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Dec 2010 Vol. 2, Iss. 36

 

Dear Subscriber:

Do you remember what you love around the Holidays. All the family is dressed in their Sunday best and mom says "We do not get this opportunity very often-let's take one picture." Well we did the same thing here at BEST, moving people around several times, men complaining and grumbling after "just one more" was promised over and over. The one I liked the BEST is below.

In this months' newsletter we help you plan for 2011 with our training schedule, LGA rework and give you a few ideas on what that favorite geek on your shopping list might like.

If you are in the mood for some uplifting original, festive music, I invite you to listen to listen to the BEST fanfare which you can launch from our home page.
Thanks for your business!

Merry Christmas to you and yours

Bob Wettermann
President, BEST Inc.
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PS-Take a look at our new JSTD001-D to E Webinar.

 
2011 Training Schedule-Chicago
Classes Held at BEST - Chicago
JSTD-001 CIT Certification
Jan 3-7  March 7-11 May 2-6   June 6-10
JSTD-001 CIT Space Addendum
Jan 7  March 11  May 6  June 10
JSTD-001 CIT Re-certification

Jan 13-14  March 24-25  May 26-27  June 23-24
IPC-A610 CIT Certification
Jan 18-21 Feb 15-18  Mar 15-18  April 12-15  May 10-13 June 14-17
IPC-A610 CIT Re-certification

Jan 11-12  March 22-23  May 24-25  June 21-22
IPC 7711/21 CIT Certification

Jan 24-28  Feb 28-March 1  May 16-20
IPC 7711/21 CIT Re-certification

Feb 24-25  April 7-8  June 16-17
IPC A-620 CIS Certification
Jan 31-Feb 2 April 18-20
IPC A-610 CIS Certification
Jan 25-27  Feb 22-24  April 5-7  May 17-19
IPC JSTD-001 CIS Certification
Jan 31-Feb 4  Feb 28-March 4  April 11-15  May 23-27

Soldering 101  Jan 20-21  March 17-18  May 12-13
Surface Mount Rework  March 28-29
Advanced SMT Rework  March 30-April 1
SMT Boot Camp  Feb 8-11  May 9-12
Wires and Terminals 101  Jan 27-28  May 19-20
Others avail Pls call Katy (847) 797-9250
          
Classes Held at BEST - Minneapolis
JSTD-001 CIT Certification
Jan 18-22  March 15-19  May 17-19
JSTD-001 CIT Space Addendum
Jan 22  March 19  May 21
JSTD-001 CIT Re-certification

Feb 3-4  May 5-6
IPC-A610 CIT Certification
Feb 8-11  April 12-15  June 21-24
IPC-A610 CIT Re-certification

Feb 1-2  May 3-4
IPC 7711/21 CIT Certification

March 8-12  June 7-11
IPC 7711/21 CIT Re-certification

March 1-2  June 1-2
Others avail Pls call Katy (847) 797-9250

 
LGA Rework
 

BEST can provide your firm with LGA rework services. The challenges of reworking/placing LGAs are numerous including:

  • Minimal standoff height from the PCB making inspection challenging
  • Embedded devices which can "shift" during reflow rendering the device inoperable
  • Balancing the need for a good thermal center ground connection with the minimal paste requirements at the IO.
    More info on our capabilities can be found here.
    or at our recent article here

    Call Laura Ripoli at (847) 797-9250 to see how we can help in your LGA rework process today!
     
 
 Geek Shopping Ideas for 2010 Holidays
                                          
BlueAlert Bluetooth Bracelet

The BluAlert bracelet uses Bluetooth technology to buzz discretely on your wrist when your phone rings. Even in the loudest room you won't miss it when BlueAlert goes off.

Kindle DX

The Kindle DX is argued to be the DADDY of Kindle's range of

portable e-readers which is affordable and has a large screen. It reads PDFs as well.

Bushnell's LCD Digital Camera


This allows you to bird watch or zoom in to sports matches but film them at the same time.The optics of the binoculars are described by some people

as amazing.


 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
2011 Training Schedule
LGA Rework
Geek Holiday Shopping Ideas
 
QUICK LINKS
 
 
Metal Stencils
BGA Reballing Preforms
PCB Repair Kit
 
 
Custom Thermal Shields from BEST
BEST Thermal Shields

These custom insulators are available in mica, fish paper, aramid paper, kapton, polyimides as well as a host of others.  Maximum sizes which can be processed are 200 x 200mm with minimum features sizes of 0.15mm.

Call Katy Radcliff at (847) 797-9250.
 
VOCAB- Word of the Month
Vocab

ventifact

"VEN-tuh-fact" which is a noun

The vocabulary you use tells others your level of intellect.

Definition/s:
1. A stone shaped, polished, or faceted by windblown sand.

Usage
"On that last trip, I knelt by the river and took a stone from the deep pockets of my wind pants. It was a black ventifact, an igneous rock."
"StikNPeel(TM)" Rework Stencil
BEST Mobile Training Center
BEST has developed a new "StikNPeel" rework stencil which insures board to stencil coplanarity. It is flexible for tight space fit requirements and does not need to be cleaned. This makes for a more repeatable, faster rework process.

These stencils are available in either 4,5 or 6 mil thicknesses.

COST: ONLY $80.00 for a package of (10) stencils.


Order here.
 

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