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Tackling SMT enemy number one � Raising the standard of solder paste application

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Tackling SMT enemy number one � Raising the standard of solder paste application

Is screen printing technology able to keep pace with rising quality demands and increasingly complex board layouts? Or, is new jet printing technology ready to fill the gap? A comparison study between the two methods reveals some interesting differences. Screen printers offer some possibilities for optimizing solder paste deposits, but optimization is far easier and quicker with the jet printer. At the same time, the ability to print individualized deposits on every single pcb pad may be the ultimate answer to the growing quality challenge.

Credit / Source: MYDATA automation

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BGA Reflow profiles

Posted by mdllc

We have recently got a PS-400 BGA reflow from china. has hot air top heater, IR & hotair bottom heater and 6 IR bottom heaters. We are able to handle all type of desktop boards but in few of the laptop boards we still have problem... »»

Super low volume board wash. Will this work?

Posted by Binow

Is there any reason a dish washer would not work? Our volume for this is really low ~20 per month. Currently we use contact cleaner and a brush to clean the contacts on a few connectors... »»

How to measure Adhesive strength

Posted by Jorge_Quijano

I just want to know how to measure the strength of a 0603 after it's cured, we are using Heraeus PD944 with a 30-7 mils stencil, glue depositions looks well, but I don't know how to measure it?... »»

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PCB Design Excellence

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Capital/Philadelphia SMTA Chapter Clean Energy Day - How Surface Mount Technology Intersects with Alternative Energy / Solar / Fuel Cell Technology

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