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Eszter Horvath - Department of Electronics Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Goldmann Gy. 3., building V2, Budapest, Hungary -

Gabor Henap - Department of Applied Mechanics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111Műegyetem rakpart 5., building MM, Budapest, Hungary -

Gabor Harsanyi - Department of Electronics Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Goldmann Gy. 3., building V2, Budapest, Hungary -


Screen printing is a widely used technology in electronic technology. Even though there were many developments in the technology, it is still being under improvement. This paper deals with the automotive industry related screen printing processes. The processes associated with layer deposition and the manufacturing process parameters, which affect the quality of the prints. As the repair of electronic control unit (ECU) used in road vehicles is nearly impossible the quality of printing therefore unquestionable. It is very important that the accidents caused by mechanical failure must be kept as low as possible therefore the avoidance of failure in screen printing is not only economical question but in case of transportation it is also question of road safety. Finally, an overview is given of the typical failure effect and possible causes appearing in screen printing.

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This work is connected to the scientific program of the “Development of qualityoriented and harmonized R+D+I strategy and functional model at BME” project. This project is supported by the Szechenyi Development Plan (Project ID: TÁMOP-4.2.1/B-09/1/KMR-2010-0002). The authors would like to thank Hatvan – Robert Bosch Elektronika Ltd. for funding the work.


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