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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom Feb 26, 2015
3D Printing Circuit Board Assemblies
One of the most promising commercial technologies of the decade is "additive manufacturing." 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
Flux Residue Causing Test Issues
Having issues with flux residues impacting in-circuit and functional test causing incomplete readings on connector pins.
Ask the Experts
Lead-free Solder Contamination Concern
Lead-free Solder Contamination Concern
Can thermocouples attached to a circuit board with high temperature solder contaminate a lead-free solder wave?
Board Talk
eSurface is the Game Changer for the PCB Industry
eSurface
eSurface enables you to: • Achieve Ultra-fine capability < 1/1 L/S; • Dramatically improve yields; • Reduce steps & cycle times; • Maximize efficiency
eSurface
 
Keep This Plated-Hole Repair Kit Handy
CircuitMedic
Plated holes in circuit boards are easily damaged. This kit includes all the tools and materials needed for plated hole repair.
CircuitMedic
 
Acoustic Micro Imaging Analysis for 3D Packages
This paper will present a review of AMI methods that are applicable to analyses of 3D devices and show example applications.
Analysis Lab
What's Going On With Nanomaterials?
What's Going On With Nanomaterials?
We're rapidly approaching critical mass for commercialization of nanomaterials. Where does this technology stand? What are the implications? We'll show you.
Technology Briefing
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
 
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
 
Challenges of Package on Package Devices
Challenges of Package on Package Devices
Paper outlines processes associated with soldering stacked packages using dip flux and dip solder paste designed to overcome incidence of package warp.
Materials Tech
Impact of Low Silver Paste on Area Array Joint Quality
This paper provides test data and analysis to "fill in the gaps" concerning the implementation for a wide variety of lead-free solder alloys.
Production Floor
Asymtek
 
Master Bond
 
Lifted Leads on QFP Components
Lifted Leads on QFP Components
After placement and reflow, we are having a random lifted lead problem on some QFP's. Is a 1% fall out rate normal? What might be the cause?
Ask the Experts
Comparison of Solder Paste Residues
Paper assesses the reliability of several lead-free, no clean paste residues after vapor phase reflow in comparison to convection reflow.
Analysis Lab
High Speed Fluid Jet Dispensing
Essemtec
Looking for a fast, accurate and exceptionally reliable fully automatic dispensing system? Click here to see the award winning Scorpion in action...
Essemtec
 
A World of Wave Soldering Solutions
Vitronics Soltec
Vitronics Soltec's wave solder systems are efficient and cost effective. Minarik Drives says their Delta 3 has "saved over 50% in net solder costs!"
Vitronics Soltec
 
Solder Pallets With Titanium Inserts - Yes/No?
Our pallet manufacturer recommends titanium inserts to allow larger apertures near closely spaced surface mount components. These inserts are expensive. Are they worth it?
Board Talk
Pad Cratering Evaluation of PCBs
Pad Cratering Evaluation of PCBs
This paper reviews major publications and research reports with regard to pad cratering on various PCB materials.
Materials Tech
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
 
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
 
         
Alternative to Dead Bug Rework
Alternative to Dead Bug Rework
Dead bugging is when you add components to a circuit board upside-down and run jumper wires to complete the circuits. Here's an alternative.
Production Floor
JTAG
Design for Assembly of 01005 Components
Design for Assembly of 01005 Components
Paper covers stencil types, aperture designs, pad layouts and process settings to achieve high-yield assembly for 01005 components.
Materials Tech
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
What Is the Ideal Humidity for PCB Assembly?
What Is the Ideal Humidity for PCB Assembly?
How would the temperature and humidity differing from the recommended affect the solderability of circuit board assemblies?
Ask the Experts
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.
Process Change Causes Spots
Process Change Causes Spots
After implementing line improvements, tiny bright spots appeared on the surface of newly made circuit boards. What was the cause?
Mysteries of Science
MicroLine 2000 Inline Laser Depaneling
LPKF Laser & Electronics
MicroLine 2000 is powered by UV lasers that make clean, burr-free cuts, to eliminate mechanical stress and limits thermal stress. Perfect for depaneling substrates from FR4 to ceramics.
LPKF Laser & Electronics
Blackfox Training Institute
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