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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom Mar 30, 2015
Problem Meeting Minimum Hole Fill During Wave Soldering
We are having problems achieving the minimum hole fill of 75% on electrolytic capacitors using our wave soldering. What do you suggest?
Board Talk
How Many Zones Needed for Lead-free Profile?
How many zones are required to run a lead-free profile? Does the number of zones dictate capability or do they only matter for throughput?
Ask the Experts
Meeting Future Stencil Printing Challenges with Ultrafine Powder Pastes
Meeting Future Stencil Printing Challenges with Ultrafine Powder Pastes
Paper provides a comparison of the transfer efficiency of different solder powder particle sizes with post reflow results in optimal and harsh conditions.
Materials Tech
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
 
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
 
How Super Capacitors May Super Charge Electric Car Use
How Super Capacitors May Super Charge Electric Car Use
The charging duration of electric car batteries may be dramatically shortened with the use of super-capacitors based on innovative nano-materials.
Technology Briefing
Ideas for Identifying Counterfeit Components
Expert Bob Willis explains some nondestructive methods for identifying counterfeit components - before they go on your boards.
Analysis Lab
Tough Engineering Changes? Where Can You Turn?
CTC
Engineering changes are a reality that need to be dealt with. Do you have qualified rework technicians to do the job efficiently and reliably?
Circuit Technology Center
 
In A QFN Quagmire?
ITM Consulting
Got the BTC Blues? ITM has expertise and experience in finding and mitigating electronic assembly defects and problems. ITM solves problems!
ITM Consulting
 
3D Assembly Processes a Look at Today and Tomorrow
3D Assembly Processes a Look at Today and Tomorrow
This paper explores various technologies available today and some that are starting to appear and illustrates some key items for each technology.
Production Floor
3 Steps To Solder Paste Selection
This paper covers the most significant issues in solder paste selection to meet the goals of manufacturing.
Materials Tech
Asymtek
 
LPKF
 
Conformal Coating Over No-Clean Flux
We need to apply conformal coating to one circuit board assembly. Is it normally acceptable to apply conformal coating directly over circuit board assembled using no-clean flux?
Ask the Experts
Optimization to Prevent the Graping Effect
Optimization to Prevent the Graping Effect
This paper will discuss the specific challenge of the Graping Effect and the work that has been performed to mitigate this phenomenon.
Production Floor
Insignum - Laser Marking Systems
ASYS
The INSIGNUM series of laser marking systems from the ASYS Group provides a complete line of solutions to fit virtually any application. From compact standalone systems to fully automatic in-line solutions.
ASYS Group Americas Inc.
 
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
 
Side Wall Wetting Induced Void Formation
Side Wall Wetting Induced Void Formation
In this study the authors examine the mechanism of void formation in the processing of microbumps.
Analysis Lab
Printable Materials for Electronic Packaging
This paper reports on novel printable materials that have the potential to surpass conventional materials.
Materials Tech
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
 
Shadow Areas Cure with Ambient Moisture
Dymax Corporation
Conformal coatings for shadow areas on PCBs cure with light, then over time with secondary moisture. Guide explains benefits of light-cure technology!
DYMAX Corporation
 
         
I Hate to Disappoint
I Hate to Disappoint
Individuals who are highly prone to feel guilty for disappointing their co-workers are among the most ethical and hard-working team personnel.
Technology Briefing
Vitronics Soltec
3D IC Integration Technology Development in China
3D IC Integration Technology Development in China
China's semiconductor foundry and microelectronic packaging industries are embracing the move to join 3D IC integration. This paper provides an overview of the recent progress.
Production Floor
Maintenance with Augmented Reality
Panasonic
For any factory regardless of equipment brand, this PanaCIM® solution helps efficiently manage maintenance.
Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America
Is Baking Required After Aqueous Cleaning?
Is Baking Required After Aqueous Cleaning?
Do assembled circuit board assemblies need to be baked after routine aqueous cleaning?
Ask the Experts
Thermally Conductive, Non-Corrosive Silicone
Master Bond
Master Bond MasterSil 705TC is a single component thermally conductive, electrically isolating silicone for bonding, sealing and coating applications. It cures readily when exposed to atmospheric moisture and is non-corrosive.
Master Bond
The Case of the Falling Floor
The Case of the Falling Floor
The line was running when suddenly there was a loud thud. The floor, supporting a vertical beam had given way. What happened?
Mysteries of Science
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
Master Bond
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