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September 18, 2019
Tips and Tricks for Successful Rework
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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. Thus, the importance of using techniques that provide high-quality results, while exposing the solder connection to the least stress, continues to ...
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BGA reballing question
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We have requirements to have BGA components reballed. They are supplied with SAC305 solder and will be reballed using tin-lead solder. Is a single wave stripping process acceptable, or should the reball service supplier run the BGA components through a second pure tin-lead wave to ensure ...
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Do Your Repair Techs Deserve One?
Do Your Repair Techs Deserve One?
The Micro-Drill is the ideal tool for precision drilling, grinding and cutting on circuit boards. Use it to remove coatings, cuts circuits, drills holes, and much more.
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Discover 3 Options for BGA Rework
Discover 3 Options for BGA Rework
No matter how much we attempt to automate the process, BGA Rework has been, and will likely always be, a mixture of art and science.
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The Micro-Drill - A Repair Technician's Dream
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This versatile powerhouse is ideal for milling, drilling, grinding, cutting and sanding. With great precision you can use it to remove coatings, cut circuits, cut leads, drill holes and perform many other delicate operations using various interchangeable bits. The high-speed DC motor is in the hand piece to keep the hand piece lightweight and easy to control.

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Edge Milling to Reduce Board Thickness
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It's not unusual for circuit boards that have been fabricated to require additional milling to reduce that thickness in certain areas. This milling is nominally completed by the circuit board fabricator prior to board assembly. Usually, this milling is done to allow the installation of face-plates, bezels, or the insertion of the circuit board into a card slot without restriction. Occasionally, the milling operation is either missed, or not milled to the desired thickness. We have often been asked to perform the milling operation on assembled ...
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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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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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Next-generation Anti-icing Materials
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New research describes for the first time several unique properties of materials known as phase-switching liquids, that hold promise as next-generation anti-icing materials. Researchers say these phase-switching liquids can delay ice and frost formation up to 300 times longer than state-of-the-art coatings being developed ...
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