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Orbotech's UCI Technology provides superior inkjet printing performance for bare PCB production
Article Type: New products From: Circuit World, Volume 34, Issue 2.
Orbotech's advanced UCI Technology™, used exclusively in the company's Newprint inkjet legend printing systems, ensures superior system performance for bare printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing.
UV curing integrated (UCI) technology is the only technology for legend printing that instantly cures the ink while printing. This results in shorter cycle times, valuable cost savings and higher overall quality.
Mr Guy Alon, Inkjet Product Marketing Manager at Orbotech Ltd, explained: “In the conventional inkjet printing process, there are additional curing steps after printing that must be conducted on each side of the panel as well as several handling cycles. With UCI Technology, the legend printed by the Orbotech system is already cured. There is no need for panels to be moved in and out of a curing oven, which greatly reduces handling defects. This enables users to save up to 30 minutes of curing and handling time in each printing cycle. Further, UCI Technology enables better control of material flow and thickness by eliminating the use of stencils. Excellent cost savings is also achieved through the reduction of process steps, ovens, floor space, utilities and manpower.”
A Newprint inkjet legend printer by Orbotech
About Newprint inkjet legend printers
Orbotech's Newprint inkjet legend printers have reduced process steps compared to traditional methods and the ability to print both sides of the board in succession. Featured capabilities include unique UCI Technology™ for simultaneous UV curing and printing as well as automatic registration and dynamic scaling prior to printing. Orbotech printers are remarkably simple to operate, clean, flexible and have practically no lead-time requirements. The systems use commercially available, MIL approved inks.
Orbotech's comprehensive product line for bare PCB manufacturing also includes automated optical inspection (AOI) systems, laser direct imaging systems, laser plotters and CAM/ engineering software solutions.
For further information, please visit the web site: www.orbotech.com