[volt-nuts] PCBs with ceramic substrates

John Devereux john at devereux.me.uk
Wed Apr 12 07:11:41 EDT 2017

Hi all

Yes some industrial ceramics are very tough but the few I have
encountered as substrates for electronics were delicate and
brittle. ("Hybrid" circuits like pressure transducers or ceramic IC
packages as below).


Mark Sims <holrum at hotmail.com> writes:

> Not always..  A guy I worked with was pulling a ceramic 40 pin dip out
> of a socket when it broke...  sliced his finger to the bone.  There
> was initially some concern that it was a BeO ceramic.  Checking with
> the manufacturer showed it was not.  I checked the socket afterwards,
> and it seemed normal and had no problems releasing other chips.
> ----------------
>> You really have to work to break these things.
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John Devereux

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