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SMT Week Newsletter - An I-Connect007 Publication

   9/13/2017      Go to SMT007 SMT Magazine


A Look Into PCBA Rework and Repair
Despite the many technology advances in the SMT process, there will always be a need for rework and repair of PCB assemblies. Most especially as the industry trend continues towards finer pitch and spacing, smaller and smaller components, and increasing high-reliability requirements from customers.

RTW NEPCON South China: Rehm on Machine Communications and Vacuum Technology in Reflow
Ralf Wagenfuehr of Rehm Thermal Systems speaks about the need for a common communications platform as the industry moves toward Industry 4.0. He also talks about how their new ViCON software can help manufacturers achieve the smart factory vision.

RTW NEPCON South China: Vermes Discusses Piezo Technology in Microdispensing
During the recent NEPCON South China event in Shenzhen, Juergen Staedtler, CEO of Vermes Microdispensing GmbH, discusses their latest innovations in microdispensing, and how their piezo technology is addressing the trend towards miniaturization in PCB assemblies.

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ALPHA® PV-38i Tabbing and Stringing Flux is a zero rosin, no-clean flux specifically designed to meet the demanding requirements of the photovoltaic industry. It has the lowest solids formula (1.10%) available in the industry and also employs a unique proprietary activator system that limits pollution inside tabbing and stringing equipment and spray nozzles, with practically zero residue after soldering. The unique chemistry of ALPHA® PV-38i provides excellent soldering with fast wetting in standard module assembly processes. AlphaAssembly.com.

     • Science & Technology

'Peel-And-Go' Printable Structures Fold Themselves

As 3-D printing has become a mainstream technology, industry and academic researchers have been investigating printable structures that will fold themselves into useful three-dimensional shapes when heated or immersed in water.

Low-Cost Wearables Manufactured by Hybrid 3D Printing
A new hybrid 3D printing technique developed at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Air Force Research Laboratory combines stretchable conductive inks and electronic components into flexible, durable wearable devices that move with the body and offer increased programmability.

First On-chip Nanoscale Optical Quantum Memory Developed
Smallest-yet optical quantum memory device is a storage medium for optical quantum networks with the potential to be scaled up for commercial use. According to the author, such a device is an essential component for the future development of optical quantum networks that could be used to transmit quantum information.

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     • SMT007 News

Robert Boguski to Chair Advanced Assembly Technology Session at SMTAI 2017
Robert Boguski, president of Datest, will Chair Session TI Keynote & TI3 at SMTA International. The session, entitled, "The Roadmap and the Reaction: Challenges and Responses in Advanced Assembly Technology," is scheduled to take place September 18, 2017, from 12:30–3pm. Speakers for the session include keynote speaker Bill Bader from iNEMI; John Timmerman, Ph.D., from Henkel; and Luis Carlos Montemayor, from Dow Corning Corp.

Zentech to Exhibit at Maryland Manufacturing Day; Join Governor Hogan and Others
Zentech Manufacturing Inc. is proud to announce its continued support of National Manufacturing Day with its exhibitor participation in the Regional Manufacturing Institute's (RMI) Maryland Manufacturing Day event on October 6, 2017, from 9am until noon at Martin's West. RMI and the Maryland MEP are co-hosting this technology showcase and matchmaking event.

SHENMAO Addresses HoP Issues, Improves ICT Testability
SHENMAO Technology Inc. will introduces its new generation lead-free solder pastes at the upcoming SMTA International Exhibition, to be held September 19–20, 2017 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. SHENMAO will be in Booth 534.

Electrolube Unveils New 2K Coating Sprayable Kit
Hot on the heels of the launch of revolutionary two-part Conformal Coating range (2K series), Electrolube are unveiling a brand new kit to mix, dispense and spray 2K300 Conformal Coating.

Alpha to Host Next-Gen Soldering Seminars in Malaysia and Thailand
Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, will be hosting full-day seminars on Next Generation Soldering Technology on September 19 at Eastin Hotel Penang in Malaysia and September 21 at Miracle Grand Convention Hotel Bangkok in Thailand.

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