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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom Jun 30, 2015
Is There a Spacing Spec for SMD Components?
Is there a general minimum spacing requirement or should we apply SMT components to comply with the majority of the SMT pick and place systems on the market?
Board Talk
Bromine Free PWBs
What are the pros and cons of bromine in PWBs? Are bromine and lead free connected?
Ask the Experts
Ten Rules for Jumper Wires
Ten Rules for Jumper Wires
The need to attach jumper wires to circuit board assemblies is inevitable. This program covers 10 key rules for attaching jumper wires to assembled boards.
Production Floor
Do Your Repair Techs Deserve One?
CircuitMedic
The Micro-Drill is the ideal tool for precision drilling, grinding and cutting on circuit boards.
CircuitMedic
 
PCB Protection Overview
Henkel
Henkel's circuit board protection include, conformal coating, encapsulants, potting, module sealing and low pressure molding.
Henkel Electronics
 
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?
Technology Briefing
Analysis of Voiding Under QFN Packages
Paper covers results of experiments on QFN devices when the ensuing voiding level was calculated by x-ray inspection.
Analysis Lab
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
 
Blackfox New Course: High Temp Soldering
BLACKFOX
This hands-on course is designed to address many situations in Electronics Manufacturing where it is necessary to use high melting point solder.
Blackfox Training Institute
 
When Precision is Not Good Enough
Papers shows that variations in pcb design cannot be accounted for by look up tables and a more complex model is required.
Materials Tech
How To Eliminate PCB Bow and Twist
How To Eliminate PCB Bow and Twist
Industry expert Bob Willis uses the NPL Defect Database to explore techniques to reduce the possibility of circuit board bow and twist.
Production Floor
Dymax Corporation
 
Blackfox Training Institute
 
Micro Solder Balls Problem
Micro Solder Balls Problem
We're using a lead-free HASL circuit board with a SAC alloy and a RoHS reflow process using nitrogen. We are generating micro solder balls.
Ask the Experts
Investigation of Whisker Growth on Wire and Braid
This paper presents data from humidity, temperature conditioning, and electron microscopy inspection of tin coated wire specimens of various size and age.
Analysis Lab
New, Safer Cleaners Replace HCFC-225
MicroCare
Precision cleaning is facing big challenges as HCFC-225, is being phased-out to protect the environment. This white paper, from MicroCare, explains the cleaning options available. Learn more.
MicroCare Corporation
 
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.
 
Are Gloves Required for PCB Handling?
Are Gloves Required for PCB Handling?
How important are gloves when handling circuit boards prior to wave soldering or reflow soldering? Phll Zarrow and Jim Hall review the topic.
Board Talk
Hot Air Solder Leveling in the Lead-free Era
Paper discusses best practice for lead-free HASL lines and the properties expected with a properly applied HASL finish.
Materials Tech
Redefining affordable x-ray inspection
Scienscope
Scienscope's X-Ray inspection systems offer the highest performance to price ratio. All systems are a "complete package" including high-end features in affordable & compact design. Learn more...
Scienscope
 
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
 
         
Where to Look for Insight
Where to Look for Insight
Where can you discover the insights you need to fuel innovation? We'll explore the seven "insight-channels" that can be used by would-be innovators.
Technology Briefing
Circuit Technology Center
Profiled Squeegee Blade Review
Paper presents performance of the profiled squeegee blade developed to create a multi-angle of attack for process control for all types of stencil printing processes.
Production Floor
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
Cleaning PCBs of Oxidation
What is the best method for cleaning bare PCBs that have small amounts of oxidation? I know proper storage may solve the problem; what do you suggest?
Ask the Experts
New High-speed Modular Chip-shooter
JUKI
The FX3 is a new high-speed modular chip-shooter delivering cutting edge technology combining speed, performance and high-uptime.
Juki Automation Systems
Sealed Membrane Switch Mystery
Sealed Membrane Switch Mystery
A factory was building membrane switches but all the switches from units in Denver failed. What was unusual about Denver?
Mysteries of Science
You need 25 PCBs assembled in 5 days?
Advanced Assembly
We specialize in fast PCB assembly for prototypes and low-volume orders.
Advanced Assembly LLC
Printed Circuit Inc.
Cartoon
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