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November 14, 2018 

Investigation on the Assembly Process for m03015 and a Brief Look at m0201 Components

David Geiger, Robert Pennings, and Jane Feng, Flex

Over the years, components have continued to reduce in size. The latest components—m03015 and m0201—are starting to appear in the markets. The m03015 is the metric designation for the EIA 009005 and m0201 is the metric designation for the EIA 008004.

These types of components will be used in module assembly, which would include items for smart wearables where miniaturization is required for higher functional densities. SiPs—the latest term for these modules—are already seen in wearables such as watches, wristbands, and other devices. These parts will not be mainstream for some time because the 01005 components have only been used for a small portion of products today... More »

 
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Impact of Low-Temperature Soldering on PCBAs

The majority of the respondents in our survey answered that reliability has the biggest impact of low-temperature soldering on PCBAs. Issues they highlighted include the strength of the solder joints, "uncooked" solder, insufficient solder, and solder not adhering properly, to name a few. However, they did note that once the process becomes mainstream, proven and an industry standard, they expect low-temperature soldering to result to higher quality PCBAs.

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Top 5 Things to Know When Moving from Hand Assembly to Robotic Assembly

Duane Benson, Screaming Circuits

A lot of factors go into the decision to hand-build or outsource circuit boards. When the decision is to outsource, there are a few important things to consider. Some things that work fine when hand soldering may stand in the way of quality, repeatability, and reliability when machine assembling. Here are some of the most important considerations when changing from hand-build to outsourced.

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SMT Manufacturing: Why Soldering?
Jennie Hwang
One World, One Industry: Back to School with IPC EDGE 2.0
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A Brief History of Solder Stencil Manufacturing
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Medical Electronics: Connected Healthcare

Whether or not you believe this is a golden age for medical devices, there’s no denying that the amount of innovation underway in medical electronics is staggering. If you’re not currently contributing to medical device development, chances are you might find yourself working with medical devices at some time in the future. In this issue, we take you deeper into the technologies, trends, and compliance constraints you’re likely to encounter in your next (or first) medical device.


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