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Design Environment ROI: How Design Teams On A Budget Can Build A Best In Class Design Environment

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Design Environment ROI: How Design Teams On A Budget Can Build A Best In Class Design Environment

Design workflow is the core to your design team�s competitive advantage; it�s the conduit by which you turn your team�s expertise and ideas into manufacturable products. And yet, all engineering teams face the challenge of maximizing their productivity within limited financial resources. How can the less-capitalized teams develop a design workflow that competes with the highly-capitalized teams? Simple: open tools.

In this session, we present business examples from both market research and from direct experience with customers and supply chain partners. From these examples, we quantify the impact of some of the key elements of a design flow based on currently available open tools:...

Credit/Source: Nolan Johnson,  Sunstone Circuits

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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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What happens to LPI Solder Mask on the RF4 PCB During Reflow?

Posted by armynski

What's happening with the LPI Solder Mask on an FR4 PCB during reflow of both Leaded and Lead Free Process? Do they become soft as well while exposed... »»

Surface mount connector, disturbed solder

Posted by sueph

I have a small board with some chips and 2 connectors (1 large and 1 small) with gull wing leads. The large connector has some "disturbed" solder joints... »»

Fuji feeder E-clips

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Does anyone know of an after market source for the E-clips that hold the tape covers on CP and IP feeders... »»

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Trade Show/Exhibition/Conference | Canon Communications LLC

Wed, April 30, 2008 | Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA, USA

Find the latest products, technologies, and ideas to enhance your electronics assembly process. NEPCON East is the Northeast�s event for the electronics manufacturing industry. No matter what product you manufacture, NEPCON East equips you with fresh ideas and new technologies to improve your electronics assembly process, increase productivity and exceed customer expectations... »»

BGA Componet Rework & Profiling

Seminar/Course | Precision PCB Services, Inc

Thu, May 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... »»

Extended PLC Training Seminar/Workshop

Seminar/Course | Business Industrial Network

Mon, May 12, 2008 | Stone Mountain Resort, Atlanta, GA, USA

The workshop starts with basics move on to troubleshooting, then learn the foundations of good PLC programming while writing your first IEC-1131 compliant PLC program... »»

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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: 3D/SiP Advanced Packaging 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

Training & Certification Programs

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Next Event: Webcast: Test & Inspection Hot Buttons: Design Considerations

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