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July 23, 2014
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Solderability Testing (Process Simulation) on Components
Solderability Testing (Process Simulation) on Components
In this technical spotlight video, industry expert Bob Willis uses the NPL Defect Database to demonstrate solderability testing on components.
Government Relations   »
IPC Provides Feedback to DoD on Flexible Hybrid Electronics and Electronic Packaging and Reliability
IPC Provides Feedback to DoD on Flexible Hybrid Electronics and Electronic Packaging and Reliability
On July 14, IPC submitted two responses to the DoD Request for Information to pursue advanced manufacturing centers in flexible hybrid electronics and electronic packaging and reliability.
Congressman Glenn Thompson Tours Chemcut Facility in Pennsylvania
Congressman Glenn Thompson Tours Chemcut Facility in Pennsylvania
Congressman Glenn Thompson visited Chemcut Corporation, an IPC-member company in State College, Pa. The meeting was part of an effort to help policymakers learn first-hand about legislative and regulatory issues that impact the electronics industry.
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High Reliability    »
IPC Southeast Asia to Host High Reliability Conference
IPC Southeast Asia to Host High Reliability Conference
Industry experts representing every market sector will discuss solder technology, cleaning and test and inspection strategies at this free one-day event, being held August 20 in Penang, Malaysia.
Find Reliability Solutions at the IPC Europe High Reliability Forum
Find Reliability Solutions at the IPC Europe High Reliability Forum
Co-developed by senior technologists from top organizations - Airbus, The European Space Agency, Robert Bosch, Thales and more - this Forum will explore critical reliability issues facing European electronics designers and manufacturers.
IPC Events   »
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Keep up to date on new IPC show activities and special promotions by completing an online IPC Events Update Form.
New Releases   »
Standards, Translations, Market Research...
Standards, Translations, Market Research...
View recently released standards including IPC-1755, IPC-4103A, IPC J-STD-030A, and IPC-6013C; translations; market research documents; multimedia presentations; technical papers and more.
Status of Standardization   »
Standards for Ballot and Final Drafts
View IPC documents under development.
IPC Multimedia Training   »
Wire Preparation
Wire Preparation
Free Review
The basics of wire processing and evaluation from manual through automatic.
IPC Calendar   »
August 20, 2014 - Penang, Malaysia
IPC Southeast Asia High Reliability Conference
Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2014 - Rosemont, Ill.
Co-located with SMTAI

IPC Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings
October 14-15, 2014 - Düsseldorf, Germany
IPC Europe High Reliability Forum
October 28-30, 2014 - Raleigh, NC
IPC Tech Summit
IPC Member Milestones   »
Aselsan Electronic Ind. Inc. (Ankara, Turkey.) recently celebrated its 20th year as an IPC member. See other companies celebrating membership anniversaries. Invest in your company and experience the benefits of joining the industry's premier association. Learn more about IPC membership.

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A Robot's Place in SMT
A Robot's Place in SMT
The majority of SMT machines today are designed to pick and place from tape, tray, and sticks. There are also parts without packaging. Robots can handle these unique placements far more efficiently than an operator working on his own.
Production Floor
The Automation of American Jobs
The Automation of American Jobs
Since the Industrial Revolution, the specter of the machine as a destroyer of jobs has haunted workers. Today nearly half of American jobs are at risk. What are the implications? We'll explain.
Technology Briefing
Hi Pot Dielectic Breakdown
Hi Pot Dielectic Breakdown
This paper will outline how the Electrical Test industry combats these requirements and provides solutions to adhere to these ever changing requirements.
Materials Tech
Lead-free Compatible Selective Soldering
JUKI
The FlexSolder W510 Selective Soldering System is a low cost, lead-free compatible, superior-quality system, offering high flexibility.
Juki Automation Systems
Will Nitrogen Reduce Wave Solder Defects?
Will Nitrogen Reduce Wave Solder Defects?
Our current defective parts-per-million level for soldering is 400-500. We plan to install a nitrogen environment around the wave soldering tank. Is this likely to improve our defects-per-million level?
Board Talk
Reflow Causing Warp
Reflow Causing Warp
We have a 20 layer PWB that bows during reflow. Other than a better design, what can be done prior to reflow, during reflow, or post reflow, to prevent the board from warping?
Ask the Experts
Drop Test Performance of BGA Assemblies
Drop Test Performance of BGA Assemblies
In this work, BGA solder spheres using SAC105 with 0.02% addition of Titanium were evaluated for BGA assembly drop test performance.
Analysis Lab
Ten Rules for Jumper Wires
Ten Rules for Jumper Wires
The need to attach jumper wires to circuit board assemblies is inevitable. This program covers 10 key rules for attaching jumper wires to assembled circuit boards.
Production Floor
Heller Wins Frost & Sullivan Award
HELLER
Heller's commitment to customer service, new product design, and advances in the soldering process have given it a commanding position in the SMT soldering market. Learn more...
Heller Industries
Bromine Free PWBs
Bromine Free PWBs
What are the pros and cons of bromine in PWBs? Are bromine and lead free connected?
Ask the Experts
Pb-Free Thermal Cycle Acceleration Factors
Pb-Free Thermal Cycle Acceleration Factors
Paper discusses the calculation of acceleration factors for different Pb-free solders, comparing results with those for eutectic SnPb.
Analysis Lab
Best Method for Repairing Underfill Arrays?
Best Method for Repairing Underfill Arrays?
What is the best method for removing an SMT array package that has been under-filled and cured. Mechanically, thermally, chemically, a combination of these methods. Is there an industry approved method?
Board Talk
New Transistor Mimics the Brain
New Transistor Mimics the Brain
Scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have created a new type of transistor that mimics the behavior of a brain synapse.
Technology Briefing
Online Manual for Rework, Repair & Assembly
PACE
From component identification to a complete index of industry terms and definitions, the manual covers everything you need to know.
PACE Incorporated
Nanomaterials Performance Advantages
Nanomaterials Performance Advantages
Low temperature reactivity, reaction speeds, flexibility and fine pitch considerations dictate that nanomaterials should be given serious consideration in printed electronics.
Materials Tech
Profiled Squeegee Blade Review
Profiled Squeegee Blade Review
Paper presents performance of the profiled squeegee blade developed to create a multi-angle of attack for process control for all types of stencil printing processes.
Production Floor
Corrosive Driven Whisker Growth in SAC305
Corrosive Driven Whisker Growth in SAC305
This paper reports a study directed at identifying the relationship between the extent of corrosion and the concomitant whisker growth.
Analysis Lab
Cyanide Leak and Sleepy Chemists
Cyanide Leak and Sleepy Chemists
Chemists were found on the floor of a boxcar while unloading drums of sodium cyanide. What happened to the chemists, were they poisoned?
Mysteries of Science
Sponsors   »
When failure cannot be tolerated, trust IEC
IEC
Your high-reliability electronics must work as intended without failures. Choose IEC as your most trusted source for electronic manufacturing services.
IEC Electronics Corp.
Why Rigid Flex? Innovation in your products
Printed Circuits, Inc.
Rigid Flex offers the ability to design circuitry to fit the device, rather than building the device to fit the circuit board. Learn more...
Printed Circuits, Inc.
Edgebond Adhesive Reinforces BGAs & CSPs
Dymax
Dymax 9309-SC light-curable adhesive is ideal for PCB applications where rapid ruggedization of critical components is needed. Request product sample.
DYMAX Corporation
High Temperature Electronics Production
Petroferm
Removing burnt on RA flux residues from HMP alloys without tarnishing the joints is a challenge. Our cleaners solve this puzzle. Learn more ...
Petroferm Inc.
IPC Certification Tools & Much More...
SOLDER TRAINING
Deliver the perfect IPC Certification class with the latest kits, standards, videos, tools and much more. Because it's all about the soldering...
Soldertraining, Inc.
Circuitry and PTH Repair on Multilayer PCBs
CTC
Learn about services to repair severe damage to conductors and plated holes, including damaged holes in multilayer PCBs.
Circuit Technology Center
When Quick Turn Matters: Call NPI!
NPI
Electronic Manufacturing Services from Prototype to Low Volume to Full Production. Designed and delivered to your door with the ease of one PO.
NPI Services
Hexane Free Flux Remover from Electrolube
Electrolube
Free from hazardous n-Hexane, HFFR provides fast-drying, efficient removal of flux residues from PCBs for clean, dry surface with no residue.
Electrolube Ltd
Cut Costs with ACE Selective Soldering
ACE Production Technologies
Selective soldering with ACE saves significant time and labor costs and delivers higher quality, consistency, and throughput over hand soldering. Learn More!
ACE Production Technologies
Benefits of Electrolytic Solder
Metallic Resources
The electrolytic process creates bar solder of higher purity lower viscosity, surface tension, & greater fluidity. Reduce Dross Generation & Defects up to 30%.
Metallic Resources, Inc.
Underfilling Using Continuous Path Motion
Asymtek
White paper for underfill applications and using continuous motion of the dispense head to avoid backtracking and improve units per hour by 27%. Download now.
Nordson ASYMTEK
Smart Thermal Profiling
ECD
Proper measurements and robust data collection = superb, repeatable thermal processes. Make the intelligent choice with SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold 2.
ECD
A World of Reflow Soldering Solutions
Vitronics Soltec
Vitronics Soltec's reflow ovens provide unmatched ease of use. Esterline Technologies says their XPM3i reflow "is an engineer's dream come true!"

Vitronics Soltec
Blackfox New Course: High Temp Soldering
BLACKFOX
This hands-on course is designed to address many situations in Electronics Manufacturing where it is necessary to use high melting point solder.
Blackfox Training Institute
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