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When Mattel, the world's largest toy maker, recently announced a toy recall due to elevated levels of lead paint, most companies purchasing products from China took notice. Almost immediately, toy... (View Full Article)
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Many large Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) have a detailed procedure and a significant capital investment in place for the selection of printed circuit board suppliers. This approval process... (View Full Article)
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To remain competitive in a global marketplace, businesses must continue to seek ways to deliver products at the lowest possible cost, faster, and at a higher quality level than their competition. The... (View Full Article)
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First Article Test (FAT) Plans are often required when selling an end product to a branch of the armed services or other industries. If you are new to this task, it can seem a bit overwhelming. This... (View Full Article)
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To comply with recent international governmental mandates, electronics manufacturers are moving to eliminate lead in their products. This push to more environmentally friendly manufacturing techniques... (View Full Article)
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The conversion to lead-free Ball Grid Array (BGA) packages has raised several new assembly and reliability issues. One reliability concern becoming more prevalent is the increased propensity of pad... (View Full Article)
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Ion Chromatography (IC) is the predominant instrument used in the determination of overall cleanliness of printed circuit boards (PCB) and assemblies (PCA) in the medical device industry. Cleanliness... (View Full Article)
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Selecting products that have been qualified by industry standards for use in printed circuit board assembly processes is an accepted best practice. That products which have been qualified, when used... (View Full Article)
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In order to conduct as complete an analysis as possible, it is best to obtain representative "failed/defective" samples, representative "good" samples, representative components that comprise the... (View Full Article)
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Cleanliness, specifically ionic cleanliness, is an extremely important aspect in the design, fabrication, and construction of a printed circuit assembly as the unsuccessful removal of these materials... (View Full Article)
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It has been reported by several laboratories that the time to delamination or decomposition of a printed circuit board specimen at 260°C decreases with the specimen thickness. A temperature gradient... (View Full Article)
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Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) is a standard technique used in the identification of contaminating materials on the surface of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and around the leads of... (View Full Article)
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The use of Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) in the analysis of failure related issues of printed circuit boards (PCBs), assemblies (PCAs), and electronic... (View Full Article)
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Conformal Coatings are subjected to a wide array of both short and long term testing before their arrival at the assembler/user. This paper will familiarize you with these tests and associated... (View Full Article)
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Up to a 0.0008" reduction in copper (Cu) barrel plating was found with multiple exposure thermal stress testing in accordance with IPC-TM-650, Method 2.6.8, modified. A typical original equipment... (View Full Article)
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Regulatory restrictions established by the European Union became effective in July 2006. These restrictions enforce the compliance of all manufacturers, retailers, exporters, and consumers of... (View Full Article)
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The Thermomechanical Analyzer (TMA) has long been the standard means of measuring the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) of materials. In previous work, we have demonstrated that a significant... (View Full Article)
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Seven (7) Keyboard spacebars were subjected to texture durability test as per customer requirement. The Keyboard of HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, Panasonic, Acer and Dell were supplied by the HP. Industry... (View Full Article)