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January 2008

 
Greetings!

Wishing you a healthy happy new year!
In this edition of the BEST newsletter we are pleased to tell you about:

* A practical SMT "Boot Camp"
* APEX Reballing Technical Session
* Gadgets from the recent CES show

We also want to congratulate Andrew Cahill of IEC Electronics. He was the winner of the Magellen GPS in the EZReball(TM) contest.

See you soon!
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Bob Wettermann
President, BEST Inc

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BEST Instructors have put together video demonstrations of common hand soldering tips and skills. These are not designed to be in place of live one on one training where repetitive skills and subsequent one on one feedback is given. Rather, they are quick refreshers designed to be viewed if a specific skill has not been practiced in a while. 

 
SMT Boot Camp February 11-14


BEST's SMT Electronics Assembly course provides SMT technicians, SMT operators, engineers and other personnel new to SMT assembly with the knowledge and the understanding of the steps involved in the manufacturing of modern electronic assemblies. This course is meant for those involved in electronics manufacturing who desire a thorough understanding of surface mounted electronic assemblies and all the processes involved in their manufacturing. Practical assembly techniques, hands-on demonstrations, local area plant tours and explanations by a variety of experts in the field as well as classroom lectures are used to emphasize the teaching points. The student will be exposed to 50% lab/plant tour information with the balance being classroom lectures. This practical aspect to the teaching as well as the practical experience of the BEST instructors make the BEST SMT Boot Camp a truly unique experience. Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of the many steps involved in the electronic assembly process taught by a variety of instructors with real world experiences. Since we are a professional training company and we do not sell equipment our class teach the concepts without being machine or company specific.

Call Katy Radcliff at (847) 797-9250 for more information or to register.

 
 

Register at APEX for PD-48 Practical Tips for Reballing Devices to be held on  Monday  March  31, 2008 from 2:00-5:00 PM. BEST instructors will be teaching this class.

 
Gadgets from the CES Show

 

LG shows at the CES 2008 a very cool wrist
phone concept with a very innovative user interface. A bar on the bottom of the watch casing is used to interact with the watch phone. The bar actually has three buttons. The user interface relates smartly to these three buttons and typing a phone number looks not only efficient , but very cool!

More on CES gadgets here

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
SMT Boot Camp
APEX
CES Show Gadgets
 
QUICK LINKS
 
EZReball Eval Kit
BEST Capabilities Video
PCB Repair Kits and Parts
Proto Assembly Estimator
IPC Rework Symposium
 
ASK THE EXPERT
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BEST's "Ask the Expert" column is designed to give one-one dialogue between a questioner and our master instructor Kris Roberson. Specification, processing and inspection questions are asked and answered here.

 
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The BEST Pad Repair Kit includes the tools and materials needed to reliably replace lifted or damaged surface mount and BGA pads on PCB's.  This kit includes 3 different tin plated circuit frame patterns, which offer nearly 3 times as many useable replacement land patterns as other circuit frames.

 

BEST INDUSTRY FORUMS
 

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

 

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