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Fuel Cell Production Revs Up

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Fuel Cell Production Revs Up.

The paste printing platform and process has other uses, too.

Unless you've been living under a rock the past several years, you are no doubt keenly aware of the global drive toward alternative energy sources. Certainly this initiative is attractive because of the clear environmental benefits of developing fossil fuel substitutes, but also because of the potential economic benefit. Although fuel cell technology has been proven viable for various applications, the production costs still remain relatively high, and further process development to promote low-cost, high-volume manufacturing is required to reach a price point that encourages widespread consumer acceptance.

Credit/Source: Clive Ashmore DEK

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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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Lewis & Clark

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CyberOptics Sentry
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Adhesive printing parameters

Posted by Jorge_Quijano

I will be runnig product with adhesive with a MPM UP2K, I'll use a 0.020" stepped stencil & metal blades. Is it better to use high speed for print head travel?... »»

AOI Inspection equipment for populated PCB's

Posted by bejingaf

I'm interested if anyone did any comparisions now days betwen several AOI types for inline inspection of populated SMT and THT PCB's. I'm mostly interested in multicamera systems... »»

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... »»

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Who makes the best after market Fuji nozzles ?...

SMEMA Configuration...

Manncorp MC386 Video Card problem...

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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... »»

BGA Reballing back to Lead Spheres

Seminar/Course | Precision PCB Services, Inc

Mon, January 12, 2009 | Oroville, CA, USA

This class will cover removing lead free solder balls using a non-contact method. Various ball attach methods now available on the market. Developing safe reflow profiles... »»

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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EIPC Winter Conference Amsterdam...

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

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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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Seasoned Electronics Industry Executive with 20+ years of experience. Degreed Electrical Engineer who has served as Production Manager, Test, and Engineering Manager for Fortune 100 OEM's... »»


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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... »»

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...

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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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