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In Solder Rework/Repair, Solder Training and Tools

February 2009 Vol. 2, Iss. 16

 

Dear Subscriber;

We have several timely articles related to dealing with the current economic realities including

  • Mechanical / Electrical Prototyping Seminar
  • Nutritional Foods on a Budget ( a 2-fer! )

BEST will continue its efforts to teach during various technical presentations in 2009 highlighted by the following:

All the BEST!

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Bob Wettermann
President, BEST Inc

 

Innovating Your Way out of a Recession

On Friday March 6th from 10AM to 3PM BESTProto will be hosting a free seminar on the processes related to the prototyping of mechanical/electrical designs. New products and new technologies are one "way out" of lackluster sales as long as your new products address the "points of pain" tfacing your new customers.
There will be (6) subject matter experts speaking on this topic that will provide the background and real world idea exchange. In addition these experts will be sitting as a "roundtable" to hear what your specific problem areas are in prototyping. These sessions will also put you into contact with other local engineers facing similar problems and challenges to your own with respect to getting a product to market.

The speaking schedule on Friday March 6th is as follows:

9:40AM + Registration, coffee and donuts
10:00-10:40AM Mechanical Prototyping
10:45-11:25AM Electronics Design
11:30-12:10PM Board Assembly
12:15-12:55PM Hot Lunch-Chicken Tettrazini, Fresh Garden
Salad, Rolls, Chocolate Cake
1:00- 1:40PM PCB Assembly
1:45- 2:25PM Test
2:30- 3:00PM Roundtable discussion-"Biggest Challenges
Faced by Users in Prototyping"

Subject matter experts from DesignCraft, Delta Mobile, ElektroTek, BESTProto and Test Coach will be speaking.

Coffee and refreshments as well as a hot homemade lunch will be served.

Presentations will be informational and non-commercial in nature.

To register call Laura Ripoli @ (847) 797-9250 or send her an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Outsourced PCB Testing

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Is there a different manner in which your testing, calibration of warranty repair services would be handled in todays' environment?
Typically the customer side of the experience continues to be owned and delivered by the nameplate holder. However, an outside services provider through its repair services group, can deliver whole unit repair plus spare units and parts on as an as-needed basis.

BEST offers the OEM the following "back end" services:

  • In-warranty testing, as well as out of warranty testing
  • Out of Production/Non-Current Electronic Equipment and Component Repair
  • Re-box and Re-label Services
  • PCB Troubleshooting and component level repair
  • PCB testing and complete component testing
  • Recall processing including disassembly, ECO, re-assembly,test, pack and send
  • Electronic data transmission and collection of repair data per customer specifications

all BEST today in order to see how can help you change your test services model.


 

Nutrional Foods for LESS THAN $1

Here are some great bargain ideas for your health!!!!nutriotional food
1. Oats
High in fiber and complex carbohydrates, oats have also been shown to lower cholesterol. A dollar will buy you more than a week's worth of hearty breakfasts.
2. Eggs
You can get about a half dozen of eggs for a dollar, making them one of the cheapest and most versatile sources of protein. They are also a good source of the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which may ward off age-related eye problems.
3. Kale
This dark, leafy green is loaded with vitamin C, carotenoids, and calcium. Like most greens, it is usually a dollar a bunch.
4. Potatoes
Eaten with the skin on, potatoes contain almost half a day's worth of Vitamin C, and are a good source of potassium. If you opt for sweet potatoes or yams, you'll also get a good wallop of beta carotene.
5. Bananas
At a local Trader Joe's, I found bananas for about 19¢ apiece; a dollar gets you a banana a day for the workweek. High in potassium and fiber (9 grams for one), bananas are a no-brainer .

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Prototyping Seminar

Outsourced Electronics Testing

Cost Effective Nutritional Foods

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Laser Services         

USB Device Recovery

Training and Certifcation

 
Outsourced PCB Inspection

 
Inspection outsourcing

There are instances where it makes sense to turn over the task of inspection, whether it be from outsourced suppliers or as a 3rd party incoming inspection of electronic assemblies and sub-assemblies. Instead of using your inspection resources to inspect a variety of items consider outsourcing to a certifed inspector to the latest in IPC standards. More info here.

 
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
 
PCB Repair Video Training Series

The BEST PCB Repair Training series includes a group of 9 different professional PCB repair training videos. The techniques are clealry taught via professional narration as well as under the microscope views of "how to repair" a PCB.


BEST INDUSTRY FORUMS
 

This Industry forum is a discussion area where opinions are given on equipment and processes, help is given on process problems and resources for problem-solving and troubleshooting are shared.

 
Reduce Your Rework Costs
ReworkCrunch

BEST can take a bite out of your rework costs. Call (847) 797-9250 and ask Laura how we may be able to help!

 
 
PCB Repair-Laminate Repair Kit
Laminate Repair Kit

Poor handling procedures may sometimes damage corners and edges on printed circuit boards. Most of these types of damage to PCB's can be repaired using the BEST Board Repair Kit.This versatile repair kit along with our clear "how to" instructions offers you a way to save your high value boards and provide you with the materials to replace damaged board corners, edges and holes. More here.

  

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