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These programs cover the environment, RoHS, recycling, pollution, waste and more. Programs are sorted by published date, most recent first.


Corrosion Behavior of CU in Some Commercial Beverages
Corrosion Behavior of CU in Some Commercial Beverages
The corrosion behaviour of pure copper in selected commercial beverages was studied. Two approaches were used to investigate the corrosion behavior.
Analysis Lab

What is the IPC Definition for Uncommonly Harsh?
What is the IPC Definition for Uncommonly Harsh?
IPC 610 and other documents define class three to include products where the end use environment may be uncommonly harsh. Does anyone have guidelines for how uncommonly harsh may be defined? The Assembly Brothers, Jim Hall and Phil Zarrow, address this question.
Board Talk

Predicting the Lifetime of the PCB
Predicting the Lifetime of the PCB
This paper examines a concept to enable the prediction of the lifetime of the PCB using accelerated testing methods and finite element simulations.
Analysis Lab

What is Ideal Humidity for Final Assembly?
What is Ideal Humidity for Final Assembly?
What is ideal humidity within a final assembly facility? No soldering involved. The facility is used for final box build.
Board Talk

Reduce Pollution of Process Gasses in an Air Reflow Oven
Reduce Pollution of Process Gasses in an Air Reflow Oven
This paper gives detailed information of catalyst systems designed and implemented in SMD production lines to reduce pollution of process gasses.
Production Floor

RoHS: 10 Years Later - IT Equipment Corrosion Issues Remain
RoHS: 10 Years Later - IT Equipment Corrosion Issues Remain
This paper will describe the common modes of corrosion-related hardware failures in the past 10 years and the means of negating their detrimental effects.
Analysis Lab

What Is the Recommended Component Storage Environment?
What Is the Recommended Component Storage Environment?
What do you recommend for component storage to prohibit oxidation including relative humidity, nitrogen atmosphere, temperature? The Assembly Brothers, Jim Hall and Phil Zarrow, share their own experiences.
Board Talk

Electrostatic Discharge Factory Issues
Electrostatic Discharge Factory Issues
The paper offers an overview of causes for ESD, where electrostatic charges are increasingly generated.
Production Floor

Preparing for Increased ESD Device Sensitivity
Preparing for Increased ESD Device Sensitivity
In this paper the authors share what has been learned about real-time ESD event detection in hopes it aids the equipment manufacturer's preparedness.
Production Floor

Requirements on a Class
Requirements on a Class "0" EPA
Lately, more and more publications report about ESD requirements for an EPA "class 0". What does this mean?
Analysis Lab

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