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Hentec Industries/RPS Automation, a leading manufacturer of selective soldering, component lead tinning and solderability testing equipment, is pleased to announce the addition CAPTEC as their exclusive sales representative for their entire product line for the territory of Northern California and Northern Nevada. “We are pleased to have Kevin McClay and his entire group of CAPTEC join our sales team”, stated Tom Baro, North American Sales Manager for Hentec Industries/RPS Automation. CAPTEC has a wealth of experience in the electronic assembly industry including precision dispensing, robotic soldering, and vapor phase soldering, BGA rework and BGA re-balling, as well as flying probe and boundary scan testers, and X-ray inspection systems.
Kevin McClay, President of CAPTEC added, “Our entire team is excited to join Hentec/RPS and add our sales and service support expertise along with our IPC and SMTA industry relationships.” McClay added, “Our mission is to provide capital equipment, electronic assembly supplies and technologies to the electronic manufacturer via high quality differentiable sales and services support.”
Charlene Gunter du Plessis, IPC Education Foundation
The IPC Education Foundation (IPCEF) hosted its annual STEM Outreach Event over the course of two days at IPC APEX EXPO 2023 in San Diego, accommodating more than 550 students on Wednesday, Jan. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 26. This was IPCEF’s largest event to date. The event created awareness of the many careers available in the electronics manufacturing industry and helped future talent engage and connect with industry professionals.
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Nolan Johnson talks with Senior Product Manager Chris Nash of Indium Corporation, who discusses Durafuse LT, a novel solder paste mixed alloy system with highly versatile characteristics that enable energy savings, high-reliability, low-temperature, step soldering, and assemblies with large temperature gradients. It also provides superior drop shock performance to conventional low-temperature solders, outclassing BiSn or BiSnAg alloys, and performing better than SAC305 with optimum process setup.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
The San Diego sun was warm and bright on Wednesday afternoon, but it didn’t stop the crowds from filling the aisles at IPC APEX EXPO 2023 for the trade show’s second official day. Technical conferences, professional development courses, and a keynote from IPC President and CEO John W. Mitchell kept attendees busy. But the real highlight of the day was upstairs where approximately 300 high school students from the local San Diego area rode buses to the San Diego Convention Center for a day full of activities meant especially for them.