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FCT Assembly to Participate in SMTA Expo & Tech Forum in LA/Orange County

Oct 31, 2013

FCT Assembly today announced that it will both exhibit and present during the upcoming SMTA LA/Orange County Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at The Grand Event Center in Long Beach, CA. Tony Lentz will present “Can Nano Coatings Really Improve Stencil Performance?”

The trajectory of electronic design and its associated miniaturization shows no signs of altering course. Surface Mount Technology will require innovative materials and processes to stay in lockstep with other segments of the electronics industry. Nano coatings have been introduced by various manufacturers, with the promise of addressing some of the challenges relative to solder paste printing. With several nano technologies already on the market and more likely to be introduced, Lentz will address the following questions: How can the performance be quantified?; How robust are these coatings?; How can an assembler approach the ROI of these coatings?; and what hidden benefits or negative impacts should be considered?

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, Lentz has been involved with APEX for many years. He holds B.S. and M.B.S. degrees in chemistry.

FCT also will highlight the NanoSlic™ stencil, based on the proven Slic™ stencil with its advanced foil composition and FCTA’s state-of-the-art laser cutting process. “FCT Assembly’s strength lies in its extensive knowledge of both stencils, solder paste and surface finishes,” commented Mike Scimeca, President of FCT Assembly. “No other manufacturer of these products can say this. Thus, we offer a complete solution, from stencil to solder paste.”

For more information about FCT Assembly’s technologies, quick-turn capabilities and value-added engineering support, 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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