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February 19, 2020 

I-Connect007 Publishes Third Annual Show & Tell Magazine All About IPC APEX EXPO 2020

I-Connect007 Editorial Team

Welcome to the third annual Real Time with… IPC APEX EXPO 2020 Show & Tell Magazine.

This special publication is a supplement to our other monthly magazines and brings you exclusive, in-depth coverage of the recent event. These pages are packed with tons of great content, including event photos, video interviews, attendees’ thoughts, reviews from our guest contributors and I-Connect007 editors, interviews with award winners and other industry experts, and coverage of another successful IPC STEM Student Outreach Program... More >

SMT News & Articles

Watch Part 6 Now: Field Failures, Silicon vs. Sulfur

I-Connect007 Editorial Team

The sixth episode of the popular webinar series, Coatings Uncoated, is now available to view. Based on an interesting case study concerning a telecommunications giant experiencing a high degree of field failures, coatings specialist Phil Kinner explains the mechanism behind the failures and why the silicone option proved unsuccessful. Part six of this micro webinar series concludes with a full explanation of the successful solution... More >


Complete Conformal Coating Line
ASYMTEK's Panorama™ solutions are complete, turn-key conformal coating lines for end-to-end process control and automation that include coating, test, and curing, with closed-loop controls and data for continuous process improvement. Learn more at


Solder Paste Printing From the Stencil’s Perspective

I-Connect007 Editorial Team

Jeff Schake of ASM Assembly Systems discusses the complications surrounding printing and solder paste that he sees from his perspective as a stencil expert.

Barry Matties: Let’s start with some of your background.

Jeff Schake: The division I work for is what was formerly DEK Printing Machines. I work on the printing end, and I’ve been with them for 21 years... More >

Latest Columns

Operational Excellence: Hiring and Retaining Top Employees

Alfred Macha, AMT Partners

The economy is booming, and this presents challenges for manufacturing organizations. Your top-performing employees are prime targets for competitors that are not only willing to offer a higher wage but can also offer a more attractive work environment and career growth path. Alfred Macha shares a strategic approach to hire top talent and retain your best employees.

More >
Quest for Reliability: Sunshine and Circuit Boards
Eric Camden
More Columns
This Month's Jobs
Talent for Hire

Have a position to fill? D.B.Management has the people you’re looking for. Candidates currently available include:

Director of Operations, PCB and CEM
Grew previous operations to over $100 Million...

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CAM Engineer

Eagle Electronics is seeking a CAM engineer specific to the printed circuit board manufacturing industry. The candidate should have a minimum of five years of CAM experience and a minimum of two years of experience in Frontline InCAM software...

Apply Now


More Job Opportunities


New High Precision SMT Production Line
Come see our New SMT Production Line on display at IPC APEX and learn how you can take greater control of the entire assembly process. High precision line features the AP430 Automatic Stencil Printer, MC-389 10,500 CPH Pick & Place, and the CR-4000C 4-Zone Reflow Oven. Manncorp offers free BOM analysis to determine your exact needs. Stop by Booth #2713 for your free LED light! Click for more info.

Current SMT007 Magazine Table of Contents

Fine Pitch

While this issue may be about finer pitches in manufacturing and packaging, to successfully manufacture circuit boards in this time of shrinking components and board features, the secret is to ensure success with the solder joints. Manufacturers will need the tools, options, and human expertise to succeed at this level...

Download the PDF of this magazine to your library.


Links and Events


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