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Coatings Vs Resins

Feb 2, 2017

Phil Kinner and Alistair Little Electrolube   A question that has often been asked is “Which is better to protect my PCB, a coating or a resin?”  Like any good engineering answer, it depends… on the degree of environmental protection required.  The first thing to consider is often the design of any housing within which
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Rapid Solder Technology Growth Seen in ASEAN Countries

Jan 26, 2017

By Yusaku Kono   The ASEAN region is gaining prominence as a major area that supports the world’s manufacturing industry. In particular, more companies are focusing on ASEAN not only because of its benefits as a production base in terms of land and labor costs, but because its proximity to the major Asian markets allows
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SAMSUNG C&T Automation: Customer Spotlight on Global Manufacturing Services, Inc.

Jan 18, 2017

By Jeren Holman, Design Technologist   In the small, historic town of West Jefferson, nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, you’ll find a small but versatile company going on its 30th year in business.  Global Manufacturing Services, Inc. (GMS) was founded in 1987 as a father/daughter company.  Building and testing sophisticated electronics,
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Successfully Navigating the Nearshore Movement

Jan 12, 2017

By Steve Heinzen, NEO Tech VP Strategy & Marketing   North American OEMs considering the best electronics supply chain solution for their businesses have many options. As product lifecycles shrink the importance of architecting a highly responsive supply chain increases. Succeeding in the design of the best fitting supply chain to their needs requires companies
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Innovation, Direct Manufacturing & Support: Scienscope’s Recipe for Success

Jan 5, 2017

Scienscope is cooking up some game-changing technologies. Its new products, combined with its above-mentioned recipe for success, has made the company a force to be reckoned with throughout the world. Scienscope’s broad range of products have made invaluable contributions to the manufacturing process of innumerable companies in the United States and abroad. Products are available
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Paving the way for 3D AOI Inspection

Dec 22, 2016

Altus Group   The use of AOI machines is a popular method of inspection, especially in today’s increasing use of microelectronics. AOI is the automated visual inspection of PCB manufacture which uses a camera to scan the assembly for defects that would lead to board failure. It can be used at many stages through the manufacturing
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Are All Cleaning Wipes Created Equal?

Dec 15, 2016

By Mike Jones, MicroCare Corp.   Wipes are widely used in almost every type of organisation and industry for a huge array of cleaning tasks. In fact, wipes are so widely used it is all too easy to take them for granted and to treat them as little more than a throw-away commodity. OK, I’ll
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What Makes a Reflow Oven “Smart,” and Why Should You Care?

Dec 8, 2016

By Bjorn Dahle   There is much talk these days about the need for factories to transform themselves into smart factories that use intelligent machines to build intelligent products, all interconnected via the Internet of Things (IoT). That is easy to understand on a conceptual basis, but what does it really mean in practical terms?
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Maximize the Production of Miniature Components by Avoiding Inflexible Cleaning Processes

Nov 30, 2016

By Mike Jones, MicroCare Corporation, with Sally Stone   Critical cleaning processes are found in many industries from electronics to telecommunications to aerospace and medical devices, and they all require different degrees of ‘clean’.  But one common characteristic that defines “critical cleaning” is the recognition that if the cleaning is not done properly the product
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The Taken For Granted Via

Nov 24, 2016

By W. Scott Fillebrown, Chief Technology Officer of Libra Industries,   Vias are interesting little creatures. They are so simple, yet they can be so complex at the same time. Designed properly, they complete a circuit. However, a poorly designed via can be a reliability nightmare. The bottom line is that, in many ways,
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