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January 14, 2020
Challenging Gold Contact Repair
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Gold plating is ancient technology, and the problems encountered in electronics plating are just as ancient. Things are always changing in this business, getting smaller, more complicated and sometimes you have to think innovatively just to survive. Recently a customer was in a tough bind regarding defective plating. They manufactured a massive backplane over four feet long and two feet wide. The board is nearly one half inch thick and plated throughout with gold. These boards ...
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Gold Plated Hole Defects
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Recently we began wave soldering assemblies that have gold plated holes that are used for jumper wires. After wave soldering, there are often portions of the gold plated holes and pads that still have exposed gold. I'm not sure if it's necessary, but we touch up these ...
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BGA Component Reball Video
BGA Component Reball Video
Video demonstrates robotic BGA component deballing. This precision process is highly reliable when preparing BGA components for reballing.
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Six Fast Fixes for Circuit Boards
Six Fast Fixes for Circuit Boards
Use this versatile kit to fix damaged SMT pads, lands, gold edge contacts, conductors, plated holes and base board. It's the total package.
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Need BGA Component Reballing?
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Watch a short video that shows our robotic BGA component reballing capabilities. Our high-reliability BGA Reballing service can quickly rework BGA components that require reballing. Reballing is most often required when the alloy of the BGA component solder balls needs to be changed from lead-free to leaded. Every BGA Reballing project is completed to meet IPC and JEDEC specifications.

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Are Your BGA Rework Operators Experts?
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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? Many factors come into play, including experience, manual dexterity, and sometimes just plain talent. It is critical to have your most skilled operators handle your ...
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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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11 Rules for Circuit Board Mods
11 Rules for Circuit Board Mods
Some of the odd twists occasionally needed to modify assembled circuit boards can be surprising. Discover the 11 rules your techs should know.
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Solving Electric Vehicles Long Charging Times
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Electric vehicle owners may soon be able to pull into a fueling station, plug their car in and in 10 minutes, drive out with a fully charged battery...
Technology Briefing
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Trivia
When you have an uninterrupted path for the flow of electrical current in a circuit, what do you have?
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Quote of the Week
"Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there."
Will Rogers