The 0201s are Coming: Find Out What It Means for Your Surface-Mount Assembly Processes
0201-size SMD passives will arrive on assembly lines soon, and manufacturers need to be ready for the tough new challenges these tiny parts present. Screen printing demands extra care to optimise aperture filling and paste release.
2-stage sequential printing is recommended if larger components are soldered on the same board. For mounters, nozzle health is critical, and Automatic Accuracy Compensation corrects pick-up alignment for accurate placement. Inspection processes must improve, too, to increase resolution and maintain throughput.