Electronics Manufacturing Laboratories

The navigation on the left is a series of equipment showing Auburn's ability to manufacture and test printed circuit board assemblies. These facilities are used to evaluate the:

  • Process capability of new electronics packaging technologies
  • Reliability of new packaging devices
  • Reliability of solders and attachment materials
  • Reliability and thermal performance of electronics materials
  • Process requirements of new manufacturing technologies.

These labs are located in Broun Hall (the Electrical Engineering building), to the south of Shelby Center. The facilities are shared with the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering through an interdisciplinary approach for university research. Through the Center for Advanced Vehicle Electronics (CAVE), faculty and students are offered research opportunities through a variety of challenging industrial problems. These facilities give Auburn the capability to manufacture most any electronics assembly and the ability to research the use of these assemblies in a variety of environmental conditions.

Industrial and Systems Engineering use these facilities to assemble test vehicles for packaging reliability evaluations and to perform process development and capability studies for electronics manufacturing. When teamed with other aspects of Industrial and Systems Engineering (statistics, simulation, shop scheduling) these facilities offer the department an extensive capability for applied research.

In addition to research activities, theses facilities offer students the ability to learn manufacturing and testing processes through hands-on lab activities which are integrated into the classroom. Currently the Industrial and Systems Engineering department classes in Advanced Electronics Packaging and Processes and Electronics Manufacturing Systems.

Last Updated: Feb 09, 2011