Formerly Emhart Teknologies & Infastech

Optia®

Optia

Designed to Meet the Challenges of Electronics Assembly

iForm® developed its Optia coating, a thin-film, lubricious polymer covering that is applied to a wide range of fasteners, to satisfy five key needs of today's electronics manufacturers:

  • Small, reliable fasteners for highly shock resistant products
  • Extremely clean screws for internal assembly of small-fast-high capacity disk drives
  • Zero defect assembly and manufacturing processes to optimize yield
  • Faster assembly through automation and reduced torque-related line failures
  • Globally available product

The unique lubricious characteristic of our Optia coating enables manufacturers to utilize the fasteners full strength by reducing friction between the fastener's surface and the surface of the mating component. Fasteners with Optia coating offer low particle generation, non-galling properties and significant mechanical advantage in fasteners as small as MO.8 in diameter.

Benefits

  • Decreased k factor (torque coefficient or nut factor) compared to uncoated fasteners provides higher clamp force with less seating torque
  • Reduced seating torque reduces strip out which enables the use of low profile heads
  • 0.5µm Thin layer coating avoids recess fill and does not require fastener tolerance adjustments
  • Minimized debris generation
  • Compliance with hazardous substances restrictions-RoHS and WEEE
  • Meets or exceeds Class 100 Clean Room requirements