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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom Mar 5, 2015
Mixed Cleaning - No Clean and Water Soluble
What problems might we encounter if we clean no clean boards using a water wash systems set up to clean water soluble fluxes.
Board Talk
Flexible Circuit Materials for High Temperature Applications
This paper reports on test results for various flexible materials with recommendations for the best flexible materials for high temperature applications.
Materials Tech
Tombstoning Dilemma
Tombstoning Dilemma
We're having a problem with small chip tombstoning. I'm curious to read your input on the possible cause and how we can eliminate it.
Ask the Experts
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
 
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
 
How To Measure Conformal Coating Thickness
How To Measure Conformal Coating Thickness
Industry expert Bob Willis explains how to use "sticky dots" to measure conformal coating thickness.
Production Floor
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
You need 25 PCBs assembled in 5 days?
Advanced Assembly
We specialize in fast PCB assembly for prototypes and low-volume orders.
Advanced Assembly LLC
 
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
 
A Model for Life of SnAgCu Solder Joints
Almost all reliability assessment is focused on the anticipated life in service. The question, how large a cycling temperature range is required for a model to apply.
Analysis Lab
Analysis of Laminate Material Properties for Correlation to Pad Cratering
Analysis of Laminate Material Properties for Correlation to Pad Cratering
In this study, two Pb-free-compatible laminates were tested, with one dicy-cure non-Pb-free-compatible as control.
Analysis Lab
ASYS Group
 
Juki
 
Solder Deposits During Wave Soldering
Solder Deposits During Wave Soldering
During wave soldering, is there a possibility for solder to deposit on SMT components or cause a solder bridge between component pins?
Ask the Experts
AOI in an 01005 World
Paper discusses how AOI has become an essential tool to ensure a superior yield in the assembly of 01005 components.
Production Floor
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.
 
Silver-Filled Epoxy Features Low Outgassing
Master Bond
Master Bond Supreme 10HTS is a silver-filled, one part epoxy adhesive with high electrical conductivity and superior strength properties. It cures to a tough thermoset and is resistant to thermal shock and vibration.
Master Bond
 
Are There Standards Governing Polarity Marks?
Are There Standards Governing Polarity Marks?
Is there a standard that governs how polarity marks are used to denote orientation of components on circuit boards?
Board Talk
Cost Comparison of Complex PCB Fabrication
In this paper, the authors present an alternative to sequential lamination for fabricating complex PCBs, where conductive paste is used as interconnect between cores.
Production Floor
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
 
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IPC
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Circuit Insight
 
         
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
LPKF Laser & Electronics
Plating Lead-free Parts for Tin/Lead Assembly
Plating Lead-free Parts for Tin/Lead Assembly
Is there a process that can be used to re-plate component leads to add lead?
Ask the Experts
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.
Influence of Via Stub Length and Antipad Size
Influence of Via Stub Length and Antipad Size
The paper describes the test vehicle and electrical performance characteristics of the various test cells. A recommendation for an acceptable stub length is given.
Analysis Lab
New Course From Blackfox, 620 B-Space
BLACKFOX
IPC/WHMA-A-620 B-Space addendum provides additional requirements to ensure the performance of cable and wire harness assemblies that must survive operating in space.
Blackfox Training Institute
The Ink Spitting Autowriter
The Ink Spitting Autowriter
A factory was testing a new auto writing system. It went haywire when a big fork truck passed by. What was causing this?
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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