Quadrant EPP Announces New Advanced Material for Electronics Test Applications

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Semitron® MDS 100 Combines Remarkable Strength and Stiffness with Ex-tremely Low CLTE and Low Moisture Absorption.

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Our Torlon® PAI machinable shapes are the industry standard for test sockets and many other electronic devices, and we anticipate this new Semitron MDS 100 mate-rial being a perfect complement

Engineers and designers of equipment that require pre-cise, reliable tolerances will have more options for new or upgraded part designs with Quadrant’s new Semitron® MDS 100 machining stock. Semitron MDS 100 is a strong, stiff platform for applications such as:

  •     Test sockets for semiconductor test and package equipment
  •     Fixtures for electronics testing
  •     Mounting points for precision diagnostic equipment
  •     Positioning platforms for miniature motion control devices

With a Flexural Modulus (ASTM D790) in excess of 1,400,000 psi and extremely low moisture absorption (24 hr., ASTM D570) of .10%, Semitron MDS 100 delivers perform-ance that solves engineering problems associated with uncontrolled application envi-ronments. Its low Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (ASTM E831) of 1.1 x 10-5 also contributes to its remarkable stability. The Heat Deflection or softening temperature (ASTM D648) is 410° F (210° C)

At SemiWest, the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturing tradeshow Fred Sanford, Global Advanced Materials Business Line Manager commented “We’re very pleased to deliver such a promising material to a market that has a clear need.” Sanford also com-mented “Our Torlon® PAI machinable shapes are the industry standard for test sockets and many other electronic devices, and we anticipate this new Semitron MDS 100 mate-rial being a perfect complement”.

Semitron MDS 100 sheet is available from stock in range of thicknesses from 1 mm to 6 mm (.04 to .236”) in sheet sizes of 250 mm x 250 mm (9.84”) and 500 mm x 500 mm (19.68”). Other thicknesses are possible.

About Quadrant EPP
Quadrant EPP is the world’s largest manufacturer of machinable plastic materials. Quadrant’s products range from UHMW polyethylene, nylon and acetal to ultra-high per-formance polymers that resist temperatures to over 800°F (425°C). The company’s products are used for machined parts in food processing and packaging, semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, electronics, chemical processing, life sciences, power gen-eration and diverse industrial equipment. Quadrant EPP’s products are supported by a global team of application development and technical service engineers.

Full support in evaluating designs and machining of parts is available from Quadrant En-gineering Plastic Products' Technical Support Group. Learn more about Quadrant at http://www.quadrantplastics.com.

Photo caption: This semiconductor test socket machined from Quadrant EPP Semitron® MDS 100 shows the remarkable detail that can be maintained even in the most unstable application environments.

Acetron, CleanStat, Duraspin, Duratron, Erta, Ertalyte, Ertalene, Ertalon, Extreme Materials, Fluorosint, Ketron, MC, Monocast, Nylatron, Nylasteel, Polypenco, Proteus, Sanalite, Semitron, Techtron, TIVAR and Vibratuf are registered trademarks of the Quadrant group of companies. Torlon is a registered trademark of Solvay Advanced Polymers.

NOTE TO EDITORS:
If reader contact information is listed with this item, please send inquiries to Kim Imes or Kress Schwartz, Marketing Communications Team, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products, 2120 Fairmont Ave. PO Box 14235, Reading, PA 19612-4235. Tel: 800-366-0310, Fax: 800-366-0301.

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