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June 12, 2019
Options for Gold Contact Rework
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When gold edge contacts become worn, damaged or contaminated by solder, they must be either repaired and replated, or replaced.

Both procedures result in a high conformance level repair that is reliable and long lasting. Re-plating is a reliable, yet complicated, process requiring a considerable amount of setup, special chemistry that is hazardous and, in general, a high level of operator skill and training ...
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Tough Hand Soldering Problem
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I work in an auto glass factory and we're having problems soldering the defrost cable wire to the windshield grid pattern. I think it has to do with factory temperature as it is very hot over 100 degrees F. It is also extremely humid with levels reaching close to 100 percent. What can we do to improve the solder ...
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87 Repair/Rework Guides Free Online
87 Repair/Rework Guides Free Online
This free online guidebook, packed with detailed illustrations, will be helpful to anyone who needs to repair or rework circuit board assemblies.
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Perfect Kit for Replating Gold Contacts
Perfect Kit for Replating Gold Contacts
There's simply no reason to scrap circuit boards when they have contacts contaminated with solder. Restore them using the Gold Contact Plating Kit.
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Discover A New Way To Bond Jumper Wires
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Clean up your act when bonding wires. Wire Dots make the job of bonding jumper wires neat and fast. Wire Dots are a wire tacking system consisting of pre-cut shapes of a thin, flexible polymer film coated on one side with a high performance, electronics grade permanent pressure sensitive adhesive.

Wire Dots will hold secure after exposure to numerous chemicals including cleaning solutions/sprays, saponifiers, mild acids and alkalies. And will hold secure through a typical circuit board hot water wash.

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Damaged Mounting Hole Repair
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For this repair we're looking at the process to correct base board damage at an ejector handle location. The ejector handle is often held in place by a roll pin that is pressed into a non plated hole on the circuit board. When the ejector handle is retracted, the lever action will be used to press in, or eject the circuit board into, or out of a connector, or card cage. With this action, the ...
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Challenging Surface Mount Pad Repair
Challenging Surface Mount Pad Repair
Surface mount and BGA pad repair are routine operations at Circuit Technology Center. Learn how it's done with absolute precision and reliably.
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Jumper Wire Hassles Eliminated
Jumper Wire Hassles Eliminated
Throw away that super glue and eliminate that super glue mess. Clean up your act when bonding wires. Wire Dots make the job clean, neat and fast.
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Artificial Intelligence Could Revolutionize R&D and Innovation
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Each of the five Techno-Economic Revolutions has been driven by a bundle of complementary General-Purpose Technologies, or GPTs. Beyond innovations in existing sectors, the rapidly improving price/performance of GPTs has led over time to the creation of entirely new applications and industries ...
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"I fired a computer today. Damn, that felt good!"
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