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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom Mar 30, 2015
Problem Meeting Minimum Hole Fill During Wave Soldering
We are having problems achieving the minimum hole fill of 75% on electrolytic capacitors using our wave soldering. What do you suggest?
Board Talk
How Many Zones Needed for Lead-free Profile?
How many zones are required to run a lead-free profile? Does the number of zones dictate capability or do they only matter for throughput?
Ask the Experts
Meeting Future Stencil Printing Challenges with Ultrafine Powder Pastes
Meeting Future Stencil Printing Challenges with Ultrafine Powder Pastes
Paper provides a comparison of the transfer efficiency of different solder powder particle sizes with post reflow results in optimal and harsh conditions.
Materials Tech
Got Design Issues?
ITM Consulting
ITM Consulting has expertise and experience in resolving DFM problems. ITM knows PCB assembly. ITM Consulting knows DFM and what to look for! Do you? Learn more.
ITM Consulting
 
eSurface is the Game Changer for the PCB Industry
eSurface
eSurface enables you to: • Achieve Ultra-fine capability < 1/1 L/S; • Dramatically improve yields; • Reduce steps & cycle times; • Maximize efficiency
eSurface
 
How Super Capacitors May Super Charge Electric Car Use
How Super Capacitors May Super Charge Electric Car Use
The charging duration of electric car batteries may be dramatically shortened with the use of super-capacitors based on innovative nano-materials.
Technology Briefing
Ideas for Identifying Counterfeit Components
Expert Bob Willis explains some nondestructive methods for identifying counterfeit components - before they go on your boards.
Analysis Lab
Maintenance with Augmented Reality
Panasonic
For any factory regardless of equipment brand, this PanaCIM® solution helps efficiently manage maintenance.
Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America
 
Quote in 24 Hours? No Problem
Advanced Assembly
We will return a quote to you in 24 hours or less. Simply upload your BOMs, Gerbers and XYRS files and see how we can be a great partner for you.
Advanced Assembly LLC
 
3D Assembly Processes a Look at Today and Tomorrow
3D Assembly Processes a Look at Today and Tomorrow
This paper explores various technologies available today and some that are starting to appear and illustrates some key items for each technology.
Production Floor
3 Steps To Solder Paste Selection
This paper covers the most significant issues in solder paste selection to meet the goals of manufacturing.
Materials Tech
Advanced Assembly
 
LPKF
 
Conformal Coating Over No-Clean Flux
We need to apply conformal coating to one circuit board assembly. Is it normally acceptable to apply conformal coating directly over circuit board assembled using no-clean flux?
Ask the Experts
Optimization to Prevent the Graping Effect
Optimization to Prevent the Graping Effect
This paper will discuss the specific challenge of the Graping Effect and the work that has been performed to mitigate this phenomenon.
Production Floor
Europlacer's NEW Intelligent Feeders - ii-Feed
Europlacer
ii-Feed is a fully 'intelligent', fast-loading feeder; enabling accurate tape indexing and optimum productivity. ii-Feed Elements are compatible with all Europlacer machines. Learn more...
Europlacer North America
 
Rigid Flex That is Built to Last
Printed Circuits, Inc.
Once you have made the decision to package your electronics with rigid flex, it makes sense to pick a production partner who can build it right.
Printed Circuits, Inc.
 
Side Wall Wetting Induced Void Formation
Side Wall Wetting Induced Void Formation
In this study the authors examine the mechanism of void formation in the processing of microbumps.
Analysis Lab
Printable Materials for Electronic Packaging
This paper reports on novel printable materials that have the potential to surpass conventional materials.
Materials Tech
Employment opportunities at Hallmark Circuits
HallmarkCircuits
Hallmark Circuits, manufacturer of high technology circuit boards in San Diego area is expanding. Opportunities for Process Engineer, Planner, Cam Technician & Data Receipt Trainee. Click to learn more learn more.
Hallmark Circuits, a SOMACIS Company
 
MicroLine 2000 Inline Laser Depaneling
LPKF Laser & Electronics
MicroLine 2000 is powered by UV lasers that make clean, burr-free cuts, to eliminate mechanical stress and limits thermal stress. Perfect for depaneling substrates from FR4 to ceramics.
LPKF Laser & Electronics
 
         
I Hate to Disappoint
I Hate to Disappoint
Individuals who are highly prone to feel guilty for disappointing their co-workers are among the most ethical and hard-working team personnel.
Technology Briefing
Asymtek
3D IC Integration Technology Development in China
3D IC Integration Technology Development in China
China's semiconductor foundry and microelectronic packaging industries are embracing the move to join 3D IC integration. This paper provides an overview of the recent progress.
Production Floor
Supremely Suited for Circuit Boards
Master Bond, Inc
Widely used throughout the microelectronics industry, Master Bond's Supreme 3HTND-1SM is employed in design, production, repair, maintenance and field service. This rapid curing, one part surface mount adhesive deserves its reputation for optimal bonding performance.
Master Bond
Is Baking Required After Aqueous Cleaning?
Is Baking Required After Aqueous Cleaning?
Do assembled circuit board assemblies need to be baked after routine aqueous cleaning?
Ask the Experts
A World of Selective Soldering Solutions
Vitronics Soltec
Vitronics Soltec's selective soldering machines exceed customers' expectations. Varitron Technologies says their 6746 "is practical and backed 100%!"

Vitronics Soltec
The Case of the Falling Floor
The Case of the Falling Floor
The line was running when suddenly there was a loud thud. The floor, supporting a vertical beam had given way. What happened?
Mysteries of Science
Blackfox's Instructor's Courses
BLACKFOX
For companies developing in-house training programs, we provide Instructor Training, Certification, and Instructional Materials for all of the Blackfox Skill-Based Courses.
Blackfox Training Institute
Vitronics Soltec
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