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30 The PCB Magazine • June 2017 Let's Talk Testing: You're in for a (Thermal) Shock! Printed circuit board history stretches back to the early 1900s, with real promise shown in the in- dustry after World War II. Through the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, PCB construction really start- ed to progress. Rogers Introduces Kappa 438 Thermoset Laminates Rogers Corporation is pleased to introduce Kappa 438 laminates. These glass-reinforced thermoset laminates were developed for wireless circuit de- signers looking for a better performing and more reliable alternative to FR-4 laminates. Copper Foil Maker Co-Tech Positive About 2017 Outlook Co-Tech Copper Foil has expressed optimism about its performance during 2017 citing robust copper foil demand. SAE Circuits Express Installs New NTO Lead Free Hot Air Level Machine SAE Circuits Express has installed a new NTO 2424-LF lead-free hot-air solder leveling machine. Orbotech Presents mSAP-Enabling PCB Production Solutions for Advanced HDI at CTEX 2017 Orbotech Ltd. is demonstrating a selection of its newest, most innovative, mass-production PCB manufacturing solutions at CTEX 2017, May 17– 19 in Suzhou, China. MacDermid Enthone Welcomes Four Industry Experts MacDermid Enthone Electronics Solutions, a MacDermid Performance Solutions business, has appointed four PCB experts to their North Amer- ica Sales and Service team. Trouble in Your Tank: The Desmear Defect Guide Inadequate or excessive desmear will lead to sev- eral PTH defects and failures. Resin smear, inef- fective texturing of the resin, and even overly ag- gressive desmear will contribute to poor plating, adhesion failures and a myriad of other non-con- forming defects. Insulectro Adds DuPont Pyralux Laminates to the Ready-to-Ship PumaFast Inventory Program Insulectro, the largest distributor of materials for use in printed circuit boards and printed electron- ics, has just added popular constructions of Du- Pont's flexible laminates to its PumaFast stocking inventories. Sierra Proto Express Installs atg S-Technology Flying Probe System for HDI Electrical Test Sierra Proto Express has installed a new atg Luther & Maelzer GmbH S2-16DS, a 16-head, double- sided, high-speed, high-accuracy flying probe test system. The atg S2-16DS dual shuttle testers uti- lize 16 test heads, multiple optical recognition sys- tems, and a wide variety of advanced, high-speed electrical test measurement techniques to electri- cally test all types of PCBs for continuity and iso- lation. Ventec International Appoints Kyle Pattie as Account Manager, Eastern USA Ventec International Group has appointed Kyle Pattie account manager for the U.S. Eastern re- gion, selling and supporting all product lines to help the company further develop its presence in the region. Supply Lines Highlights

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