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FCT Assembly Brings Its New NanoSlic™ Coating to Texas for the SMTA Dallas & Houston Expo & Tech Forums

Mar 12, 2013

 FCT Assembly announces that it will exhibit at the upcoming SMTA Dallas and Houston Expo & Tech Forums. The SMTA Dallas Expo & Tech Forum is scheduled to take place Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Plano Center in Plano, TX and the SMTA Houston Expo & Tech Forum is scheduled to take place Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Stafford Centre in Stafford, TX.

FCT Assembly’s National Sales Manager Derek Stuart and Salesman Greg Smith will be in Texas discussing the company’s new NanoSlic™ technology and the increased capability and capacity of its new Texas facilities.

FCT Assembly has developed the world’s most advanced stencil technology for solder paste printing.  The technology is comprised of a specifically engineered nano coating applied over its proven Slic™ stencil. The technology is surprisingly cost-effective, making improved yields available to all levels of the industry. The technology can be used with current assembly equipment and processes.

The new NanoSlic™ stencil is based on the proven Slic™ stencil with its advanced foil composition and FCTA’s state-of-the-art laser cutting process. Then, a permanent nano coating is applied that is based on a revolutionary chemistry platform called Hybrid-T Technology™. The coating imparts a highly hydrophobic and oleophobic surface to the bottom of the stencil and aperture walls. The robust coating should last the life of the stencil.

Using the newly developed NanoSlic™ coating system, NanoSlic™ is sprayed onto the stencil surface and aperture walls, reducing bridging and significantly improving paste release, permitting consistent printing of the smallest area ratios. The technology will be applied by FCT Assembly in its various locations. The user will see following benefits immediately: reduced bridging, reduced underside cleaning, improved paste release and improved yields.

An added benefit, the NanoSlic™ coating is environmentally friendly. It does not use any Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a toxic substance currently being investigated by the EPA.

For more information, visit www.fctassembly.com.


FCT Assembly consists of three divisions: FCT Solder, Fine Line Stencil and A-Laser. With numerous facilities in the United States, FCT is one of the electronics industry’s leading manufacturers of lead-free and leaded solder products, superior quality stencils and precision laser-cut parts.
The company takes a multidisciplinary approach to continuously develop new products and processes. With experts in the machine automation of electronics, metallurgy, chemistry, physics and metal deposition, FCT can quickly react to market trends and customer challenges.  Our customers can always count on the latest technology and products with the highest quality.
For more information, visit www.fctassembly.com.

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