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May 18, 2021
Having a Hard Time Sourcing Components? Consider Salvaging Them!
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We've all seen and read the news stories in the last year about how the worldwide pandemic has disrupted supply chains, causing product delays and shortages in many industries. The semiconductor manufacturing and electronic assembly supply chains have not escaped the impact. Procurement and supply chain experts find that specific electronic components are becoming very difficult, if not impossible, to source in some cases. The salvaging of or harvesting valuable and hard-to-find components ...
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Acceptability Standard for Plated Hole Barrel Fill
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We are increasingly required to place devices with mixed pin technology having both surface mount and through hole pins onto boards that are thicker than the through hole pin length. What is the acceptability standard ...
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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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Conductor Repair - When Appearance Counts
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Repairing a damaged conductor with a wire is commonplace, but the repair will shout "Look at me, I've been repaired!." When you want to repair a damaged conductor, but don't want the repair to be evident, try using flat copper ribbon. After cleaning the area, remove the damaged section ...
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Circuit Technology Center
Circuit Technology Center
Improvements in Lithium-Ion Batteries
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Adding polymers and fireproofing to a lithium-ion battery’s current collectors makes it lighter, safer and about 20 percent more efficient ...
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Cartoon
"If I can put everyone to sleep within the first five minutes, the rest of my presentation should go pretty well."
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Trivia
Which metal has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity?
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Quote of the Week
"The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet."
William Gibson