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Board Talk is presented by Phil Zarrow and Jim Hall of ITM Consulting.
Phil Zarrow
Phil Zarrow - With over 35 years experience in PCB assembly, Phil is one of the leading experts in SMT process failure analysis. He has vast experience in SMT equipment, materials and processes.
Jim Hall
Jim Hall - A Lean Six-Sigma Master Blackbelt, Jim has a wealth of knowledge in soldering, thermal technology, equipment and process basics. He is a pioneer in the science of reflow.
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Solder Pallets With Titanium Inserts - Yes/No?
Solder Pallets With Titanium Inserts - Yes/No?
Our pallet manufacturer recommends titanium inserts to allow larger apertures near closely spaced surface mount components. Are they worth it? The Assembly Brothers, Jim Hall and Phil Zarrow, share their insights.
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What Rate is World Class for SMT Machines?
What Rate is World Class for SMT Machines?
What rate is considered world class when it comes to pick performance for SMT placement machines? Can you define pick performance?
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Selective Solder Pot Temperatures
Selective Solder Pot Temperatures
What temperature should the solder pot in our selective soldering machine be? Should the temperature be different from our wave system? Phil Zarrow and Jim Hall, The Assembly Brothers, share their own experiences.
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Top Side Reflow Causing Solder Balls
Top Side Reflow Causing Solder Balls
When selective soldering the secondary side, we are producing solder balls on the primary side. What can be done to prevent this from happening?
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Trends for Printing Ultra Miniature Chips
Trends for Printing Ultra Miniature Chips
A reader wonders about the current trends and practices for printing ultra-miniature chips, a la 01005. Seeking advice, they have contacted Board Talk. The Assembly Brothers, Phil and Jim, take a look and share their opinions offering insight and advice.
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