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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom May 26, 2015
Calculating Failure Rate During Rework
Is there a way to estimate the potential failure rate introduced by hand rework on one SMT part? The process involves desoldering and soldering a new part using solder iron tweezers. We are trying to understand the benefit of rework versus the potential defects induced.
Board Talk
Gold Contact Flux Contamination Failures
We have assemblies with visible contamination on the gold edge contacts and analysis confirmed it is flux residue. Can this residue cause functionality problems?
Ask the Experts
Cleaning to Enhance Product Reliability
Cleaning to Enhance Product Reliability
This paper deals with many aspects of cleaning to ensure reliability of electronic circuitry.
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
 
Pick & Place Machine's Integrated Intelligence
Europlacer
The award winning iineo-II is highly regarded as the most productive, multi-functional assembler for high-mix environments in the PCB assembly industry. Learn more...
Europlacer North America
 
Reduction of Voids in Solder Joints
This paper reviews an alternative to vacuum soldering for the reduction of voids in solder joints.
Analysis Lab
Dissruptive Innovation - Magnetic Refrigeration
Dissruptive Innovation - Magnetic Refrigeration
The refrigeration market has been ripe for disruption for decades. Now, a new technology called "magnetic cooling" may be on the verge of doing just that.
Technology Briefing
Stop Hand Assembling Your Prototypes
Advanced Assembly
We specialize in providing production quality on prototypes and low-volume orders. Save yourself time and have the experts handle it.
Advanced Assembly LLC
 
Why settle for a Tower instead of Fortress?
JUKI
Introducing the future in Intelligent Storage Management Systems. Guarantees to keep components safe while allowing for easy and intelligent management of critical inventory. Learn more...
Juki Automation Systems, Inc.
 
Tools and Techniques for Material Assessment in Advanced Technologies
Paper identifies some of the limitations in the methods used for characterizing and evaluating solders, circuit board materials and surface finishes.
Materials Tech
What is the Reliability of Reballed BGAs?
What is the Reliability of Reballed BGAs?
Will the process of re-balling lead-free BGA components with tin-lead solder balls yield quality connections better or worse than soldering using tin-lead paste?
Production Floor
JTAG
 
Juki
 
Adding Weights to Small BGAs During Reflow
Adding Weights to Small BGAs During Reflow
Do you think it makes sense to add a weight to the top of the small BGA's during reflow to improve soldering and reduce opens?
Ask the Experts
2D and CT Scan X-ray for Joint Inspection
Paper discusses the combination of conventional 2D X-ray inspection and CT scan techniques and shows various illustrations of defects which are normally difficult to detect.
Analysis Lab
Innovative No-clean, Halide-free Tacky Flux
Henkel
Multicore TFN700B is a no-clean, halide-free tacky flux formulated to address the challenging requirements of package-on-package applications.
Henkel Corporation
 
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.
 
Leaded Parts Through a Lead-free Wave
Leaded Parts Through a Lead-free Wave
Are there any concerns if we wave solder boards with just a few non-RoHS complaint components? Are we likely to contaminate our wave solder bath?
Board Talk
Flux for Cleanable and No-Clean Solder Pastes
Paper provides a general description of flux and the role of their constituting ingredients. Plus the development of a tin-bismuth-silver solder paste with cleanable residues.
Materials Tech
Circuit Insight Deliver Results!
IPC
Introduce your technology in Circuit Insight’s bi-weekly newsletter & website to see how digital sponsorship advertising delivers results. Learn more...
Circuit Insight
 
MIL-STD 883 & 750 Training from Blackfox
BLACKFOX
This course is designed to familiarize the learner with the details included in specific sections of the MIL-STD 883 Test Method Standard Microcircuits and MIL-STD 750.
Blackfox Training Institute
 
         
The Stresses of Commuting
The Stresses of Commuting
The more time you spend getting to and from work, the less likely you are to be satisfied with life, says a new study published in World Leisure ...
Technology Briefing
Asymtek
Industry United to Fight Counterfeiting
This paper will segment the market and present a possible solution in an industry that unites to combat the counterfeit problem.
Supply Chain
A World of Wave Soldering Solutions
Vitronics Soltec
Vitronics Soltec's wave solder systems are efficient and cost effective. Minarik Drives says their Delta 3 has "saved over 50% in net solder costs!"
Vitronics Soltec
How to Clamp Odd Shaped Circuit Boards
If a PCB doesn't have edges to clamp it firmly what solution can you offer to handle boards through an auto routing machine?
Ask the Experts
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
The Graying White Plastic
The Graying White Plastic
A plastic injection molding plant was suddenly seeing white plastic parts come out grey. What was causing the discoloration?
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
Vitronics Soltec
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