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Dispensing Solder Paste Micro-Deposits to 0.2mm ? A Process Solution

EFD Inc.

John Vivari

Solder paste dispensing is not a new process. However, today's microelectronics present a daunting array of technical challenges to meet deposit size requirements. The need for better paste formulations, more precise equipment, and more tightly controlled processes is driving paste suppliers and equipment suppliers to develop new methods and materials. The most challenging solder paste deposits are those smaller than 0.25mm in diameter and today's electronics demand such deposits. This paper addresses the process requirements for solder paste micro-deposits in terms of material, equipment and process variable control required for success in producing 0.25mm and smaller deposits...

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Featured Auction

Electronic Manufacturing Exchange #47

DoveBid

Sale Type: Online Auction

Starts: Wednesday, 24 January 2007, 01:00 AM

Ends: Thursday, 25 January 2007, 01:00 PM

Location of Assets: Worldwide

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Assets for Sale: Semiconductor, Electronic Assembly and Test & Measurement Equipment.

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Best Video Soldering Tips

BEST, INC

Bob Wettermann

BEST Instructors have put to video demonstrations of common hand soldering skills. These are not designed to be in place of live one on one training where repetitive skills and subsequent one on one feedback is given. Rather they are quick refreshers designed to be viewed if a specific skill has not been practiced in a while.

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Forum

quad 1000 error

Posted by c.b

I am currently using a quad 1000, and up to now it has been a good reliable machine upto yesterday. I now have an error message that reads "driver error, emergency stop" the machine then freezea and will not run...��

BTU VIP98 Oven refuses to start

Posted by Simon Lee

Our VIP98 oven just refused to do anything this morning, no previous history of problems. Conveyor and heaters do not start up. None of the Solid State Relays in the back of the unit are operating, although we can make them switch by wiring up to the input terminals...��

Automate goldfinger masking?

Posted by g cronin

We have some products that we apply kapton tape to the goldfingers prior to the SMT process. This is currently done manually. It is labor intensive and I am looking for an automated method to apply tape to the gold fingers...��

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Upcoming Events

Jabil, Complete Facility Closure

Seminar/Course | X-Line Asset Management

Mon, January 15, 2007

Complete Facility Closure - Brugge Belgium. Featuring Fuji, Universal, DEK, Vitronics, and More...��

BGA Rework Skills

Task Group | Precision PCB Services, Inc

Tue, January 23, 2007 | BGA Component Rework & Profiling Skills, Oroville, CA, USA

Topics include a review of thermal profiling, preheat considerations, process techniques, review and interpretation of x-ray results using a Nicolet Imaging System...��

Arizona SMTA Vendor Show and Technical Program

Trade Show/Exhibition | SMTA

Wed, March 14, 2007 | Embassy Suites Hotel, Phoenix-Tempe, AZ, USA

Join the Arizona SMTA Vendor Show and Technical Program, a follow-up to the successful 2006 event. Exhibit space is now available - sign up before January 31 to save money...��

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Career Center

Jobs:

Engineering Technicians

4 Tech Electronics Inc.

Detroit, MI, USA

The primary requirements are for detail oriented individuals centered on overall product performance, reliability and quality...��

Design Engineer

Datum Dynamics USA

Portsmouth, RI, USA

We are looking for an experienced and talented design engineer who is familiar with all aspects of PCB assembly tooling. Experience in using a CAD/CAM package is necessary...��

Sales Support Specialist

alternativeSMT

London, UK

As Sales Support you will handle internet and telephone enquiries and assist in the management of sales agents based in Europe ? no cold calling involved...��

Resumes:

SMT Progammer

Desired Field: Engineering, Production

NJ, USA

Professional with over 10 years experience in SMT. Special expertise in programming and maintenance of various SMT equipment...��

Quality Assurance Specialist

Desired Field: Quality Control

Norco, CA, USA

30 years successful experience in Quality Assurance Management, Laboratory, Inspection and Cross-Section Evaluation. Working Member of I.P.C. Publications...��

SMT Engineer

Desired Field: Engineering, Production

Naples, FL, USA

6 years of experience in electronics. I know how to program, operate, maintain, setup SMT machines. I also know how to operate AOI equipment...��

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January 04, 2007


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