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June 23, 2021
11 Rules for Circuit Board Mods
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Some of the odd twists and turns occasionally needed to modify assembled circuit boards can be surprising. Modifications that at first glance might seem almost ridiculous or jury-rigged are often quite acceptable and reliable. Stacking components, mounting them upside down, or placing them end to end, are just a few examples of the wide range of unique modifications that involve components on assembled circuit boards. Let's review some of the guidelines involving circuit board modifications and component additions ...
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Water Wash vs. No-clean
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How do we decide whether to choose a water wash process, or a no-clean process, for a contract manufacturing purchase order when neither process is mandated by the contract ...
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Circuit Technology Center
Circuit Technology Center
Circuit Technology Center Doubles Component-Level Modification Services Capacity
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Circuit Technology Center has purchased two additional robotic hot solder dip (RHSD) machines from Hentec. The Odyssey 1325 systems are MIL-spec complaint, high-volume, high-mix component lead tinning machines equipped with auto load/unload and is capable of processing dual solder alloys. These machines double the existing capacity to include four 4 Odyssey 1325 systems for component level modification services to meet the increasing demand from the defense and high-reliability customer base that requires component level modification/alteration for tin whisker mitigation, gold mitigation, and lead re-conditioning.

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Unique Ground Plane Transplant Repair
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In the world of rework and repair, there can never be a standard procedure for every emergency. Things can happen quickly, and there can be an urgent need to go above and beyond the recognized standards outlined in IPC and other industry guides. These kinds of situations demand innovation, new processes. We've had many occasions to work closely with our customers ...
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Circuit Technology Center
Circuit Technology Center
Hacker-Proof Digital Fingerprints
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Researchers at Ohio State University have found a way to use chaos to create digital fingerprints for electronic devices that may be unique enough to foil even the most sophisticated hackers. Just how unique are these fingerprints? The researchers believe it would take longer than the lifetime of the universe to test for every possible combination available ...
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