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Implementing Lead Free Soldering � European Consortium Research

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Implementing Lead Free Soldering � European Consortium Research

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Credit/Source: Dr. M. Warwick

Over the last ten years, there have been a large number of publications describing work into lead free electronics soldering. They have come from all regions of the world and from academic organisations, individual companies and consortia. Although a number of these studies have culminated in �production trials�, these have invariably been on a limited scale and they were essentially a demonstration, rather than the first step to implementation...


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Sale Open: 25 July 2007 12:01 AM (PDT)

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Sale Open: 17 July 2007

Location of Assets: Elcoteq SE � Lohja, Finland

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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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Temperature Probes for Reflow Profiling

Posted by pauld

Any new alternatives to using temperature probes for characterizing reflow profiles? The mfg just doubled the price...»»

Reflow issue with QFN

Posted by Arun

QFN assembled on a PCB indicates paramteric fails when tested. When the QFN on PCB is reflowed a second time, it recovers and passes testing... »»

Wavesoldering capability study

Posted by Reypal

We plan to make capability study on our wave-soldering machine (...) My question is what we should consider most among the critical parameters?... »»

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IPC-610 Certified IPC Trainer

Seminar/Course | Circuit Technology Inc

Mon, July 16, 2007 | CTI Training Center, NC, USA

This four day class is an in-depth study of the newest revision of the industry standard IPC-A-610 Revision D... »»

Stencil Printing for Flip Chip Bumps Webinar

Online Webinar | Speedline Technologies, Inc.

Thu, July 19, 2007 | Online

One technology used to create the bumps on flip chips is printing and reflowing solder paste. The solder paste is printed directly... »»

STENCIL Technology and Design Workshop

Seminar/Course | Photo Stencil

Fri, July 27, 2007 | Photo Stencil Facility, Colorado Springs, CO, USA

In this workshop you will have access to information on stencil printing performance and how stencil technology and stencil design influences stencil printing performance... »»

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Process Technician

Elite Personnel Inc

Columbus, OH, USA

Minimum of 5 years experience processing and mold setting on Cincinnati Milacron Injection Molding Machines...»»

Sr. Test Engineer

The Test Connection, Inc

Owings Mills, MD, USA

The candidate would participate in product design phase reviews and interfaces with customers in supporting testability...»»

SMT Equipment Sales


Willow Grove, PA, USA

A proven communicator, who may lack sales experience, but compensates by being success driven...»»


GenRad In-Circuit Test Engineer

Desired Field: Maintenance...


In-Circuit Test and Functional Test Fixture and Jigs local fabricator, and customers support on all ICT related issues...»»

Electronics Engineer

Desired Field: Engineering

Tijuana, Mexico

7 years of experience in Manufacturing procesess and New Products Introduction of comercial and military SMT...»»

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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Industry Associations


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. Membership Info

SMTA Certification for SMT Processes and Six Sigma Green Belt


Next Event: EU REACH & Supply Chain Software Above Factory Floor


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

Standards & Publications

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Next Event: Designer Certification (CID) Workshop & Exam

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