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As conductors and circuit traces become narrower, "How clean is clean?" is getting more and more challenging to answer, as what is acceptably clean for one industry segment may be unacceptable in others.
To educate the industry in the technological developments in all areas of cleaning and coating applied to electronics assemblies, the IPC and SMTA will be holding the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference on November 13–15, 2018, in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The event will include a technical conference, two half-day tutorials, networking activities and tabletop exhibits. Tutorials will provide practical information on materials, equipment and methodologies at the basic-to-intermediate levels. The technical conference will feature advanced-level presentations from subject-matter experts, emphasizing case studies of real-world problems along with solutions.
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Stephanie Weaver, Zentech Manufacturing Inc.
To ensure that a complex electronics build can be completed on time, on budget and with zero defects, here is a list of checks and balances that will help you with adjustments or corrections real time, instead of discovering them at the end of the build or worse, when it's already arrived at the end user.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
I-Connect007's Patty Goldman caught up with Juki Automation’s Bill Astle during a luncheon on the last day of IMPACT Washington D.C., 2018. As a first-time attendee, Bill came away feeling like he made the right connections with key members of Congress, and he looks forward to returning to the event in the future.
Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007
The flexible printed circuit market is on track for growth. But dealing with flex circuits during assembly is very different from rigid PCBs. This article highlights some of the assembly challenges when working with flex circuits, and strategies to address them.