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Scavenging, Site Dressing, Residual Solder Removal. What's in a name? "That which we call an onion, by any other name would smell as strong" (apologies to the immortal bard). And, regardless of the name you give it, the objective is the same, namely the clean up of remaining solder after a component (particularly a BGA) or R.F. Shield has been removed from a PCB.

This paper will describe the various methods that are available and discuss their pros and cons.

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Author: Harold Hyman, Organization: VJ Electronix

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IPC Midwest 2011 Conference & Exhibition

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | September 21-22 | Schaumburg, IL, USA | Sponsored by: IPC

The IPC Midwest exhibition will feature top industry companies and suppliers displaying the latest electronics manufacturing and assembly products and services...

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Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | November 15-18 | Muenchen, Germany | Sponsored by: Messe M�nchen GmbH

Leading trade fair for innovative electronics production. Over 1,200 exhibitors are anticipated to cover more than 830,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space in 7 halls...

SMTA International 2011

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | October 16-20 | Fort Worth, TX, USA | Sponsored by: SMTA

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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 | Bookstore

Next Event: Capital Expo & Tech Forum - September 13


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: DFM Workshop Hosted by Colonial Circuits - September 14 - 15

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