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28 The PCB Magazine • July 2017 Flying Probe Testing vs IPC-9252B Flying probe testing is extremely popular in to- day's manufacturing theatres. The main factor is cost reduction in contrast to dedicated fixtures and fixture testing. However, there are some limitations in flying probe testing when gauged against industry specifications—specifically, the use of indirect vs direct testing in Test Level C. A Twist on Printed Electronics: Printing on 3D Shapes Barry Matties speaks with Optomec's Pascal Pierra about their LENS printer systems and aerosol Jet technology, which allows manufacturers to print applications like sensors and antennas on 3D ob- jects. The process is significantly faster and green- er than competing technologies. Intrinsiq Materials and NovaCentrix Unveil Ultra-Thin Printed Copper-Clad Polyimide using Photonic Sintering for HDI Applications Intrinsiq Materials has partnered with NovaCen- trix to create a high-performance, low-cost, cop- per-clad polyimide without the use of adhesives or time-consuming sputtering. These thin layers cannot be produced by traditional lamination processes. Amphenol Invotec Invests in Dynachem Lamination Technology Amphenol Invotec has installed a state-of-the-art Dynachem inner-layer dry film lamination line ca- pable of handling 25 micron cores. Meyer Burger Supplies CONx Microfab R&D and Pilot Production System at NextFlex Meyer Burger, in partnership with DuPont, East- man Chemical and Intrinsiq Materials, is deliver- ing a CONx Microfab cluster tool that includes two PiXDRO IP410 inkjet printing systems, a FLEx LT PECVD deposition system, automation, and on-board metrology that will enable multilayer, multi-material additive depositions for complex FHE structures. Rogers Launches HeatSORB Thermal Management Material Rogers Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of HeatSORB, a proprietary phase change material that addresses thermal manage- ment challenges in portable electronics. Heat- SORB is a unique material capable of consistent- ly absorbing large amounts of heat within a very specific temperature window. Uyemura Expands US Pacific Rim Service Capacity Jose Alonzo Garcia is Uyemura's new technical service engineer for a key territory that includes Northern California, Washington, and Oregon. The appointment was formalized May 8 by Uy- emura Vice President Don Gudeczauskas. Ventec International Expands UK Clean-Room Manufacturing Capacity Ventec International Group is upgrading the fab- rication capability and capacity at its United King- dom facility with an investment in a new state-of- the-art equipment for copper foil cutting in a Class 10,000 (ISO 7) clean-room environment. Engineers Develop Innovative Direct Patterning Plating Technology This technology does not require a vacuum en- vironment or photoresist, and can directly form low-resistance fine wires on a variety of materials using a low-temperature process that can be per- formed at or below 100°C. Random Thoughts on Employment, from Both Sides of the Table... Many years ago, as I began my senior year of college, the reality of getting a job slapped me in the face! After three years of college studies, it dawned on me that without a job after graduation, all my hard work would have been for naught. Luckily, my university had a solid interview/job program that helped me and many of my fellow undergrads find gain- ful employment upon graduation the following spring. Supply Lines Highlights

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