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August 14, 2019
3 Options for BGA Rework
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No matter how much we attempt to streamline and automate the process, BGA Rework has been, and will likely always be, a mixture of art and science. The need for a predictable, repeatable process, with its attendant time and cost savings, drives us continually to attempt to remove as much "art" as possible from the BGA rework process, as new tools and knowledge become available ...
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Tarnished OSP Circuit Boards
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We are purchasing circuit boards from China and they are coming in with a tarnished looking finish (they have OSP) and we are having soldering issues. Could that be part of their processing issues ...
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Are Your BGA Rework Techs Experts?
Are Your BGA Rework Techs Experts?
Can every operator handle your BGA rework equally well? In real life, in all but just a few situations, the answer is no. Why is this so?
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Keep This Plated-Hole Kit Handy
Keep This Plated-Hole Kit Handy
Plated holes in circuit boards are easily damaged. This kit includes all the tools and materials needed to repair damaged plated through holes.
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Replace Damaged Circuits Without Messy Liquid Adhesive
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Imagine replacing damaged surface mount pads, BGA pads, lands and conductors without the need to use messy liquid adhesives to bond the replacement pad in place. Circuit Frames have a bond strength equal to the original, can be used on loaded circuit boards, and the bond time is just 30 seconds. Our replacement Circuit Frames have a dry-film adhesive backing to make the repair process quick and neat.

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Big Time Damaged Conductor Repair
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WOW! A batch of circuit boards were drilled in a spot they weren't supposed to be drilled. This can be a tough mistake to recover from when dealing with today's complex, multi-layer circuit boards. As a result, the customer found himself with a scrap heap of worthless product ...
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BGA Component Rework Simplified
BGA Component Rework Simplified
When you have tough BGA rework, where do you turn to? Discover the nation's #1 contractor for outsourced BGA rework, repair and reballing.
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Must Have Circuit Boards First-aid Kits
Must Have Circuit Boards First-aid Kits
These kits have been used for decades by the most demanding electronics manufacturers. Every item is thoroughly field tested.
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Out-Sourcing, In-Sourcing, and Globalization
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Economic globalization means creating a level playing field, all businesses are treated equally in all countries, when it comes to buying inputs or selling outputs. The Trends editors have long been fans of economic globalization and free trade. But, we've also been vocal opponents of globalism. Is that inconsistent? We don’t think so ...
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"Are you part of the problem, part of the solution, part of the problem with the solution or part of the solution to the problem with the solution?"
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How many times is the capacity of a pipe increased if the diameter is doubled?
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"The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up and does not stop until you get into the office."
Robert Frost