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Announcing Newly Designed Qualitek Website

qualitek_logo.pngThe new and completely redesigned website offers visitors a cleaner more direct experience into product information, company details, services and distributors. We have updated all product information to focus on our latest and award winning products.

Access our new website at the same address qualitek.com

 

 





Sivilay (Nick) Sengmany joins Saki America as application/field service engineer

Fremont, CA - 25 July 2017 - Saki Corporation, an innovator in the field of automated optical and x-ray inspection equipment, announces the selection of Alex Malek as vice president of sales and service for North America and Sivilay (Nick) Sengmany as an application/field service engineer.
Alex Malek
Malek will head sales and service for Saki's 2D and 3D automated optical, 3D automated solder paste, and 3D in-line x-ray measurement and inspection systems in the US and Canada. He will also be actively involved in continuing Saki's development, coordination, participation in, and leadership of the Industry 4.0/Smart Factory initiative.
 
Malek has many years of experience in the global Electronics Manufacturing Services and supply chain markets. Most recently he was president and owner of Operation Excellence Inc., a California Corporation. Operation Excellence provided consulting services for small and start-up high-technology companies in the areas of global operations management, global supply chain management, automation, quality, business development, sales, and marketing. Prior to that he held the positions of senior director of global supply chain and material for Bruker Nano Surfaces, senior VP for global supply chain and material for Flextronics's FlexPower, VP of global business development for Lean Stream, and senior global commodity manager in charge of capital equipment for Sanmina-SCI Corporation. Malek holds a BS degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from San Jose State University and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in Stanford, CA.
 
As part of Saki's growth in North America, Sengmany, who is based in Virginia, has joined Saki to support customers and the Saki team with installation, training, and support of all Saki inspection and measurement systems. Before joining Saki, Sengmany was a process engineer/SMT lead for Sutron, Inc. and a field service engineer for Apex Factory Automation. 
 
"Although Saki has been in business since 1994, we started our Americas expansion in 2014. Since then, we've expanded our facilities, the Saki representative network, and our sales and support team. With increased business in the Americas, and to continue our emphasis on customer satisfaction and local support, we are adding even more application engineers and increasing our sales representative network," explained Satoshi Otake, general manager of SAKI America. "We are excited that Alex has joined our team, as he brings a strong knowledge base and years of experience working with companies of all sizes and a wide array of products and requirements. Along with Nick, we can ensure that Saki customers have the inspection and measurement capabilities they need for success."
 
"I am delighted to be a part of Saki's team," Malek stated. "I have had the pleasure of knowing Saki and its team for many years. I have always been very impressed with their products -- on the hardware side with their reliability, quality, capability, and performance and on the software side with programming, inspection, measurement, imaging, and data capture capabilities. I truly believe that Saki's systems are the best on the market and that they provide the lowest total cost-of-ownership among our competitors. I plan to assure that our customers feel the same."
 
For more information contact Saki at +1.510.623.SAKI (7254), email sales.us@sakiglobal.com, or visit our website at www.sakiglobal.com.
 
About Saki Corporation
 
Since its inception in 1994, Saki has led the way in the development of automatic recognition through robotic vision technology, applying ground-breaking image processing tools to solve inspection problems associated with printed circuit board assembly. Saki Corporation has headquarters in Tokyo, Japan with offices and sales and support centers around the world. Saki has Quality Management System JIS Q 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2008 certifications.





ZESTRON Celebrates 25 Years of Globally Leading Innovation

[Manassas, VA – July 24, 2017] - ZESTRON, the global leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing and semiconductor industries, is celebrating 25 years of innovation. 

 

“Within 25 years, we have grown to be the global leader in precision cleaning due to our unwavering commitment to process improvement,” says Dr. Harald Wack, President of ZESTRON worldwide.  “ZESTRON prides itself on providing electronics manufacturers that have an ongoing need to eliminate long-term reliability concerns as electronics designs continue to increase in complexity, with the latest engineered cleaning agent technological developments for precision cleaning processes available.”


In 1992, Dr. O.K. Wack, founder of ZESTRON, discovered the need for environmentally friendly cleaning agents for the electronics market. Within the next few years, ZESTRON began introducing several aqueous based VIGON® cleaning agents that quickly gained industry attention. With cleaning agent concentrations at 30% or greater at the time, ZESTRON cleaning agent technology performed at concentrations of 20%. In the ensuing years, continued R&D investment in product development reduced working concentrations further resulting in the launch of cleaning agents that performed at concentrations as low as 7%. Additional product developments resulted in the launch of the first true pH neutral defluxing agent in 2009, and the first automatic concentration monitoring unit, the ZESTRON® EYE, in 2013. These industry leading advances enabled our customers to meet their cleaning challenges.

 

In addition to continuous product development, ZESTRON has become the market leader for high precision cleaning solutions by providing unparalleled technical support with the largest team of engineers in the industry. With seven state of the art globally linked Technical Centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and equipped with over 90 cleaning machines from world leading equipment manufacturers, electronics industry OEMs and ECMs can easily and quickly assess multiple cleaning processes for their products to ensure selection of the most effective solution.

 

ZESTRON is proud to be a second generation family owned company now guided by Dr. Harald Wack. In addition to his continued drive for product development to meet the ever increasing cleaning challenges, Dr. Wack is a champion for industry education.  From his passion to share best practices and the latest technological solutions for tough cleaning challenges, he created ZESTRON Academy.  Today, ZESTRON Academy is a global resource accessible around the world to educate the electronics manufacturing industry through customized webinars, workshops and training, either on-site or at the ZESTRON Technical centers.

 

“Our dedication to providing the best process solutions and services is driven by our passion for innovation. On behalf of the entire ZESTRON family, we thank our customers for their loyalty as we could not celebrate such a milestone as this without their support,” says Dr. Harald Wack, President of ZESTRON worldwide.





SHENMAO Introduces New Tacky Flux SMF-WC52 for Flip Chip Technology

SHENMAO Technology, Inc. introduces New Generation Ultra Tacky Flux SMF-WC52 applied in the Flip Chip dipping process. Its high tacky property keeps Chip in place during reflow for excellent soldering performance, while creating outstanding solder joint strength.
 
SHENMAO introduces New Generation Lead-free Solder Paste PF606-P140 and Zero-Halogen Lead-free Solder Paste PF606-P245 with a wide process window, superior print and solderability to solve Head on Pillow issues and improve ICT testability, easily fit into complicated PCB designs through excellent convergence performance.
 
SHENMAO BGA Solder Spheres for PBGA, CBGA, TBGA, CSP and Flip Chip Assemblies are made by UMT (Ultra Micron Technology) from highly pure metals produced to various exact Alloy compositions using Piezoelectric Droplet Jet Technology in high volumes to accurate diameter uniformity, bright shiny surface finishes and high-quality sphericity. Various diameters (0.76, 0.65, 0.64, 0.5, 0.45, 0.4, 0.3, 0.25, 0.2, 0.15, 0.1, 0.09, 0.08, 0.075, 0.07, 0.06, 0.055 and 0.05 mm Dia.- 0.045 and 0.040 mm Dia. are in development) are available in SAC305, SAC405 and SAC1205 Alloys at affordable low cost from 10 worldwide SHENMAO locations.
 
As the World's Major Solder Materials Provider, SHENMAO produces SMT Solder Paste, Wave Solder Bar, Cored Solder Wire and Flux, Solder Preforms, Semiconductor Packaging Solder Spheres, Wafer Bumping Solder Paste, Dipping Flux and PV Ribbon.
 
For more information, please contact:
SHENMAO America, Inc. www.shenmao.com  Tel: 408-943-1755   e-mail: usa@shenmao.com





RIT Partners with ASM Assembly Systems

RIT is expanding its university/corporate partnership with ASM Systems focusing on next-generation electronics manufacturing, research and workforce development. The partners highlighted projects underway during "Enabling the Digital World: The Future of Electronics and Manufacturing," on June 21, 2017.





SHENMAO Introduces New Low Residue Liquid Flux SMF-B51

SHENMAO Technology. Inc. introduces New Generation Ultra Low Residue Liquid Flux SMF-B51 with superior spray uniformity, excellent soldering performance and a wide process window for Chip Scale and Fan Out Wafer Level Packaging.

SHENMAO introduces New Generation Lead-free Solder Paste PF606-P140 and Zero-Halogen Lead-free Solder Paste PF606-P245 with a wide process window, superior print and solderability to solve Head on Pillow issues and improve ICT testability, easily fit into complicated PCB designs through excellent convergence performance.

SHENMAO BGA Solder Spheres for PBGA, CBGA, TBGA, CSP and Flip Chip Assemblies are made by UMT (Ultra Micron Technology) from highly pure metals produced to various exact Alloy compositions using Piezoelectric Droplet Jet Technology in high volumes to accurate diameter uniformity, bright shiny surface finishes and high-quality sphericity. Various diameters (0.76, 0.65, 0.64, 0.5, 0.45, 0.4, 0.3, 0.25, 0.2, 0.15, 0.1, 0.09, 0.08, 0.075, 0.07, 0.06, 0.055 and 0.05 mm Dia.- 0.045 and 0.040 mm Dia. are in development) are available in SAC305, SAC405 and SAC1205 Alloys at affordable low cost from 10 worldwide SHENMAO locations.

As the World’s Major Solder Materials Provider, SHENMAO produces SMT Solder Paste, Wave Solder Bar, Cored Solder Wire and Flux, Solder Preforms, Semiconductor Packaging Solder Spheres, Wafer Bumping Solder Paste, Dipping Flux and PV Ribbon.

 

For more information, please contact: SHENMAO America, Inc. www.shenmao.com Tel: 408-943-1755 e-mail: usa@shenmao.com





Fine Line Stencil and Metal Etching Technology Announce Merger

Lumberton, NJ - Fine Line Stencil (FLS) and Metal Etching Technology (MET) Associates announce they are merging. The new company will be known as BlueRing Stencils. BlueRing Stencils will maintain 8 manufacturing locations across the USA (TX, NJ, NH, CA, FL, IN, MN & NC). Fred Cox of MET has been appointed President of BlueRing Stencils. Mr. Cox said, “We look forward to providing improved technology and greater service to all of our stencil customers. Our combined companies will allow us to offer the latest innovations in SMT stencil printing.”
 
Brent Nolan of Fine Line Stencil had this to say; “FLS and MET are a perfect match. We have different technical solutions that will now be combined. Additionally, our new geography will allow us to reach 90% of the demanding stencil market in 1 day using ground freight.” BlueRing Stencils will provide laser cut and electroformed stencil solutions. They will offer NanoSlic Gold and Microshield coatings, EZ-Step laser welded steps, Mesh-Weld foil bonding, Root Cause Analysis and CAD-matic software solutions, as well as other stencil printing technologies.
 
You can learn more at www.blueringstencils.com





Kester’s NP545 Solder Paste Available with Tin-Lead T4 Powder

Kester_Logo_Black16.png Kester’s NP545, the zero-halogen, no-clean solder paste formula designed for consistency and repeatability is now available in a Tin-Lead T4 powder. For additional information on this product including technical and safety data sheets, please visit http://www.kester.com/products/product/np545-solder-paste.

 

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ZESTRON Launches New Website

Manassas, VA – June 1, 2017 ZESTRON, the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing and semiconductor industries, is pleased to announce the new, mobile responsive zestron.com is live.

“With this launch our website is mobile responsive, allowing it to be compatible with both mobile and desktop devices.  We’ve added a variety of new informative and instructional videos, social media links and increased the visibility of our global virtual tours to focus on our interactive features,” says Sal Sparacino, Sales and Marketing Manager, ZESTRON Americas. 

In addition to the new user-friendly mobile features, we’ve optimized our pages creating a seamless transition throughout the entire site.  Easily register for learning opportunities from ZESTRON Academy including webinars and workshops or request the latest technical articles from zestron.com. Furthermore, product information and safety data sheets can be requested using our conveniently accessible forms.  

 

For further assistance on our cleaning products, services or learning opportunities, visitors will find contact information of our experienced team of application engineers, easily located on each page.

 

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 and semiconductor manufacturing industries. With seven worldwide technical centers and the largest team of engineers focused on high precision cleaning, 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.





LORD Corporation Adds Ellsworth Adhesives To Its Electronic Materials Distribution Team

(Cary, NC – May 25, 2017) -  LORD Corporation - a global leader in developing structural adhesives and electronic materials for diverse markets – has announced that Ellsworth Adhesives will now sell its electronic materials product line.

 

A distributor of LORD® structural adhesives since 1982, Ellsworth Adhesives is a global corporation with more than 40 years of experience providing adhesive solutions to a wide variety of industrial markets. According to Matt Ryan, LORD Distribution Manager Americas Product Assembly Adhesives & Electronic Materials, Ellsworth Adhesives is already a well-respected distributor in the electronics and electrical markets.

 

“As one of our leading award-winning distributors, Ellsworth Adhesives also has extensive experience in the electronic materials markets,” said Ryan. “We are excited about their team further expanding their efforts with our product lines.” 

 

LORD Corporation specializes in developing world-class thermal management solutions for demanding applications. Product lines include potting and encapsulation materials, adhesives, gap fillers, gels and greases, as well as solutions spanning various chemistries (silicones, epoxies, acrylics, and urethanes). Ellsworth Adhesives will continue to distributeLORD Corporation's extensive line of acrylic, epoxy and urethane adhesives designed to improve appearance, strength and durability, while offering design flexibility and total cost savings. Compared to traditional fastening methods such as rivets, welds and tapes, LORD structural adhesives eliminate the costs associated with metal preparation and finishing operations and are formulated to improve manufacturing processes and final products for a variety of composite, metal and plastic assemblies.

 

Roger Lee, Global President of Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution, stated that Ellsworth Adhesives has a long history and strong global partnership with LORD Corporation. 

 

“Our partnership with LORD is a testament to our commitment to offer quality materials and services to our customers,” he said. 

 

Jay Richardson, Vice President of Sales, Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution, concurred, noting that “Ellsworth Adhesives and LORD have built a long, successful business partnership and we look forward to expanding on the distributor relationship to now include the LORD electronic materials product line.” 

 

For additional information, please contact LORD at +1 877 ASK LORD (275 5673) or visit www.ellsworth.com.

 

About Ellsworth Adhesives

Ellsworth Adhesives is a distributor and a value-added supplier of adhesives, sealants, coatings, encapsulants, tapes, releases, lubricants and equipment from leading international manufacturers. Ellsworth Adhesives’ Engineering Sales Representatives have years of hands-on engineering skills and experience who assist with material and equipment selection, product testing, and process requirements and excel in designing, managing, customizing manufacturing projects and varying industrial applications.

Ellsworth Adhesives operates sales offices and warehouses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, and Thailand. Ellsworth Adhesives can be contacted directly at 1-800-888-0698 or by visiting www.ellsworth.com.

 

About LORD Corporation

LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For more than 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative oil and gas, aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C., LORD has approximately 3,100 employees in 26 countries and operates 19 manufacturing facilities and 10 R&D centers worldwide. LORD actively promotes STEM education and many other community engagement initiatives. For more information, visit www.lord.com.





Hentec/RPS Joins SMT Capital for Representation in Ohio, Indiana, and W. Pennsylvania

NEWMAN LAKE, WA - In an effort to improve visibility, RPS has partnered with SMT Capital (SMT), a manufacturer’s representative organization that provides best-in-class equipment, consumables, and services to the electronics manufacturing industry. Operating out of the north central United States, SMT will provide RPS with representation in Ohio, Indiana, and Western Pennsylvania.

SMT is a privately held company with representatives strategically placed throughout the company’s service area. With over 50 years of combined industry experience, the staff of SMT prides themselves on not just providing their customers with equipment or supplies, but solutions that help the businesses run more efficiently.

Bill Timms, of SMT Capital., says, “We are pleased to be joining the RPS team. With the addition of RPS to our line card, we’re in a better position to provide solutions to our customers. The RPS Selective Soldering and Lead Tinning equipment will allow us to respond to our customers’ specialized needs.”

 

About Hentec Industries, Inc. Hentec Industries Inc. (formerly RPS Automation) is a manufacturer of automated selective soldering, lead tinning and component test equipment for electronics and component manufacturing, assembly and distribution. Hentec is celebrating over 25 years of automated soldering experience at more than 1100 global installations. All products are designed and manufactured by in the USA.

 





Kester’s NP505-HR Paste Now Available with T5 Powder

Kester_Logo_Black_CMYK3.jpg ITASCA, IL — May 11, 2017 Contact: Michelle O’Brien, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Kester’s NP505-HR, the zero-halogen, lead-free, no-clean solder paste, that was developed specifically for high-reliability ap¬plications, is now available with a T5 powder. For additional information on this product including technical and safety data sheets, please visit http://www.kester.com/products/product/np505-hr-solder-paste.

For any questions or additional information, please contact: Fil Marcial, Global Product Manager at fmarcial@kester.com.

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Kester is a global supplier of assembly materials for the Electronic Assembly and Semiconductor Packaging industries. Kester is focused on delivering innovative, robust and high-quality solutions to help our customers address their technological challenges. Kester’s current product portfolio includes soldering attachment materials such as solder paste, soldering chemicals, TSF (tacky solder flux) materials, and metal products such as bar, solid and flux-cored wire. Kester is an Illinois Tool Works (ITW) company. ITW is a Fortune 200 company that produces engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. It employs approximately 49,000 people, and is based in Glenview, Illinois, with operations in 57 countries.

 

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Kester Launches SF800-LR Soldering Flux

Kester_Logo_Black_CMYK2.jpg ITASCA, IL — May 9, 2017 Contact: Michelle O’Brien, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Kester is proud to announce the launch of SF800-LR. SF800-LR is a zero-halogen, low-residue, low-solids, organic based liquid flux designed specifically for tabbing and stringing applications. The formulation delivers excellent solderability in module assembly processes utilizing conduction, IR and convection reflow. It is formulated to deliver minimum flux residue thus eliminating post cleaning after soldering. Cells are dry and cosmetically clean as they exit the tabber and stringer equipment. SF800-LR provides excellent solderability on all type of metalizations. The formulation of SF800-LR is also designed to deliver excellent peel force that result in long term stability of the solder joints.

For additional information on this product including technical and safety data sheets, please visit http://www.kester.com/products/product/sf800-lr-soldering-flux.

For any questions or additional information, please contact: Fil Marcial, Global Product Manager at fmarcial@kester.com.

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Kester is a global supplier of assembly materials for the Electronic Assembly and Semiconductor Packaging industries. Kester is focused on delivering innovative, robust and high-quality solutions to help our customers address their technological challenges. Kester’s current product portfolio includes soldering attachment materials such as solder paste, soldering chemicals, TSF (tacky solder flux) materials, and metal products such as bar, solid and flux-cored wire. Kester is an Illinois Tool Works (ITW) company. ITW is a Fortune 200 company that produces engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. It employs approximately 49,000 people, and is based in Glenview, Illinois, with operations in 57 countries.

 

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Solid Design Solutions Achieves Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small-Business Designation

Minneapolis, Minn. – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE), has notified Solid Design Solutions that it has been verified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and added to the Vendor Information Pages (VIP). This makes the company eligible to participate in the VA’s Veterans First Contracting Program. Solid Design Solutions designs and manufactures machines and products for the medical, agricultural, industrial and aerospace industries. 
“This designation means a great deal to our team,” says Pete Gustaf, Solid Design Solutions president and CEO.“ As a small business, SDVOSB provides greater opportunities for us to more fully leverage our far-reaching, change-agent products and engineering expertise.”
 
Solid Design Solutions was founded near Minneapolis in 1997 and recently opened an office in Wichita, Kansas in January 2017. It specializes as an end-to-end, product and specialty machine design firm that helps bring products to market by harnessing clients’ technology, software and models in order to convert them into products that can be produced reliably and consistently. Solid Design Solutions provides mechanical, electrical, and software engineering, and develops concepts for product design, assembly and test systems, and manufacturing procedures.
 
“Having this certification enhances our ability to pursue opportunities,” says Gustaf, “whether winning a project as the prime contractor or partnering with a large prime contractor as subcontractor.”
 
Solid Design Solutions serves clients from entrepreneurial startups to such established, industry titans as 3M, Bose, Boston Scientific, Honeywell, Medtronic and Fastenal. Expertise coupled with state-of-the-art tools allow Solid Design Solutions to deliver value throughout the specialty-machine and product development process. Its range of projects spans from sophisticated assembly and test systems and complex clean-room process to connected wireless devices and highly successful consumer products. 
 
This SDVOSB verification is valid for three years. The Congressional act that established SDVOSB in 1999 sets an annual government-wide goal of not less than 3 percent of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards for small businesses owned by service-disabled veterans.
 
“Watch for even more good things to happen at Solid Design Solutions as a result of this designation,” says Gustaf.
 
For more info, visit www.soliddesignsolutions.com
 
About Solid Design Solutions
Since its founding in 1997, Solid Design Solutions has developed a reputation for transforming ideas into market-ready products and highly accurate machine systems. It does so efficiently, cost-effectively and rapidly. Core competencies include industrial design, mechanical and electrical engineering, software/firmware engineering, IoT device development, project management, and global sourcing coordination through new product introduction. The company is based in Mounds View, Minn., and in early 2017 opened an office in Wichita, Kan. 
 
Solid Design Solutions
8400 Coral Sea St NE #1800 | St Paul, MN 55112
877.786.7701 | SolidDesignSolutions.com





SHENMAO America, Inc. Exhibits at 2017 SMTA Puget Sound (Redmond) Symposium & Supplier Day

Held at Microsoft, 15255 NE 40th Street, Redmond, WA 98052, May 8, from 10 AM until 4 PM

SHENMAO is featuring how to solve Solder Paste issues such as Voids, Head on Pillow, Slumping, Non-Wetting Open and Short Stencil Life with Higher Quality Flux and Extremely Pure Virgin Powder made by SHENMAO, Resulting in Solder Joints of Ultimate Quality.

Visit to see why 11 of the 12 largest EMS companies in the world use SHENMAO Solder Paste.
 
SHENMAO Technology, Inc., the World’s Major Solder Materials Provider distributes from 10 worldwide locations, SMT Solder Paste, Low and High Temperature Solder Paste, Laser Solder Paste, Die Attach Paste, Solder Preform, Wave Solder Bar, Solder Wire and Flux, Liquid/Paste Flux and PV Ribbon.

SHENMAO America, Inc. blends Solder Paste in San Jose, CA with Tin smelted from Tin Ore concentrate creating ultrapure virgin powder made at its facility in Taiwan for distribution in North America.

For more information, please contact: SHENMAO America, Inc. www.shenmao.com Tel: +1-408-943-1755 e-mail: sales@shenmao.us

Registration to Conference & Expo

 





Vision Engineering Launches FREE Electronics Academy Webinar Series to help identity and rectify PCB

Vision Engineering Vision Engineering has teamed up with industry-expert Bob Willis to broadcast a free Electronics Academy Webinar Series aimed at identifying the issues affecting PCB/SMT assembly and the challenges of achieving Zero Defect Manufacture. The 3 part webinar is focused on improving quality and reducing costs through improving the inspection process.

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The series begins on June 16th with Solder Joint Inspection & Process Defects. During this webinar participants will learn how to minimize inspection and process defects, identify common joint failures, causes, cures and corrective actions. Bob will explain the best ways to inspect solder joints on conventional and surface mount assemblies with reference to international standards (e.g. IPC 610 and IPC J-STD-001). On June 29th Counterfeit Component Inspection & Detection will be broadcasted. Production, quality and purchasing teams will learn how to inspect conventional and surface mount devices to identify counterfeit component and avoid expensive consequences. In this webinar Bob will illustrate the most common issues faced by these teams, how to test parts and demonstrate the importance of photographic documentation to provide reference standards for the future.

The 3 part series closes on July 21st with Conformal Coating Inspection & Coating Faults. The use of conformal coating is growing in popularity. Regardless of application method, either manual or automated inspection is required in most applications, carried out under normal or UV light, with reference to international standards. During this webinar, Bob will cover the inspection of coatings, setting up of inspection standards, as well as the common process defects and corrective actions Bob Willis is a globally-recognized expert in surface mount and area array technology, providing training and consultancy to electronics manufacturers worldwide for over 30 years. Bob regularly speaks at international events, providing expert knowledge to improve skills and knowledge for electronics production staff and engineers. For more information on the Electronics Academy Webinar or to register visit www.visioneng.com/electronicswebinar





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