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June 3, 2020 

Foundations of the Future: Scholarships, Leadership Roles, and Career Aspirations

IPC Education Foundation, IPC

Scholarships are investments in students. We can help students to invest in their future and reward the accomplishments of those who are hardworking and dedicated. Scholarships are hugely important, especially when helping students avoid and alleviate college debt.

According to one source [1], 77% of families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to get access to more than $150 billion in financial aid... More >

SMT News & Articles

Get Back to Business with 0% Interest – Protect employees, customers & visitors without creating a bottleneck. Our temperature screening & facial recognition system processes up to 360 people per minute as they enter your facility. Great for shift changes and busy entrances. This field-tested system provides ±0.5°F thermal screening accuracy, does not require removal of face masks, and includes sophisticated AI facial detection and recognition. Get it with 0% 12-month financing for just $1608/mo. Click for more info.


SpaceX Manned Mission Promises More Success for Milaero and Electronics Manufacturing

Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

On May 30, 2020, SpaceX became the first non-governmental organization to send human cargo into orbit and to a successful docking rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS). On June 1, Nolan Johnson spoke with military/aerospace consultant and I-Connect007 columnist Mike Hill about the significance of this mission... More >


New Book Highlights Methods to Ensure Reliability in Your Assembly Process - Today’s high-reliability electronics require accurate test methods. Learn to achieve electrochemical reliability with the latest offering in the I-007eBook library: The Printed Circuit Assembler's Guide to... Process Validation. Respected author Graham Naisbitt of Gen3 explores how establishing acceptable electrochemical reliability can be achieved by using both CAF and SIR testing.
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Check Out the 3D June SMT007 Magazine Cover

I-Connect007 Editorial Team

How much can we really trust what we see? As the cover of this issue of SMT007 Magazine reminds us, there's often much more going on than meets the eye. At first glance, this cover might resemble a simple jumble of multicolored circles. But stare into the image for a little while. How many levels do you see? If you look at the top of the image and then slowly move your eyes down toward the bottom, it looks like there may be three, four, or five levels of circles. It's almost impossible to count the number of levels. ...More >

Latest Columns

SMT Solver: Developing a Reflow Profile

Ray Prasad, Ray Prasad Consulting

Developing a reflow profile involves ensuring all solder joints reach the minimum temperature to achieve good solder joints but don’t exceed maximum temperature to prevent damage to components or to solder joints. This is not an easy task. Ray Prasad provides specific guidelines and rules for developing a unique profile for each product without any damage and warpage to components and boards and with minimum possible profile related defects.

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It’s Only Common Sense: Ready, Set, Go!
Dan Beaulieu
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This Month's Jobs
Chief Technology Officer

SOMACIS Inc. is a well-established (over 45 years in business), advanced technology, high- reliability PCB manufacturer, located in Poway, California...

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Image Department Operator

Alpha Circuit Corporation is a manufacturer of printed circuit boards located in Elmhurst, IL.  We are currently seeking an operator in our Image department...

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Blackfox to Offer Online IPC Training & Certification - Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Blackfox will offer online IPC training and certification beginning in mid-April. The following lecture-based classes will be offered remotely for CIS, CSE and CIT certification: IPC-A-610, IPC/WHMA-A-620, IPC-A-600 and IPC-6012. We will be using web conferencing with a live Master IPC Trainer to deliver IPC training. Certification testing will be conducted through the IPC EDGE 2.0 platform, offer remotely proctored exams. Click for more info.

Current SMT007 Magazine Table of Contents

Lessons Learned: A Shift in Perspective

Responding to rapid changes in our industry and the demands put on it is a test of leadership and corporate skill sets. This issue looks at how we adapt, respond, and change in order to move forward. As we all try to make sense of the world around us these days, we invite you to put your brain to the test with our optical illusion cover...
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