What happens when you have all of the suppliers you need, but a larger firm acquires one of them all of a sudden, and there is only one qualified supplier left when there used to be two. As a smart PCB user, you always want to keep your options open in case you are going to have to qualify another supplier to buy your PCBs from.
Automated 3D solder paste inspection (SPI) and 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) systems have become an integral part of the printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) process because they help ensure high-quality production. As today’s board complexity is increasing, inspection technology has become even more critical.
In one of the highlights of IPC’s work every year, top executives from electronics companies from across the U.S. came together in Washington, D.C., recently to call for policies that will drive the electronics industry’s...
It is good for owners/CEOs to step back a few times a year and think about what they do well, what they like to do, and what others can do better. Delegating simple tasks, like sweeping floors, is easy, but delegating sales management...
In this first column from Alfred Macha, which appears in the May issue of SMT007 Magazine, the author provides a practical guideline on how to effectively implement a sustainable process validation program for contract...
Data Is the Key to Automating Right the First Time A conversation with Michael Ford
3D Optical Inspection Provides ‘Eyes’ for Process Improvements in Industry 4.0 by Jenny Yu and Brent Fischthal
Reflow Your Solder and Your Data for Industry 4.0 A conversation with Phil Kazmierowicz and MB Allen
Smart Factory Transitions: Attainable With a Plan A conversation with Zac Elliott
Laserssel Brings High-speed Soldering to New Application Areas A conversation with Denis Barbini
First Time With In-house SMT Assembly? Start With a Great Design by Mike Fiorilla
Welcome to Real Time with… IPC APEX EXPO 2019 Show & Tell by Nolan Johnson
Electronics Industry Comes Together at IPC APEX EXPO 2019 by Dr. John Mitchell
Real Time with… IPC APEX EXPO 2019 Video Showcase and Library
Happy’s Highlights by Happy Holden
Leo Lambert, IPC’s 2019 Hall of Fame Inductee by Patty Goldman
Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders: IPC STEM Student Outreach Program by Patty Goldman
A STEM Student on FIRST Robotics and Career Opportunities by Barry Matties