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ERP or Best of Breed Software

Featured Article

Manufacturers at the Crossroads: ERP or Best-of-Breed Software?

Zontec Inc.

In the quest for quality, selecting the right Statistical Process Control (SPC) Software system doesn't boil down to a simple functional "fit-to-requirements" anymore. Once the expert domain of highly focused, independent software developers, the competitive landscape has changed dramatically with the influx of big-name ERP software providers who are aggressively promoting integrated quality modules within an all-encompassing business application framework....


Featured Auction

TTE Poland/Surface Mount Equipment


Sale Type: Online Auction

Sale Open: Now

Sale Close: 29 May 2007, 14.00 CEST (Polish local time)

Location of Assets: Żyrardów, Poland

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Assets for Sale:

Very Modern Surface Mount Equipment

Siemens Siplace HS50 Pick & Place and (over 130) Electrical Tape Feeders, Universal RAD-8 Radial Component Sequencers & Inserters, Universal GSM-FJ IC Placer; BTU Paragon-150 Reflow Oven, DEK Horizon 265 Screen Printers.


Featured Software



Rich Larue

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ProntoAOI is used by electronic manufacturers to quickly program their Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) machines and X-RAY Equipment. ProntoAOI programs most popular AOI Equipment such as YESTech, Mirtec, Orbotech, Agilent, Omron, CyberOptics, Viscom, Quad, VR Technologies, etc. ProntoAOI quickly converts your CAD or GERBER files to finished AOI program files.


Best Video Soldering Tips

Lead-Free (SAC Alloy) QFP Soldering Pt-Pt Technique


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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Vacuum Bags

Posted by aj

Are there special type bags which you need to use for Vacuum sealing Boards/tray parts etc. or are they just the standard anti-static bags ?...»»

Wave frames CAS - cleaning

Posted by d0min0

I'd like to know how do you maintain cleaness of your solder frames after production - we use both SnPb and leadfree process, we clean in alcohol and ultrasonic but the frames look white and i wonder if we do not damage the structure???... »»

Soulder SMT ESD Mat

Posted by CokeDigits

I test pdb-boards on the mat it ain't work! Wrong mount of bolts being outputted. is have something to do witfh the rohas soulder on them?... »»

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JPCA Show 2007 (37th International Electronic Circuits Exhibition)

Trade Show/Exhibition | JPCA

Wed, May 30, 2007 | Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan

The Triple Collaboration of JPCA Show 2007/2007 Microelectronics Show/JISSO PROTEC 2007 is the industry�s own- and only-organized effort to create a reasonable, targeted and fair event with the solution network for electronics manufacturing.... »»

Comprehensive Lead Free Workshop featuring Dr. Jennie Hwang

Seminar/Course | Blackfox Training Institute

Tue, June 5, 2007 | Denver, CO, USA

The only complete Lead-Free Coverage! �Get the Facts� from world renowned Lead Free expert Dr. Jennie Hwang. Attend a comprehensive workshop that is designed to address every aspect of RoHS & WEEE directives... »»

SMTA Upper Midwest Vendor Show and Technical Program

Trade Show/Exhibition | SMTA

Wed, June 6, 2007 | 3M Company, St. Paul, MN, USA

The ever-popular SMTA Upper Midwest Vendor Show and Technical Program is back again at 3M Headquarters in St. Paul, MN. This program will be held in conjunction with free technical programming and attendee registration is free... »»

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SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies. The association is dedicated to the advancement of the electronics industry through member education and interaction. Membership Info

Upcoming Event for SMTA

Upper Mid-West Chapter Lead-free Rework Presentation / Hands-on Training

Tue, May 22, 2007 | Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie, MN

Upper Mid-West Chapter is pleased to announce a technical presentation with hands-on, classroom style rework training on lead-free techniques. Presentation by Kris Roberson. Pace, Hakko, Metcal, JBC and Weller reworking instruments will be displayed. BEST, Inc. providing Mobile Training Center for Hands-on Rework Demonstrations...»»


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly. Membership Info

Upcoming Event for IPC

Designing with Your 'Thumbs'

Mon, May 21, 2007 | Bannockburn, IL, USA

This course is a compilation of information gleaned from many technical sources and years of design work. It will provide general "Rules of Thumb" for the way things might be done to achieve successful board design, and give brief explanations of why they need to be done that way. It will also introduce the concepts used to lay out PCBs with good signal integrity and EMI control...»»

Career Center


Applications Eng, Soldering Products

Indium Corporation


This is a new position within the Technical department tasked with building a more pro-active technical support culture...»»

Mechanical Engineer

Machine Vision PRoducts

Carlsbad, CA, USA

Create detail designs from general requirements, create prototype sketches, select components, and conduct design reviews...»»

Equipment Maintenance Technician

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Pullman, WA, USA

Coordinate and/or perform preventive maintenance on assembly machinery. Troubleshoot machinery failures...»»


SMT Technician

Desired Field: Technical Support

Garland, TX, USA

Objective: Obtain a challenging position in a strong business environment where I can contribute to the company's...»»

Test / Applications Engineer

Desired Field: Engineering

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Result oriented, senior test engineer with over 10 years of specialized experience in electronics manufacturing (EMS) and micro-EMS industry...»»

SMT Engineer

Desired Field: Engineering, Production

Mentor, OH, USA

6 years of experience in electronics. I know how to program, operate, maintain, setup SMT machines...»»

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