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August 19, 2020
Tips For Through Hole Connector Rework
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Consider a typical scenario where a project is already overdue and you learn that a 150-pin connector needs to be replaced. Desoldering the connector one pin at a time using vacuum desoldering tools just won't cut it. Quickly removing and replacing a large multi-pin connector seems a daunting task, but it really isn't. Here's how it can be done. The solution, and likely the best method, is to reflow all the solder joints at once using a solder fountain ...
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Application Using No-Clean and Water Soluble Fluxes
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If we use a no-clean solder paste for SMT, is it acceptable to use a water-soluble solder wire for subsequent processes, soldering through hole components by hand, not touching up the original SMT ...
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Tough Engineering Changes?
Tough Engineering Changes?
Engineering changes are a reality that need to be dealt with. Do you have qualified rework technicians to do the job efficiently and reliably?
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Must Have Circuit Boards First-aid Kits
Must Have Circuit Boards First-aid Kits
These kits have been used for decades by the most demanding electronics manufacturers. Every item is thoroughly field tested.
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Need BGA Component Reballing or Component Tinning?
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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. Our tinning or re-tinning services are used to change the metallic finish of component leads or pads, most commonly to change leads or pads with a lead-free solder finish to a leaded solder finish for tin whisker elimination ...

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Trimming Conductors in Very Tight Places
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Anyone familiar with high-frequency and microwave printed circuits understands the sensitive design considerations each requires. Occasionally, you may encounter the need to reduce a circuit or conductor width when a pad or conductor is violating space requirements. This type of modification is an extremely delicate ...
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Do Your Repair Techs Deserve One?
Do Your Repair Techs Deserve One?
The Micro-Drill is the ideal tool for precision drilling, grinding and cutting on circuit boards. Use it to remove coatings, cuts circuits, drills holes, and much more.
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6 Common Mistakes of BGA Rework
6 Common Mistakes of BGA Rework
BGA rework is a very challenging procedure. Doing it right depends in large part on the skills and knowledge of the rework technician.
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New Technique for Laser Light Distance Measuring
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Coherent laser ranging, most importantly frequency-modulated continuous-wave LiDAR, is where the laser is set up to emit linear optical frequency chirps. However, a different principle where the laser is set up to emit ...
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