Fralock/Career Technologies USA

Career Technologies USA is a subsidiary of Fralock and provides solutions to broaden the scope of both companies.

A vertically integrated manufacturer of Flex, Rigid-Flex and PCB manufacturing solutions, Career Technologies provides high-quality custom printed circuit board fabrication and electronic assemblies.

We offer expert capabilities in specialty engineering and fabrication:

  • Flex/Rigid-Flex, PCB assemblies
  • Electronics Assembly
  • Conformal Coating, Underfill, Potting
  • Advanced Milling & Routing capabilities
  • Plastic Injection Molding
  • Thermoformed Custom Tray Solutions

PCB Fabrication Capabilities

Career Technologies delivers a wide variety of projects with extensive manufacturing capabilities: 

  • Trace / Space 25um (1mill)
  • Micro / Vias Min 50u (2 mil)
  • Blind/Buried Vias (2mil)
  • Laser- Precision Drilling / Excising<50um (2mil)
  • Layer Count Capability 1-10+
  • Unsupported Traces / Cantilever Leads
  • Controlled Impedance Routing Capabilities
  • Liquid Soldermask Thickness 25um (1mil)
  • Photo Imageable Coverlay Min 25um (1mil)
  • RoHS & Non RoHS PCB/Flex Circuit Manufacturing
  • Automated Optical Inspection (AOI)
  • Electrical Testing (Flying Probe, Function, and Hi-Pot)
  • Ability to Test for 10-15 Resistance Leakage

Electronics Assembly

We provide the following assembly processes for your PCB, Flex, and Rigid-Flex requirements:

  • 3 SMT Lines
  • Real Time X-ray
  • Automated Solder Paste Printer
  • In-Line Cleaning
  • Wave Solder (Leaded & Lead Free)
  • Inline Circuit Testing
  • 3D AOI Automated Optical Inspection
  • Laser Selective Soldering Machine With Preheat Oven

Conformal Coating, Underfill, and Potting Solutions

Career technologies also offers protective coatings that are required in electronic circuit assemblies.

Conformal Coating – Applied to electronic circuit assemblies. Protects against moisture, dust, chemicals, and temperature extremes.

Underfilling Encapsulation – protects in flip-chip packaging, reduces stress on solder bumps of chips, and protects against moisture, ionic contaminants, thermal vibration and shock.

Potting Materials – Protects the electronic assembly against vibration/shock, corrosion, and chemicals. Also provides electrical insulation, enhanced mechanical strength and heat dissipation.

Plastic Injection Molding (LCP & ABS plastics)

Our plastic injection molding services include prototype, low and mid-volume production.

  • Pantone Color Matching
  • Textured Finishes
  • Resin Selection

Thermoformed Custom Solutions

Career Technologies offers custom packaging solutions for medical and other industries that provide:

  • ESD Protection
  • Clamshell Design
  • Insert Trays Solutions
  • Inventory Management
  • Protection for Product Transportation
  • Medical Packaging
  • Custom Applications

Additive Aerosol Jet Printing

When minute and accurate printing is needed, aerosol jet printing is the solution. We provide:

  • Digital printing with no masks or stencils
  • Printed antennas, IoT, measurement applications
  • Printing on plastics, ceramics, and metallic substrates

No plating or etching is required. Feature sizes from 20+ microns.

Career Technologies Engineering Support

Our company is designed to support your specialized needs, and we offer personalized engineering services that include:

  • Design & Layout Services
  • Production & Manufacturing Support
  • DFM Assistance
  • Test (ICT, Electrical Test, Function Test, Boundary Scan)
  • Cross Section & Plating Verification

PCB Surface Finish Types

Coating the copper in your PCB is essential to protect it from oxidation and deterioration. We provide several types of surface finishes to fit your needs.

  • Selective Plating on Copper, Nickel and Gold
  • Soft Electrolytic Gold (Wire Bondable)
  • ENIG (Electroless Nickel/Immersion Gold)
  • ENEPIG (Electroless Nickel/Electroless Palladium/Immersion Gold)
  • Hard Gold – Knoop 200+
  • Tin/Lead (No Fusing)
  • Immersion Tin
  • HASL (Hot Air Solder Leveling) and Lead-Free HASL

Let us assist you.

For additional information about us or to begin discussions on your project , click our Quote Request, or call 1-800-FRALOCK (372-5625)