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"Cradle-to-Grave" Soldering Solutions for SMT Assembly


Any U.S. manufacturer who starts out in the PCB assembly industry needs a complex assortment of equipment and materials. This includes a source for solder bar, wire, fluxes, pastes, and more. There is a wide range of choices, but many of them are offshore. To choose a vendor and qualify ...

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Agents of Change: What Will Disrupt the SMT Industry in 2018?


This past year we saw the challenges of the connected factory, breakthroughs in modular and compact production equipment, and the issues surrounding the generation of manufacturing data and how it can be leveraged brought to the fore. These trends are quickly moving from concept to ...

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Automated Touchscreen Testing with Air-Activated Capacitive Probes


Now even the need for human touch is being replaced by test probes. INGUN's new PKS-399 series of air-activated, capacitive test probes mimic human fingers for automated touchscreen testing.
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Brigitflex Takes Challenging Boards from Concept to Creation


It takes a unique perspective and a lot of expertise to build the PCBs that others turn down. These boards often have challenging dimensions, novel materials and embedded elements, but in the end, still have to be delivered functioning to the customer.

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Eliminating Harmful Airborne Pollutants in Electronics Assembly


All soldering processes produce airborne pollutants that can have harmful effects on employees, equipment and products. Soldering today comprises a variety of processes, including wave, reflow, dip, hot air, selective, laser, vacuum, and vapor phase soldering.

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Seven Manufacturing Industry Predictions for 2018


This year was a stellar year for the electronics manufacturing industry. Real progress has been made toward the smart factory/Industry 4.0 nirvana that we have been talking about for so long.

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Smart Factory Technology is Not Only for the Big Players


Tier one EMS companies are investing heavily in smart technologies. But, how relevant is Industry 4.0 and the smart factory for the average electronics manufacturer? The first question is why? What is the motivation for any investment and what is the justification? Any new trend or ...

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Stripping Costs From Photoresist Processing


Silicon and compound semiconductor wafers undergo many critical procedures during the microfabrication process, including the recurring stripping of photoresist. This is the light-sensitive material (liquid or film) that is deposited during various steps of wafer production. Reexamining ...

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Swissbit Enables "IoM Security Ready" Manufacturing


The progress toward smart factories, intelligent, adaptive production lines, and automated supply chains is picking up steam. Whether we call it IoM (Internet of Manufacturing), IoT (Internet of Things), IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), or Industry 4.0 — the concept is, at its core, all about ...

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Vapor Degreasing — Changing Perspectives in Medical Device Cleaning


Particulates, oils and inorganic contamination build up on nearly every medical device during manufacturing. It can be challenging to identify a cleaning process that is suitable for the complex assemblies, intricate shapes and delicate parts.

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Individualized Customer Service Key to EMS Success


To run an effective manufacturing enterprise, it takes much more than a building containing tools and equipment. Like a successful sports franchise, building a talented team with the right level of commitment can often take years.
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Collaboration a Key Focus at productronica 2017


At productronica 2017 thousands of exhibitors, and tens of thousands of attendees passed through the halls of the Messe München. I spoke with more than 100 industry executives on camera, and many consultants, commentators and journalists off-camera to explore the most exciting ...

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Creating Smart Software Solutions for Electronics Manufacturing


Today's electronics manufacturers need technologies and processes for managing and improving all aspects of the assembly environment. This is to overcome complexities, respond to changing market demand and increase profits. Achieving these goals requires comprehensive, integrated, advanced ...

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Critical Factors in Selecting an EMS Company for Aerospace Products


Central to most supply chains is the EMS provider, relied upon for its expertise, precision and quality manufacturing processes. For aerospace applications, where requirements are stringent and device failure is not an option, choosing an EMS partner is critical. Knowledge of an EMS ...

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PPI-Time Zero Supports Precision Weapons and Space Technology


PPI-Time Zero (PPI) supports a growing market share of tactical-grade weapon components. The company is the sole-source manufacturer of the APKWS-ECAS electromechanical system for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS), which is a laser-guided rocket compatible with existing ...
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A Hot Spot Solution: Dispensing Thermally Conductive Pastes


Thermally conductive materials are essential for minimizing heat buildup within electronic components and for effective heat dissipation. They are usually highly-abrasive potting materials with a concentration of special fillers. These fillers are designed to provide reliable heat transfer ...

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Continuous Improvement Meets Today's Manufacturing Demands


In the world of manufacturing, continuous improvement is the key to success, a mantra that is the very foundation of A&D Precision. Founded in 1978, the company has survived the highs and lows of the industry by constantly evolving. This has allowed the company to stay on top of the ...

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Countering Counterfeiting: Keeping the Electronics Supply Chain Clean


The threat of counterfeit components making their way through the global supply chain continues to plague the electronics industry, at an estimated cost of $10 billion annually. However, in recent years the industry has struck back, developing a number of robust defense mechanisms to ...

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Creating ESD-Safe Test Fixtures


Walking onto the production floor of big contract manufacturers often feels like entering an operating room. ESD (electrostatic discharge) coats, wristbands, shoe covers, and even disposable ESD hairnets, all protect devices under test and their surroundings from ESD.

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Designing Sophisticated Microfabrication Labs


More complex, sophisticated cleanrooms have become a virtual necessity for a wide range of cutting-edge physical science, material science, and biomedical disciplines in order to deal with the increasingly difficult demands of research.

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