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FCT Assembly Application Engineer Welcomed Into IPC Technical Committees

May 17, 2013

FCT Assembly today announced that Field Application Engineer Tony Lentz has joined several IPC task groups. As part of the subcommittee, Lentz will assist with the development of IPC documents, Joint Industry Standards, and Internationally Recognized Standards (ISO) for materials used in the assembly and joining processes. Tony is now a member of the following task groups:

5-24A  Flux specifications task group
5-24B  Solder paste task group
5-24C  Solder alloy task group

The 5-24 Assembly & Joining Materials subcommittee addresses the associated test methods required to evaluate and test materials. Current efforts are directed towards flux, solder paste, solder alloys, adhesives, and surface mount component underfill material.

Lentz has been in the electronics industry since 1994, and worked as a process engineer at a circuit board manufacturer for five years. He has extensive experience performing research and development, quality control, and technical service with products used to manufacture and assemble printed circuit boards. Additionally, Tony has been involved with APEX for many years. He holds B.S. and M.B.S. degrees in chemistry.

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 cut parts.
The company sets itself apart from its competitors by continuously studying new products and processes in order to uphold its reputation as a leader in technology. FCT’s customers can always count on the company to use the latest technology and to supply products with the highest quality.

For more information, visit www.fctassembly.com.

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