Should You Send Your PCB Assembler Loose Parts?

September 20, 2018 | Duane Benson, Screaming Circuits

Everybody has a few loose PCB components lying around. Sometimes, it's a few chip caps left over from a hand-rework task, or maybe it's a tiny QFN or big old BGA. But, should you send your PCB assembler those loose parts? Read on.

Towards a Data-Driven Cleaning Environment

September 19, 2018 | Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007

Tom Forsythe, executive vice president at KYZEN, discusses the most critical challenges of the cleaning process, a new approach to testing the cleanliness of PCB assemblies, and how KYZEN is helping customers develop a more data-driven approach to cleaning.


Cleaning a No-clean Flux: The Worst Decision You’ve Ever Made?

September 4, 2018 | Eric Camden, Foresite

There are a few reasons to choose to clean a no-clean flux, such as when the PCB assembly requires conformal coating, or when probes are required for testing. Other than that, there seems to be no need to clean a no-clean flux. This...

Advanced Digitalization Makes Best Practice, Part 2: Adaptive Planning

August 27, 2018 | Michael Ford, Aegis Software

For Industry 4.0 operations, Adaptive Planning has the capability of replacing both legacy APS tools, simulations, and even Excel solutions. As time goes on, with increases in the scope, quality and reliability of live data coming...

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