PulseForge Corp, a new spinoff of NovaCentrix, today announced plans to demonstrate their breakthrough soldering tools during the 2022 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Jan. 25-27, 2022 at the San Diego Convention Center in California. The IPC APEX EXPO will be the official demonstration debut of the PulseForge soldering tools, poised to redefine EMS through a combination of the novel design freedoms they enable, as well as the dramatic reduction in process energy utilization, towards decarbonizing the EMS supply chain.
PulseForge Corp will feature the Batch soldering tool in their booth #2519 in conjunction with their technology experts for onsite design and sustainability consultation. Additionally, Hanwha Techwin Automation Americas (Booth #611) will have PulseForge’s new In-Line production tool installed and operating as part of a fully functional EMS production line including solder deposition and pick-and-place, plus soldering with the PulseForge tool, to produce samples in real-time on the show floor.
The PulseForge tools bring their proprietary thermal processing technologies to the EMS market after years of application in display, RFID and photovoltaics production. Sub-second heating and cooling means no damage to heat-sensitive substrates and components even when using SAC305 pastes on plastic and direct-soldering coin cell batteries. The PulseForge Soldering Batch model is ideal for stand-alone processing requirements while the In-Line model is used for integrated production.
PulseForge® Soldering was recently named winner for Global SMT & Packaging’s Global Technology Award for Best Product North America 2021 as well as being a Mexico Technology Award 2021 recipient.
Product design trends in applications such as AR/VR/XR, medical and consumer wearables, and automotive are increasingly moving towards the use of thinner, flexible, less expensive substrates and/or low-temp components. This shift though brings a manufacturing challenge: how to solder these low-temp materials without damage and at economical scale. With PulseForge tools, product innovators and manufacturers can now utilize novel flexible, low-cost materials and components, and deliver scaled, reduced-energy functionality never before possible.