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Hentec Industries/RPS Automation, a leading manufacturer of selective soldering, lead tinning and solderability test equipment, announces that it has published a technical paper describing the suggestion that electronic manufacturers should implement automated selective soldering as opposed to using manual soldering. This technical paper encompasses critically important information and is entitled “Achieving Greater Through-Hole Soldering Reliability Without Sacrificing Throughput.”
Topics covered within this publication include soldering methods, manual soldering, hand soldering reliability, process considerations, versatility vs. throughput, fluxing control, process repeatability, and selective soldering system flexibility.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
JB Byers, vice president of technical support services at A-Tek Systems in Longmont, Colorado, recently gave a presentation on vapor phase reflow soldering at the SMTA Boise Expo & Tech Forum. After his presentation, I-Connect007 briefly talked with him about how the process can help reduce voids and lower operating cost.
Episode 7, “Focused Process Optimization,” from Koh Young’s new micro webinar series ‘Smarter Manufacturing Enabled with Inspection Data’ is available now.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
I recently spoke with Chintan Sutaria, the founder and CEO of CalcuQuote, a company that has developed quoting software for the EMS industry aiming to automate a process that had largely depended upon emails and spreadsheets. In this interview, Chintan explains how the company is bringing more supply chain data into the equation, the challenges his customers are facing, and what sorts of inventory he’s seeing today.