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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom May 21, 2015
Can Ultrasonic Cleaning Damage Sensitive Components?
The use of an ultrasonic system is causing damage to one ultra sensitive SMT component. Can you recommend an alternative?
Board Talk
Cause of SMT Component Shift?
We are running the exact same boards through identical ovens, yet we're experiencing component shift with only one oven. What is the reason and the solution?
Ask the Experts
Revolutionary Printing Solution for SMT Assembly
Revolutionary Printing Solution for SMT Assembly
This paper presents new techniques in the screen print process with the aim of increasing solder paste transfer efficiency.
Production Floor
Divisio - Complete Depaneling Solutions
ASYS
Divisio from the ASYS Group provides a complete line of depaneling solutions. From compact standalone systems to fully automatic in-line solutions - configured to match your application.
ASYS Group Americas Inc.
 
Discover New Facts About Parylene Coating
Diamond MT
Learn about the parylene deposition process, the main benefits of parylene, and the most common applications of parylene in a new free fact sheet titled Parylene 101 from Diamond-MT.
Diamond MT
 
High Reliability, Stress-free Copper Deposit
To overcome the challenge of metallizing smooth surfaces, a new stress-free electroless copper was developed to serve this important sector.
Materials Tech
What Drives Consumer Loyalty and Passion?
What Drives Consumer Loyalty and Passion?
When designing a new car, manufacturers might try to attract consumers with more horsepower, increased fuel efficiency, or a lower price point.
Technology Briefing
Lead-free Compatible Selective Soldering
JUKI
The FlexSolder W510 Selective Soldering System is a low cost, lead-free compatible, superior-quality system, offering high flexibility.
Juki Automation Systems
 
No Mix, Electrically Conductive, High Temperature Resistant Coating
Master Bond
Ideal for electromagnetic interference and radio frequency interference shielding applications, Master Bond MB600G is an aqueous based, sodium silicate system with a graphite filler.
Master Bond
 
Last Will and Testament of the BGA Void
This paper documents an investigation to determine the impact of voids in BGA and CSP components using thermal cycle testing per the IPC specification for tin-lead solder alloys.
Analysis Lab
Latent Short Circuit Failure in High-rel PCBs
Latent Short Circuit Failure in High-rel PCBs
This paper describes inspections performed on base materials, manufacturing processes and final PCBs.
Production Floor
Printed Circuit Inc.
 
Circuit Technology Center
 
Selective Printing for BGA Components
Selective Printing for BGA Components
We use common BGA packages on many of our low-end products. To save cost, could we print paste only on the pads that have functional requirements?
Ask the Experts
Cheaper Electronics Manufacturing: Mexico or Israel?
After comparing total costs between a Mexican facility and an Israeli contract manufacturer, a company moved their production. What were the key factors?
Supply Chain
How to Save Time, Money and Frustration
Advanced Assembly
We take the hassle out of PCB assembly and make it easy, so you can spend time on other aspects of your design.
Advanced Assembly LLC
 
A World of Reflow Soldering Solutions
Vitronics Soltec
Vitronics Soltec's reflow ovens provide unmatched ease of use. Esterline Technologies says their XPM3i reflow "is an engineer's dream come true!"

Vitronics Soltec
 
Failure Mechanism in Embedded Capacitors
Paper covers high temperature life testing on embedded capacitors to precipitate failures as a result of defects in the composite dielectric.
Analysis Lab
Measuring Conformal Coating Adhesion
Measuring Conformal Coating Adhesion
Coating adhesion has been a difficult property to measure. This paper reviews a new tape peel test that can be applied to the PCB or component surface.
Materials Tech
Scratch-Resistant Coatings Extend Film Life
Dymax Corporation
UV-cure optically clear hard coatings feature abrasion/chemical resistance for increased surface protection. Provide thin protective coatings on films.
DYMAX Corporation
 
AdoptSMT supplies pre-owned SMT equipment
Adopt SMT
USD buyers, take advantage of the low EURO! AdoptSMT has equipment in stock bought in EUR and can source the equipment you need in the EURO market, which is now 20% lower than it used to be. Learn more...
AdoptSMT
 
         
World's Fastest Thin-film Organic Transistors
World's Fastest Thin-film Organic Transistors
Researchers have developed the world's fastest thin-film organic transistors. This new technology could become the foundation for cheap, high-performance displays.
Technology Briefing
EPTAC
Selective Soldering Technology Selection
Paper describes the evaluation process of selecting technology for selective soldering and which platform will best fit for the product application.
Production Floor
Underfilling Using Continuous Path Motion
Asymtek
White paper for underfill applications and using continuous motion of the dispense head to avoid backtracking and improve units per hour by 27%. Download now.
Nordson ASYMTEK
Exposed Leads on Conformally Coated Boards
If you clip the leads of a component on a PCB that has been conformally coated, is it necessary to re-coat these exposed leads?
Ask the Experts
The first-ever temperature stable solder paste
Henkel
LOCTITE GC 10 is stable at 26.5°C for one year and up to 40°C for one month, while still offering unbeatable printability and reflow performance. Click to learn more.
Henkel Electronic Materials, LLC
The Static Charge Overload
The Static Charge Overload
A plastic molding plant had been running for less than a year. Suddenly parts began testing positive for an electrical charge. What caused it?
Mysteries of Science
2015 IPC Certification Training Schedule
EPTAC
IPC Certification training schedule, new classes, new locations and all the expert training and support you need and expect. Learn more.
EPTAC
Advanced Assembly
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