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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom Feb 26, 2015
3D Printing Circuit Board Assemblies
One of the most promising commercial technologies of the decade is "additive manufacturing." 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
Flux Residue Causing Test Issues
Having issues with flux residues impacting in-circuit and functional test causing incomplete readings on connector pins.
Ask the Experts
Lead-free Solder Contamination Concern
Lead-free Solder Contamination Concern
Can thermocouples attached to a circuit board with high temperature solder contaminate a lead-free solder wave?
Board Talk
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
 
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
 
Acoustic Micro Imaging Analysis for 3D Packages
This paper will present a review of AMI methods that are applicable to analyses of 3D devices and show example applications.
Analysis Lab
What's Going On With Nanomaterials?
What's Going On With Nanomaterials?
We're rapidly approaching critical mass for commercialization of nanomaterials. Where does this technology stand? What are the implications? We'll show you.
Technology Briefing
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.
 
Stencil Cleaner Recommended for Durostone Pallets
Smart Sonic
Permali, makers of Durostone Pallet material, has tested Smart Sonic's ultrasonic stencil cleaners and 440-R SMT Detergent and recommends Smart Sonic for cleaning Durostone pallets.
Smart Sonic Corporation
 
Challenges of Package on Package Devices
Challenges of Package on Package Devices
Paper outlines processes associated with soldering stacked packages using dip flux and dip solder paste designed to overcome incidence of package warp.
Materials Tech
Impact of Low Silver Paste on Area Array Joint Quality
This paper provides test data and analysis to "fill in the gaps" concerning the implementation for a wide variety of lead-free solder alloys.
Production Floor
Juki
 
Vitronics Soltec
 
Lifted Leads on QFP Components
Lifted Leads on QFP Components
After placement and reflow, we are having a random lifted lead problem on some QFP's. Is a 1% fall out rate normal? What might be the cause?
Ask the Experts
Comparison of Solder Paste Residues
Paper assesses the reliability of several lead-free, no clean paste residues after vapor phase reflow in comparison to convection reflow.
Analysis Lab
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
 
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
 
Solder Pallets With Titanium Inserts - Yes/No?
Our pallet manufacturer recommends titanium inserts to allow larger apertures near closely spaced surface mount components. These inserts are expensive. Are they worth it?
Board Talk
Pad Cratering Evaluation of PCBs
Pad Cratering Evaluation of PCBs
This paper reviews major publications and research reports with regard to pad cratering on various PCB materials.
Materials Tech
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
 
Circuit Insight Deliver Results!
IPC
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Circuit Insight
 
         
Alternative to Dead Bug Rework
Alternative to Dead Bug Rework
Dead bugging is when you add components to a circuit board upside-down and run jumper wires to complete the circuits. Here's an alternative.
Production Floor
Essemtec
Design for Assembly of 01005 Components
Design for Assembly of 01005 Components
Paper covers stencil types, aperture designs, pad layouts and process settings to achieve high-yield assembly for 01005 components.
Materials Tech
Static Prevention Products for Electronics
Ellsworth Adhesives
Ellsworth Adhesives provides Electronics Assembly, Rework, Repair, and Static Control products from ACL Staticide including cleaners, wipes, mats, and instrumentation.
Ellsworth Adhesives
What Is the Ideal Humidity for PCB Assembly?
What Is the Ideal Humidity for PCB Assembly?
How would the temperature and humidity differing from the recommended affect the solderability of circuit board assemblies?
Ask the Experts
Rigid Flex That is Built to Last
Printed Circuits, Inc.
Once you have made the decision to package your electronics with rigid flex, it makes sense to pick a production partner who can build it right.
Printed Circuits, Inc.
Process Change Causes Spots
Process Change Causes Spots
After implementing line improvements, tiny bright spots appeared on the surface of newly made circuit boards. What was the cause?
Mysteries of Science
Blackfox's Courses for Operators
BLACKFOX
The purpose of these courses is to promote best manufacturing practices and enhance the individual's job performance. Find out more.
Blackfox Training Institute
Asymtek
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