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Five Myths of Reliability

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Five Myths of Reliability

Myth 1: I don�t worry about design, because most of my problems are with defects from suppliers

While the majority of product failure can be traced back to supplier or manufacturing issues, the most severe warranty issues tend to be design-related, because every product at every customer can be at risk. As a result, design issues are much more likely to result in a recall and therefore place a much larger strain on a company�s bottom line.

Credit/Source: Dr. Nathan Blattau, Dr. Bob Esser, Dr. John McNulty, James McLeish DfR Solutions

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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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Manual stencil print 2 passes

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We sometimes have problems with solder paste release. we use a manual stencil printer. does anyone have any thoughts on using two passes of solder paste on the stencil?... »»

Hot Bar Soldering

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Any advise on Hot Bar Soldering.I'm relatively new to this process.What are the pros and cons as opposed to using connector?... »»

SOT23s and paste + glue

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We changed paste manufacturers rather recently and are now seeing SOT23s falling off after wave solder. These parts have a dual process... we stencil print paste, apply glue, populate then reflow... »»

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ControlLogix and RSLogix 5000 Training Seminar

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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

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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

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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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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

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