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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom Jan 29, 2015
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
Consensus for Baking Prior to Rework?
What is the industry consensus for baking out moisture in circuit board assemblies prior to convection rework, localized mini-wave rework, or hand soldering rework?
Board Talk
Problems with Insufficient Barrel Fill
Problems with Insufficient Barrel Fill
We are seeing insufficient barrel fill (60-75%) during lead free wave soldering. Can you point to some reasons why we may be seeing this?
Ask the Experts
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
 
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
 
Reliability of No-clean and Water-soluble Solder Pastes
Reliability of No-clean and Water-soluble Solder Pastes
The purpose of this paper is to highlight the differences between two families of solder pastes to guide users in their choice.
Analysis Lab
Design and Construction Affects on PWB Reliability
In this paper the author reviews the general trends in design like the use of non-functional pads, or nickel as part of the surface finish and rank the overall robustness of each.
Production Floor
Why Rigid Flex? Innovation in your products
Printed Circuits, Inc.
Rigid Flex offers the ability to design circuitry to fit the device, rather than building the device to fit the circuit board. Learn more...
Printed Circuits, Inc.
 
Do Your Repair Techs Deserve One?
CircuitMedic
The Micro-Drill is the ideal tool for precision drilling, grinding and cutting on circuit boards.
CircuitMedic
 
Enhancing Reliability of PB-Free Solder Joints
This paper reviews the physical properties of different underfills and how they affect performance through reliability testing.
Materials Tech
Investigation into Printing Miniaturized Devices
Investigation into Printing Miniaturized Devices
Paper investigates a solution to ensure a high yield process where fine pitch devices can be printed alongside traditional larger footprint devices.
Production Floor
Henkel
 
Juki
 
Use of Nitrogen for Hand Soldering
Is there any reasonable way to hand solder without flux to totally eliminate cleaning? Is there such a thing as using nitrogen in a local area while hand soldering?
Ask the Experts
TOF SIMS Analysis for SnO Determination
TOF SIMS Analysis for SnO Determination
During the production of Lead-Free Hot Air Solder Leveling (LF HASL), non-wetting issues in several components were found including BGA pad.
Analysis Lab
ASYS - Transforming Ideas Into Solutions!
ASYS
The ASYS Group is a leading manufacturer of process & handling systems for the electronics and photovoltaic industries.
ASYS Group Americas Inc.
 
Discover New Facts About Parylene Coating
Diamond MT
Learn about the parylene deposition process, the main benefits of parylene, and the most common applications of parylene in a new free fact sheet titled Parylene 101 from Diamond-MT.
Diamond MT
 
PCBA Cleaning with Sodium Bicarbonate
Is there an effect on PCBA long-term reliability when cleaned with a sodium bicarbonate scrub followed by DI water rinse to remove tarnishing of silver immersion plating?
Board Talk
A Nanotech Solution for Bed Bugs
A Nanotech Solution for Bed Bugs
Research in nanotechnology has led to a promising solution to an ancient problem: bed bugs.
Technology Briefing
A World of Selective Soldering Solutions
Vitronics Soltec
Vitronics Soltec's selective soldering machines exceed customers' expectations. Varitron Technologies says their 6746 "is practical and backed 100%!"

Vitronics Soltec
 
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
 
         
Solder Paste Ingredients vs. Performance
Solder Paste Ingredients vs. Performance
Paper provides an overview of the solder paste development and benchmarking processes, and introduces a method for assessing a solder paste's robustness.
Materials Tech
Asymtek
Control for Cost-Effective Selective Soldering
Control for Cost-Effective Selective Soldering
Paper gives a comprehensive survey about the process steps to monitor and control a cost-effective selective soldering process.
Production Floor
Thermal Management Solutions from Henkel
Ellsworth Adhesives
For long-term, high temp stability in industrial controllers, CPUs and power components, Ellsworth Adhesives recommends thermally conductive materials from Henkel.
Ellsworth Adhesives
Flux Residue Visible After 3 Months
After 3 months at the customer site, we see white marks on the PCBA bottom side. The customer claims the white marks are flux residue.
Ask the Experts
PCB Protection Overview
Henkel
Henkel's circuit board protection include, conformal coating, encapsulants, potting, module sealing and low pressure molding.
Henkel Electronics
The Phantom Switch
The Phantom Switch
A flat panel switch turned on but only when a nearby door was slammed shut. What was causing the switch to activate?
Mysteries of Science
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IPC
Introduce your technology in Circuit Insight’s bi-weekly newsletter & website to see how digital sponsorship advertising delivers results. Learn more...
Circuit Insight
Printed Circuit Inc.
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