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Cleaning R.F. Circuits - Aqueous or Vapor?
Cleaning R.F. Circuits - Aqueous or Vapor?
We clean R.F. assemblies by hand but want to switch to an automated process. Which process would be better vapor degreasing or aqueous? Jim Hall and Phil Zarrow, The Assembly Brothers, answer this question.
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Evaluating Rinsing Effectiveness in Spray-In-Air Cleaners
Evaluating Rinsing Effectiveness in Spray-In-Air Cleaners
This study was designed to investigate the efficiency of the rinse cycle using both a spray-in-air batch and inline
cleaner.
Materials Tech
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Ultrasonic Cleaning and Surfactants
I've heard that deionized water is a poor conductor of ultrasonic cavitations. Can we add a surfactant to improve the ultrasonic effectiveness?
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PCBA Cleaning with Sodium Bicarbonate
PCBA Cleaning with Sodium Bicarbonate
Is there an effect on PCBA long-term reliability when cleaned with a sodium bicarbonate scrub followed by DI water rinse? The Assembly Brothers, Jim Hall and Phil Zarrow, answer this question.
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Challenging Cleaning Problem
We have an assembly that can not be washed. But we may use a cleaning method that prevent ingress of wash water. What do you suggest?
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Delay Before Cleaning Partial Assemblies
Delay Before Cleaning Partial Assemblies
We're assembling circuit boards with a water soluble flux. Is it acceptable to leave these partially assembled boards for 3 to 4 days before finishing them?
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Trichloroethylene Alternative
We currently use a mix of Trichloroethylene and IPA for cleaning. We are looking to eliminate the Trichloroethylene and request your input.
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Can Water be Harmful to Electronics Components?
A new quality assurance engineer insists that electronics components should not be cleaned with water. Can you enlighten us?
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pH neutral Cleaning Agents - Market Expectation & Field Performance
pH neutral Cleaning Agents - Market Expectation & Field Performance
Study reviews performance of pH neutral cleaning agents compared to alkaline cleaning alternatives and includes field data.
Materials Tech
Cleanliness Assessment for Class III Lead-Free No-Clean Assemblies
Cleanliness Assessment for Class III Lead-Free No-Clean Assemblies
This study qualifies an aqueous cleaning process capable of removing combinations of no-clean flux residues for Class III electronic assemblies.
Analysis Lab
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