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Bromide-Free Options for Printed Circuit Boards

Flame retardants have been around since the Egyptians and Romans used alum to reduce the flammability of wood. Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) first experienced use after World War II as the substitution of wood and metal for plastics and foams resulted in materials that were much more flammable. The widespread use of BFRs initiated in the 1970s with the explosion of electronics and electrical equipment and housings. For the US market, all of these products must conform to the UL 94 flammability testing specifications. In fact, the most common printed circuit board (PCB) in the electronics industry, FR-4, is defined by its structure (glass fiber in an epoxy matrix) and its compliance to UL 94 V0 standard.

Credit/Source: Craig Hillman, PhD & Seth Binfield DfR Solutions

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120 Mini Wave

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Compact bench-top unit used for controlled wave soldering or desoldering. Includes nozzles for ICs and other through-hole parts.  »»

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AOI Software

Programs most popular machines, converts CAD or GERBER files to finished AOI files... »»

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Heller: The Mark III Reflow System...

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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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Fuji CP742E
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Juki 710
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Lewis & Clark

Speedline Bravo 8105
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Barrel fill with Pb Free Wave Solder

Posted by Jeff Armato

Are there any good solutions for getting good barrel fill on PTH boards using Pb Free solder and No Clean flux. All of our boards are having issues getting minimum required fill per IPC... »»

Bottom side adheasive

Posted by Steve

I have virtualy no experience with placing bottom side components. We have a new board coming that will have a few R's & C's bottom side. Can anyone give oppinion on dispensing glue dots vs. applying adheasive with a stencil ?... »»

Setting up Water Wash Plant

Posted by yngwie

I am setting up a Water Wash process. Can the Experts our there help me to understand the whole structure of the complete DI Plant setup to the Washer and back to the water waste treatment... »»

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Number of Leadless Devices Placed in 2007 or 2008?...

SN100 Solder Bar...

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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...

Six Sigma Green Belt Training and Certification Workshop...

Solder Certification & PCB Rework Vietnam!...

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Career Center


Micro-Electronic Assembler

On Time Staffing

Warminster, PA, USA

PCB component level assembly - soldering under microscope. Soldering and mechanical assembly using excellent solder skills, manual dexterity, depth perception and attention to detail... »»

Manufacturing Supervisor

US Engineering/Technical Services

Providence, RI, USA

Manufacturing Supervisor for an electronic & electro-mechanical assembly, test, and packaging operation. ISO9001 company. Establish and maintain production schedules, improve efficiency... »»

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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Sales Representatives wanted Globally!...

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Production Supervisor

Desired Field: Management, Production...

King, NC, USA

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


Desired Field: Engineering

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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... »»

SMT PCBA Coordinator

Desired Field: Management, Research and Development

Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

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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Failure Analysis engineer, Advanced process, PhD...

PCB Design Engineer...

SMT Equipment Technician...

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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: Designer Certification Workshop and Exam (CID)

Call for Participation for IPC APEX EXPO 09

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