Electronics Assembly Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom
Jun 27, 2019
Selective Solder Pot Temperatures
Selective Solder Pot Temperatures
What temperature should the solder pot in our selective soldering machine be? Should the temperature be different from our wave system? Phil Zarrow and Jim Hall, The Assembly Brothers, share their own experiences.
Board Talk
Utilizing an Alternative Solder Paste to Improve the PCB Assembly Process
Results from an investigation that studied and characterized a novel lead-free solder paste as compared to traditional solder materials will be presented.
Production Floor
Assessing the Impact of Lean on PCB Manufacturing
How To Get The Best Thermal Profile
Meter-Mix Dispensing Basics
Cleaning Process Compatibility with PCB Surface Finishes
High Reliability Alloy for Auto Apps
Dispelling Dry Storage Myths
Strategies For Ensuring a Smooth Assembly Process
New Generation of Conformal Coatings for Challenging Operating Environments
Ask the Experts
Hot Air Solder 0201s and 01005s
We are struggling to solder and rework small parts - 0201s and 01005s. I have been using a small nozzle hot air solder rework station with adjustable air flow. The minimum air flow on the unit will blow small parts across ...
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Artificial Intelligence Could Revolutionize R&D and Innovation
Artificial Intelligence Could Revolutionize R&D and Innovation
The rapidly improving price/performance of GPTs has led over time to the creation of entirely new applications and industries.
Technology Briefing
Effect on ENIG Nickel Corrosion on Wetting Balance Test Results and Intermetallic Formation
This paper attempts to further clarify the effects of nickel corrosion on solder wetting balance test results and the resultant intermetallic formed.
Analysis Lab
Long Term Isothermal Aging of BGA Packages Using Doped Lead Free Solder Alloys
Long Term Isothermal Aging of BGA Packages Using Doped Lead Free Solder Alloys
This paper evaluates the long term aging effect of various doped lead free solders built using Megtron6 substrate under other, different aging conditions.
Materials Tech
The Challenges of LGA Server Socket Trends
This paper discusses the challenges and some potential solutions for sockets used in the high end server market.
Production Floor
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QFN Test Failures Caused by Flux
We have a PCBA with a QFN44. We use a no-clean flux. We have encountered many test failures during testing. A test engineer claims that the failures are due to flux residue ...
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On-Board Package Decapsulation Techniques for Failure Analysis
Various on-board decapsulation techniques to remove package overmold while preserving wire bonds either gold (Au) or Copper (Cu) were evaluated.
Analysis Lab
Why Should We Consider Smart Feeders?
Why Should We Consider Smart Feeders?
In selecting a new pick and place line, why should we consider smart feeders? How can we justify the added cost?
Board Talk
Thermally, Electrically Conductive Adhesive to Control Heat in PCBs
Study illustrates the complexity of achieving optimum thermal and electrical performance with any circuit, especially at higher frequencies.
Materials Tech
Why AI Isn't the Death of Jobs
Why AI Isn't the Death of Jobs
A probable outcome for companies that use AI only to increase efficiency. Companies using AI to drive innovation are likely to increase head count than reduce it.
Technology Briefing
3D Assembly Processes a Look at Today and Tomorrow
This paper explores various technologies available today and some that are starting to appear and illustrates some key items for each technology.
Production Floor
Low Temperature SnBi Containing Solder Pastes with Lead-Free Solder Balls
A detailed study has been carried out on low temperature lead-free solder paste that utilizes Bi bearing alloys.
Analysis Lab
Was Sodium Causing Factory Fires?
Was Sodium Causing Factory Fires?
One summer a factory producing coloring dyes was experiencing many alarms signaling a fire. What was causing these fires?
Mysteries of Science
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