Electronics Forum | Wed Oct 11 12:37:56 EDT 2006 | realchunks
Rob is right. ESD flooring is "Conductive" which means it can drain ESD from the body. But if you have an insulated shoe, it does not good, the ESD remains on the body. Now if you wear a smock, then you can rub ballons in your hair and touch any
Electronics Forum | Fri Apr 13 16:52:07 EDT 2012 | hegemon
Hey Frazzled, you mean you don't prefer the back and forth flaming wars when someone disagrees with an opinion? How about "Agree" & "Disagree" for starters. Later we can add "YGTBK"(you got to be kidding), and "WP" (Wrong Planet) Great idea Frazz
Industry News | 2010-09-02 11:03:41.0
Combining fun in the sun with philanthropy, IPC California and the Los Angeles and Orange County Chapters of the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) held their 11th Annual Golf Event on August 16, 2010. More than 100 banquet attendees and 86 golfers enjoyed a warm summer day at the Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, California. The two organizations expect to donate more than $2000 from the proceeds to a local charity.
Industry News | 2018-08-02 19:48:46.0
IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries, the global industry association representing the $2 trillion global electronics industry, is applauding the U.S. Congress for sending legislation to President Trump that will strengthen workforce education and training efforts. The President signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (the Perkins CTE Act) on Tuesday.
Technical Library | 2013-01-29 15:48:08.0
Choosing a new wire Cutting and Stripping (C&S) machine can be like shopping for a new car. With so many choices, where does one start? A nice, little sports car might be fun to have, but how often will it just sit there because it can’t carry a car load of kids or some odd-sized goods from the local home improvement store? You just might be better off with a midsize SUV that does a pretty good job at doing everything you need it to do.
Technical Library | 2018-10-24 18:04:12.0
Polymer Thick Film (PTF)-based printed electronics (aka Printed Electronics) has improved in durability over the last few decades and is now a proven alternative to copper circuitry in many applications once thought beyond the capability of PTF circuitry. This paper describes peak performance and areas for future improvement.State-of-the-art PTF circuitry performance includes the ability to withstand sharp crease tests, 85C/85%RH damp heat 5VDC bias aging (silver migration), auto seat durability cycling, SMT mandrel flexing, and others. The IPC/SGIA subcommittee for Standards Tests development has adopted several ASTM test methods for PTF circuitry and is actively developing needed improvements or additions. These standards are described herein. Advantages of PTF circuitry over copper include: varied conductive material compositions, lower cost and lower environmental impact. Necessary improvements include: robust integration of chip and power, higher conductivity, and fine line multi-layer patterning.