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ECM And IOT How To Predict, Quantify, And Mitigate ECM Failure Potential

... There was a time when virtually all circuit assemblies were cleaned. The removal of flux and other process-related contamination was commonplace. Cleaning was as normal as soldering. As we bring history into current time, one may relate the fall of Rome and its adoption of personal hygiene and the subsequent decline in human health to the large-scale abandonment of cleanliness expectations of circuit assemblies and the subsequent reliability issues ...

Credits: Aqueous Technologies Corporation

Conductive Anodic Filament: Mechanisms and Affecting Factors

Conductive anodic filament (CAF) formation, a failure mode in printed wiring boards (PWBs) that are exposed to high humidity and voltage gradients, has caused catastrophic field failures. CAF is an electrochemical migration failure mechanism in PWBs. In this article, we discuss CAF, the factors that enhance it, and the necessary conditions for its occurrence. ... Potential reasons for CAF enhancement solutions are discussed, and possible directions in which to develop anti-CAF materials are proposed.

Credits: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Conductive Anodic Filament Growth Failure

With increasing focus on reliability and miniaturized designs, Conductive Anodic Filament (CAF) as failure mechanism is gaining a lot of attention. Smaller geometries make the printed circuit board (PCB) susceptible to conductive anodic filament growth. Isola has carried out work to characterize the CAF susceptibility of various resin systems under different process and design conditions. Tests were carried out to determine ...

Credits: Isola Group

Dielectric Material Damage Vs. Conductive Anodic Filament Formation

It should be noted that this is an overview paper that represents the early stages of an ongoing investigation into the causes and effects between conductive anodic filament (CAF) formation and printed wiring board (PWB) material damage. Our belief is that certain or specific types of material damage can increase the propensity for CAF formation.

Credits: PWB Interconnect Solutions Inc.

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Solder Paste Printing -- I am working with a CM in Taiwan and we are seeing significant differences between the paste printing bon the forward stroke vs the backward stroke. Print parameters are the same (pressure, speed, snap off speed) but there is a significant difference in the measurements from the SPI system. Any thoughts?

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Tooling and Fixtues -- I am currently a student at RIT and working towards my master's in Manufacturing and Mechanical System Integration with a specialization in Electronics Manufacturing. I came across an interesting topic regarding the tooling and fixtures used for double-sided PCBA's and found some interesting products like ...

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North American EMS Industry up 1.9 Percent in June

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Indium Corporation Announces Spanish-Language Printing Webinar

Indium Corporation's Iván Castellanos, technical services manager for Latin America, will host two sessions of an InSIDER Series webinar on the basics of reflow profiling. The first session will be on .... | Indium Corporation

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