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Printed Circuit Board Failure Analysis

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Printed Circuit Board Failure Analysis

Proof Of Design


As with all other F/A processes, PCB's occasionally need a little help from them. The following, just as the component process in Section previous, has been condensed from so many involvements over the past 35 years, I cannot remember - nor should I because they all could have been prevented with DFM/CE. However, the information presented, coupled with good DFM/CE and PCB process management provides an insight to the beast...

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Featured Software



Rich Larue

The ProntoPLACE module is used by electronics manufacturers to generate the necessary programs for automatic assembly machines in minutes. ProntoPLACE programs most popular surface mount (SMT) placement, through-hole (THT) insertion and glue dispensing machines. Universal, Fuji, Mydata, Siemens, Panasonic, Quad assembly, Philips, Contact Systems (CS400, 3, C5 series, etc.), Camelot, and others are supported.

ProntoPLACE software also creates assembly documents and work instructions via automatic assignment of unique colors and patterns to each part number on the assembly, add text and graphic annotations. Call (203) 913-0782 for details.

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Featured Auction

Electronic Manufacturing Exchange #47


Sale Type: Online Auction

Starts: Wednesday, 24 January 2007, 01:00 AM

Ends: Thursday, 25 January 2007, 01:00 PM

Location of Assets: Worldwide

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Assets for Sale: Semiconductor, Electronic Assembly and Test & Measurement Equipment.

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Best Video Soldering Tips


Bob Wettermann

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.

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Criteria for thermocouple wire attachment

Posted by Jack

Is there anyone know the correct way to obtain the accurate temperature profiling for oven reflow? Are below claims true?... ��

Yield on 0402 SMT Printed Circuit Board Assemblies

Posted by dyoungquist

I am looking for data on the yield of printed circuit board assemblies so that I can judge if our SMT line is performing up to typical industry standards... ��

Flux residue after HAL

Posted by yusuf

We use hot air leveling (HAL) process in pcb production. HAL process is 3 steps. �n 1. step flux. 2. step is HAL. And 3. step is rinsing. As you know there is mustn't any flux after rinsing operation... ��

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