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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom May 5, 2015
What Causes Chip Blow Off During Reflow?
What can cause a 0603 passive component to blow off the circuit board during reflow as if a firecracker was put underneath? That's a pretty graphic description.
Board Talk
Dewetting of Acrylic Conformal Coating
We are using a no clean, alcohol based flux for wave. We are coating the assemblies with an acrylic conformal coating, but are experiencing dewetting of the coating. Any suggestions?
Ask the Experts
Stencil Design for Ultra Fine Pitch Printing
Stencil Design for Ultra Fine Pitch Printing
Miniaturization is pushing the stencil printing process. As features become smaller, solder paste transfer efficiency is becoming more critical.
Production Floor
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
 
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
 
3D Printing Circuit Board Assemblies
3D Printing Circuit Board Assemblies
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
Reliability Impact of Partial Pad Craters
PCB pad craters are generally associated with single overstress events that cause immediate failure. This investigation examines the effects of partial pad craters on reliability.
Analysis Lab
PCB Protection Overview
Henkel
Henkel's circuit board protection include, conformal coating, encapsulants, potting, module sealing and low pressure molding.
Henkel Electronics
 
Boardtalk — Live And In Person!
ITM Consulting
Bring The Assembly Brothers of Boardtalk To Your Facility for problem solving, process improvement. We know Assembly. ITM Consulting solves problems! Learn more.
ITM Consulting
 
How to Protect Internal Circuitry from a Harsh Environment
How to Protect Internal Circuitry from a Harsh Environment
Paper discusses recent developments in conformal coating to meet criteria for increased reliability at a lower cost for high production volume devices.
Materials Tech
Collaborative Cleaning Innovations
We'll cover how collaboration from equipment and cleaning material companies has led to innovations for improving throughput and residue removal under low standoff components.
Production Floor
Advanced Assembly
 
JTAG
 
Questions About Soldering to Flex Circuits
Questions About Soldering to Flex Circuits
What is the best way to solder fine pitch surface mount connectors to a thin flexible circuit?
Ask the Experts
Test Optimization to Improve Rework
Paper reviews how to use test machines to diagnose defects and how to reduce defects from a SMT line.
Analysis Lab
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.
 
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
 
Can Water Harm Electronic Components?
Can Water Harm Electronic Components?
A new quality assurance engineer insists electronic components should not be cleaned with water. Can you enlighten us?
Board Talk
Nanomaterials Performance Advantages
Low temperature reactivity, reaction speeds, flexibility and fine pitch considerations dictate that nanomaterials should be given serious consideration in printed electronics.
Materials Tech
Lead-free Compatible Selective Soldering
JUKI
The FlexSolder W510 Selective Soldering System is a low cost, lead-free compatible, superior-quality system, offering high flexibility.
Juki Automation Systems
 
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
 
         
The Robotic Explosion
The Robotic Explosion
Today for better or worse we're witnessing an explosion in robots. What will these robots look like and what will they do? What impact will they have on productivity, employment and personal satisfaction? What are the opportunities and threats? We'll show you.
Technology Briefing
Printed Circuit Inc.
Cleaning Assemblies in Batch Systems
This study compares the relative performance of batch spray-in-air, batch immersion and batch vapor degreasing processes for cleaning underneath low stand-off components.
Production Floor
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
Uncontrolled Environment Causing Problems
We are seeing a high fallout due to insufficient paste application on TSOP components. Is there such a thing as low humidity, low temp lead free - no clean paste?
Ask the Experts
New 5705/USB Mixed Signal JTAG Tester at IPC Apex
JTAG
A unique combination of JTAGs' TAP Controller Interfaces + digital and analogue I/O in a compact desktop package. Learn more at APEX Booth # 918
JTAG Technologies
Polymer Thick Film That Was Thinned Out
Polymer Thick Film That Was Thinned Out
A factory is making circuits using polymer thick film. One day the ink was too thin, making it print poorly. What was causing this?
Mysteries of Science
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
Diamond MT
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