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Ellsworth Adhesives Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification at International Locations

GERMANTOWN, WI - November, 2014 - Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce that its Spain, France, and Germany facilities are now certified to ISO 9001:2008 for the distribution of adhesives and associated application equipment; and specialty repackaging of adhesives and resins.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard that recognizes effective quality management systems and procedures, giving assurance to buyers that the end product they receive from an ISO certified company will be of good quality.
 
Ellsworth Adhesives France, Ibérica, and Germany join the Ellsworth Adhesives UK and Swedish branches that have already been ISO 9001 certified which further distinguishes the Ellsworth Adhesives brand across Europe. Ellsworth Adhesives is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9120A certified in the United States and Canada at facilities located in Germantown, WI USA; Irvine, CA USA; Carrollton, TX USA; and Stoney Creek, ON Canada.
 
Mike McCourt, Global Director of New Business Development, stated, "This achievement illustrates our commitment to our focus on quality. We are excited about the level of excellence that this standard provides and to be part of its adoption worldwide. This recognition demonstrates the fact that we provide quality solutions and services."
 
To learn more, visit www.ellsworth.com.





Enthone Introduces EnFILL® Copper Via Fill Systems for HDI Any-Layer Build-Ups

WEST HAVEN, Connecticut, USA, October 24, 2014 –EnFILL® Copper Via Fill Systems have been introduced by Enthone Inc. Specially engineered to enhance productivity of HDI any-layer build-ups, each integrated system offers a high current capacity that is production-proven to reduce cycle time by up to 40%, while reliably providing superior via fill capacity with minimal dimple.

Mr. Steven Tam, Global Product Line Manager – Enthone PCB Metallization, said, “EnFILL systems meet the growing demand to enable miniaturization on smaller, more complex electronic devices. Engineered for Vertical Conveyorized Plating (VCP), super fill and partial fill process options deliver high productivity and reliability, while offering ease of operation and bath maintenance.”

The Copper Via Fill (CVF) application used in PCB acid copper plating has grown significantly due to the high market demand for smart phones and tablets. The successful manufacture of these devices entails adapting to increasingly complex HDI design requirements as specified by each OEM. To meet this challenge, the "any-layer" design has been widely adopted to reduce layer counts and increase circuit density, thereby allowing more freedom in designing the circuitry.

For more information, please visit enthone.com/enfill/ or e-mail electronics@enthone.com

About Enthone
Enthone Inc., an Alent plc company, is a global and leading supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings. Enthone creates customer value by providing innovative and cost-effective technology solutions to the automotive, electronics, building hardware, energy, aerospace, jewelry, industrial finishes, printed circuit board and semiconductor industries. For more information, please visit enthone.com.





Ellsworth Adhesives Expands in Mexico with new Dow Corning Agreement

GERMANTOWN, WI - October, 2014 - Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce a new agreement with Dow Corning as authorized distributor for the Industrial Assembly and Maintenance Market in Mexico.

Ellsworth Adhesives offers a comprehensive line of Dow Corning® branded Adhesives and Sealants, Elastomers, Foams and Fluids as well as a full line of Molykote® branded lubricants from Dow Corning which include Compounds, Dispersions, Oils, Greases, Pastes, and Anti-Friction Coatings for use in industrial assembly and maintenance applications.

"Our current industry and market knowledge will allow us to aggressively develop business throughout the region with Dow Corning. We are anxious to begin leveraging our local expertise immediately to maximize our mutual growth in this area," commented Roger Lee, Vice President and General Manager of Ellsworth Adhesives North America.

Ellsworth Adhesives has been a Dow Corning authorized distributor for over 35 years, and remains as one of Dow Corning’s largest North American and Global Distributor. Ellsworth has developed a reputation within the industry for providing excellence in distribution coupled with the most comprehensive level of technical expertise available.

To learn more, visit www.ellsworth.com.

About Ellsworth Adhesives

Ellsworth Adhesives is a distributor of adhesive products and equipment. Ellsworth Adhesives is a value added supplier of adhesives, sealants, coatings, encapsulants, tapes, releases and lubricants from leading international manufacturers including 3M, Bostik, Dow Corning, Dymax, Emerson & Cuming, Fisnar, Henkel Loctite, Humiseal, Lord, Permabond, Sulzer, Techcon and many others and offers the most comprehensive level of technical expertise available. Ellsworth Adhesives operates sales offices and warehouses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Brazil, Australia, China, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, and Thailand. Ellsworth Adhesives can be contacted directly at 1-800-888-0698 or by visiting www.ellsworth.com.





MacDermid Electronics Solutions Announces the Release of M-Speed

WATERBURY, CT. - MacDermid Electronics Solutions today announced the release of M-Speed, a complete chemical process supporting fabrication of high frequency printed circuit boards. This uniquely formulated process provides low-profile innerlayer copper while delivering reliably strong adhesion to all high-speed dielectrics. Laminated innerlayers maintain high adhesion values even after stringent thermal exposure. M-Speed is being deployed first in North America to serve the designers of highest frequency circuitry. Worldwide availability will be announced at a later date.
 
The M-Speed suite of chemicals offers cleaning, etching, and copper surface modification for optimal innerlayer bonding. M-Speed provides low profile surface topography to ensure maximum signal speeds, meeting the needs of controlled impedance and improved signal integrity. Copper-to-resin adhesion and thermal resistance exceeds alternative chemical processes despite M-Speed's lower surface topography and more shallow peak to valley roughness.
 
"M-Speed will allow designers and fabricators the ability to meet their needs for high speed signal integrity. This is another example of MacDermid Electronics Solutions' innovative approach and commitment to our customers", stated Steven Kenney, Business Director - Americas.
 
About MacDermid Electronics Solutions: For over 50 years, MacDermid Electronics Solutions has supplied innovative, environmentally-sound products to a rapidly changing electronics marketplace. Working with our customers, we research, formulate and deliver specialty chemicals that enable the manufacture of the most complex printed circuit board designs. From cellular telephones to automotive electronics, from tablet computers to photovoltaic panels, MacDermid products are an integral part of our everyday lives. Visit us at: electronics.macdermid.com





Kimball Electronics And Others Selling Excess Assets

EMS provider Kimball Electronics in Tampa, Florida and others will be liquidating some of their excess and unused assets utilizing the online auction services of Baja Bid. The bidding for this auction will open promptly at 8:00am EST on November 3, 2014 and the closing will begin at 1pm EST on November 5, 2014. 

The items in this event include a Teradyne 8855 Spectrum In-Circuit Tester, MPM Screen Printers, Siemens SIPLACE SMT Pick & Place Machines and Feeders, Mydata SMT Pick & Place Machines and Feeders, Universal SMT Pick & Place Machines and Feeders, Speedline/Electrovert Reflow Ovens, Simplimatic Conveyors, Component Lead Formers, EMC Cyberclean 200 Wash, Test & Measurement Equipment, Soldering Irons and much more….

Please visit www.bajabid.com/auctions/ to view the complete line of items currently up for auction.
Any questions about this event can be directed to Arlin Horsley at 1-813-992-2437.
 





Enthone Walks with the West Haven Corporate Headquarters Community

WEST HAVEN, Connecticut, USA, October  15, 2014–  Enthone was proud to be a sponsor of the 3rd Annual West Haven Community House Family Fun Walk, and fielded a team of walkers comprised of co-workers, family, friends, and several pooches. The two mile walk was held at the historic Savin Rock and surrounding shoreline on a picture perfect morning custom made for the occasion.

The event included free refreshments, entertainment, contests, giveaways and a Wellness Fair featuring a variety of local organizations representing the areas of physical fitness, nutrition, and holistic medicine, as well as traditional health and wellness fields.

The walk was a HUGE success and raised thousands of dollars for the many services the West Haven Community House- a private, 501(c)3 not for profit organization - exists to facilitate healthy, productive, independent and meaningful lives for children, adolescents and families, and individuals with disabilities. The cornerstone social service agency of West Haven, the Community House annually provides services to 1,000 area residents.

About Enthone
Enthone Inc., an Alent plc company, is a global and leading supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings. With its global headquarters in West Haven, Connecticut, Enthone creates customer value by providing innovative and cost-effective technology solutions to the automotive, building hardware, energy, aerospace, jewelry, industrial finishes, printed circuit board and semiconductor industries.  For more information, please visit enthone.com





Successful First Year Launch of the ZESTRON® EYE, a Technological Innovation

Manassas, VA – October 14, 2014 ZESTRON, the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry, is pleased to announce its successful first year launch of ZESTRON’s automatic concentration monitoring and controlling system. 

In early 2013, ZESTRON introduced the world’s first automatic concentration monitoring system, the ZESTRON® EYE, at SMT Nuremberg, Germany.  This state-of-the-art system enables the precise measurement of cleaning bath concentration for electronics cleaning processes in the presence of flux residues.  Following the initial launch, the ZESTRON® EYE was featured at SMTAI 2013, IPC APEX 2013, SMTAI 2014 as well as other industry events throughout Europe and Asia.  Dozens of systems are now implemented within electronics manufacturing facilities worldwide.

Technical studies detailing the development of the ZESTRON® EYE monitoring system as well as a closed loop control system featuring the ZESTRON® EYE technology were presented at SMTAI 2013 “Concentration Monitoring and Closed Loop Control – A Technological Advancement” and at IPC APEX 2014 “Concentration Monitoring and Closed Loop Control – Phase 2” respectively, and published in Circuits Assembly magazine in April 2014 and July 2014.

About ZESTRON:

Headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, and operating in more than 35 countries, ZESTRON is the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. With six worldwide technical centers and the largest team of chemical engineers in the industry, ZESTRON’s commitment to ensuring that its customers surpass even the most stringent cleaning requirements is without equal.

For additional information and to tour one of our unparalleled technical centers, please visit www.zestron.com.





Enthone Granted Patent for Plating-on-Plastics Chromium free Etches

WEST HAVEN, Connecticut, USA, October 14, 2014 – Enthone was recently granted a European patent for “chromium free etches for plastic substrates.” Specifically, the intellectual property covers chemical processes for the preparation treatment and etching of plastic surfaces. Similar patent applications are pending in the United States and in other countries.
 
Current and emerging environmental regulations, such as the European REACH chemical regulatory No. 1907/2006 will have a significant impact on plating-on-plastics (POP) applicators. The anticipated regulations are expected to result in further restrictions of plating chemistries that will pose new industry challenges to develop processes that meet stringent OEM performance standards, while meeting regulatory requirements for worker safety and the environment. To ensure compliance with these pending regulations, over the last several years Enthone has taken the lead to develop technologies specially formulated for POP substrates without making use of chromium (VI) etches.
 
Mr. Henri Sep, Vice President Global Marketing - Enthone Performance Coatings said, “To ensure value creation for our customers and the industries we serve, Enthone is committed to protecting its intellectual property and most especially its patented technology innovations. We continue to respect third party rights and expect the same high standards of business practice from competitors and our partners.”
 
Further inquiries may be directed to Ms. Maja Brandes, Global Product Line Manager, Plating-on-Plastics & Decorative Base Metals, mbrandes@enthone.com.
 
About Enthone
Enthone Inc., an Alent plc company, is a global and leading supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings. Enthone creates customer value by providing innovative and cost-effective technology solutions to the automotive, electronics, building hardware, energy, aerospace, jewelry, industrial finishes, printed circuit board and semiconductor industries. For more information, please visit enthone.com.
 





Advanced Surface Preparation for Soldermask and Photoresist Adhesion

CupraEtch SR is one of Atotech’s surface pretreatment products, specifically developed to maximize the adhesion of dry and liquid soldermasks and photoresists. It is a sustainable and robust process, which satisfies ever increasing technology demands of PCB and HDI manufacturers and helps to minimize the risks of failure and damage during processing.

Primarily developed for treating copper surfaces prior to the Soldermask lamination, CupraEtch SR can also be used for Photoresist pretreatment for both I/L and O/L by simply employing a lower etch depth. The process provides excellent adhesion results and is ideal for the production of complex and demanding PCBs and HDIs, which need a reliable top performance.

CupraEtch SR - Applications
“The simple, low-temperature three-step-process is based on a cupric chloride etch. It is suitable for tenting as well as pattern plating applications and ideally suited for the conveyorized application of thin material handling,” explains Dr. Rami Haidar, Global Product Manager Surface Treatment Technology (STT), at Atotech Deutschland GmbH in Berlin, Germany.

CupraEtch SR has shown its compatibility with multiple copper types and can be used with a wide variety of soldermasks as well as dry and liquid photoresists. It can also be used with various selective finishes such as IMT (immersion tin) and ENIG (electroless nickel, immersion gold).

CupraEtch SR - The benefits
The superior adhesion performance leads to a lower defect rate and hence to better production yields. Additionally, the product has a high copper loading capacity of up to 40 g/L which results in reduced feed and bleed needs. This, in return, leads to lower waste water volumes and makes CupraEtch SR a sustainable and cost-saving process. The roughness creation can be finely balanced with etch depths, which makes this process adjustable to individual customer needs.

The cost-effective CupraEtch SR process is available in China, Taiwan, Korea, South East Asia and EU countries and is already successfully employed by several Atotech customers for both soldermask and photoresist pretreatment.

About Atotech
Atotech is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty chemicals and equipment for the printed circuit board, IC-substrate and semiconductor industries, as well as for the decorative and functional surface finishing industries. Atotech has annual sales of € 885 million and is fully committed to sustainability – we develop technologies to minimize waste and to reduce environmental impact. Atotech is a division of the Total Group, and has its headquarters in Berlin, Germany. The company employs around 4,000 people in more than 40 countries.





Online PCB Auction - October 7-14, 2014 - Bidding Now Open

Featuring Items From Cirtech Electronics

PCB provider Cirtech Electronics located in Cape Town, South Africa will be liquidating their assets utilizing the online auction services of GoIndustry and Baja Bid.

Bidding for the auction will begin closing at 6:00am PDT on October 14th, 2014.

The catalog is being regularly updated so buyers are encouraged to review the list of items on a periodic basis.

The following is a short list of the items included in this event.

·         Mufai Screen Printers

·         ENIG Line

·         CEMCO Hot Air Solder Leveler

·         FSL Shadow Line

·         Nubal Brushing Machines

·         Burkle Press

·         Wide Plotter

·         DSR Little John Exposing Unit

·         Natgraph Exposure Machine

·         Optima AOI

·         FTL Copper Plating

·         De-smear & Brown Oxide Line

·         Ovens

·         Aircon Unit

·         Lab

·         Compressors

·         Raw Materials (FR4, Laminate, Entry & Exit Material, etc.)

·         And Much More……

To view the complete line of items currently up for auction, please visit www.BajaBid.com/auctions/

Questions about the event can be directed to either of the following individuals:

John Taylor

john.taylor@liquidityservices.com

+27 824163883

Or

Arlin Horsley

arlin@bajabid.com

+1 8139922437

 

Sale Conducted In Partnership With: Liquidity Services Inc. and GoIndustry DoveBid





Online PCB Auction - October 7 - 14, 2014 Hosted By GoIndustry & Baja Bid

Featuring Items From Cirtech Electronics

PCB provider Cirtech Electronics located in Cape Town, South Africa will be liquidating their assets utilizing the online auction services of GoIndustry and Baja Bid. 
 
Bidding for the auction will open promptly at 8:00am PDT on October 7th, 2014 and will begin closing at 6:00am PDT on October 14th, 2014.
 
The catalog is being regularly updated so buyers are encouraged to review the list of items on a periodic basis.
 
The following is a short list of the items included in this event.
Mufai Screen Printers
ENIG Line
CEMCO Hot Air Solder Leveler
FSL Shadow Line
Nubal Brushing Machines
Burkle Press
Wide Plotter
DSR Little John Exposing Unit
Natgraph Exposure Machine
Optima AOI
FTL Copper Plating
De-smear & Brown Oxide Line
Ovens
Aircon Unit
Lab
Compressors
Raw Materials (FR4, Laminate, Entry & Exit Material, etc.) 
And Much More...
 
To view the complete line of items currently up for auction, please visit www.BajaBid.com/auctions/ 
 





ZESTRON to Feature Automated Concentration Monitoring System at SMTAI 2014

Manassas, VA - September 25, 2014 ZESTRON, the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry, will feature the ZESTRON® EYE, an automated concentration measuring system at SMTAI 2014, booth #712. 

The ZESTRON® EYE enables the precise measurement and control of the cleaning bath concentration for electronics cleaning processes in the presence of flux residues. Designed for ZESTRON’s industry leading cleaning solutions, it consists of a state-of-the-art liquid flow sensor that provides real time concentration measurement and enables a quick response to changes in the wash bath concentration. ZESTRON will also demonstrate the easy to use digital controller that provides continuous data storage of monitored parameters, and allows process traceability consistent with quality assurance programs.

For more information on ZESTRON’s latest products, services, and learning events, please visit booth #712. SMTA International 2014 will be held from September 30th to October 1st, at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. 

About ZESTRON:

Headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, and operating in more than 35 countries, ZESTRON is the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. With six worldwide technical centers and the largest team of chemical engineers in the industry, ZESTRON’s commitment to ensuring that its customers surpass even the most stringent cleaning requirements is without equal.

For additional information and to tour one of our unparalleled technical centers, please visit www.zestron.com.





Ellsworth Adhesives Partners with Dow Corning to Sponsor Live LEDs Magazine Webcast

GERMANTOWN, WI - September, 2014 - Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce that they will be partnering with Dow Corning to sponsor a live and interactive webcast through LEDs Magazine called "Next Generation LED Optics from Dow Corning."

The event will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10:00am Central Daylight Time and will feature Jon Nelson, Dow Corning’s Senior AETS Specialist, and Rich Turner, Ellsworth Adhesives’ Engineered Sales Representative Lighting Specialist. Nelson and Turner will discuss the benefits of utilizing moldable silicone in today’s LED optics design. After the live event the webcast will be archived, and can be viewed on demand. A PDF file of the presentation and an MP3 file of the audio portion will also be available for download.

"We're looking forward to this exciting event. It’s a great opportunity for Lighting and LED manufacturers to learn about the latest Moldable Optical Silicone products available for the lighting industry," commented Roger Lee, Vice President and General Manager of Ellsworth Adhesives North America.

For additional information regarding the upcoming webinar visit Ellsworth Adhesives' website at www.ellsworth.com or LEDs Magazine: http://www.ledsmagazine.com/webcasts/2014/10/next-generation-led-optics.html.





Eric Gongora Appointed Global Director, Enthone Semiconductor Product Marketing

WEST HAVEN, Connecticut, USA, September 22, 2014– Mr. Eric Gongora has been appointed Global Director, Semiconductor Product Marketing, by Enthone Inc. Mr. Gongora will be working closely with the company’s WaferLevel Packaging (WLP) research and development, technical applications, and commercial teams to introduce advanced WLP technologies that create value to semiconductor manufacturers and electronics OEMs.

Mr. Gongora brings to Enthone over nineteen years of experience in the semiconductor industry spanning areas such as operations, business development and global product line management. Since beginning his career in engineering at General Electric, Mr. Gongora has served in positions of increasing responsibility, working for leading companies including Motorola, Amkor Technology, and ChipPAC. Most recently, Mr. Gongora served as director of mainstream products at STATSChipPAC where he managed a global wirebond product group with approximately $500M in revenue. 

Mr. Gongora earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Mr. Sean Mirshafiei, Enthone Vice President, Global Marketing - Electronics said, “With Eric’s extensive experience strategically supporting product growth and managing technology products in a global capacity, I am confident that he will be a key asset to the Electronics Global Marketing Team and our WLP customers.”

 

About Enthone
Enthone Inc., an Alent plc company, is a global and leading supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings. Enthone creates customer value by providing innovative and cost-effective technology solutions to the automotive, electronics, building hardware, energy, aerospace, jewelry, industrial finishes, printed circuit board and semiconductor industries. For more information, please visit enthone.com.





Umut Tosun, Application Technology Manager, to Present on Static and Dynamic Cleaning Rates at SMTAI

Manassas, VA – September 15, 2014 ZESTRON, the global leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing industry, is pleased to announce that ZESTRON Americas’ Umut Tosun, will be presenting at the SMTA International 2014.  Umut Tosun, M.S.Chem.Eng., Application Technology Manager, will present “Cleaning Process Efficiency and the Influence of Static & Dynamic Cleaning Rates” during the Solder and Cleaning Process Selection and Control session on Wednesday, October 1st.

Speed and efficiency of the cleaning process is critical to the manufacturer’s operation and this is directly related to the cleaning rate of the system. The process cleaning rate is impacted by both the static and dynamic cleaning rate. The SCR (Static Cleaning Rate) is related to the ability of the cleaning agent to solubilize the residues whereas the DCR (Dynamic Cleaning Rate) is related to the effectiveness of mechanical energy imparted by the cleaning system in order to remove the solubilized residues. Is there a real correlation of the static cleaning rate to the dynamic cleaning rate?

Mr. Tosun presents the results of an experimental study designed to explore this relationship. Utilizing bare and populated test vehicles with RMA solder paste, the optimum cleaning agent parameters for the static cleaning rate for two cleaning agents was established. Employing these results, the equipment operating parameters required to optimize not only the dynamic cleaning rate, but overall cleaning process performance were identified. Results of all tests are presented by Mr. Tosun, including conclusions drawn regarding correlations between the static and dynamic cleaning rate, as well as an analytic approach to employing SCR and DCR to select the optimum cleaning agent.





Sypris Electronics, MC Assembly, Tetrad Electronics & Others Selling Excess Assets

EMS providers Sypris Electronics, MC Assembly, Tetrad Electronics and others will be liquidating some of their excess and unused assets utilizing the online auction services of Baja Bid. The bidding for the auction will open promptly at 8:00am EST on September 15, 2014 and the closing will begin at 1pm EST on September 16, 2014. 
 
The items in this event include VI Technology Solder Paste Inspection Machines, Essemtec FLX2011 SMT Machine & Feeders, Mydata SMT Placement Machines & Feeders, RPS Rhythm Selective Solder, CR Tech 6520 AOI, Cincinnati ESS Chambers, Quad SMT Placement Machine & Feeders, Universal PTH Machines, Universal Feeders, Aquastorm 200 Wash, Genrad 2286 In-Circuit Testers, Apollo Seiko Soldering Robot, Branson Ultrasonic Welder, GPD Component Formers, Mantis Microscopes, Conveyors and much more.
 
To view the complete line of items currently up for auction and register to start bidding visit www.BajaBid.com.
 
Questions about the event can be directed to Arlin Horsley at 1-813-992-2437.





Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ Version 3.2 Introduces Hi-Fidelity PCB Modeling, Other Advances

New features enhance accuracy, speed, and reliability of complex board design

Beltsville, MD – September 9, 2014 – DfR Solutions, leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced the newest release of Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software, version 3.2.  This newest version of Sherlock incorporates several advanced features including Hi-Fidelity PCB Modeling, a Part and Package 3D Model Viewer, a Shared Parts Library feature, and Through-Hole Lead Modeling.  These features, along with existing Sherlock features, enable users to model even more complex substrates and boards, faster, and more accurately than ever before.

Hi Fidelity PCB Modeling is for the power FEA user who requires high-resolution (< 100 micron) three-dimensional models that capture material properties, layer structure, and every copper feature inside a substrate or PCB. These comprehensive intelligent models allow organizations to accurately simulate risk of warpage, package coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), and copper trace failures due to breakage or fatigue. Prior to Sherlock 3.2, that which took days to accomplish, can now take only minutes. The generated model can be seamlessly exported into existing FEA tools such as Abaqus and Ansys® Workbench™.

Through-Hole Lead Modeling auto-generates accurate three-dimensional mechanical models of standard electronic through-hole components, such as electrolytic capacitors, film capacitors, power semiconductors, relays, transformers, and connectors. The model generation supports numerous lead configurations, including radial, axial, dual inline (DIP), single inline (SIP), transistor outline (TO), and pin grid array (PGA), as well as leads bent at various angles. Designers, mechanical engineers, and test groups can now rapidly and accurately evaluate the performance of power supplies and other electronics with tall components under vibration and shock. This capability also greatly accentuates the value of HALT / HASS / HASA by allowing companies to subject designs to a virtual HALT and predict failures before actual testing.

Part and Package 3D Model Viewer.  Creating models of through-hole electronic parts is seamless due to the use of fill-in fields and drop-down selections, but the resulting model can be challenging to visualize. To solve this problem, Sherlock now includes a Part and Package 3D Model Viewer that allows users to preview the mechanical model part prior to placing it on the board.  This user-friendly feature saves design time and enhances model accuracy.

A Shared Parts Library provides one consistent, controlled, and verified source for parts properties across entire companies. As the number of Sherlock users within an organization increases, it becomes critical that all Sherlock users within and across departments are accessing the same part information. This helps eliminate parts inconsistencies, saving considerable time. 

“With Sherlock 3.2, we have radically changed the paradigm that mechanical and thermal simulation and modeling is too difficult, too long, and too inaccurate to perform on every electronic design and redesign,” stated DfR Solutions CEO Craig Hillman. “As a result of this advance in model development and reliability prediction, we expect users of Sherlock to dramatically increase their use of thermal and mechanical simulation tools, such as Abaqus and Ansys, and experience a measurable decrease in time to market and warranty returns compared to their competition.”

About Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ Software

Sherlock is the first-of-its-kind Automated Design Analysis software for analyzing, grading, and certifying the expected reliability of products at the circuit card assembly level. It is used by the electronics industry across all markets. Sherlock continues to evolve, incorporating new innovations and enhancements allowing users to manage increasingly complex analyses more easily and faster than ever before.

About DfR Solutions

DfR Solutions has world-renowned expertise in applying the science of Reliability Physics to electrical and electronics technologies and is a leading provider of quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) research and consulting for the electronics industry. The company’s integrated use of Physics of Failure (PoF) and Best Practices provides crucial insights and solutions early in product design and development and throughout the product life cycle. DfR Solutions specializes in providing knowledge- and science-based solutions to maximize and accelerate the product integrity assurance activities of their clients in every marketplace for electronic technologies (consumer, industrial, automotive, medical, military, telecom, oil drilling, and throughout the electronic component and material supply chain). For more information regarding DfR Solutions, visit www.dfrsolutions.com.





MC Assembly, Tetrad Electronics, Sypris and Others Selling Excess Assets

EMS providers MC Assembly, Tetrad Electronics, Sypris and others will be liquidating some of their excess and unused assets utilizing the online auction services of Baja Bid. The bidding for the auction will open promptly at 8:00am EST on September 15, 2014 and the closing will begin at 1pm EST on September 16, 2014.

The items in this event include Essemtec FLX2011 SMT Machine & Feeders, Mydata SMT Placement Machines & Feeders, RPS Rhythm Selective Solder, CR Tech 6520 AOI, Cincinnati ESS Chambers, Quad SMT Placement Machine & Feeders,  Universal PTH Machines, Universal Feeders, Aquastorm 200 Wash, Genrad 2286 In-Circuit Testers, Branson Ultrasonic Welders, Conveyors  and more.

To view the complete line of items currently up for auction and register to start bidding visit www.BajaBid.com.

Questions about the event can be directed to Arlin Horsley at 1-813-992-2437.





Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ Adds IPC Footprint Patterns

Increases speed and accuracy of user data import

Beltsville, MD - September 2, 2014 - DfR Solutions, leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced that Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software package library now recognizes the IPC-7351B naming convention for standard SMT land patterns and the working draft of IPC-7251 for thru-hole land patterns. The IPC requirements provide generic requirements to be used for the surface attachment of electronic components as well as surface mount design recommendations for achieving the best possible solder joints to the devices assembled.
 
This new capability has been added to the Sherlock software in response to the increasing use of the IPC standards by the electronics industry. Previously, Sherlock only used JEDEC standard descriptions (JEDEC JESD30E, Descriptive Designation System for Semiconductor-device Packages) for automatically determining package type at time of data import. Now Sherlock users have access to both standards. Incorporating the IPC standards into the Sherlock software increases the speed and accuracy of data import and reduces the time spent verifying package types during model creation.
 
“Sherlock continues to evolve and improve based on ever-changing industry requirements and customer needs,” stated DfR Solutions CEO Craig Hillman.  “We work very closely with our clients as well as with leading industry associations like the IPC so that we can keep our finger on the pulse of the electronics industry. This software enhancement provides greater speed, accuracy, and ease of use for all of our Sherlock customers,” said Hillman.
 
About Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ Software
Sherlock is the first-of-its-kind Automated Design Analysis software for analyzing, grading, and certifying the expected reliability of products at the circuit card assembly level. It is used by the electronics industry across all markets. Sherlock continues to evolve, incorporating new innovations and enhancements allowing users to manage increasingly complex analyses more easily and faster than ever before.
 
About DfR Solutions, LLC:
DfR Solutions has world-renowned expertise in applying the science of Reliability Physics to electrical and electronics technologies and is a leading provider of quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) research and consulting for the electronics industry. The company’s integrated use of Physics of Failure (PoF) and Best Practices provides crucial insights and solutions early in product design and development and throughout the product life cycle. DfR Solutions specializes in providing knowledge- and science-based solutions to maximize and accelerate the product integrity assurance activities of their clients in every marketplace for electronic technologies (consumer, industrial, automotive, medical, military, telecom, oil drilling, and throughout the electronic component and material supply chain). For more information regarding DfR Solutions, visit www.dfrsolutions.com.





ZESTRON Americas Renews 2014-2015 ITAR Registration

Manassas, VA - August 27, 2014 ZESTRON, the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry, is pleased to announce its renewal of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration with the U.S Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. 
 
"With the demand for critical electronic assemblies by the military, it is absolutely essential for our company to be fully compliant with ITAR regulations," says Todd Scheerer, Executive Vice President, ZESTRON Americas.  "ZESTRON Americas' registration confirmation is frequently requested by our customers requiring cleaning evaluations of ITAR controlled items thereby ensuring that our customers meet their security requirements."
 
Through the proper and careful review of the company's corporate structure, security, record keeping and procedures for handling sensitive military and intelligence applications, ZESTRON continues to successfully meet the State Department's strict requirements. The renewal of this registration as well as the company's comprehensive Technology Control Plan demonstrates ZESTRON's commitment to adhering to the guidelines that control the import and export of defense related articles and services on the United States Munitions List.
 
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