NanoSlic Gold Long Life Research Project
Learn about research to date on this new technology including background of the chemical and physical modification, how it affects the stencil production process, performance test results including novel test methods developed specifically to measure coating longevity and a comparison of major coatings on the market with emphasis on longevity.
PCB Solder Stencils Specialized for High Volume Production
Our Business is Solder Stencils
BlueRing Stencils manufactures PCB solder stencils for the PCB Assembly market. Our design and assembly team has a deep understanding of the surface mount assembly process from print thru reflow. BlueRing Stencils focuses our efforts and engineering staff on better understanding the entire process and designs our circuit board stencils to improve customer’s yields.
BlueRing Stencils is committed to improving technology in our market. Our advanced, state-of-the-art fiber laser cutting systems are used to produce precise SMT stencils and our NanoSlic Gold nano coating technology allows us to provide our customers with the most advanced solder stencils in the industry.
We’re engineers at ♥
BlueRing Stencils operates a full SMT Laboratory, with SPI, Pick and Place, Reflow and X-Ray unlike any other stencil company in the United States. This distinguishing characteristic provides the ability to continuously improve both our technology and processes. NanoSlic and MicroShield, our industry changing stencil coating technologies, are both results of collaboration between our SMT Laboratory and our Polymer Chemists to develop stencil coating technologies able to print the latest ultra-small component apertures.
NanoSlic® Gold Solder Stencil Coating
The Exclusive U.S. Licensee of NanoSlic® Gold
BRS is the only U.S. licensee of the Most Popular and Proven Coated Stencil in the market. The NanoSlic chemistry was not bought, it was built from the surface up. We worked closely with industry partners to develop a top of the line stencil coating. Through the use of our SMT testing lab, we were able to simulate a high production assembly environment to push the limits of NanoSlic Gold. Our lab allows us to continue research and development of new coating technologies that adapt to our customers’ rapidly evolving processes.
The NanoSlic Gold coating technology improves stencils from both a surface function and an aperture function. The most important aspect of the coating is that it’s both Hydrophobic and Oleophobic, which means the coating repels both water-based chemistry and oil-based chemistry. The result is that solder paste does not stick to the underside of the stencil even if the gasket is not perfect during the stencil print process.