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July 22, 2020
Changing a Conductor Path at a BGA Site
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Here's a situation that you may experience someday, if you haven't already. A start-up electronics company discovered that they had a problem. Their contract assembler had just delivered the first 100 boards. Despite a thorough design review and initial prototype, they found that each board needed rework at several ball grid array (BGA) sites. The rework involved changing the circuit paths at the BGA sites, which required not only adding new circuits, but also severing ...
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What Is Causing Connectors to Bow?
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I have a connector that is bowing during the lead-free soldering process. When the connector is put through an oven on its own, no bowing takes place. What Is Causing Connectors to Bow ...
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Robotic BGA Solder Ball Removal
Robotic BGA Solder Ball Removal
Watch a video that shows robotic BGA component deballing. This precision process is highly reliable when preparing BGA components for reballing.
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Six Fast Fixes for Circuit Boards
Six Fast Fixes for Circuit Boards
Use this versatile kit to fix damaged SMT pads, lands, gold edge contacts, conductors, plated holes and base board. It's the total package.
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Need BGA Component Reballing?
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Watch a short video that shows our robotic BGA component reballing capabilities. Our high-reliability BGA Reballing service can quickly rework BGA components that require reballing. Reballing is most often required when the alloy of the BGA component solder balls needs to be changed from lead-free to leaded. Every BGA Reballing project is completed to meet IPC and JEDEC specifications.

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How To Restore Damaged Gold Edge Contacts
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From time to time, gold edge contacts become contaminated with solder. This most often occurs during reflow of an assembly and may be caused by solder spatter or solder paste contamination of the contacts due to improper handling, or other reasons. Solder contamination is certainly an unacceptable ...
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BGA Component Rework Simplified
BGA Component Rework Simplified
When you have tough BGA rework, where do you turn to? Discover the nation's #1 contractor for outsourced BGA rework, repair and reballing.
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Epoxy Packs Eliminate Measuring
Epoxy Packs Eliminate Measuring
This unique kit contains 10 packages of super strength epoxy, precisely measured out into two-compartment plastic packages.
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Lag-Free Wireless Connections
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Researchers revealed a technology that has the potential to revolutionize energy storage in electric vehicles and reduce energy loss ...
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"Yes, I received your suggestion. Let me fly it by some people and see what kind of reaction it gets."
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Trivia
Which one of the following is not an abbreviation of a computer language? ALGOL, COBOL, SQL, TALAL
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Quote of the Week
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
Sir Winston Churchill