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Practical Components to Exhibit Latest Technologies at MD&M West 2011

Jan 14, 2011

LOS ALAMITOS, CA - Practical Components, a leading international supplier of solder training kits and materials, mechanical IC samples or "dummy" components and SMD production tools and equipment, announces that it will showcase its latest technology at the 2011 MD&M West show in Anaheim, CA from February 8-11, 2011 in booth 2589.

On display will be the following:

  • Pac Tech Flip Chips and test boards

  • FusionQuad® Components

  • 15 x 15 mm Amkor POP components

  • 12 mm Middle stack POP components

  • B-52 Cleaning test kits with isolated components

  • 01005 capacitors and resistors

  • 0.4 mm pitch CVBGA components

  • Newly Revised Aim Solder test board

  • FusionQuad® thermal cycle test board

  • CPK test and machine maintenance components

The new dummy component catalog and design guide will be available at the show to provide additional information on these products. This free virtual catalog is available at, and is organized by package type/category with each product accompanied by drawings, description and part number, with both lead-free and tin-lead availability and formulations, and daisy chain patterns.

According to Practical President Kevin Laphen, “Hands down, this is the number one resource for anyone involved in electronics and a must-have in everyone’s production arsenal. Practical Components’ dummy products are selected with care to be the finest ‘factory quality’ components, as well as boards and kits that simulate real world production. Special attention is given to lead-free availability and formulations including all the various SAC formulations.”

Practical Components’ products are designed to help engineers qualify their technology and save money, while improving the production process. The new product catalog will be of special interest to anyone involved in PCB assembly, training, soldering and surface mount technology.

MD&M is the world’s largest medical design & manufacturing event. Co-located with Electronics West, PlasTec, Pacific Design & Manufacturing, Automation Technology Expo and the Green Manufacturing Expo this exhibition is one of the largest manufacturing events.

Attracting exhibitors and attendees from all aspects of the medical device industry, the show will be an exciting venue to bring Practical Components line of lead-free dummy components and lead-free solder training kits. The medical industry is in the process of evaluating lead-free components and their effect on medical device reliability.

Practical Components is a team of dedicated electronics industry professionals offering value pricing, on-time deliver, and superior service to customers. The Practical Components team is ready to provide project assistance in the areas of technical component knowledge, drawings, component land patterns and PCB practice kits.

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