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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
Blackfox's Lead Free Soldering
BLACKFOX
Blackfox's Lead Free Soldering minimizes the risks of conversion, when introducing lead free products and processes. The lead free certification program incorporates the latest IPC requirements. Learn more...
Blackfox Training Institute
 
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
 
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
Stencil Cleaner Guarantees 100% Cleaning
Smart Sonic
Smart Sonic introduced the original ultrasonic stencil cleaning process in 1990 and continues its guarantee to clean any type of solder paste from any fine-pitch stencil.
Smart Sonic Corporation
 
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
 
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
LPKF Laser & Electronics
 
ASYS Group
 
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
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
 
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
 
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
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
 
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
 
         
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
EPTAC
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
Rigid Flex That is Built to Last
Printed Circuits, Inc.
Once you have made the decision to package your electronics with rigid flex, it makes sense to pick a production partner who can build it right.
Printed Circuits, Inc.
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
Discover a Simple Solution for Damaged Conductors
CircuitMedic
When you have damaged conductors, there is a quick and reliable IPC recommended repair. The replacement conductor matches the original. Discover the secret.
CircuitMedic
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
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.
Printed Circuit Inc.
Cartoon
"It's your attitude, not you aptitude that determines your altitude. That's the philosophy that got me kicked out of pilot school."
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