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IPC has announced new training videos available on IPC EDGE, an online training platform designed to deliver the education needed to acquire and develop the competitive skills necessary to excel in the electronics industry.
These videos include Through Hole Component Preparation and Hand Soldering, Terminology Training for Electronics Assembly, Conformal Coating, Component Level Defect Criteria, Hand Soldering - SMT Component Installation, and Basic SMT Rework – Without Component Removal. Trainers can purchase individual seats for operators and technicians. The training videos also includes testing and IPC Certificates.
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Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007
In an interview with SMT007 Magazine, Wolfgang Koehler, CEO of the North America branch of ULT, discusses how their business has been over the past year, their challenges and opportunities, and how they are helping their customers. Another topic of discussion is investing in new equipment—the key parameters to consider, and what’s driving customers to buy their systems.
Bob Wettermann, BEST Inc.
There are a variety of reasons behind pads getting "lifted" completely or partially from the laminate of a PCB. Per the just revised IPC-A-610 Revision G, a defect for all three classes occurs when the land is lifted up one or more pad thicknesses. Lifted pads can occur when a device has been improperly removed or there is a manufacturing defect in the board construction. In any case, as with any repair, the ultimate decision on the ability to repair the pad lies with the customer.
Another year is over in the SMT industry. 2017 saw a myriad of hot topics, including Industry 4.0, the millennials’ entry into the manufacturing space, and alternative solder materials, to name a few. Without further ado, here are the Top 10 columns from SMT007 over the past year.