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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom May 21, 2015
Can Ultrasonic Cleaning Damage Sensitive Components?
The use of an ultrasonic system is causing damage to one ultra sensitive SMT component. Can you recommend an alternative?
Board Talk
Cause of SMT Component Shift?
We are running the exact same boards through identical ovens, yet we're experiencing component shift with only one oven. What is the reason and the solution?
Ask the Experts
Revolutionary Printing Solution for SMT Assembly
Revolutionary Printing Solution for SMT Assembly
This paper presents new techniques in the screen print process with the aim of increasing solder paste transfer efficiency.
Production Floor
Can You Repair a Broken Corner?
CTC
What happens to an assembled circuit board with a broken corner? Can it be repaired reliably? It can if you have the experience.
Circuit Technology Center
 
Europlacer's NEW Intelligent Feeders - ii-Feed
Europlacer
ii-Feed is a fully 'intelligent', fast-loading feeder; enabling accurate tape indexing and optimum productivity. ii-Feed Elements are compatible with all Europlacer machines. Learn more...
Europlacer North America
 
High Reliability, Stress-free Copper Deposit
To overcome the challenge of metallizing smooth surfaces, a new stress-free electroless copper was developed to serve this important sector.
Materials Tech
What Drives Consumer Loyalty and Passion?
What Drives Consumer Loyalty and Passion?
When designing a new car, manufacturers might try to attract consumers with more horsepower, increased fuel efficiency, or a lower price point.
Technology Briefing
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
 
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.
 
Last Will and Testament of the BGA Void
This paper documents an investigation to determine the impact of voids in BGA and CSP components using thermal cycle testing per the IPC specification for tin-lead solder alloys.
Analysis Lab
Latent Short Circuit Failure in High-rel PCBs
Latent Short Circuit Failure in High-rel PCBs
This paper describes inspections performed on base materials, manufacturing processes and final PCBs.
Production Floor
Henkel
 
Vitronics Soltec
 
Selective Printing for BGA Components
Selective Printing for BGA Components
We use common BGA packages on many of our low-end products. To save cost, could we print paste only on the pads that have functional requirements?
Ask the Experts
Cheaper Electronics Manufacturing: Mexico or Israel?
After comparing total costs between a Mexican facility and an Israeli contract manufacturer, a company moved their production. What were the key factors?
Supply Chain
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
 
New High-speed Modular Chip-shooter
JUKI
The FX3 is a new high-speed modular chip-shooter delivering cutting edge technology combining speed, performance and high-uptime.
Juki Automation Systems
 
Failure Mechanism in Embedded Capacitors
Paper covers high temperature life testing on embedded capacitors to precipitate failures as a result of defects in the composite dielectric.
Analysis Lab
Measuring Conformal Coating Adhesion
Measuring Conformal Coating Adhesion
Coating adhesion has been a difficult property to measure. This paper reviews a new tape peel test that can be applied to the PCB or component surface.
Materials Tech
Epoxy Features Excellent Chemical Resistance
Master Bond
Master Bond EP21LVSP6 is a two part epoxy for bonding, coating, sealing and encapsulating. It is ideal for applications where a long open time, low viscosity and excellent physical properties are all vital.
Master Bond
 
Check It, Before You Wreck It
Advanced Assembly
Using our proprietary verification software, we check every PCB design and fix errors before a single part is ever machine-placed onto a board.
Advanced Assembly LLC
 
         
World's Fastest Thin-film Organic Transistors
World's Fastest Thin-film Organic Transistors
Researchers have developed the world's fastest thin-film organic transistors. This new technology could become the foundation for cheap, high-performance displays.
Technology Briefing
JTAG
Selective Soldering Technology Selection
Paper describes the evaluation process of selecting technology for selective soldering and which platform will best fit for the product application.
Production Floor
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
Exposed Leads on Conformally Coated Boards
If you clip the leads of a component on a PCB that has been conformally coated, is it necessary to re-coat these exposed leads?
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
The Static Charge Overload
The Static Charge Overload
A plastic molding plant had been running for less than a year. Suddenly parts began testing positive for an electrical charge. What caused it?
Mysteries of Science
AdoptSMT supplies pre-owned SMT equipment
Adopt SMT
USD buyers, take advantage of the low EURO! AdoptSMT has equipment in stock bought in EUR and can source the equipment you need in the EURO market, which is now 20% lower than it used to be. Learn more...
AdoptSMT
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