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SMTnet Express, September 17, 2015, Subscribers: 23,487, Members: Companies: 14,646, Users: 38,975

Technical Library

Method for the Manufacture of an Aluminum Substrate PCB and its Advantages

Joseph Fjelstad; Verdant Electronics

RoHS legislated restrictions on the materials used in electronics manufacture have imparted significant challenges on the electronics industry since their introduction in 2006. The greatest impacts have been felt by the mandated elimination of lead from electronic solder followed by the demand for the elimination of haloids from flame retardants used in traditional PCB laminates. In the years which have followed the electronics industry has been beset with a host of new challenges in its effort to comply. Failure mechanisms, both new and old, have surfaced which demand solution and the industry suppliers and manufacturing technologists have worked diligently to remedy those vexing faults through the development of a wide range of new materials and equipment for both board manufacture and assembly, along with modifications to the processes used in the manufacture and assembly of printed circuit boards.

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Forum search results for related keywords: substrate, laminate, solder assembly, aluminum.

SMTA International Electronics Exhibition

Be Part of the Solution... SMTA International

Exhibition: September 29 - 30, 2015

Conference: September 27 - October 1, 2015

Rosemont, Illinois, USA

This pass gives you access to:

Exhibition of equipment, materials, tools, and services from 180 companies

Practical training at the Solder Paste and Solder Joint Automatic Inspection Experience

Live Inspection and Placement Equipment Product Presentations with Tech Tours

Free Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday

Sample regional craft beer and root beer at our "Pick and Taste" Beer Tasting

Robotics, Sensors, and Advanced Manufacturing at Robotics Alley

Complimentary technical sessions during the L3 (Listen, Learn, Lead) Series

Enter drawings for an iPad and other great prizes! (must be present to win)

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Special thanks to our Premium Sponsor!

Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America



Aegis Industrial Software


Software for manufacturing operations.

ASC International


SPI, AOI, X-Ray inspection systems.



Rework, repair and prototype builds.



SMD production equipment.



SMT pick and place equipment.

GPD Global


Automated fluid dispensing systems.

Heller Industries


Premier reflow ovens.



Component lead forming equipment.

JTAG Technologies


Boundary scan software and hardware.

Juki Automation Systems


Modular SMT placement systems.

Kyzen Corporation


Precision cleaning chemistries.

Mirtec Corporation


AOI and SPI systems.



Dispensing, jetting and conformal coating systems.



New and used SMT equipment.



Complete inspection solution provider.

Speedprint Technology


In-line automatic stencil printers.

ZESTRON Corporation


Premier engineered cleaning solutions.



Electronics Manufacturing Web Portal - Helping businesses find each other.

Used PCB Assembly Equipment - CE Exchange

Aegis FactoryLogix Paperless Shop Floor Software - Add value, reduce costs and eliminate risk in manufacturing. - Rework Tools

Scienscope - Complete PCB Inspection Solutions

3D CT X-ray Inspection from SEC

SMT / PCB Equipment Auctions

Late Model Captive SMT Facility and Equipment - BOSE, Leading Audio Equipment Manufacturer

October 7 - 8 | The Branford Group

Complete 50,000 SF Facility of Late Model SMT, Test and Backplane Assembly Equipment

Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 | X-Line Asset Management

Electronic Equipment Mart

VJ Electronix PTM-400

Repair/Rework Equipment

AdoptSMT Europe GmbH

PCB Conveyors


JMW Enterprises

DEK Parts

Screen Printing Equipment

Dongguan Kingsun Technology

Panasonic RL-131 Radial Lead Inserter

PTH Equipment


Universal Instr. Advantis 4982-B

Pick and Place Equipment/Feeders

IBE SMT Equipment

Pick and Place

Pick and Place Equipment

Shenzhen Tek...

Camalot FXD

Adhesive Dispensing Equipment


Agilent 5DX Series 3

X-Ray Equipment

Capital Equipment Exchange

Ersa Versaflow

Soldering Equipment/Fluxes

Baja Bid

Events Calendar

SMTA International Conference & Exhibition 2015

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | September 27- October 1 | SMTA

Assembly Challenges of Small Packages - BEST 2015 Tech Symposium

Seminar/Course | October 1 | Business Electronics Soldering Technologies (BEST) Inc.

2015 PCB Cleaning Webinar Series

Online Webinar | ZESTRON

productronica 2015

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | November 10 - 13 | Messe München GmbH

Career Center


Director of Operations

Appleton, WI, United States | Surface Mount Technology Corp.

Sales Representative

Mexico | Apex Factory Automation

Electronics Technician

Racine, WI, USA | Technosoft Engineering


Production Process

Bangalore, India

Industry Associations Events


SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies.

Membership Info | SMTA Certification | Bookstore

Next Event: SMT Processes Certification (SMTA International - Rosemont, IL) - Sept. 29 - Oct 1


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly.

Membership Info | Training & Certification Programs | Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: IPC Conference on Government Regulation - Discussion with international experts on regulatory issues - October 13

Technical Editor - Davef (submit your technical articles)

Newsletter Editor - Anna Girouard, 98 Elm Street, Portland, Maine 04101 USA, Tel.207-780-0887.

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