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Broadband Printing � A Paradigm

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Broadband Printing � A Paradigm

The SMT industry is going through a challenging phase of assembling miniature components, such as micro BGA, 0.3mm CSP and 01005 passives onto Printed Circuit Boards (PCB). This effort is primarily driven by the cell phone and other hand held device industries due to consumer demand for smaller devices with more functionality. Other industries, such as those that supply the defense and those in medical electronics, among others, are also expected to start using such miniature components in the near future. Because these miniature components require solder deposits that are significantly smaller per pad than other components that will reside on the same circuit board, such as QFPs, PLCC�s, there arises a challenge in SMT assembly to satisfactorily deposit solder paste for all components on the PCB.

Credit/Source: Arun S. Ramasubramanian, Dr. Daryl Santos, Dr. Rita Mohanty Speedline Technologies, Inc

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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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Good Manual Printer for Large Boards

Posted by Grant

We have a custom large board and we need to do about 10-20 of them a month. Can anyone recommend a good quality manual stencil printer that we could use for it... »»

PCBA ageing equipment

Posted by snaggletooth

We need to test some products from -40c - +71c and need some testing equipment for it. We have some burn-in equipments but not at the this temperature range... »»

PCB Baking after Wash

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The old timers at the plant here feel that we should clean our board after Misprints withe the solvent cleaner over water wash. This is so they don't have to rebake the pcb for 24 hours before smt again... »»

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ControlLogix and RSLogix 5000 Training Seminar

Seminar/Course | Business Industrial Network

Mon, January 19, 2009 | Stone Mountain Resort Area, Atlanta, GA, USA

This hands-on course starts with an overview of the AB ControlLogix system architecture and an introduction of RSLogix 5000 software. Then the fundamentals of editing... »»

Library Management with Altium Designer Summer 08

Seminar/Course | Premier EDA Solutions Ltd

Tue, December 16, 2008 | Ware, Herts, UK

A one-day course designed to provide hands-on familiarisation with the features and functionality of Altium Designer library management... »»

SMTA Anaheim Academy

Seminar/Course | SMTA

Tue, February 10, 2009 | Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, USA

SMTA Anaheim will be held February 10-11, 2009 at the Anaheim Convention Center in conjunction with Electronics West. This year's program will feature six half-day Courses led by leading instructors in the industry.... »»

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Boundary Scan Online User Group...

Fundamental RF Plasma Generation for Semiconductor Processing Equipment...

Solder Certification & PCB Rework Vietnam!...

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Outside Technical Electronics Sales

Murray A. Percival Co

Auburn Hills, MI, USA

Increase sales of Electronic Assembly Equipment and related process material's in Central Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Develop and maintain sound, mutually beneficial, long term relationships...»»

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Experience in manufacturing supervision, leadership and team leading, goal setting, components and semiconductors, continuous improvement, 5S, Lean manufacturing... »»


Desired Field: Engineering

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Excellent in machine operation (SMT), systematically manipulate the detailed design of a piece or pieces of electronic equipment, effective manners of supervision in terms of motivating... »»

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Desired Field: Management, Research and Development

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A self - starting, analytical Process Development Engineer with over ten plus years of experience in the High Volume, High Mix Electronics Industry...»»

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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: 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

Training & Certification Programs

Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: IPC Webcast Series: Advances in Embedded Component Technology - Both Formed and Placed

Call for Participation for IPC APEX EXPO 09

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