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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 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.
 
Blackfox's Courses for Operators
BLACKFOX
The purpose of these courses is to promote best manufacturing practices and enhance the individual's job performance. Find out more.
Blackfox Training Institute
 
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
Unique 2-Part Epoxy Packs Eliminate Measuring
CircuitMedic
This unique kit contains packages of superior strength epoxy, precisely measured out into two-compartment plastic packages.
CircuitMedic
 
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
 
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
Circuit Technology Center
 
Master Bond
 
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
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
 
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
 
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
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
 
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
 
         
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
Vitronics Soltec
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
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
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
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
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
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
Diamond MT
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