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Process optimization -Lead free wave soldering of simple to highly complex boards

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Process optimization

Lead free wave soldering of simple to highly complex boards

This research takes an in-depth look at the challenges encountered in developing a lead free wave soldering process based on the specific products as well as on specific materials. It attempts to provide the reader with the information necessary to make educated decisions in selecting materials and controlling various process parameters in order to execute a rational implementation strategy for a reliable and robust lead free wave soldering process.

Credit/Source: Denis Barbini    Vitronics Soltec, Inc.


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Micro Solder Balls in No Clean Selective Solder Process

Posted by Noid

We are building class 3 products, using no clean on wave and selective solder machines. Both processes are producing micro solder balls...»»

Stainless Steel tabs in brd assemblies

Posted by fsw

We are a small OEM/CM that use Ni tabs in our design/applications. We have a request to use Stainless steel to reduce/eliminate the Ni content... »»

Laser soldering LED's

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Does anyone have experience with automated Laser soldering equipment for SMT LED's? Most laser systems are set up for through hole and solder... »»

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SMTA Anaheim Academy: Practical Innovations for 3D Packaging of ICs

Seminar/Course | SMTA

Tue, January 29, 2008 | Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, USA

Addressing System Level Integration and Miniaturization for Electronics. The participants will be able to explore a number of alternative package methodologies... »»

Free Reflow Profiling Webinar

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Board Test User Group Meeting

Meeting | Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Wed, January 16, 2008 | Austin, TX, USA

Learning, sharing and conversing about experiences as a user can be invaluable to implementation success. Case studies, board test challenges facing users today... »»

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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: Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium


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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