SMT Stencils 101: Root-cause Stencil Design, Part 2—Tombstones

November 12, 2019 | Greg Smith, BlueRing Stencils

In Part 1 of this two-part column series, I discussed how one can address the challenge of solder balls before completing a build or starting production build. In Part 2, I will explore the second challenge we often hear about: tombstoning.

X-Rayted Files: The Currency of Technology

November 11, 2019 | Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron

In the ever-moving tide of technology, the need to innovate requires a constant shift in vision, and this need has never been more evident than in PCB manufacturing. In fact, innovation has become so valuable that PCBs are quickly becoming the currency of technology. Dr. Bill Cardoso explains.



The Mannifest: Faster, Cheaper, Simpler

November 12, 2019 | Chris Ellis, Manncorp Inc.

Looking at the SMT industry right now, I see some very interesting things going on with shifts in production locations, ease of manufacturing, and intellectual property (IP) protection. OEMs are bringing production back to the U.S. in...

Zulki's PCB Nuggets: Multi-tier Wire Bonding—Diving Into PCB Microelectronics

November 7, 2019 | Zulki Khan, NexLogic Technologies, Inc.

As the name implies, multi-tier wire bonding involves several levels of wire bonding beyond the single level of wire bonding, which is traditionally used in semiconductor and/or PCB microelectronics assembly. Here, you have two,...

Powerful Prototypes: Panelization—What Is It and Why Would You Want It?

October 30, 2019 | Duane Benson, Screaming Circuits

We see orders for a single board, and we see orders for thousands. “A few thousand” falls way outside the realm of “prototype,” but in the startup and open-source worlds, the lines are blurred. Once you order...

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