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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom May 5, 2015
What Causes Chip Blow Off During Reflow?
What can cause a 0603 passive component to blow off the circuit board during reflow as if a firecracker was put underneath? That's a pretty graphic description.
Board Talk
Dewetting of Acrylic Conformal Coating
We are using a no clean, alcohol based flux for wave. We are coating the assemblies with an acrylic conformal coating, but are experiencing dewetting of the coating. Any suggestions?
Ask the Experts
Stencil Design for Ultra Fine Pitch Printing
Stencil Design for Ultra Fine Pitch Printing
Miniaturization is pushing the stencil printing process. As features become smaller, solder paste transfer efficiency is becoming more critical.
Production Floor
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
 
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IPC
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Circuit Insight
 
3D Printing Circuit Board Assemblies
3D Printing Circuit Board Assemblies
Recently, printers have advanced to the point that they can even print sensors and electronic components on 2-D and 3-D substrates.
Technology Briefing
Reliability Impact of Partial Pad Craters
PCB pad craters are generally associated with single overstress events that cause immediate failure. This investigation examines the effects of partial pad craters on reliability.
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
 
Boardtalk — Live And In Person!
ITM Consulting
Bring The Assembly Brothers of Boardtalk To Your Facility for problem solving, process improvement. We know Assembly. ITM Consulting solves problems! Learn more.
ITM Consulting
 
How to Protect Internal Circuitry from a Harsh Environment
How to Protect Internal Circuitry from a Harsh Environment
Paper discusses recent developments in conformal coating to meet criteria for increased reliability at a lower cost for high production volume devices.
Materials Tech
Collaborative Cleaning Innovations
We'll cover how collaboration from equipment and cleaning material companies has led to innovations for improving throughput and residue removal under low standoff components.
Production Floor
Juki
 
JTAG
 
Questions About Soldering to Flex Circuits
Questions About Soldering to Flex Circuits
What is the best way to solder fine pitch surface mount connectors to a thin flexible circuit?
Ask the Experts
Test Optimization to Improve Rework
Paper reviews how to use test machines to diagnose defects and how to reduce defects from a SMT line.
Analysis Lab
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
 
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.
 
Can Water Harm Electronic Components?
Can Water Harm Electronic Components?
A new quality assurance engineer insists electronic components should not be cleaned with water. Can you enlighten us?
Board Talk
Nanomaterials Performance Advantages
Low temperature reactivity, reaction speeds, flexibility and fine pitch considerations dictate that nanomaterials should be given serious consideration in printed electronics.
Materials Tech
New 5705/USB Mixed Signal JTAG Tester at IPC Apex
JTAG
A unique combination of JTAGs' TAP Controller Interfaces + digital and analogue I/O in a compact desktop package. Learn more at APEX Booth # 918
JTAG Technologies
 
Ultimate Solution for Placement Flexibility
JUKI
The Juki KE2080 flexible placement system successfully places the widest range of ICs, connectors, and unique shaped components on the market.
Juki Automation Systems, Inc.
 
         
The Robotic Explosion
The Robotic Explosion
Today for better or worse we're witnessing an explosion in robots. What will these robots look like and what will they do? What impact will they have on productivity, employment and personal satisfaction? What are the opportunities and threats? We'll show you.
Technology Briefing
Blackfox Training Institute
Cleaning Assemblies in Batch Systems
This study compares the relative performance of batch spray-in-air, batch immersion and batch vapor degreasing processes for cleaning underneath low stand-off components.
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
Uncontrolled Environment Causing Problems
We are seeing a high fallout due to insufficient paste application on TSOP components. Is there such a thing as low humidity, low temp lead free - no clean paste?
Ask the Experts
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
Polymer Thick Film That Was Thinned Out
Polymer Thick Film That Was Thinned Out
A factory is making circuits using polymer thick film. One day the ink was too thin, making it print poorly. What was causing this?
Mysteries of Science
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
Juki
Cartoon
"I think my boss is running out of ideas. Today is Bring Your Toaster To Work Day."
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