Stencil is suited for surface mount applications.

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Maintaining compatibility with standard VectorGuard frame, OptiGuard provides alternative mounting process that is suitable when stepped or multilevel stencils are deployed. It can be used with laser-cut, precision etched, laser-formed, or electro-formed stencils.

Original Press Release:

DEK and Tecan Announce New Addition to VectorGuard Stencil Range

DEK and Tecan have announced the launch of OptiGuard, a patented joint development that extends the acclaimed VectorGuard stencil range to deliver enhanced manufacturing flexibility.

Since its launch, DEK's patented VectorGuard technology has become globally accepted as the leading frameless stencil technology for surface mount and related applications. VectorGuard redefined the benchmark for stencil technologies with its exceptional operational flexibility, ease of use, minimal storage real-estate and inherent safety in operator handling with its protected foil edges. VectorGuard also delivers unique cost-of-ownership advantages through the elimination of frame returns for credit, recycling or foil re-tensioning.

The release of OptiGuard, a patented joint development between DEK and Tecan, represents a further extension to the VectorGuard family of products and shares the unique cost-of-ownership, flexibility and safety characteristics.

While maintaining compatibility with the standard VectorGuard frame, OptiGuard provides an alternative mounting process which is especially helpful when stepped or multi-level stencils are deployed. OptiGuard can be used with laser-cut, precision etched, laser-formed or electro-formed stencils.

OptiGuard can be purchased directly from DEK or Tecan, or any stencil manufacturer licensed to sell the OptiGuard technology.

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