process steps per side, compared to the way we have been printing mask, and it is 100%  additive with no waste or mess and each pass takes 38 seconds. One panel, with soldermask and  nomenclature on both sides, can be done in less than three minutes. This will give our customers a much  better product at a higher quality, while increasing our productivity in a much smaller footprint,” Tannehill  explained.  

If you’d like to see the n.jet in action, click through to see the video here

For more information on Printed Circuits services, please call or e-mail Bob Burns at (952) 886-9307 or  Bburns@PrintedCircuits.com and visit them on the web at www.PrintedCircuits.com

About Printed Circuits  

Printed Circuits is a US manufacturer of multilayer flex and rigid flex printed circuit boards with over 40 years of experience building circuits typically used in high reliability applications such as medical, military  and commercial electronics where customers place a premium on reliability, package density, and weight.  For more information, visit us at www.printedcircuits.com.