As renewable energy becomes increasingly prevalent, solar technology becomes more important. Over the course of the last decade, the solar industry has experienced an average annual growth rate of 33 percent. This is largely due to the use of screen-printed solar cells. While you may know that your industry relies heavily on them, you may not understand how they’re made and how the technology is advancing. Below are six things to know about screen-printed solar cells.
Are you wondering about mesh selection when it comes to screen printing? Click here for the ultimate guide to mesh selection for screen printing.
Have you ever screen printed a job that looked great, but the shirt seemed stiff? This is often because the tension on the screen was too tight. This blog post will discuss the importance of screen tension in screen printing and how to achieve the perfect screen tension for your prints.
If you're trying to decide whether standard stretch and glue or retensionable frames are better for your shop, this article is for you. We will discuss the differences between these types of frames, between different types of stretch and glue frames, and how your mesh and frame choice can affect your overall print.
The more than 12,000 printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers in the United States rely on accurate Gerber file data. Gerber files are incredibly useful for engineers and PCB manufacturers.
When you think of screen printing mesh, you probably think of nylon or polyester screens. While these materials are certainly the most popular choice for screen printing, there are other options available that can provide some unique benefits. One of these is high-tension, low-elongation mesh (HT/LEM). If you're in the screen printing business and have been looking for a way to get the edge over your competitors, you may want to consider HT/LEM.
As an engineer, you need to send your PCB schematics to a stencil manufacturer in a way that lets them understand what you need. A Gerber file can help you do this. Gerber files simply record the layout of your PCB, enabling manufacturers to efficiently follow your exact specifications.
If you work in the nearly 1 trillion dollar engineering industry, you already know the importance of frequent circuit board maintenance. Applying soldering paste to precise locations that require repairs would take a lot of patience and expert tools to do manually, but there's a great alternative for repairing your board: rework stencils. Keep reading to learn how rework stencils can help with board repair and ensure a perfect fit for your parts.