StenTech® Inc., a leading global company specializing in SMT Printing Solutions, is proud to announce that it has been honored with a prestigious CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY 2024 NPI (New Product Introduction) Award in the category of Screen/Stencil Printing Peripherals/Consumables for its groundbreaking innovation – the StenTech BluPrint™ CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposited) Surface Treatment. Engineered to elevate Surface Mount Technology (SMT) processes, this advanced coating offers a comprehensive set of benefits that collectively contribute to improved stencil performance, longevity, and the overall quality of the SMT assembly process, streamlining production.

The ongoing challenge of shrinking components and circuit boards presents a persistent obstacle in solder paste printing with laser-cut stainless-steel stencils. StenTech BluPrint™ CVD has been meticulously designed to address the intricate requirements of the semiconductor and EMS industry, establishing itself as the premier choice in North America for meeting rapidly evolving demands.

StenTech BluPrint™ CVD Surface Treatment revolutionizes stencil coating by depositing thin films of materials onto a substrate through chemical vapor deposition. The key advantages of StenTech’s innovative process lie in its consistent thickness across all areas, ensuring uniform printing and virtually indestructible coating that remains resilient without degradation.

The StenTech BluPrint™ process initiates with plasma polishing to yield smooth, high-gloss surfaces with enhanced corrosion resistance. Subsequently, the chemical vapor deposition process applies the coating at approximately 1000 times less thickness compared to current alternatives, enhancing transfer efficiency and outperforming nano-coatings, especially for high-volume builds.

StenTech BluPrint™ sets a new standard for stencil coating technology, offering unmatched performance, longevity, and cost-effectiveness for the SMT industry. Its consistent, virtually indestructible coating ensures reliable, uniform printing while reducing maintenance and replacement costs associated with traditional coatings.

Introduced in 2008, the NPI Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.