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April 10, 2024 

MS2 a Beneficial System for Reducing Solder Dross

I-Connect007 Editorial Team

We recently spoke with Octavio Raygoza, sales manager for P.Kay Metal in Mexico, to discuss how P.Kay’s MS2® system for reducing solder dross is both financially and environmentally responsible. By reducing solder dross up to 85%, you nearly double the output while consuming the same amount of solder.

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Thinking Inside the Box for a Change

I-Connect007 Editorial Team

In this interview, Joe O’Neil discusses the growing importance of box build from an EMS provider perspective. Supply chain disruptions and the desire to offer more value to customers have fueled interest in box build. Additionally, mass customization is emerging as a trend, allowing for personalized product variations. While Tier 1 companies have mastered this approach, Tier 2 and 3 players hold significant opportunities in the industrial space.

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Blackfox Training Institute offers training & certification in all 6 IPC certification programs covering all aspects of electronics manufacturing. Certification is available for all levels including Operator (CIS), Standards Expert (CSE) and Trainer (CIT) in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Chinese. Blackfox Master IPC Trainers have hundreds of years of combined manufacturing experience to ensure the highest level of content delivery and expertise. Experience the Blackfox difference today!

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T-Global Technology Offers Solutions for Thermal Management Challenges

I-Connect007 Editorial Team

James Hopkins from T-Global discusses the company's focus on thermal management products, including thermal interface materials, heat sinks, and thermal simulation services. He highlights the importance of collaborating with mechanical engineers and addressing challenges in balancing thermal performance and mechanical requirements. Hopkins also mentions the role of thermal simulation in guiding product recommendations and the significance of early collaboration among stakeholders for optimal product outcomes.

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Looking for a new job opportunity?
Be sure to check out the Careers section in any of our monthly magazines, or visit Quality companies in the circuit board industry are looking for you!

This Month's Jobs
Account Manager–Eastern United States Territory

EMX US Inc. is currently in search of an account manager for the Eastern United States territory. We are looking for a motivated individual to manage accounts, develop sales activity within the territory, and provide excellent customer support...

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Field Service Engineer / Field Service Technologist

SCHMID Group is currently in search of a Field Service Engineer or Field Service Technologist for its USA subsidiary SCHMID Systems, Inc. (SSI). This position acts as an advocate for the company providing worldwide customer service on-site or remotely...

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Current SMT007 Magazine Table of Contents

Box Build

Keeping an existing customer is much easier than finding and winning a new one. But what do we do when our customers are looking for ways to localize or simplify their manufacturing chain? One trend is to add box build and final assembly to your product offering...
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  • Thinking Inside the Box for a Change interview with Joe O’Neil
  • A CM’s Perspective on Box Build Practices by Mike Konrad
  • Determining the Value-add of a Box Build interview with Jonathan Schmitz
  • The Connection between Wire Harness and Box Build interview with Christina Rutherford
  • Do More, Get More by Nolan Johnson 

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