January 2010 Vol. 2, Iss. 27
As 2009 wore down we were excited to take delivery on our much-improved mobile training vehicle. The enhanced video displays, the ability to watch DVDs at each station, the ability to see both an instructor whiteboard and the overhead projector simultaneously will all make the learning experience memorable. In addition, the students will be more comfortable in their learning environment with very good lighting, good cooling and heating systems as well as background music to enhance the learning experience. Call Katy Radcliff at (847) 797-9250 to allow us to take this training experience to your factory!
We also invite you to our next teaching tutorials:
- SMTA WI- Rework Stencils February 9th
- SMTA IL- Leadless Device Rework February 17th
- APEX-BGA Reballing + Leadless Device Rework April 9th
See my various New Year's Resolutions at the bottom of the newsletter.Send me your own one's so I can add to this list. Also, check out our new "Word of the Month" vocab feature
Wishing you a Successful and Prosperous New Year!
President, BEST Inc
|Part DeMarking and Marking |
Laser marking or part demarking can be used to permanently remove or add to the marking on a component. If you need to make an alloy change during reballing, eliminate the likelihood that your competitors will steal your design or add a date code to your parts, then laser marking can accomplish the task. See more here.
|New BEST Training Vehicle Comes On Line |
BEST can help bring the skill level of your staff up with the new training vehicle.
This vehicle is fully outfitted with enough equipment to train (10) students in soldering, rework and repair processes. The new BEST MTC (Mobile Training Center) features:
LCD panels for students to be able to see right at their station what the instructor is demonstrating
A large flat panel screen allows students to see the presentation materials easily from their workstations.
The creature comforts of a comfortable heating system and a surround sound stereo experience help enhance the BEST training experience.
We drive to your business and the students are sequestered in this vehicle with the BEST instructors away from their working environment and all of its distractions. In addition all of the materials are brought on site and are top notch..
Call Katy Radcliff at (847) 7979-9250 to reserve your week soon!
CES Unveils Cool Gadgets
Tablet PCs |
While the rumoured Apple iSlate was not here, CES 2010 was overrun with alternatives. Microsoft and HP teamed up for the HP Slate while Dell unveiled the Streak.
Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter
This is a four-bladed gadget-copter controlled via an iPhone augmented reality app.
Panasonic, LG and Sony are diving head first into this technology. They were all showing off new sets that should be compatible with Sky's added dimension broadcasts when they begin later in the year.
|Order a FREE Reball Preform Eval Kit |
|If you want to simplify the rework of your leadless devices then try out the BEST StencilMate(TM) preform here. |
|NEW Dry Film Circuit Frames |
BEST Circuit Frames are now available in both dry film as well as epoxy versions. Custom versions are also available which will reduce PCB repair time. See all patterns here.
|ASK THE EXPERT |
|Ask our team of experts a question on your rework or process problems. Ask here |
|VOCAB- Word of the Month |
Quotidian "kwoh-TID-ee-uhn" which is an adjective; The vocabulary you use tells others your level of intellect.
1. Occurring or returning daily; as, a quotidian fever.
2. Of an everyday character; ordinary; commonplace.