The first step of the NanoBond® process should usually happen long before the NanoFoil® arrives at your facility. DFM (design for manufacturing) is an important concept, in this situation I use the acronym DFNB (design for NanoBond®). Although there are applications that you can use NanoFoil® as a ‘drop-in’ solution for, you can run a much easier, more efficient, and economical process by setting it up for success in the design phase. Keep these questions in mind:
- How will you activate the foil?
- Do you have the proper surface metallizations?
- Where is the solder in this solder bond?
- Are your surfaces flat enough to be bonded?
- How will you apply pressure?
Once you have completed DFNB you are ready to bring the NanoFoil® in house and setup your NanoBond® Process.
*This post is part of the NanoBond® Process series