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FCT Assembly Rolls Out UltraSlic™ Stencil with Nano-Coating

Jan 31, 2011

FCT Assembly is pleased to introduce the new UltraSlic™ Stencil with Nano-Coating. The addition of nano-coating to the UltraSlic™ stencil further increases the performance gap between it and any other stencil technology available today.

The UltraSlic™ high performance stencil technology has become the preferred choice when printing assemblies with challenging miniature components. The addition of a permanent, hydrophobic nano-coating to the UltraSlic™ stencil foil minimizes the ability of solder paste to stick to the stencil apertures and the bottom side of the foil. With the new nano-coating, up to a 10X increase in the number of prints before cleaning the stencil is possible, as well as successful printing at surface area ratios below 0.45.

“Our UltraSlic™ Stencil with Nano-Coating is the next level in stencil technology, allowing unseen levels of paste release along with all of the other benefits of a nano-coating. This will be the new standard that all other stencils will be measured against and is a credit to our dedication to being not only a stencil house, but rather a stencil company that believes in technology,” said Mike Scimeca, President & CEO.

The UltraSlic™ FG stencil is the first laser-cut, solder paste stencil that has paste release performance comparable to electroform technology, yet can be cut and shipped the same day the order is placed. The UltraSlic™ FG stencil incorporates the latest advancements in stencil laser technology along with a new, cutting-edge Fine Grain stencil material from Datum Alloys.

UltraSlic™ FG stencils have lower standard deviations, higher repeatability and cleaner release of solder paste compared to other stencil technologies. A more consistent solder paste deposition, as well as a reduction in stencil cleaning frequency and rework results in higher yields and tremendous throughput improvements.

For more information about FCT Assembly’s UltraSlic™ Stencil with Nano-Coating., visit

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.

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