FCT Assembly today announced plans to exhibit at the SMTA Dallas and SMTA Houston Expos. The SMTA Dallas Expo is scheduled to take place March 4, 2014 at the Plano Center in Plano, TX, and the SMTA Houston Expo will take place March 6, 2014 at the Stafford Centre in Stafford, TX. FCT Assembly has two stencil facilities in Texas, located in Richardson and Austin, making it easy for the company to turn stencils in one day. Greg Smith, who works locally in the Texas area, will be on site to answer any questions about stencils and our new coating technology.
The new NanoSlic® Gold stencil is the next generation of stencil technology developed to address the increasing demands confronting the electronic assembly industry. The NanoSlic® Gold coating is based on a proprietary application process that coats both the underside of the stencil and aperture walls. This robust coating is both highly hydrophobic and oleophobic, which repels solder paste. NanoSlic® Gold is thermally cured and is a permanent coating. The NanoSlic® technology significantly improves solder paste transfer efficiencies for small apertures resulting in higher yields and less rework. In addition, NanoSlic® minimizes bridging and reduces underside cleaning. This technology can be easily evaluated and is compatible with current assembly equipment and processes.
Also on display, FCT Assembly’s Step and Relief Stencils offer variable stencil thickness in specific areas to accommodate reduced volume (step down) or increased volume (step up). The stencils are ideal for controlling paste deposits on PCBs with both standard and fine-pitch SMT as well as intrusive reflow/paste-in-hole components. Steps are chemically etched into the squeegee side of the foil, yet all apertures are laser cut.
For more information, contact your local Fine Line Stencil representative or visit www.fctassembly.com.
FCT Assembly consists of three divisions: FCT Solder, Fine Line Stencil and A-Laser. FCT Assembly is a leading and innovative manufacturer of lead-free and leaded solder products, superior quality stencils and precision laser-cut parts with multiple locations throughout North America.
FCT Assembly strongly believes in taking a multi and interdisciplinary approach when developing new products and processes. With expertise in micro-machining, metallurgy, chemistry and polymer technology, FCT Assembly is well positioned to develop products to meet technology challenges and satisfy customer demands.
For more information, visit www.fctassembly.com.