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SMTnet Express, August 20, 2015, Subscribers: 23,363, Members: Companies: 14,574, Users: 38,793

Technical Library

Implementing Robust Bead Probe Test Processes into Standard Pb-Free Assembly

John McMahon P.Eng, Tom Blaszczyk, Peter Barber; Celestica Corporation

Increasing system integration and component densities continue to significantly reduce the opportunity to access nets using standard test points. (...) Where surface traces are still available for access, bead probe technology is an option that reduces test point space requirements as well as their effects on high speed nets and distributes mechanical loading away from BGA footprints enabling test access and reducing the risk of mechanical defects associated with the concentration of ICT spring forces under BGA devices.

This paper will describe experimentation to define a robust process window for the implementation of bead probe and similar bump technology that is compatible with standard Pb-free assembly processes.

Forum search results for related keywords: ICT, test points, screen printing.

SMTA International 2015

SMTA International Early Bird Deadline - August 28!

Save Money

Conference: September 27 - October 1, 2015

Exhibition: September 29 - 30, 2015

Rosemont, Illinois, USA

If you haven't registered for the SMTA International Technical Conference yet, now is the time. The Early Bird Deadline is Friday, August 28! Register before then to save 10% on the conference rates. You could save over $100 on a VIP Package.

Register Today

SMTA International 2015 Highlights

Rozalia Beica

Keynote: "3D Technology Trends and Manufacturing Challenges"

Rozalia Beica, Chief Technology Officer at Yole Developpement, will provide an overview of the latest advances in packaging technologies, highlighting miniaturization trends and future roadmaps.

SMTA/NPL - Solder Paste and Solder Joint Automatic Inspection Experience

This year's special feature area, supported by SMTA & NPL, will include live printing ultra-fine pitch deposits, 0201 and 01005 devices, inspection and measurement of different combinations of materials, plus some of the key in-process inspection steps to make a process perform correctly. It will also include AOI inspection of printed board assemblies for open joints, lifted leads, partial lifting of passives and other less common defects.

Tech Tours! Make sure to sign up for a special guided tour of placement or inspection equipment on the show floor. Get your questions answered and see first-hand the latest technology to help you increase yield.

SMTAI Women's Leadership Connection

Women's Leadership Connection

We extend a cordial invitation to all women attending SMTA International to join us for a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception the evening of Monday, September 28. Marie Cole from IBM Corporation will present "PowerUp - Ignite Your Career." We look forward to seeing you!


Co-located IPC Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings:

Contribute to the industry standards and guidelines that your company, customers and suppliers rely on by participating in the IPC Standards Development Committee Meetings. This landmark collaborative effort by both associations has proven a major benefit to the electronics manufacturing industry as a whole.
The full meeting schedule is available here

Control Your Processes: Get answers to your questions about Process Improvement, Lead-Free Soldering, Surface Finish, Harsh Environments, Lean Initiatives, 3D Packaging Technology, and more.
View the full conference schedule

Robotics Alley

Robotics Alley: Robotics, Sensors, and Advanced Manufacturing

Visit "Robotics Alley" in the exhibition hall for a glimpse into the amazing advances that are occurring in robotics, sensors and advanced manufacturing. This interactive space will feature information on the latest technological developments, hands-on demos and - of course - robots!

SMTA Beer Tasting

1st Annual "Pick & Taste" Beer Tasting

Come "Pick & Taste" craft beers, root beer and non-alcoholic ginger beer from several chapter regions on Tuesday from 3:30-5:00pm. Make sure to stop at the multiple bars and seating areas throughout the exhibit hall.

Save 10% or more

There are multiple opportunities to get discounted registration for the conference.

  • Save 10% when you register before August 28, 2015
  • Save 10% if it is your first time attending SMTA International
  • Register four people for a Technical Conference or VIP Conference Package and deduct $100 from each registration.
  • Currently enrolled students can attend for just $25!

Early Bird Deadline: August 28, 2015

Register Today

Special thanks to our Premium Sponsor!

Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America

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Aegis Industrial Software


Software for manufacturing operations.

ASC International


SPI, AOI, X-Ray inspection systems.



Rework, repair and prototype builds.



SMD production equipment.



SMT pick and place equipment.

GPD Global


Automated fluid dispensing systems.

Heller Industries


Premier reflow ovens.



Component lead forming equipment.

JTAG Technologies


Boundary scan software and hardware.

Juki Automation Systems


Modular SMT placement systems.

Kyzen Corporation


Precision cleaning chemistries.

Mirtec Corporation


AOI and SPI systems.



Dispensing, jetting and conformal coating systems.



New and used SMT equipment.



Complete inspection solution provider.

Speedprint Technology


In-line automatic stencil printers.

ZESTRON Corporation


Premier engineered cleaning solutions.



Electronics Manufacturing Web Portal - Helping businesses find each other.

Used PCB Assembly Equipment - CE Exchange

Software for PCB Manufacturing - Unisoft

Unique offering of multiple High-Speed SMT Placement Lines - Go-Dove Online Auction

Custom SMT Nozzles - Count on Tools

Used SMT Equipment - IBE

Aegis FactoryLogix Paperless Shop Floor Software - Add value, reduce costs and eliminate risk in manufacturing.

PCB Cleaning products - Zestron

HELLER - Choose an Oven for Your Reflow Needs

Whatever the SMT manufacturing need, JUKI has you covered.

All you want to know about BOUNDARY-SCAN

VisionPro Series Bench Top 3D SPI - the ultimate in flexibility

DownStream Technologies - software for post processing PCB designs.

Essemtec Paraquda Multifunctional SMT Center � One Machine Platform for All Tasks

ii-Feed intelligent pick and place feeder

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

MIRTEC - the Global Leader in PCB INSPECTION Technology.

Speedprint SP700avi inline SMT screen printer

SMT / PCB Equipment Auctions

Jabil Shanghai

August 24-25 | X-Line Asset Management

Multiple High Speed SMT Placement Lines

August 27 - Sepember 2 | GoIndustry DoveBid

Electronic Equipment Mart


Screen Printing Equipment

Precision Placement Machines, Inc.

Creative Electron TruView Prime

X-Ray Equipment

Capital Equipment Exchange

Pick and Place

Pick and Place Equipment

Shenzhen Tek...

Pillarhouse Ruby

Wave Solder Equipment

Tekmart International Inc.

Fuji NXT M6S Modules (25+)

Pick and Place Equipment/Feeders

X-Line Asset Management

Yamaha YV100XG

Surface Mount Technology Equipment

KD Electronics Ltd.

Panasonic RL-131 Radial Lead Inserter

PTH Equipment


Heller 1500 EXL Reflow Oven

Reflow Ovens

IBE SMT Equipment



JMW Enterprises

Events Calendar

2015 PCB Cleaning Webinar Series

Online Webinar | ZESTRON

SMTA International Conference & Exhibition 2015

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | September 27- October 1 | SMTA

Cleaning & Reliability Workshop

Seminar/Course | September 10 | Aqueous Technologies Corporation

productronica 2015

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | November 10 - 13 | Messe München GmbH

Career Center


Software Engineering

Littleton, CO, USA | Lockheed Martin Corporation

Sales Representative

Mexico | Apex Factory Automation

SMT Process Engineer

Milford, NH, United States | Wicked Staffing Solutions


Bachelor of Engineering in Electric and Electronics

Oppurg, Israel

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: Free Webinar: Power and High Temp Electronics Manufacturing - 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 | Training & Certification Programs | Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: PCB West - September 15 - 17

Technical Editor - Davef (submit your technical articles)

Newsletter Editor - Anna Girouard, 98 Elm Street, Portland, Maine 04101 USA, Tel.207-780-0887.

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