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Which Term To Use - PWB or PCB?
Is there any real difference between the terms Printed Wire Board and Printed Circuit Board? Which do you recommend?
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Soldering Station Calibration
We were told that our soldering stations do not require calibration. Should all soldering stations be calibrated and re-calibrated after some point?
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Through-Hole Component Phase Out
How long will the industry continue to use through-hole components? I can envision connectors being used, but what about other component types?
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The Quest for Reliability Standards
The Quest for Reliability Standards
Many methods simulate end-use characteristics of equipment, but a clear understanding is required to differentiate between the methods.
Analysis Lab
Concentration Monitoring & Closed Loop Control
Concentration Monitoring & Closed Loop Control
In this study, the Flowsensor or acoustic concentration measurement system was evaluated at the original beta site detailing 20 days of concentration monitoring data.
Production Floor
Applying Lean Philosophies to Supply Chain Management in EMS
Applying Lean Philosophies to Supply Chain Management in EMS
A mid-tier EMS company's look at their use of technology, philosophy and partnerships to optimize its systems and facilitate growth.
Production Floor
Solder Defects and Continuous Improvement
Solder Defects and Continuous Improvement
We get a lot of questions about solder defects. Is that telling us something about what's going on in the industry? Are you settling for mediocrity? The Assembly Brothers, Phil Zarrow and Jim Hall, answer these questions.
Board Talk
Problems with Counterfeit Components
Problems with Counterfeit Components
We are learning about the infiltration of counterfeit components. How big is this problem, and how concerned should we be?
Board Talk
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Confused About IPC-A-610 Class 2 vs. Class 3
We need some clarification about IPC-A-610. The Class used in Aircraft has nothing to do with IPC-A-610. Where did this thinking come from?
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A Review of Industry Terminology and Acronyms
A Review of Industry Terminology and Acronyms
What does the term BTC refer to? The Assembly Brothers talk about uniformity of terminology and the industry's acronyms. The Assembly Brothers, Jim Hall and Phil Zarrow, discuss this in detail sharing their industry expertise.
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