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Jun 17, 2021
How To Verify Cleanliness After Rework and Prior to Re-coating?
I agree That some cleaning can be done and is even desirable. One way is to use a "no clean" flux that is designed to be washed / rinsed in DI water. There are several ...
Alan Woodford, NeoTech

Jun 14, 2021
Demise of the Plated-Through Hole?
I agree with Jim and Phil and most of the others based on their own experiences. The THROUGH HOLE will stay at least for another decade - since world over takes time to change older ...
Ranganath M A, TQM Consultancy

Jun 11, 2021
Demise of the Plated-Through Hole?
Thru hole connectors - I have been designing board level electronics since 1974 - 10 year old designing a DMM, nearly a lifetime ago. Thru hole plated - > 16 times the strength of SMT. ...
D. Greig

Jun 4, 2021
Problem Meeting Minimum Hole Fill During Wave Soldering
We have found in hundreds of experiments that the temperature of the solder in the pot correlates to hole fill. Try raising the temperature in 5 degree C increments. ...
Mitch Holtzer, Alpha Assembly Solutions

Jun 2, 2021
What is Ideal Humidity for Final Assembly?
There's no need to control humidity for ESD control in most cases, providing you have specified your ESD control measures well. ESD control equipment specified according to IEC 61340-5-1 and ANSI/ESD 20.20 is tested to ...
Jeremy Smallwood, Electrostatic Solutions Ltd

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