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Characteristics of Conformal Coating

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Characteristics of Conformal Coating

American Competitiveness Institute

Credit/Source: Dave Poulin - Senior Materials Engineer

A conformal coating is defined as a thin polymeric material which covers the surface of an electronic assembly. These coatings are used to provide an electrically insulative and environmentally protective seal or cover to a completed printed circuit board (PCB).


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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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Soldering Tip Maintenance


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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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PCB pad contamination

Posted by OP3799

I have bare PCB which were stored with kapton tape attached on the Au plated pads. These were stored for close to a year. Upon removal of kapton tape...»»

Solder Balls and Humidity

Posted by GR@ICS

I want to get a collective opinion from the forum. I was always under the impression that Humidity at SMT can be a disaster and can cause solder balls... »»

BGA dropping off underside of board

Posted by saaitk

I am building a double sided SMT board. On the first side I have a 405 ball BGA. When we build and run the second side through our reflow oven... »»

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42nd annual Systems Readiness Technology Conference - IEEE Autotescon

Seminar/Course | IEEE

Mon, September 17, 2007 | Baltimore, MD, USA

Our conference theme, "Transforming Maintenance: Closing The Loop Between Ate & Integrated Diagnostics", will focus on the dynamic changes taking place in the testing and maintenance community... »»

EPIC/SPIE Europe Workshop on Manufacturing LEDs for Lighting and Displays

Seminar/Course | SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering

Mon, September 10, 2007 | Berlin Adlershof, Germany

Present your research in this unique interactive forum for developers, material and equipment manufacturers in the burgeoning high-brightness LED market... »»

International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference & Tabletop Exhibition

Exhibition/Conference | SMTA

Mon, September 17, 2007 | Wyndham Hotel, San Jose, CA, USA

The conference will explore cutting edge topics in wafer-level packaging and IC/MEMS/MOEMS packaging including 3D/Stacked/CSP/SiP/SoP and mixed technology packages... »»

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Electro-Mechanical PLC Field Service Technician

Caliper, Inc.

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A degree in the Electro-Mechanical Engineering field is desired...»»

Teradyne Field Service Engineer

Lewis and Clark


Location is negotiable. Strong customer relationships are a must. Salary commensurate with experience...»»

SMT Technician/Engineer

IBE SMT Equipment

Magnolia, TX, USA

The candidate would be responsible for troubleshooting, maintenance and occasional field service work...»»


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: On-Line Presentation - Defect Level Study and Test Effectiveness


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

Online Store

Next Event: "Fundamentals of Classic, HDI, Hybrid, Flex/Rigid Flex Multilayer Printed Circuit Board Technology "

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