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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
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IPC
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Circuit Insight
 
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
 
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
Check It, Before You Wreck It
Advanced Assembly
Using our proprietary verification software, we check every PCB design and fix errors before a single part is ever machine-placed onto a board.
Advanced Assembly LLC
 
Supremely Suited for Circuit Boards
Master Bond, Inc
Widely used throughout the microelectronics industry, Master Bond's Supreme 3HTND-1SM is employed in design, production, repair, maintenance and field service. This rapid curing, one part surface mount adhesive deserves its reputation for optimal bonding performance.
Master Bond
 
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
Printed Circuit Inc.
 
LPKF Laser & Electronics
 
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
PCB Protection Overview
Henkel
Henkel's circuit board protection include, conformal coating, encapsulants, potting, module sealing and low pressure molding.
Henkel Electronics
 
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
 
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
Shadow Areas Cure with Ambient Moisture
Dymax Corporation
Conformal coatings for shadow areas on PCBs cure with light, then over time with secondary moisture. Guide explains benefits of light-cure technology!
DYMAX Corporation
 
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
 
         
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
Asymtek
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
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
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
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
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
ONLINE AUCTION: March 8-10
Branford Group
Assets of Global EMS Provider, NH. Auction of Closure of Late Model Well Maintained SMT and Test Facility Including All Support Equipment — Complete 40,000 SF Facility. Click to learn more.
The Branford Group
Blackfox Training Institute
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