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   8/16/2017      Go to SMT007 SMT Magazine


Training and Education: Key to Improving Electronics Assembly
For this month's issue of SMT Magazine, we spoke with Luis Ramirez and Dan Prina of EMS firm MC Assembly to discuss the challenges of and strategies in improving the PCB assembly process from an EMS provider’s perspective. We also spoke with Manncorp's Tom Beck and Chris Ellis to get their viewpoints on the subject as an equipment provider.

Soldering Fumes in Electronics Manufacturing: Damaging Effects and Solutions for Removal
No matter which soldering process you analyze, all of them have one aspect in common: They produce airborne pollutants, which may have a negative impact on employees, plants and products as well. This article discusses the damaging effects of soldering fumes, and solutions for their removal.

Verification of Inspection Results: Local, Central, Global?
With the need for flexibility in production processes amid increasing globalized manufacturing strategies, manufacturers should consider powerful inspection tools that not only provide central verification of numerous lines in local and overseas production sites, but also with a comprehensive presentation of inspection results.

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ALPHA® OM-550. The revolution is coming. Heat has taken a toll on your bottom line long enough. Introducing ALPHA® OM-550 HRL1 – the most revolutionary advancement in solder paste since the introduction of lead-free. OM-550 cuts the soldering temperature required for SAC alloys by 50 degrees C, while dramatically reducing power consumption and carbon emissions. The result is a highly reliable, cost effective, energy sufficient soldering process with up to 99% less warpage and significantly fewer defects. Learn more at AlphaAssembly.com.

     • Science & Technology

Scientists Shine New Light on the 'Other High Temperature Superconductor'
A study led by scientists of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) presents evidence of the coexistence of superconductivity and “charge-density-waves” in compounds of the poorly-studied family of bismuthates.

Lab on a Chip: the Future for Drug Discovery
With the lab-to-market timeframe of a new drug being up to 20 years, Dr Say Hwa Tan of Griffith University’s Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre hopes his new technology and methods will slash that period to a few years.

Single Molecules Can Work as Reproducible Transistors—at Room Temperature
Columbia Engineering researchers are first to reproducibly achieve the current blockade effect using atomically precise molecules at room temperature, a result that could lead to shrinking electrical components and boosting data storage and computing power.

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Blackfox is your #1 Source for Online Training Materials
Why spend 100's of hours and thousands of dollars developing courses when all you have to do is simply download exceptional training programs from Blackfox! From hand soldering to mechanical assembly, we have the courses to fit your company's needs. Our materials are packaged individually by course or divided into bundles by shop floor function so you only pay for what you need. Click NOW for a full list of available courses.

     • SMT007 News

Electrolube to Showcase Specialist Resins, Thermal Interface Solutions at Electronex Australia
Electrolube will showcase some specialist encapsulation resin systems and thermal management materials for Australia's LED manufacturers at this year's Electronex, which will be held at the Melbourne Park Function Center in Melbourne, Australia, from September 6-7, 2017.

KYZEN to Feature Real-Time Data Analyst for Cleaning Processes at SMTAI

The KYZEN ANALYST, launched in the fall of 2016, received almost instant market penetration, as well as two prestigious industry awards for innovation for its breakthrough features and technology.

MIRTEC to Exhibit Award-Winning 3D AOI and 3D SPI Systems at SMTAI 2017
MIRTEC will premier its award-winning 3D AOI and 3D SPI systems in Booth #606 at the 2017 SMTA International Exhibition. The exhibition will take place September 19-20, 2017 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center located in Rosemont, Illinois.

Indium Experts to Share Tech Knowledge at SMTAI
Several Indium Corporation experts will share their knowledge and expertise at the SMTA International Technical Conference, which will be held from September 17-21, 2017, in Rosemont, Illinois.

Ellsworth Adhesives Europe Expands Product Portfolio
Ellsworth Adhesives Europe has added the new Dow Corning EA-5151 adhesive to its product portfolio.

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