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Lead-Free Solder Wafer Bumping

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Lead-Free Solder Wafer Bumping

Over the past 30 years we have learned that lead has negative affects on the health of humans and seen strong legislation remove it from gasoline and paints. More recently, governments in Europe and Asia have set deadlines to remove lead from consumer electronic devices that use printed circuit boards.

Credit/Source: BTU International, Fred Dimock, Kristen Mattson


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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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Reflow soldering

Posted by Engr. Yumex

We have an 8-zone reflow intended for reflow soldering of our lead-free models, but sometimes, we use the reflow for soldering of non lead-free...»»

Pasting a thru-hole part at SMT

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I have a thru-hole connector that I am trying to paste on my screen printer and then reflow it. I need to know if any of you have done this before... »»

Fiducial replacements?...

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Sometimes we get PCB's in with defective(distorted) fiducials that the production equipment(printer, PnP, etc) does not recognize. It would be great if there was... »»

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Engineering Documentation Control / Product Configuration Management

Seminar/Course | EC3 Corp

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Trade Show/Exhibition | Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.

Wed, January 16, 2008 | Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan

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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


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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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