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EPA Compliance: Understanding Management of Solder Waste By Peter C. Ruth II, North American Business Manager, Conecsus LLC and Nelson Mossholder, Ph. D., Vice President, Conecsus LLC

Oct 1, 2014

Abstract Managing solder wastes and byproducts properly has never been more important due to the increasing scope and complexity of The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), enacted in 1976 and amended many times since then. The regulation covering the transportation, storage, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes are contained in Subtitle C of RCRA.
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Interview with Bjorn Dahle, President of KIC

Sep 25, 2014

Based in San Diego, KIC is an industry leader in automated thermal process tools and systems for reflow, wave, cure and semiconductor processes. The company pioneered the development of process optimization and automatic profiling, and then worked to create the next generation of systems to help manufacturers lower their cost and improve their quality and
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ASM Assembly Systems pushes process integration in electronics production

Sep 18, 2014

As the Printing Solutions Division and Placement Solutions Division, DEK and SIPLACE will form the SMT Solutions segment. By pooling its SMT know-how, ASM Assembly Systems plans to accelerate the development of innovative hardware and software solutions for electronics manufacturing applications. At the press conference on its successful acquisition of DEK, the company outlined its
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Nortech Systems Counts on the ezLOAD Board Support System to Reduce Changeover and Increase Revenues

Sep 9, 2014

Based in Wayzata, MN, Nortech Systems Inc. is a full-service electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider of wire and cable assemblies, printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) and higher-level complete box build assemblies for a wide range of industries. Markets served include industrial equipment, aerospace/defense and medical. The company’s expertise includes medical device, industrial equipment, military/aerospace, machine
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Growth in America: US Companies Partner for Success

Sep 4, 2014

Headquartered in Bend, OR, SisTech Manufacturing is a woman-owned, minority-owned business that provides contract electronic manufacturing and mechanical assembly services to high-technology companies. SisTech has more than 30 years’ combined experience in high-tech assembly, design review, purchasing, project management and order fulfilment for some of the largest companies as well as at rapidly growing startups.
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Solder Wetting Basics By Ray Cirimele, Master Instructor, STI Electronics, Inc.

Aug 28, 2014

BACKGROUND: Many of us have heard the statement “the most important characteristic of a reliable solder connection is good wetting.” IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 include criteria for the degree of wetting or the percentage of area wetted. IPC J-STD-001 even includes one clause (4.18) that explains what constitutes acceptable wetting; however, it never explains what
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Günter Lauber defines the goals for ASMPT’s new SMT Solutions segment: “Optimized and more heavily integrated processes offer the greatest potential for electronics manufacturing”

Aug 21, 2014

After the successful completion of DEK’s acquisition by ASM Pacific Technology (ASMPT), the Placement Solutions Division (SIPLACE) and the Printing Solutions Division (DEK) now form ASMPT’s new SMT Solutions segment. At the press conference for the DEK acquisition, SMT Solutions CEO Günter Lauber provided a first glimpse at the new corporate structure and laid out
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"Production Testing Using Flying Probe Systems" By Paul Bennett and Karim Dehkordi, Acculogic

Aug 13, 2014

Since the mid 1990’s, moving probe in-circuit test systems have been widely used for electronic structural testing of prototypes and new product introduction of Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs). For higher volume and faster production testing, In-Circuit Test (ICT) or Manufacturing Defect Analyzers (MDA) systems, using a Bed-Of-Nails (BON) test fixture, have been the choice
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SMTA International Show Preview

Aug 7, 2014

This year in Rosemont, Illinois, the SMTA will again be hosting the SMTA International Exhibition and Conference. In true SMTA style, attendees and exhibitors can expect a focused event with a strong technical conference for which SMTA International has come to be known, running alongside a well-attended exhibition, with plenty of inter-industry participation. SMTAI has
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Exploring AOI and X-Ray by Don Miller, Nordson YESTECH

Jul 31, 2014

Manufacturers of advanced PCB assemblies know that simultaneously producing cost-competitive products and meeting the quality expectations of customers are vital to their success. Driven by advancing board complexities and the desire to improve yields by effectively using real-time process information, manufacturers are increasing their adoption of automated test and inspection technologies. Two of the guiding
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