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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom May 28, 2015
What Causes Wave Solder Bridging?
We are having lead bridging problems with our wave soldering system. How would you rank the likely causes and areas to investigate?
Board Talk
White Discoloration After Ultrasonic Cleaning
We are using halogen free no-clean solder paste and cleaning with an ultrasonic cleaning system. After cleaning there is a white discoloration on the soldered areas.
Ask the Experts
Challenges for Step Stencil Printing
Challenges for Step Stencil Printing
The focus of this paper is on the printing performance of step-up/step-down stencils and the paper ends up with a short outlook on 3D cavity printing.
Production Floor
Why Rigid Flex? The reliability of your circuitry
Printed Circuits, Inc.
Rigid Flex are designed for aerospace, medical and military reliability. Flex assemblies reduce connector and reliability issues. Learn more...
Printed Circuits, Inc.
 
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
 
Major Game-changer for the Lighting Industry
Major Game-changer for the Lighting Industry
Many researchers have attempted to construct light sources with carbon nanotubes, but with little success. That could soon change.
Technology Briefing
BGA Site Modification - Is It Possible?
Here we cover a type of BGA site modification that uses a section of circuit track and a jumper wire to complete the modification.
Production Floor
In A QFN Quagmire?
ITM Consulting
Got the BTC Blues? ITM has expertise and experience in finding and mitigating electronic assembly defects and problems. ITM solves problems!
ITM Consulting
 
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
 
Embedded Passive Technology
This paper summarizes the selection of resistor embedded materials, evaluations of resistive material and duplication of a complex digital design.
Materials Tech
Problem Areas for Selective Conformal Coating
Problem Areas for Selective Conformal Coating
This paper covers how to deal with problem areas for selective conformal coating for use in environments that are not friendly to electronic circuits.
Production Floor
Blackfox Training Institute
 
JTAG
 
How to Re-Certify a Reflow Oven After Moving
After moving a reflow oven what steps need to be performed on the machine and the heat exhaust system to re-certify?
Ask the Experts
Inclusion Voiding in Gull Wing Solder Joints
Inclusion Voiding in Gull Wing Solder Joints
This paper provides definitions of the different voiding types encountered in gull wing solder joint geometries.
Analysis Lab
Ultimate Solution for Placement Flexibility
JUKI
The Juki KE2080 flexible placement system successfully places the widest range of ICs, connectors, and unique shaped components on the market.
Juki Automation Systems, Inc.
 
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.
 
Reactions of Sn in the Cu-Sn-Zn Alloy
Reactions of Sn in the Cu-Sn-Zn Alloy
This paper reports a number of experimentally determined reactions that occur in Sn-rich Cu-Sn-Zn alloy.
Analysis Lab
Can Mixing Wave Solder Pallets Cause Contamination?
Our wave solder pallets are made from Durastone material. Can we use the same wave solder pallets for leaded and lead-free or should they be unique to one solder type?
Board Talk
Quote in 24 Hours? No Problem
Advanced Assembly
We will return a quote to you in 24 hours or less. Simply upload your BOMs, Gerbers and XYRS files and see how we can be a great partner for you.
Advanced Assembly LLC
 
Circuitry and PTH Repair on Multilayer PCBs
CTC
Learn about services to repair severe damage to conductors and plated holes, including damaged holes in multilayer PCBs.
Circuit Technology Center
 
         
The Intelligent and Secure Factory Floor
The Intelligent and Secure Factory Floor
In the near future, products moving along a production line will know where they are, which steps are completed, and what is needed for completion.
Technology Briefing
Dymax Corporation
PCB Assembly System Set-Up for PoP
This paper will explore the challenges and solutions of PoP assembly for the SMT assembly system.
Production Floor
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
Guide to Understanding Your Testing Lab
Paper covers test methods specific to the various global eco-compliance directives as well as the different instrumentation used for these types of analyses.
Analysis Lab
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
Corrupted Magnetic Tracking System
Corrupted Magnetic Tracking System
Magnetic traveler cards were being used to track information. Suddenly one section was unable to read the data. What was the cause?
Mysteries of Science
Epoxy Offers Shock and Impact Resistance
Master Bond
Master Bond EP37-3FLFAO is a cryogenically serviceable epoxy compound featuring outstanding electrical insulation and thermal conductivity. It resists thermal cycling and harsh chemicals while meeting NASA low outgassing specifications.
Master Bond
Master Bond
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