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June 4, 2020
Review of Hot Air Component Rework for SMT Components
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There are many hot air-based component rework tools and machines available today. Many are large, some small, but all have various means of delivering hot air to the component with varying degrees of process control. While there are a few high-end, fully automatic systems, most are semi-automatic, or manual. In this article, we'll focus on the simple bench-top style manual tools. For most applications, large, complex machines used for removal ...
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Circuit Technology Center, Inc. Recognized by Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems Business with 3-Star Honor.
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Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality and on-time delivery. Circuit Technology Center, Inc. was one of 34 companies recognized by Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business for 3-Star honors.
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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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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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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Method for Adding A Via Hole
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We've all heard of via in pad, blind vias, even buried vias, but have you ever experienced the "via to nowhere" phenomena? Well, here's how it goes. We received a distress call from a customer that found they were missing ten vias on their now populated circuit boards. The vias were supposed to connect from surface circuitry, to an internal ground layer. Every other part of the design was intact, except for the missing ...
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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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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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New Stretchable Battery for Wearable Electronics
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Researchers have developed a soft and stretchable battery that stores power more safely than the flammable formulations used in conventional batteries today ...
Technology Briefing
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