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The Pin-in-Paste (or AART) Process for Odd Form and Through Hole Printed Circuit Boards

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The Pin-in-Paste (or AART) Process for Odd Form and Through Hole Printed Circuit Boards

Universal Instruments

Credit/Source: Jay B. Hinerman, K. Srihari, Ph.D. & George R. Westby

Considerable interest exists in the process known as the pinin-paste, or the Alternative Assembly and Reflow Technology (AART) process. The AART process allows for the simultaneous reflow of both odd-form and through hole devices as well as surface mount components. This process has several advantages over the typical mixed technology process sequence that includes wave soldering and/or hand soldering, often in addition to reflow soldering.


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Telex Communications, Inc. - SMT / Test & Measurement Equipment


Sale Type: Online Auction

Sale Closes: Thu, October 04, 13:00 EDT

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Orbotech Automated Optical Inspection & Repair Stations; Marantz/Christopher Table Top AOI; Electrovert Wave Solder Machine; (2) MPM Screen Printers; Glenbrook X-Ray Machine & more


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Sale Open: Tue, October 09, 3:00 AM PDT

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Plated Through Hole Repairs of PCBs


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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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Advice on selecting ATE/ICT

Posted by mparker

I would appreciate any and all input on selection of ICT/ATE equipment. I'm a CM supplying various PCA's, none of which are designed with test points...»»

MPM AP25 Squeege Pressure not Set

Posted by simmcircuits

Please help on this problem with an MPM AP25 screen printer. Everytime we print the error Squeegee Pressure Not Set is prompted... »»

QFP area solder paste shifted

Posted by Jimmy

As we know QFP area like 0.4mm pitch was a very critical area to control especially those PCB using silkscreen printing process manufactured... »»

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Lead & Lead Free Hand Solder Certification

Seminar/Course | Precision PCB Services, Inc

Mon, October 01, 2007 | Oroville, CA, USA

A one-day class being conducted on a daily basis through the month of October. Hands-On, Hand Solder Training & Certification for Lead & Lead Free Solders... »»

IPC/JEDEC International Conference on Lead Free Electronics

Conference | IPC

Thu, October 04, 2007 | Berlin, Germany

To give the European electronic industry answers to the problems caused by implementing lead free processes, IPC and JEDEC are holding... »»

SMTA International 2007

Trade Show/Exhibition | SMTA

Sun, October 07, 2007 | Gaylord Palms Hotel, Kissimmee, FL, USA

The industry's premier technical conference and NEW two day exhibition. Join us as a speaker, exhibitor or attendee... »»

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Florida, USA

The qualified individual will have a strong background in electronic manufacturing services and sound knowledge of the electronic contract manufacturing industry...»»

Engineer, Senior Electrical/Control

Asymtek, a Nordson Company

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Designs and analyzes multi-order control, linear, non linear systems for mission critical applications. Normal work assignments involve describing...»»

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Manchester or Novi, NH, USA

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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: SMTA International 2007


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

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