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Pin in Paste Stencil Design for Notebook Mainboard

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Featured ArticleCall for Papers

Pin in Paste Stencil Design for Notebook Mainboard

This paper examines the construction of a notebook mainboard with more than 2000 components and no wave soldering required.

The board contains standard SMD, chipset BGAs, connectors, through hole components and odd forms placed using full automation and soldered after two reflow cycles under critical process parameters. However, state of the art technology does not help if the process parameters are not set carefully. Can all complex BGAs, THTs and even screws be soldered on a single stencil? What will help us overcome bridging, insufficient solder and thombstoning issues?

This paper will demonstrate the placement of all odd shape components using pin-in-paste stencil design and full completion of the motherboard after two reflow cycles.

Atilim Demirtas,  Vestel Digital

Source: Global SMT & Packaging Magazine

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Featured auction

Electronic Manufacturing Exchange #77


Sale Type: Online Auction

Starts: Mon, March 31, 2008, 3:00 AM CDT

Location of Assets: Worldwide

Electronic Test and Measurement Equipment

Digital oscilloscopes, spectrum, logic and network analyzers, generators, meters, counters, plug-ins, test sets, cards and much more...



Featured video

Lead Free Tacking - Part I
(4 min. 36 sec.)


Best, Inc 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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New Feature: you can now upload pictures with your postings. »»

Prototype & Ltd Prod Line Choices & Advice

Posted by MPope

Seems like the used/refurb market is kind of fluid so would like some current thoughts. I'm looking to setup an inexpensive prototype line... »»

Automatic Paste Inspection worth it?

Posted by Grant

We have had a few vendors push automatic solder paste inspection devices on us in the past, and I have resisted until now. However we have a new product... »»

ENiG or IAg? Which is better?

Posted by Samir Nagheenanajar

Folks, what is the industry consensus? Which is the more popular lead-free, flat finish these days?. Here's what I know from my experience... »»

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MPM-AP25 Hie series...

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SMTA Toronto Academy

Seminar/Course | SMTA

Wed, March 26, 2008 | International Centre, Toronto, Canada

The SMTA Academy courses address both cutting edge and fundamental topics in electronics manufacturing and business issues. Toronto Academy Courses topics include: "The "Deadly Sins" of SMT Assembly", "Advanced SMT Manufacturing - Equipment", "Processes and Practices, SMT Process Fundamentals for Tin-Lead and Lead Free Assembly" ... »»

IPC Webcast Series: Via Hole Filling Technology and Processes

Seminar/Course | IPC

Thu, March 20, 2008 | Online webcast

The continued fast pace towards miniaturization is leading circuit board designers to push the envelope on integration density. This trend is driving fabricators to closely look... »»

BGA Componet Rework & Profiling

Seminar/Course | Precision PCB Services, Inc

Tue, April 01, 2008 | Oroville, CA, USA

This 2-day course is designed for students that require the hands-on skill and knowledge to reliably remove and install many types of the most complex BGA components... »»

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Random Vibration & Shock Test Training...

Schematic Capture with Altium Designer 6...

Small Outline Packaging of Pressure Sensors for TPMS - IMAPS meeting...

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Career Center

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Brookings, SD, USA

Develop and manage the master production schedule (MPS) in conjunction with contract due dates. 1.1. Level 1 MPS= Final Assembly 1.2. Level 2 MPS=sub-assemblies... »»

Manufacturing Engineer

Superior Engineering

Chicago, IL, USA

We are looking for a Degreed Manufacturing Engineer that has 1-2 years of experience dealing with SMT. Full time position, full time benefits, no relocation assistance... »»

SMT Programmer/Operator

Jeron Electronic Systems, Inc.

Chicago, IL, USA

The ideal candidate has experience programming, setting-up, and running SMT placement machines. Additionally, this position requires experience with SMT processes...»»

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Memory Architect/Product Engineer...

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Industry Associations Events


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 China East Technical Conference 2008


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

Training & Certification Programs

Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: Webcast: Via Hole Filling Technology and Processes

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