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  • Top 5 SMT Industry Trends for 2019

    We examined future trends in the electronics industry, and more specifically the surface mount process. Here is our summary of SMT trends that will dominate in 2019 and beyond. Solder Usage for Electronic Miniaturization The continuing trend for miniaturization of electronics creates ongoing challenges for soldering product formulators and stencil manufacturers. Usage of smaller components […]

  • How Does Surface Finish Affect Solder Paste Performance

    There are many solderable surface finishes used on printed circuit boards.  These surface finishes are necessary to protect the copper pads from oxidation and corrosion.  Copper oxidizes very quickly and the oxide thickness grows over time. Copper oxides are very difficult to solder to especially with low activity no-clean fluxes.  Solderable surface finishes protect the […]

  • FCTA Mexico Exhibits SMT Products and Services at SMTA Mexico Chapter Forums

    Guadalajara, Mexico – On July 14, FCTA Mexico participated in the Querétaro SMTA Expo and showcased the company’s advanced SMT printing materials, including different solder pastes, stencils, and NanoSlic coatings. If you were not able to attend this show, FCTA Mexico will continue to exhibit its products at the forthcoming SMTA Expos in Tijuana on […]

  • LKS Acquisition Announcement

    Guadalajara, Mexico – FCTA Mexico announces their acquisition of LKS Stencils. FCTA Mexico will now have two manufacturing locations across Mexico, (Guadalajara, Jalisco and Monterrey, Nuevo Léon). Brent Nolan of FCTA Mexico stated, “We look forward to providing improved technology and greater service to all of our stencil customers in Mexico. We will continue to […]