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NEWSLETTER: May 3, 2017
Tips and Tricks for Successful Rework
Tips and Tricks for Successful Rework
Although soldering is one of the oldest know joining techniques, manual or hand soldering is still a process highly dependent upon individual operator skill. And, while soldering and rework have become increasingly automated, we nevertheless operate in an imperfect world, and defects in the mass soldering process will occur. Despite attempts to automated processes, faulty solder joints resulting from improper soldering or rework remain a major cause of equipment failure. Thus, the importance of using techniques that ...
Feature Story
Reworked BGA Component Bridging at the Corners
Ask the Experts
We recently reworked a BGA component and the corners all bridged. This was a new BGA component that had never been installed on a circuit board before. Can these components be removed and reused if we can ...
Ask the Experts
BGA Re-balling from Lead-free to Tin-lead
Tips and Tricks for Successful Rework
In this paper, an assessment of the mechanical integrity of four different commercially available BGAs was evaluated after reballing using visual inspection, cross-section evaluation, scanning acoustic microscopy, moire interferometry, ball shear, ball pull and assembly level thermal ...
Technical Library
Adding A Via Hole
Tips and Tricks for Successful Rework
We've all heard of via in pad, blind vias, even buried vias, but have you ever experienced the "via to nowhere" phenomena? Well, here's how it goes. We received a distress call from a customer that found they were missing ten vias on their now populated circuit boards. The vias were supposed to connect from surface circuitry, to an internal ground ...
Feature Story
New Methods for Wirelessly Transmitting Power
Tips and Tricks for Successful Rework
Engineers at Disney Research have developed a new method for wirelessly transmitting power throughout a room that enables users to charge electronic devices as seamlessly as they now connect to WiFi hotspots, eliminating the need for electrical cords or charging ...
Technology Briefing
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Andy Price, Bob LePage, Ronna LaBranche, Jose Irizarry, Ted Farnham, Bun Chhouy, Peter Vigneau, Jeff Ferry

For over 33 years Circuit Technology Center and CircuitMedic have been recognized as the world's most innovative and reliable specialists in circuit board rework and repair services and products.
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