ACF Bonding


High quality hot bar ACF Bonding machines
Lower prices on equipment and hotbars (thermodes) than other manufacturers
Shorter lead time
Custom solutions and unparalleled customer support

How We Can Help You

AIT provides machines, hot-bars, custom tooling, and process engineering services to companies needing assistance with their ACF (anisotropic conductive film) hot-bar bonding process. Bonding with a hot-bar (thermode) is an ideal way of making anisotropic conductive film attachment.  The best way to begin is by sending us pictures or samples of your products that you wish to have bonded. Then we can make a recommendation of what equipment would be best, and provide price and availability on the equipment you need.

About ACF

(Anisotropic conductive film) or ACF tape is an epoxy system used to make electrical connections between drive electronics and substrates such as chip-on-glass (COG), flex-on-glass (FOG), flex-on-board (FOB), flex-on-flex (FOF), chip-on-flex (COF), chip-on-board (COB), and similar applications.

The ACF Bonding Process

ACF material is a heat bondable adhesive with conductive particules randomly distributed throughout in such a way that when compressed and curred, it is only conductive in the Z axis, and not conductive in X or Y (horizontally), so that insulation value is maintained between traces on a PCB or other component.  During the ACF bonding process, heat and pressure are applied via a thermode ( or hot bar) on to the ACF film or other component that is sandwiching the ACF material between the drive and substrate.  The conductive particles are compressed between the traces or conductive bumps on the components being joined. The spheres are compressed together contacting the bonding footprints and thus provide electrical contact.  As the heat is removed, the conductive particles are trapped into permanent compressed form.  The particles are distributed with a minimum chance of electrical shorting in the x-axis and y-axis, other than under the points of compression.

ACF has been used in glass display applications for many years.  It has recently become widely used in COF and COB areas.   Industries that use this technology most are the mobile phone manufacturing, automotive industry, and LCD production / mobile computers.  The source for heat and pressure in ACF bonding is most often a hot bar, or thermode.  Hot bar bonding systems are designed to heat the hot bar to a specific temperature using low voltage electricity, which temperature is fed back to the controller via a thermocouple.  Tooling is designed to hold the components incorrect orientation and position while the bonding is taking place.  The hot bar is then brought into contact with the ACF material over the top of the bonding pad, heated to the bonding temperature, and held for a specified time.  This process is what produces the connection between the ACF material and the components.  Advanced Integrated Technologies is equipped to assist you with your ACF bonding process.  Call us today to put our experience to work for you.

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About Us

Advanced Integrated Technologies is essentially a manufacturing service company with two major divisions. The resistance welding and reflow soldering tool division grew out of our early work building micro tools for Hughes Aircraft. About the time that Microsoft was turning computers into a household item, computer hardware manufacturers were looking for companies to build reflow tools used in the assembly of hard drives and other components.

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