Circuit Board Rework and Repair Services
Component Tinning and Reballing
October 25, 2023
Can you fix a broken corner on a circuit board reliably? Do you consider re-balling ball grid array (BGA) components to be a reliable procedure? Should you attempt to repair a damaged plated hole with an inner layer connection? Your opinion and experiences with issues such as these are important since the reliability of most circuit board repair and rework procedures is a matter of industry ...
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After solder paste print, we run panels through 3D Solder Paste Inspection - SPI. Sometimes, we see solder prints in the shape of a volcano or cone in the 3D image. What causes this solder paste shape?
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Circuit Technology Center has released a new technical paper highlighting six common mistakes encountered during BGA rework operations. This new paper offers valuable insights and effective methods to help prevent their occurrence.

Even in today's high-tech world, thousands of circuit boards were (and are still being) made with through-hole technology. Experience tells me that many of these through-hole circuit boards will need a plated hole repaired at some ...
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Scientists have developed a sensor chip that can detect many disease pathogens with ten times the sensitivity of currently available methods....
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