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Meyer Burger (Netherlands) has received an order for multiple JETx SMP inkjet production printers for the application of solder mask from a major European PCB manufacturer. The order represents a strong signal from the PCB market that it is ready to adopt inkjet printing of solder mask and its many benefits as compared to existing screen print and photo imaging processes. Furthermore it demonstrates the market’s recognition of Meyer Burger’s leading position with its PiXDRO inkjet technology and printing expertise.
Direct printing of solder resist has a great number of advantages. It omits coating, exposure and development processes, saving cost and improving yield. It also helps to reduce material consumption and waste streams. However, solder mask printing requires a next level of process and equipment engineering when compared to legend printing. It requires full size, multi-head and high accuracy printing equipment and process development in close collaboration with leading solder mask ink vendors. Because of these attributes, combined with its long standing experience in functional inkjet process development and equipment engineering, Meyer Burger has secured these first orders in solder resist printing.
About Meyer Burger
Meyer Burger is a leading global technology company specialising on innovative systems and processes for manufacturing of electronics. The company’s focus is on photovoltaics (solar industry) while its competencies and technologies also cover important areas of the PCB, semiconductor and the optoelectronic industries as well as other selected high-end markets based on electronics materials.
The company’s comprehensive product portfolio is complemented by a worldwide service network with spare parts, consumables, process know-how, customer support, after-sales services, training and other services. Meyer Burger is represented in Europe, Asia and North America in the respective key markets and has subsidiaries and own service centres in China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Singapore, Taiwan and the USA.
With its PiXDRO inkjet technology, Meyer Burger is leading in the field of functional inkjet printing. PiXDRO JETx printers are equipped with piezoelectric, drop-on-demand inkjet technology and are ready for printing conductive, dielectric, resist, adhesive and other functional materials for applications in printed and flexible electronics, PCB, OLEDs, sensors, semiconductors, MEMS, chemical machining, 3D printing, photovoltaics, life science, and optics.
The PiXDRO product offering includes JETx production equipment, research and development tools, process support, training and service and is complemented by a strong network and knowledge base in inkjet materials and head technology. For more information visit our booth (#1125) at IPC APEX or our website: www.meyerburger.com.