Products and Services offer comprehensive lead-free solution.

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DEK Lead-Free(TM) Branded products include stencils for lead-free solder paste, squeegees and cleaning materials, lead-free stencil storage, and lead-free Printer Caddy. Formalized approach to implementing lead-free pre-placement begins with focused process audit and Site Implementation Plan methodology. Tutored workshop sessions are provided with unlimited Q and A, allowing customers to gain hands-on experience with lead-free materials and processes.

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DEK Announces DEK Lead-Free, the First Comprehensive Lead-free Solutions Brand

DEK has announced DEK Lead-Free, a portfolio of products and services focused on maximising productivity and process capability for customers screen printing with lead-free solder pastes.

DEK Lead-Free branded products include stencils optimised for lead-free solder paste behaviour, specially designed squeegees and cleaning materials for lead-free-only use, dedicated lead-free stencil storage, and dedicated lead-free Printer Caddy. In addition, formalised methodologies ensure the fastest possible implementation at each site, according to individual customer needs. Underpinning the DEK Lead-Free brand is DEK's extensive lead-free process knowledge and compatibility database for lead-free solder pastes and materials, acquired through laboratory research, collaboration with technology partners, and numerous successful lead-free process development projects.

DEK's formalised approach to implementing lead-free pre-placement begins with a focused process audit, and subsequently follows DEK's established Site Implementation Plan (SIP) methodology. This reduces turnaround time and minimises risk when creating lead-free processes to meet a variety of requirements. In addition, DEK Lead-Free includes tutored workshop sessions with unlimited Q&A, allowing customers to gain hands-on experience of lead-free materials and processes, in an offline environment at DEK technical centres located throughout Europe, North America and Asia.

"As the first assembly process in virtually all SMT production lines, screen printing needs to be perfectly in balance to achieve high quality and high yield at the end-of-line," said Mike Besant, General Manager European Sales & Distribution. "DEK Lead-Free not only enables an optimally efficient, right-first-time transition to lead-free screen printing, but also includes all process support products, knowledge and process development expertise to support our customers' lead-free processes in the longer term.

"Since we have always taken total responsibility for our customers' pre-placement processes, it is natural that we should deliver such a rigorous solution to the challenges of lead-free," he continued. "This is why assemblers everywhere should not simply go lead-free, but should be sure to go DEK Lead-Free(TM)."

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DEK is a global provider of advanced pre-placement manufacturing solutions and innovative deposition technologies for a wide range of electronic materials. For more information, visit DEK at

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