Since 1967 Fralock has helped customers design, develop, and manufacture specialty engineered materials solutions for high-reliability applications in demanding environments. Today, Fralock is a solutions provider of components made with thin films, foils, foams, tapes, specialty laminates, elastomers, and flexible polyimide etched thermofoil heaters and cables. We offer a unique all-polyimide lamination technology using no adhesives called Adhesiveless Lamination Technology (ALT). ALT circuits are lightweight, eliminate delamination, enable full folding, and are ideal for use in aerospace and other applications requiring low mass, flexibility, resistance to environmental stress, durability, and low outgassing. Fralock is the sole worldwide licensee and manufacturer of DuPont™ Cirlex® (a thick adhesiveless polyimide) and exclusive distributor of DuPont™ White Kapton.
Typical applications are thermal interface components, thermal blocks, electrical insulation, shims, rings, seals, gaskets, EMI/RFI shielding, flexible polyimide heaters, a variety of rechargeable battery components, and other precision laser and die-cut parts.
Fralock acquired Career Technologies USA in June 2020. Located in Chatsworth, CA, Career Technologies is a provider of flex and rigid-flex circuit and electronic assembly solutions.
Offering a wide array of value-added capabilities ranging from circuit assemblies to complete box builds, Career Technologies is ISO 13485 and AS9100/ISO9001 certified, and ITAR registered. With extensive experience in medical, aerospace, military, and commercial applications, Career Technologies has earned an outstanding reputation for being an innovative source for specialty applications. Located
- Flex/Rigid-Flex Manufacturing
- Electronics Assembly
- Conformal Coating, Underfill, Potting
- Advanced Milling & Routing capabilities
- Plastic Injection Molding
- Thermoformed Custom Tray Solutions
Established in 1989, Ceramic Tech Inc. (CTI) is a manufacturer, fabricator and assembler of technical engineered ceramics, using pre-fired machining and quartz grinding to produce high-precision parts. The company has earned a reputation for fine quality products and workmanship.
With their acquisition of Stratamet Advanced Materials, CTI’s knowledge of materials and manufacturing enables them to provide options for customizing solutions that best fit the requirements of their customers. They offer a suite of capabilities for producing high-quality ceramic materials.
Contact Ceramic Tech, Inc:
46211 Research Avenue
Fremont, CA 94539
Lenthor Engineering, located in Milpitas, CA, is a world class designer and manufacturer of flexible and rigid-flex printed circuit boards, with in-house electronics assembly.
They produce single-sided, double-sided, and multi-layer flex and rigid-flex circuits, and assist their customers in the design, prototyping, and engineering process. Lenthor supports its customers with a high level of technical capability in both production and quick-turn engineering requirements, serving medical, aerospace, military, commercial, industrial, and semiconductor markets. They are ISO 9001:2015 and UL certified, and ITAR registered.
Lenthor prides themselves on providing quality products and steadfast service, establishing long-term partnerships with their customers, suppliers and employees, and maintaining community and social responsibility.
Lenthor offers customers fabrication ability to meet a wide range of component placement needs:
- 0201 Component Package
- 0.4mm (16 mil) Pitch
- Through Hole
- BGA, CCGA, CSP and Odd Shape Connector
- Lead Free (RoHS Compliant)
- Aquelous and No Clean
- PIH (Paste in hole)
- Press Fit Connector Installation
- Single and Double-Sided Component Mounting
Visit the Lenthor Engineering Website
Fralock acquired Mapson Engineering, Inc. in December 2020 after a long-term productive relationship. Mapson’s technical expertise, high-quality products, and superior customer service expand Fralock’s offerings and improve our ability to serve our customers.
Mapson’s specialized services support many prominent programs in the aerospace and defense industries. Founded in 1981, Mapson Engineering is a provider of high resolution, large-format precision graphic solutions for specialty electronic applications. Their state-of-the-art imaging
technology allows greater precision at extremely large scales, on a wide variety of substrates.
- Resolutions from 4,000 to 16,000 DPI
- Large Scale: 48” width max, Length 20+ feet
- Feature size to 12.5 micron
- Film Masks: 7 mil Mylar, Silver Halide emulsion
Oasis Materials was acquired by Fralock in March 2021. Located in Poway, CA, the company manufactures high-performance rapid-fire ceramic heaters and structural ceramics used in semiconductor, medical, aerospace and defense, industrial, and electronics applications. With a highly skilled engineering team, Oasis employs a multi-layer co-fired technology using Aluminum Nitride as its substrate and Tungsten as resistance traces to produce heaters with exceptional thermal uniformity.
Their multi-layer technology allows for complex tungsten circuitry and integrated temperature sensing. Oasis produces a wide range of heater sizes and shapes that meet or exceed the demanding requirements of their customers.
Oasis’s solutions include high-precision controllers for heaters, thermal heads, aluminum nitride (AlN) substrates with or without surface metallization in sizes up to 15″ square.
They also engineer and manufacture Low-Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTTC) components from both Ferro and DuPont systems. Secondary component brazing is available including seal rings, pins, and more.
Other capabilities include ceramic substrate thin film circuits, and Ultra-Thin flexible zirconia substrates used for solid-state batteries, sensors, and flexible thin ceramic circuits.