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AOI-AXI Duo Improves Product Yield
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AOI-AXI Duo Improves Product Yield

Automated optical inspection (AOI) and automated X-ray inspection (AXI) have been around for some time in various configurations and both have played a role in improving the quality of circuit boards.

Biamp Surface-Mount Assembly With AOI Inspection While some companies opt for one technology over the other, each form of inspection contributes its own unique benefit to the manufacturing process.

As board densities increase and component sizes decrease, the need for a fast, accurate, and more efficient inspection process is critical. A growing number of electronics assemblers have integrated AOI and AXI into their quality-control inspection processes.

Credit / Source: David Upton / YESTech

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Washing of Misprinted PCBs

Posted by SMT-IRL

I discovered an issue this morning where solder joints on PCBs that came out of wash system have turned BLUE! Bare pads and test points also contaminated but not as obvious visually... »»

Solder Wire Expiry Dates

Posted by W

We have recently noticed that our lead free solder wire is being supplied with expiry dates (typically 2-3 years after manufacture). I have seen "date of manufacture" information on wire before but I was not aware that a cored solder wire could expire... »»

Ecofree 303 conductive and corrosive?

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Recently, I need to deal with a customer complaint that specify the PCBA white residue (flux residue from ecofree 303) may be the reason why the board intermittent. Anyone have such experience with this flux?... »»

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Northwest Design-2-Part Show

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Wed, September 16, 2009 | Metropolitan Exposition Center, Portland, OR, USA

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Autotestcon 2009

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Mon, September 14 | Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA, USA

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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: Capital Expo & Tech Forum - September 10


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

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