If you want to achieve the optimum paste application for your stencil apertures, you have a number of options available to you. These may be replacement squeegee blades compatible with ASM/DEK printers, or they could be for other manufacturers’ products. There may be times when you need a bespoke solution that’s tailored to your particular requirement.
Bespoke mobile edge etched squeegee blades for all other printers and applications may be needed. For example, although the recommended squeegee blade angle is 60° to the stencil surface for normal paste filling of apertures, decreasing the blade angle to 45° will provide extra downwards force to encourage increased aperture filling. For a 45° squeegee blade or to design your own blade, please click here.
Here’s a summary of the standard options available to you.
stainless steel replacement squeegee blades for DEK printers
single thickness 60° blades for DEK printers
Fully compatible with DEK printers and ideal for applications that contain a mix of components, Tecan stainless steel replacement squeegee blades offer a wide pressure window, excellent consistency and minimal wear. Single-thickness 60° squeegee blades are laser-cut from specially selected 0.150mm annealed stainless steel.
mobile edge 60° blades for DEK printers
Fully compatible with DEK printers, mobile-edge squeegees feature an etched feathered edge that enables the blade to flex locally. This helps overcome uneven surfaces such as proud via holes, thicker tracks and poor silk screening – delivering clean consistent printed results.
Generally the recommended squeegee blade angle is 60° to the stencil surface for normal paste filling of apertures. Decreasing the blade angle to 45° will provide extra downwards force to encourage increased aperture filling. For a 45° squeegee blade please click here. https://bit.ly/32CB7Sc
stainless replacement squeegee blades for all other printers
mobile edge 60° blades for other printers
Tecan compatible squeegee blades are manufactured from a durable metal and include a reactive mobile edge to ensure good contact with the squeegee side of the stencil throughout the printing process. They out-perform traditional polyurethane blades, single thickness metal blades and coated blades and are suited to both single thickness and multi-level stencils (with either raised or recessed areas).
Squeegee blade orders received by 15.30hrs UK time are dispatched next day unless otherwise indicated in lead time.
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