A major investment during 2008 was the introduction of the Autoclave and the large antenna manufacturing capability.
The new facility has given Teledyne Labtech the capability to manufacture large bonded multilayer structures. These multilayer PCB can be up to 2.0 metre in length and up to 0.6 metre wide. This capability is ideal for the manufacture of large format antenna, specifically in SSR (Secondary Surveillance Radar) systems and Ku/Ka band IFES (In Flight Entertainment Systems) antenna.
The Autoclave also offers the opportunity to bond PCB to mechanical structures. These can be bonded with either conductive or non-conductive adhesives.