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Two-Photon Polymerization: A New Approach to Micromachining

Featured Article

Two-Photon Polymerization: A New Approach to Micromachining


Credit/Source: Andreas Ostendorf. Boris N. Chichkov, Laser Zentrum Hannover eV

The rapid technical development of ultrashort laser systems is creating exciting possibilities for every precise localization of laser energy in time and space. These achievements have triggered novel laser applications based on nonlinear interaction processes...


Featured Auction

Celestica Mexico & Canada / Siemens VDO Automotive Corporation


Sale Type: Online Auction

Sale Open: 08 August 2007 3:00 AM (PDT)

Location of Assets: Mexico, Canada & USA


Well Maintained PCB Assembly and Surface Mount Equipment

Surplus to the ongoing needs of Celestica in Monterrey, MX and Toronto, CN. Surplus to the ongoing needs of Siemens VDO Automotive in Huntsville, AL


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Rich Larue

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ProntoGERBER CONNECTION imports raw Gerber data and allows the user to add intelligent information to the shapes on the display. This smart data is then used directly by the other Unisoft FACTORY software modules or export to standard ASCII file formats for use by other manufacturing systems.


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Plated Through Hole Repairs of PCBs


Bob Wettermann

Best Inc

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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Placement costs

Posted by Ron

I'm looking for some info on contract manufacturing prices. What is a ball park price per SMT placement? I figure there would be two types...»»

Adhesive printing with double side board

Posted by Michelle

Does anyone out there run the adhesive side first and then the solder side and wash? I was just wondering if this is a good practice or not... »»

Lead free components in leaded process

Posted by Wana

Can the experts in the lead free field guide me to the articles / data confirming that it is OK to use lead free components in the normal "leaded" (Pb) SMT process... »»

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Cost Effective Tests Using ATE, DFT and BIST

Seminar/Course | A.T.E. Solutions, Inc.

Mon, August 06, 2007 | Beaverton, OR, USA

The two main reasons to test are 1) to eliminate failures escaping to your customers and 2) to reduce the life cycle cost of a product by eliminating penalty costs... »»

Schematic Capture with Altium Designer 6

Seminar/Course | Premier EDA Solutions Ltd

Tue, August 14, 2007 | Stanstead Abbotts, UK

A one-day hands-on course designed to introduce the features and functionality of the Altium Designer schematic system... »»

STENCIL Technology and Design Workshop

Seminar/Course | Photo Stencil

Fri, August 24, 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 design influences stencil printing performance... »»

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Career Center


Associate Mechanical Engineer

IST Engineering

San Jose, CA, USA

design, develop, and build apparatuses and fixtures, which purpose will be to test and control...»»

Mechanical Development Engineer

Aerotech, Inc.

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Candidates should have an interest in developing high performance, extremely accurate mechanical positioning...»»

Sr. Test Engineer

The Test Connection, Inc

Owings Mills, MD, USA

The candidate would be responsible for working with test engineering team on development of test sets...»»


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: Capital SMTA Vendor Show


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: Webcast Series: PCB Fabrication "Back to the Basics"

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