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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom Apr 16, 2015
Solder Paste - Type 3 or Type 4?
What are the determining factors when switching from type 3 solder paste to type 4 solder paste for the solder paste printing operation?
Board Talk
Extending Shelf Life for Jars of Solder Paste
We have a few unopened jars of solder paste that have gone past the posted expiration date. The jars have been kept in refrigeration. We would like extend the shelf life.
Ask the Experts
Methods to Get Volatile Compounds Out of Reflow Process
Methods to Get Volatile Compounds Out of Reflow Process
With the introduction of lead-free soldering operating temperatures increased, and the chemistry of solder paste has been modified.
Production Floor
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
 
The Perfect Kit for Replating Gold Contacts
CircuitMedic
There's simply no reason to scrap circuit boards when they have contacts contaminated with solder. Restore them using the Gold Contact Plating Kit.
CircuitMedic
 
Control of the Underfill of Surface Mount Assemblies
Control of the Underfill of Surface Mount Assemblies
Paper addresses the control of surface mount under fill assemblies, focusing on inspection techniques and possible options to overcome their limitations.
Production Floor
Using X-ray to Detect Counterfeit Components
Paper provides info about techniques using x-ray photography acquisition to speed the detection and accuracy of inspecting counterfeit components.
Analysis Lab
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IPC
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Circuit Insight
 
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
 
What Self-Made Billionaires Do Best
What Self-Made Billionaires Do Best
What do the world's self-made billionaires do differently than the rest of us, and what can we learn from them? We'll explore the mental habits they practice.
Technology Briefing
Developing a New Lead-Free Alloy
This paper discusses the process for development of a new lead-free alloy for high reliability, high temperature applications.
Materials Tech
Henkel
 
Ellsworth Adhesives
 
Problems with Bubbles in Conformal Coating
Problems with Bubbles in Conformal Coating
After repair/rework we apply low VOC silicone as a conformal coating. Our problem is bubbles.
Ask the Experts
Challenges for Bottom Termination Components
Complex components designed to keep up with the demand for electronics with ever-expanding capabilities are challenging the performance of traditional solder pastes.
Analysis Lab
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
 
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
 
Simple Test for Flux Penetration
Simple Test for Flux Penetration
What is a good test for flux penetration through plated hole barrels on plated through hole circuit boards? The Assembly Brothers offer a simple method.
Board Talk
PCB Assembly for 3D Package-on-Package
Paper focuses on PoP standards, substrate design and assembly methodology for in-line processing of vertically stacked IC package elements.
Production Floor
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
 
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
 
         
Competitive Intelligence Becomes Even More Important
Competitive Intelligence Becomes Even More Important
American corporations spend billions on R&D to develop and market new products and services. But protecting the secrecy of offerings and business strategies is typically an afterthought.
Technology Briefing
Blackfox Training Institute
Exploring the Reliability Limits for Silicone Adhesives
Paper determines application "life expectancies" of the products as well as an extrapolated estimate of the Underwriter's Laboratories' "continuous use" temperature rating.
Materials Tech
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
Cleaning Water Soluble Flux
I have a problem cleaning water soluble flux. My cleaning machine does not apply pressure. Is there a way to clean flux with chemistry?
Ask the Experts
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
Light Without Light Bulbs
Light Without Light Bulbs
A darkened factory floor was illuminated with bright light, but none of the light fixtures contained light bulbs. How could this happen?
Mysteries of Science
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
Ellsworth Adhesives
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