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You, too, can do 0402!
Articulation LLC

Increasingly components are available only in surface mount packages. While surface mount assembly requires some different tools and techniques than through hole assembly, these tools are not particularly expensive and the techniques are not difficult to master. This article describes some tools and techniques available for assembling prototype or low volume surface mount printed circuit boards. Boards have been successfully built using these techniques containing parts as small as 0402 and 0.5mm pitch...

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Best Solder Tips

BEST Instructors have put to video demonstrations of common hand soldering skills. These are not designed to be in place of live one on one training where repetitive skills and subsequent one on one feedback is given. Rather they are quick refreshers designed to be viewed if a specific skill has not been practiced in a while.

Vishay Siliconix Announces High-Speed Integrated MOSFET+Drivers

Vishay Siliconix

New MOSFET+Drivers Provide Operation up to 1 MHz and 3 % Better Efficiency Than Discrete Solutions

MYDATA to begin European road tour


STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. (March 1, 2006). MYDATA, known for its automated placement machines, will launches the �Rock the Process Tour�, featuring its new screenless printer � the MY500.

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Tin Lead BGAs in leadfree paste

Posted by Craig

We have a customer transitioning slowly to lead free due to necessity rather than a need to comply i.e. some of their BGAs can only be purchased Pb free only. So for this we would want to produce them a leadfree soldered PCB (not necessarly RoHS complient though)...

How can I measure the consistence of glue application in a Gemin

Posted by Karen_smt

I'm getting a poor glue application in the smt process I have a Gemini machine and I need an efficient method to analyse the consistence and inspect the process by the operator.>

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PCB Foundation Course

Mon, March 13, 2006

Implementing Lead-Free Assembly at Your Facility

Tue, March 21, 2006

Engineering Documentation Control - Basics and Beyond

Tue, March 28, 2006

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MYDATA automation

SMT Assembly machines for high mix, medium-high volume, and fast changeover production.

X-Line Asset Management

Years of asset disposition experience, equipment experience and technology to bring maximum returns and savings to our customers. Our focus is the SMT, ETM, and Semicon equipment space.

Heller Industries Inc.

Manufacturer of Reflow Soldering Ovens for Automated SMT PCB Assembly. Specializing in: Lead Free Processing and Nitrogen Reflow. Serving Printed Circuit Board, Semiconductor and Wafer Processing Applications.

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March 10, 2006

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