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I-Connect007 takes the on-demand webinar to a new level. A perfect companion to our I-007 Micro eBook series, these bite-sized webinars are released weekly, exclusively at I-Connect007, and are also available all at once for those who can’t wait for the next installment.
In the first series, “Coatings Uncoated” from Electrolube, the author of The Printed Circuit Assembler’s Guide to... Conformal Coatings for Harsh Environments Phil Kinner shares highly focused educational information on conformal coating and encapsulation. If you are in the assembly business, are an EMS, or are responsible for specifying conformal coating and/or encapsulation, then this free series is for you.
Webinar #1 looks at the rationale for conformal coatings, the basic types of chemistry available and their differing characteristics. This webinar also explains the different levels of protection that conformal coatings can offer and the consequences of inadequate protection.
Got five minutes? Visit iconnect007.com/webinar/cu to view the first episode or register to watch them all now.
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Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
Caleb Townsend is the co-founder of Factur, a new kind of recruiting agency that specializes in filling marketing and sales positions. I met with Caleb at SMTA Dallas and asked him to discuss the creative ways he’s helping contract manufacturers to practice Lean principles in their sales department. As Caleb says, his company helps sales departments embrace methods similar to those used on the shop floor, which sometimes means updating their filing system from a “shoebox full of business cards.”
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
At SMTA International 2021, Nolan Johnson spoke with Rob DiMatteo of BTU International about the current shift in market drivers, pain points from customers, and what he expects to see in the near future. Chip shortages and port delays are just two of the challenges facing BTU’s customers. As general manager of BTU, DiMatteo wants his company to excel at customer service despite these challenges. He also previews a new flux management technology for keeping reflow ovens extremely clean, calling it a significant breakthrough.
Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group
When searching for companies to interview, I always look for something unique and that makes the company special. Truth be told, I am a collector of stories about good, well-run, unique companies that we can learn something from. Nova Engineering is one of those companies.