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February 19, 2020
Ten Rules for Jumper Wires
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The need to attach jumper wires to circuit board assemblies is inevitable. Essentially, jumper wires fall into three basic categories. Those that are considered a component and part of the original design. Those that are added after the original design and fabrication to effect a modification. And those that are added to correct a defect. In this article we'll review the 10 basic rules for attaching jumper wires, and the reasons for them ...
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Solder Splashing During Wave Soldering
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We are experiencing solder splash during wave soldering while using both adjustable and dedicated pallets resulting in the splash on the boards creating ICT failures. The solder splash is popping up from the solder flow. What is the likely reason for this ...
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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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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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87 Repair/Rework Guides Online
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Our online guidebook is packed with detailed illustrations and will be helpful to anyone who needs to repair or rework circuit board assemblies. Each procedure also includes a "Skill Level" providing a gauge for the requisite experience and skill needed by the operator to obtain a reliable outcome.

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A Solution for Broken Pin Repair
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While working with an extremely expensive pin grid array style component, a customer reported that they broke off a pin at the base near the component body. Is it possible to repair damage to a component like this? Any repair would have to endure the mechanical stress of insertion, plus the thermal stress of ...
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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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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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Educating the $7 Trillion Driverless Brain
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Autonomous highway vehicles are poised to disrupt transportation of people and goods leading to an era dominated by "mobility as a service." Cities will be planned differently, as we'll need less parking and roads will be less crowded. What does it all mean ...
Technology Briefing
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"Sometimes a computer just wants to feel appreciated. Pick up some roses and a card during your lunch break."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
The means whereby the deterioration encountered in natural aging is artificially reproduced and hastened is called what?
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Quote of the Week
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
Albert Einstein