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Laser Solder Reflow: A Process Solution, Part I

Featured Article

Laser Solder Reflow: A Process Solution, Part I

EFD, Inc

Credit/Source: John Vivari - EFD, Inc. Alex Kasman - LEISTER Technologies LLC

EFD Inc. and Leister USA have collaborated to bust the myth that you cannot perform laser reflow with solder paste. Using Leister diode lasers, EFD has formulated solder pastes that survive the rapid reflow cycle typical of laser heating.


Featured Auction

SMT Manufacturing Equipment

GoIndustry plc

Sale Type: Auction

Sale Closing: Tue, September 11, 15:00 BST (UK Local Time)

Location of Assets: Derby, UK


Universal Surface Mount Placement Machines, Panasonic Chip Mounters, Universal GDM and Panasonic Adhesive Dispenser, MPM Stencil Printers, Orbotec In-Line Automatic Optical Inspection Machines, Conceptronic Reflow Oven, Feeders and Spares.


Featured Software



Rich Larue

FREE Trial Download


ProntoVIEW-MARKUP is assembly viewer software used by electronics manufacturers to quickly find components, pin, shorts between traces, etc. ProntoVIEW-MARKUP is also a redline tool that allows annotation of the assembly to create work and assembly instructions, first article inspection, etc.


Featured Software

Lead Free Through Hole Soldering


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.

Watch Video...


Solder Joint Strength Comparision

Posted by LLOYD

How do other people check their solder joint strength after a process change? For example, say you are getting wetting problems and you feel that a change...»»

Dedicated or universal fixtures for Universal Radial Inserter

Posted by gmoritz

In using a Universal Radial Inserter, we have been told two separate pieces of advice: (1) use a adjustable fixture that is capable of handling many types of boards... »»

Blowholes during wave soldering

Posted by Joris Groot Koerkamp

I have problems with blowholes during the wave soldering process. I already find out that the stock time between reflow and wave is the most important... »»

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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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Career Center

Yamaha / Philips Technician

Sydeco, SRL


we are looking for a candidate, interested in coming to work in Italy for our company. We have customers all over Italy and also in Europe...»»

Sr. Engineer

Empire International

Maryland, USA

Actively participate in the development of foil technology from product concept through product launch in the microelectronics/ electronics hybrid thin film applications...»»

Electro-Mechanical PLC Field Service Technician

Caliper, Inc.

Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

A position is available for an experienced PLC Programmer with Electro-Mechanical Field Service experience. Some responsibilities include: Equipment Start-Up...»»

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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: September 12, On-line Presentation: Integrating EMS


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: September 11 - 12, "Fundamentals of Classic, HDI, Hybrid, Flex/Rigid Flex Multilayer Printed Circuit Board Technology "

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