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October 21, 2020
The Most Essential Tool for Repair Techs
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Microscopes are essential tools in the rework and repair department. While there have been many applications for other types of manually-operated vision systems, such as illuminated magnifiers and CCTV based systems, the importance of microscopes has been driven by the ever-shrinking size of electronic components, connections, and assemblies, and the spaces between adjacent components. Microscopes used in this ...
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Point to Point Soldering vs Drag Soldering
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Our process engineering department has recently made a change to the soldering method used to solder displays to circuit cards. The display has 18 pins on each side and is ~2mm from pin to pin. The old method is to ...
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Circuit Technology Center
Circuit Technology Center
Repair Circuit Board Damage Fast, Neat and Permanent
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The Circuit Bond Kit contains 10 packages of clear, low viscosity, superior strength adhesive, precisely measured in two-compartment plastic packages. They are easy to use and there is no measuring.

Once cured, this adhesive makes an excellent electrical insulator with good high temperature, mechanical and impact resistance properties. Circuit Bond can be used to repair scratches and burns in circuit board base materials and repair damaged solder mask.

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How to Use a Solder Fountain
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Rework departments often encounter large through-hole components on high-mass circuit boards, or components with heat sinks. The solder fountain machine is ideal for this type of rework. With the introduction of lead-free solders, the use of solder fountains has ...
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Circuit Technology Center
Circuit Technology Center
Optical Chip Can Download 1000 Movies in a Split Second
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Australian researchers just successfully tested the world’s fastest Internet communications speed. It used a single optical chip capable of downloading 1000 high-definition movies in a split second ...
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Cartoon
"I'll be a little late for our meeting. I'm trying to download some enthusiasm from the cloud."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
When did Time magazine name the computer its "Man of the Year"?
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Quote of the Week
"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."
Mark Twain