This summer we have been working on a NEW SMT assembly class to teach engineers andtechnicians about SMT assembly both theory and practice.
The "alpha" class was well-received. The next regularly-scheduled class which features field trips to local companies, hands-on training to complement the in-class instruction will be held November 5-8.
We hope to see you at the new IPC Midwest show being held in Chicago in September or at one of the IPC standards sessions or at the Friday September 28th session on rework where we have lined up an interesting panel of rework presentations. Also, we invite you to see us in October at the SMTAI in sunny Florida where can learn first hand about device reballing.
The following topics are covered in this end-of-summer newsletter: |
Invitation to the IPC Midwest Lead Free Rework Session
Invitation to the SMTAI Practical Reballing Tutorial
Info on the new BEST SMT Assembly Class
NASA Learns About Soldering in Space Have a safe and fun summer!!!!!
Bob Wettermann BEST Inc.
|Lead Free Rework and Repair at IPC Midwest|
Don't forget to sign up for the IPC Midwest show taking place in Chicago the week of September 28. Make sure to sign up for Session S12 entitled "Rework and Repair: If You HAVE to Fix It".
|Learn How to Reball -SMTAI Orlando Florida|
Make sure to get your hands-on training with respect to reballing practices at SMTAI in Orlando Florida. Two of our master instructors will be leading a hands-on session on reballing. Look for Tutorial T4 entitled "Reballing Area Array Devices - A Practical Workshop". This will be held on October 7th from 1:30pm - 5:00pm.
|NEW ! BEST SMT Assembly Class|
The BEST SMT Assembly Class is now ready for its unveiling. There is a vast array of manufacturing experiences within our instructor staff ready to instruct students. This program is designed to educate students on the many different processes and materials used in mixed technology operations . It is a pragmatic, hands-on intensive one week program that provides students with the opportunity to learn, practice and understand the processes, tools, and materials used to properly manufacturing electronic assemblies. Teaching takes place at BEST in Rolling Meadows IL as well as other SME (Subject Matter Experts)s at the various places of business which are in close proximity to BEST.
|Soldering in Space?|
(Above) Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) image of the ISSI sample. Note the considerable, large and small porous holes in the sample