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SMTnet Express, March 27, 2014, Subscribers: 22593, Members: Companies: 13847, Users: 35948

Technical Library

Cleaning PCB's in Electronics - Understanding Today's Needs.

P.J. Duchi, Anne-Marie Laugt, Marie Verdier, G.Aabidh; Inventec Performance Chemicals

Figure 1: Twenty Years of Miniaturization

Because of the phase out of CFC�s and HCFC�s, standard solder pastes and fluxes evolved from RA and RMA fluxes, to No-Clean, to low residue No-Clean, to very low residue No-Clean. Many companies came out with their cleaning solutions, aqueous and semi-aqueous, with each product release being more innovative than the previous one. Unfortunately for most of the suppliers of cleaners, two other trends appeared; lead-free soldering and the progressive miniaturization of electronic devices.

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SMT / PCB Products

Quantum™ Large-Format Fluid Dispenser (new!)

by: Asymtek

in: Dispensing

EXCEN PRO High Speed
Modular Mounter


in: Pick & Place

Monitoring System


in: Cleaning

Mark5 Series -
Reflow System
The Mark III Reflow System

by: Heller

in: Reflow

Solder Paste


in: Solder Materials

Stencil Printer

SP700avi Inline Stencil Printer

by: Speedprint

in: Printing

TruView - Fully Modular X-Ray System

by: Creative Electron

in: Inspection

PVA6000 Coating and Dispensing System

by: PVA

in: Dispensing

MAX II High Precision Fluid Dispenser

by: GPD Global

in: Dispensing

GF-125 HC/HT - 5-Zone Convection Reflow Oven (new!)

by: DDM Novastar

in: Reflow

Pick & Place System

by: Europlacer

in: Pick & Place

MTS500 - Condor
Flying Probe Tester

by: Digitaltest

in: Test

SMT / PCB Equipment Auctions

Late Model Semiconductor and SMT Equipment SHORT NOTICE SALE...

April 1 - 2 | Auction by: X-Line Asset Management

Electronic Equipment Mart

Orbotech VT-S22

IBE SMT Equipment

in: AOI / Automated Optical Inspection

Electrovert 24" Electra
Wave Solder...

JMW Enterprises

in: Wave Solder Equipment

Tyco AEP-12T
Electric Press


in: Through Hole Equipment

Camalot FXD
Adhesive Dispenser


in: Adhesive Dispensing Equipment

DEK Infinity
Screen Printer...

CE Exchange

in: Screen Printing Equipment

Samsung RF-2082C
Reflow Oven

AdoptSMT Europe

in: Reflow Ovens

Events Calendar

BGA Reballing Seminar

Oroville, CA, USA | March 31 - Apr 1 | Precision PCB Services, Inc More than 400 exhibitors showing equipment, materials, services for electronics manufacturing...

National Electronics Week 2014

Birmingham, UK | April 8 - 10 | NEW Events Ltd - UK's number one electronics exhibition...

Design and Executing a DOE for a High-Reliability Cleaning Process - Online Webinar

Online | April 24 | ZESTRON Corporation - Insight to why it is important to fully clean electronic assemblies...

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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: South East Asia Technical Conference on Electronics Assembly - April 8 - 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 | Training & Certification Programs | Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: IPC & EIPC Roadshow: Workshops on Failure Analysis and Reliability Testing - April 25

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National Electronics Week 2014, Birmingham, UK

PCB Cleaning products - Zestron

Software for PCB Manufacturing - Unisoft

Custom SMT Equipment Nozzles - Count on Tools

Real Time X-Ray Inspection Systems - Glenbrook Technologies

ii-Feed tape feeding solution for Europlacer machines

Fluid Pressure Control - a breakthrough in uniform fluid dispensing - GPD Global

Mark5 SMT Reflow Oven - Heller

SP700avi inline smt screen printer - Speedprint

Global Source for Advanced SMT Solder Products - Amtech

TruView Prime Portable X-Ray Inspection Machine - Creative Electron

Used SMT Equipment - IBE

PVA Flexible, Customized Fluid Dispensing Systems

PCB Equipment Auctions - X-Line

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