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Prototype Board Assembly
Analytical Evaluation of PCB Assemblies
Process Evaluation
Materials Evaluation
Consultation on Process Implementation
Applied Research Projects
Equipment Showcasing, Evaluation, & Testing
   
Prototype Board Assembly
       
CEMA is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities capable of producing prototype assemblies and providing board design, manufacturing, inspection, testing and rework services.
       
Assemble short run prototype PCB assemblies for customers  
     
Test & prove assembly process for customers, for new product introduction  
     
Convert manually built prototypes to a fully automated assembly process  
       
       
Analytical Evaluation of PCB Assemblies
       
Cross-sectioning, specimen preparation and evaluation  
       
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)  
       
Vibration/durability, shock testing  
       
Temperature and humidity testing  
       
       
Process Evaluation
 
CEMA can help evaluate and optimize assembly processes to maximize productivity. Process evaluation can include board design, paste and stencil technologies, print parameters, dispensing techniques, oven profiles, etc. CEMA can also help with process development, new product introduction and prototype build.
 
Materials Evaluation
 
CEMA offers applied research and evaluation of materials including substrates, solder pastes, adhesives, underfills and conductive epoxies. Key players such as material manufacturers, substrate and component suppliers, and EMS providers need to understand the impact of materials, as the industry develops new packaging technologies. CEMA can provide comprehensive support to industry for material evaluation and characterization.
       
Stencils:- Materials, thickness, printability, surface finish, aperture wall finish, stencil coatings  
       
Board:- Design, layouts, finish, DFM/DFA  
     
Adhesives:- Conductive, encapsulation, underfill, dispense/print, curing, characterization  
     
Squeegees:- Materials, types, printability, life, applications  
     
Solder Paste:- Types, characterization  
       
Process:- Print parameter specification, machine setup, profile generation, machine program generation, rework & repair  
       
       
Consultation on Process Implementation
       
CEMA can help evaluate and optimize assembly processes to maximize productivity. Process evaluation can include board design, paste and stencil technologies, print parameters, dispensing techniques, oven profiles, etc. CEMA can also help with process development, new product introduction and prototype build.
       
Assist in establishing SMT assembly facility  
     
Assist in establishing SMT assembly lines & and plant layout  
     
Assist in solving startup or ongoing production problems  
     
Identifying training needs and production methods  
     

SMT Facility Audit

 
       
Applied Research Projects
       
Industry sponsored proprietary or non-proprietary projects  
       
Grant funded projects  
       
Equipment Showcasing, Evaluation, & Testing
 
CEMA provides beta testing, evaluation and process capability analysis for electronics packaging equipment. From life cycle testing to ergonomics and functionality evaluation, equipment manufacturers can get an objective evaluation of the impact of their equipment technology on the electronics/optoelectronics assembly process.
       
Hosting equipment manufacturers to test their equipment in-line or independently  
       
Train equipment manufacturer's customers on their equipment  
       
Trial assembly line implementation and testing  
       
Beta testing site for equipment hardware & software  
       
Showcase for manufacturer's equipment