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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom Mar 3, 2015
Is Customer Approval Required for Class 3 Repair?
We have a case where a non-aerospace customer's board was repaired without prior authorization. It was for a class 3 assembly. Does it specify in an IPC document that customer approval is required for class 3 repairs?
Board Talk
Development of a Robust 03015 Process
This paper reviews major steps considered and taken for the development of a robust 03015 process. It focuses on the activities for the solder paste print process.
Production Floor
Conformal Coating & Connector Holes
Conformal Coating & Connector Holes
Is it possible to eliminate conformal coating from seeping into connector holes? How much coating residue is acceptable in the connector holes?
Ask the Experts
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.
 
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
 
Moisture Measurements in PCBs
Paper discusses use of capacitance measurements to follow the absorption and desorption behavior of moisture in PCBs.
Analysis Lab
The Intelligent and Secure Factory Floor
The Intelligent and Secure Factory Floor
In the near future, products moving along a production line will know where they are, which steps are completed, and what is needed for completion.
Technology Briefing
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
 
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
 
Conformal Coating for Tin Whisker Management
The objective of this study is to evaluate conformal coatings for mitigation of tin whisker growth.
Materials Tech
Measuring Copper Surface Roughness for High Speed Applications
Measuring Copper Surface Roughness for High Speed Applications
This paper examines the use of light interferometry and the relevant parameters used to measure copper surface roughness before and after oxide alternative.
Analysis Lab
Circuit Technology Center
 
EPTAC
 
Soldering Lead-free with Tin-lead Solder
Soldering Lead-free with Tin-lead Solder
Can we solder lead free, 1500 pin BGA with Leaded (SnPb) solder? This is for a non RoHS compliant application.
Ask the Experts
Effects of Dielectric Material, Aspect Ratio and Copper Plating on Microvia Reliability
Paper documents experiments to evaluate effects of dielectric material, aspect ratio, via morphology, surface prep, temperature and copper plating on microvia reliability.
Analysis Lab
UV Conformal Coatings with Moisture Cure
Dymax
Dymax light-cure conformal coatings, for high-density PCBs with shadowed areas, cure with ambient moisture over time. Download Conformal Coating guide.
DYMAX Corporation
 
Why Use Parylene Conformal Coating?
Diamond MT
Parylene is the ultimate conformal coating for the protection of devices, components and surfaces in the electronics industry. Learn more ...
Diamond MT
 
Top Side Reflow Causing Solder Balls
Top Side Reflow Causing Solder Balls
When selective soldering the secondary side, we are producing solder balls on the primary side. What can be done to prevent this from happening?
Board Talk
Thin, Flexible, Hyper-resolution Displays
A team has discovered a way to create pixels just a few hundred nanometers across. This could pave the way for thin, flexible, hyper-resolution, low-energy displays and foldable screens.
Technology Briefing
Flux and Under-fill in a Single Material
Henkel
This breakthrough epoxy flux material combines flux function and under-fill protection in a single material.
Henkel Corporation
 
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IPC
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Circuit Insight
 
         
Selecting Cleaning Processes for Defluxing
Selecting Cleaning Processes for Defluxing
This paper discusses the factors, advantages and disadvantages to consider for commonly used cleaning processes.
Production Floor
LPKF Laser & Electronics
Advanced Thermal Management for High Power Applications
Advanced Thermal Management for High Power Applications
The aim of this paper is to give a short overview about standard thermal solutions like thick copper, thermal vias, plugged vias or metal core based PCBs.
Materials Tech
New High-speed Modular Chip-shooter
JUKI
The FX3 is a new high-speed modular chip-shooter delivering cutting edge technology combining speed, performance and high-uptime.
Juki Automation Systems
Suggested Limit for PCBA Heat Cycles
Suggested Limit for PCBA Heat Cycles
What is the suggested limit for the total number heating cycles that can be done on one PCB assembly? Our PCBs contain BGAs, leadless components and large fine pitch components.
Ask the Experts
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
The Mysterious Pink Snow
The Mysterious Pink Snow
One morning after a snowstorm, the morning shift at Allied Chemical was greeted in the parking lot by pink snow. What caused this strange event?
Mysteries of Science
Silver-Filled Epoxy Features Low Outgassing
Master Bond
Master Bond Supreme 10HTS is a silver-filled, one part epoxy adhesive with high electrical conductivity and superior strength properties. It cures to a tough thermoset and is resistant to thermal shock and vibration.
Master Bond
LPKF Laser & Electronics
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