I-Connect007 Editor's Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

September 18, 2020 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

Two weeks ago, when it was my turn to pick the top 5, I made a comment about themes. I’m making a stretch here, but this week’s theme is technical education. Three out of the five most popular news items this last week reported on upcoming technical events or publications.

Just Ask Eric: Nano-Coating on Stencils?

September 17, 2020 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team

First, we asked you to send in your questions for Happy Holden and Joe Fjelstad in our “Just Ask” series. Now, it’s Eric Camden’s turn! A regular SMT007 columnist, Eric is a lead investigator at Foresite Inc., an analytical testing and consulting laboratory. As a reliability expert, Eric has worked with many large OEMs and contract manufacturing companies to optimize their manufacturing processes. Today's question involves the use of nano coatings on stencils.



Punching Out! Are We Selling a Business or Watching ‘Die Hard’?

September 15, 2020 | Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

There is a lot of drama involved in selling a business. According to Wikipedia, the movie series “Die Hard” is about “a police detective who continually finds himself in the middle of violent crises and intrigues...

Lean Digital Thread: Data-Driven Decisions and Micro-Solutions in Manufacturing

August 26, 2020 | Sagi Reuven, Siemens Digital Industries

In past columns, Sagi Reuven has written about two pillars: (1) data collection and the basic questions you can answer, and (2) material management and its impact. In this column, he discusses the next level—changing the mindset...

Sensible Design: How to Overcome Conformal Coating Challenges

August 19, 2020 | Team Electrolube, Electrolube

Phil Kinner takes a look at some issues you are sure to face, from areas of the coated board that simply refuse to cure fully to masking components to the orange peel effect and examining the difference between a critical and a...

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