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ElectroComponent Science and Technology
Volume 8 (1981), Issue 1-2, Pages 61-65

An Air Firing Base Metal Resistor and Conductor System for Low Cost Thick Film Circuit Manufacture

Electrofilm Products Division, ERA Technology Ltd., Surrey, Leatherhead, United Kingdom

Copyright © 1981 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A series of air-firing base metal resistor pastes which yield resistors with properties comparable to those of conventional precious metal thick film resistors has been developed. The pastes can be post-fired or co-fired with air-firing nickel conductors in a very fast firing cycle thus providing a base metal combination which can be processed using conventional furnaces. This is concluded to be a significant contribution to the manufacture of thick film circuits of low cost especially in view of recent large increases in the prices of precious metals.