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19 January 2017

Ventec Showcase Innovations in PCB Materials for High-Speed/Low-Loss Applications at APEX 2017
Ventec International will showcase its latest PCB materials innovations at APEX 2017 on booth #3715, including the industry’s most advanced ultra-low Dk PCB materials for high-speed low-loss applications. The show will take place from 14th to 16th February 2017 in San Diego, USA.
Ventec’s team of materials experts will present the company’s next generation polyimide technology including the latest industry-leading ultra-low Dk PCB materials for high-speed low-loss applications. Further show-highlights will feature advances in high performance IMS materials that deliver an exceptional thermal performance, reliability and quality, particularly demanded by automotive and other LED lighting and DC power conversion applications. Visitors to the booth will also be introduced to the company’s complementary ranges of PCB base-materials including products such as flex- & rigid-flex circuit board materials, back-up, entry & routing materials, foils and coatings.
Jack Patty, President of Ventec’s US operation commented: “Our continued global strategic investments in human resources, new technologies and production equipment that expand our product offerings and leverage production resources, enable our customers to enjoy one single access point to an extraordinary portfolio of complementary products & services today. We offer a one-stop-shop-solution, all supported by our global network of manufacturing & service centers linked by a fully owned and controlled global supply chain that ensures product quality, consistency and reliability.”
For more information about Ventec’s solutions and the company’s wide variety of products, please visit and/or download the Ventec APP


Lead Free Hand Soldering & Desoldering – Online or On Site

Join us for one of our monthly online webinar training sessions on electronic manufacture and take our advice on your latest process issue. Our next event is Hand Soldering & De-Soldering with Lead-Free No commercials just good solid process experience based on years of hands on process trials. You can also arrange your own company custom webinar designed to order when you need it Click Here

Take a look at our list for the next few months:

Hand Soldering & De-Soldering with Lead-Free Solder – Online Webinar
February 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm UK Time

Void Formation in Solder Joints – Causes & Cures – Online Webinar
March 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm UK Time

Guide to Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Process
April 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm UK Time

Wave Soldering Lead-Free – Setting up Your Process Parameters
May 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm UK Time

Passive 01005 & Beyond – Design, Assembly & Inspection Solutions

June 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm UK Time

Look forward to working with you and your team to improve process yields, solve failures and reduce manufacturing costs in 2017. Alternatively, why not arrange a in-house workshop for your team, we offer the widest range of training courses in the industry Click Here

Many thanks
Bob Willis
2 Fourth Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 4HA England

Tel: 00 (44) 1245 351502 Fax: 00 (44) 1245 496123

Process Ionic Contamination testing: The world’s first and only combined ROSE & PICT tester
Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, has seen a fast-growing customer base for the CM+ Series. Gen3 Systems was awarded, for the second consecutive time, “European Product of the Year” from Global SMT – this time for the new CM+ Series redesign.
The new design is linked to the introduction of the new process control metric instigated by Gen3 Systems: Process Ionic Contamination Testing or PICT.
The CM Series is the World’s first and only combined ROSE and PICT tester. The system accurately measures the amount of ionic contamination present on a circuit board, component or assembly.

The 6-Sigma verified CONTAMINOMETERTM CM+ Series manufactured by Gen3 Systems all feature:

  • Complete testing cycle within only 3 minutes
  • High fluid circulation rate, ensuring fast removal of ionic contaminants from PCBA whilst providing smooth, bubble-free circulation at all times
  • Unique CURVE-FITTING Analysis algorithm (Merit of Fit) to predict results of longer tests
  • Unique solid gold measuring cell, ballistic amplifier providing a test accuracy of cm
  • Accurate measurement, even when the proportion of test solution to surface area under test are huge
  • CO2 compensation function, to remove any effects of atmospheric pollutions from contamination results
  • Full regeneration in typically < 6 minutes
  • New range of PCB/Component handling frames, with integrated draining system
  • Measures in accordance with all international and MIL specifications old and new
  • The CM+ Series systems provide far superior Accuracy, Sensitivity, Linearity, Precision and Repeatability

The CM Series comprises: CM11+, CM22, CM33, CM33L, CM60 and CMBBT.

Gen3 Systems will be exhibiting their NEW CM22+ System at the IPC Apex Exhibition on booth 3136.
More Information:
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 521 500


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