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March 24, 2021
Challenging Connector Rework
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A major manufacturer was looking to remove and replace five 170 pin through hole connectors on several multi-layer backplane circuit boards. Naturally there was a need to avoid burning the base board surface or damaging to the plated holes. This was a challenging task. Due to the many power and ground planes, the heating process needed to achieve reflow was complex. The challenge was further complicated due to ...
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How to Remove Oxidization from SMT Component Leads?
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How do you suggest we remove oxidization from SMT component leads? The component leads are seriously oxidized due to long time storage. Are there companies that can rework oxidized SMT components ...
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Circuit Technology Center
Circuit Technology Center
Component Tinning - Lead-Free to Leaded
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We use fully programmable robotic hot solder dip machines to precisely control dip depth, dwell times and temperatures for processing of components in full compliance with GEIA-0006 standards. When required, 100% removal of tin finish is replaced with tin-lead (Sn63/Pb37) for tin whisker mitigation.

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Solder Mask Touch-Up At BGA Sites
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Solder mask has one primary purpose at a BGA site, and that is to isolate solder wetting to a specific area. This dam or masking is delicate and easily damaged or dislodged during rework. If it isn't repaired, the result often more rework, or rework upon rework ...
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Circuit Technology Center
Circuit Technology Center
Increased Computer Chip Processing with Conductive Titanium Oxide
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A method to make non-volatile computer memory which may help solve a problem that has been holding back machine learning has been developed ...
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"Either lead, follow, or get out of the way. But never try to do all three at the same time!"
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Trivia
Which of the following elements are the main constituents of Brass? Antimony, Copper, Lead, Silver, Tin, Zinc.
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Quote of the Week
"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."
Charles Mingus