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2000

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Plastic Solder Paste Stencil For Surface Mount Technology, Christopher K. Wong, Daniel Waldorf Oct 2000

Plastic Solder Paste Stencil For Surface Mount Technology, Christopher K. Wong, Daniel Waldorf

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Solder paste masks or stencils are an integral part of the manufacturing process for surface mount PCBs. This study examines the feasibility of a process for rapid creation of a solder paste stencil using thermoplastic material. CNC laser cutting of the stencil geometry is replacing traditional use of chemical etching on metal sheets to produce stencils. Laser cutting has been used to improve process speed, accuracy, and cost. This research attempts to continue to simplify and reduce costs in the stencil making process by proposing as the stencil material a common thermoplastic that can be cut easily and quickly using ...


Product Flexibility In Selecting Manufacturing Planning And Control Strategy, Emine Persentili, Sema E. Alptekin Jun 2000

Product Flexibility In Selecting Manufacturing Planning And Control Strategy, Emine Persentili, Sema E. Alptekin

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

The manufacturing systems capable of producing several products simultaneously are frequently subject to changes in product types due to demand fluctuations. In such systems a product flexible manufacturing planning and control (MPC) strategy is needed to change from one product type to another with minimum deterioration to system performance levels. The objective of this research is to develop a systematic analysis and evaluation approach in order to compare the MRP-push and JIT-pull strategies quantitatively based on a product flexibility measure. A new product flexibility measure is developed based on the sensitivity to change concept and presented together with the implementation ...