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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom May 26, 2015
Calculating Failure Rate During Rework
Is there a way to estimate the potential failure rate introduced by hand rework on one SMT part? The process involves desoldering and soldering a new part using solder iron tweezers. We are trying to understand the benefit of rework versus the potential defects induced.
Board Talk
Gold Contact Flux Contamination Failures
We have assemblies with visible contamination on the gold edge contacts and analysis confirmed it is flux residue. Can this residue cause functionality problems?
Ask the Experts
Cleaning to Enhance Product Reliability
Cleaning to Enhance Product Reliability
This paper deals with many aspects of cleaning to ensure reliability of electronic circuitry.
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.
 
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
 
Reduction of Voids in Solder Joints
This paper reviews an alternative to vacuum soldering for the reduction of voids in solder joints.
Analysis Lab
Dissruptive Innovation - Magnetic Refrigeration
Dissruptive Innovation - Magnetic Refrigeration
The refrigeration market has been ripe for disruption for decades. Now, a new technology called "magnetic cooling" may be on the verge of doing just that.
Technology Briefing
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
 
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
 
Tools and Techniques for Material Assessment in Advanced Technologies
Paper identifies some of the limitations in the methods used for characterizing and evaluating solders, circuit board materials and surface finishes.
Materials Tech
What is the Reliability of Reballed BGAs?
What is the Reliability of Reballed BGAs?
Will the process of re-balling lead-free BGA components with tin-lead solder balls yield quality connections better or worse than soldering using tin-lead paste?
Production Floor
Juki
 
Henkel
 
Adding Weights to Small BGAs During Reflow
Adding Weights to Small BGAs During Reflow
Do you think it makes sense to add a weight to the top of the small BGA's during reflow to improve soldering and reduce opens?
Ask the Experts
2D and CT Scan X-ray for Joint Inspection
Paper discusses the combination of conventional 2D X-ray inspection and CT scan techniques and shows various illustrations of defects which are normally difficult to detect.
Analysis Lab
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
 
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
 
Leaded Parts Through a Lead-free Wave
Leaded Parts Through a Lead-free Wave
Are there any concerns if we wave solder boards with just a few non-RoHS complaint components? Are we likely to contaminate our wave solder bath?
Board Talk
Flux for Cleanable and No-Clean Solder Pastes
Paper provides a general description of flux and the role of their constituting ingredients. Plus the development of a tin-bismuth-silver solder paste with cleanable residues.
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
 
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.
 
         
The Stresses of Commuting
The Stresses of Commuting
The more time you spend getting to and from work, the less likely you are to be satisfied with life, says a new study published in World Leisure ...
Technology Briefing
ASYS Group
Industry United to Fight Counterfeiting
This paper will segment the market and present a possible solution in an industry that unites to combat the counterfeit problem.
Supply Chain
New 5705/USB Mixed Signal JTAG Tester
JTAG
A unique combination of JTAGs' TAP Controller Interfaces + digital and analogue I/O in a compact desktop package. Learn more...
JTAG Technologies
How to Clamp Odd Shaped Circuit Boards
If a PCB doesn't have edges to clamp it firmly what solution can you offer to handle boards through an auto routing machine?
Ask the Experts
Bothered And Bewitched By BTCs?
ITM Consulting
ITM has expertise and experience in finding and mitigating electronic assembly defects and problems. ITM solves problems! Learn more.
ITM Consulting
The Graying White Plastic
The Graying White Plastic
A plastic injection molding plant was suddenly seeing white plastic parts come out grey. What was causing the discoloration?
Mysteries of Science
Need IPC Training in Spanish
BLACKFOX
Experience the Blackfox difference in Spanish. Blackfox is one of the few US based IPC Training Centers that offers IPC Training in Spanish. Blackbox translated the IPC-A-610, 620 and 7711/7721
Blackfox Training Institute
Juki
Cartoon
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