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AirBorn Implements Advanced Technology to Offer Expanded Flexible Circuit Assembly Capability

by Tom Forys | May 12, 2015

Georgetown, Texas: May 07, 2015 --- AirBorn Flexible Circuits (AFC), a division of AirBorn Inc. announces the implementation of additional state-of-the-art equipment into their production facility located in Toronto, Canada.

The Orbotech Laser Direct Imager (LDI) greatly enhances AirBorn’s ability to produce higher layer count, rigid-flex products with even greater repeatability and precision. The result is an extremely robust and high quality rigid-flex assembly product.

The Post-Etch Punch from Multiline Inc., when coupled with the LDI, enhances AirBorn’s ability to maintain superior inter-layer registration on rigid-flexible printed circuit boards (PCBs).  The combination of these tools will generate the increased product yields and shortened delivery times that customers have been looking for.

AirBorn upgraded their plasma unit with a new unit from Nordson MARCH. This new plasma unit accommodates larger panels during processing and affords advanced etch-back functionality on longer panels. This further allows customers to leverage AirBorn as a “one-stop shop” for all their flexible circuit requirements, from bare flex to the most complex flex assemblies. Visit AirBorn’s Flexible Circuits page to learn more about their unique capabilities.

A custom ENIG (Electroless Nickel / Immersion Gold) Line, from Integrated Process System, was tailored specifically to optimize plating for both flexible and rigid-flexible PCBs.  This dramatically improves AirBorn's ability to plate high-layer, rigid-flex products resulting in much higher quality and more robust products for their customers.

John Conforzi, Site Director for AFC said in a statement: "By continuing to invest in new technology and process improvement, AirBorn is continuing to support our customers' growing needs, both now and in the future.  We are solidifying AirBorn as a go-to solution provider of high quality and high reliability flexible circuit board assemblies".

These significant investments are designed to offer greater flexibility and expanded capabilities to AirBorn’s customers. AirBorn is proud to design and manufacture high-end connectors and electronic components for OEMs across the globe.

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