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Effect of Reflow Profile on SnPb and SnAgCu Solder Joint Shear Force
Heller Industries

The increasing awareness of health risk associated with lead (Pb) containing solder alloys has pushed the electronics industry toward lead-free. The legislation ban the use of lead is only one of the driving forces. From the business point of view, the lead-free electronic product (green product) is also a market trend.

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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.

Valor Implementation at Siemens Bocholt

Valor Computerised Systems Ltd.

Valor Computerized Systems, the leader in productivity-enhancing solutions for the electronics industry, has completed a successful implementation of its DFM solution at Siemens Bocholt in Germany for effective costs management and a faster route to product.

Biomaxx Systems Inc. to develop Biomass to electricity initiative.

BioMaxx Systems Inc.

Biomaxx Systems Inc. will now develop a new initiative to produce a commercially viable product offering for biomass to electricity production.

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MPM UP2000 Installation

Posted by Smartasp

Just received a second hand (1998) MPM UP2000 Paste printer. Can anybody let me know about the tricky issues (not in the manual) to look for and what are the common spares we should have on stand by. Should we have an expert helping us installing?

Strange problem with Fuji IP1 stopping

Posted by Bert

Just before Christmas we bought a used Fuji IP1 cheap. It took us a while but it's been working great for about a month. Yesterday the IP1 stopped after completing a board but before exiting the board out the conveyer. No error message, no alarm bells - just stopped. I used the CLR OFF button to manually convey the PCB out the conveyer.

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For Sale - Hot Item!

Conveyors (1) Meter CTI, JOT, and more

Contact: Recon Inc

Wanted Equipment

MPM Need AP 25's and UP 2000's

Contact: Cardinal Circuit

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Design for Environment workshop

Thu, April 6, 2006

Building Your RoHS Due Diligence Defense Workshop

Tue, April 18, 2006

10th Annual Atlanta SMTA Expo

Thu, April 20, 2006

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Cardinal Circuit

Manufacturer's representative organization and used equipment dealer that supplies equipment and services to EMS providers and OEM's in the electroinics industry.


The world's leading organiser of trade and consumer exhibitions, Reed Exhibitions excels in creating high profile, highly targeted business and consumer exhibitions to establish and maintain business relations, and generate new business.

Grip Technologies

Manufacturer of all forms of component handling equipment. Digital counters and scales for use with Axial, Radial and Surface mount devices (SMD). The company also makes all types of lead trimming, bending and forming systems for all types of components. These feature quick setups and changeovers for different part types.

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April 6, 2006

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