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May 2015

May 2015

Dear Electronics Colleague:

Recently I had the pleasure of watching all stripes of politicians get lampooned by the "The Capitol Steps", a song and acting comedy ensemble from DC who rarely get to Chicago.  See one of their hilarious sketches here

 

We also were privileged to see Steve Winwood as he and his tight band plucked through classic Traffic, Spencer Davis Group and Blind Faith tunes. Great show!

Our continued teaching and presentation schedule is listed below.    

    

June 3rd -SMTA, Long Island 

Reworking QFNs 

October 1- BEST, Rolling Meadows IL 

Micro Device Assembly Practices

Printing,Cleaning,Inspection, Assembly 

(Full day of speakers, bocci tourney)   

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Bob Wettermann

President, BEST Inc.

  

IPC-6012 Certification Training


BEST Inc. now can certify/train you on the IPC-6012 standard.

The IPC-6012 Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards establishes and defines the qualification and performance requirements for the fabrication of rigid printed boards. Now, IPC has an industry developed and approved comprehensive training and certification program based on IPC-6012 (think of it as the "how to process and inspect a rigid board") that gives companies all the tools they need to increase employee skills and performance.

If you are looking for a comprehensive program that will develop your understanding of design, board and materials, board fabrication and inspection, this is the certification for you.  

This 4-day lecture course is a comprehensive,  certification that teaches the requirements for design, fabrication and inspection of rigid printed boards. Based on supporting documentation from IPC-A-600 "The Acceptability of Printed Boards" (i.e. inspection criteria of rigid boards), this certification is a great asset for designers, manufacturing and quality engineers, purchasing agents, managers and supervisors, fabricators, board shop auditors and anyone recommending, inspecting, or specifying printed circuit boards.

Call Alex today at (847)797-9250 for class schedule information.

TED Talk
What the People of the Amazon Know That We Do Not

 

 
Turn off your TV! Learn something! Listen and learn from a TED Talk.



In this TED Talk you can hear about answers that can be found in the Amazon. "What the People of the Amazon Know That We Do Not" is something for you to check out and feed your brain with.

 

NEW SMT and Throughhole Solder Evaluation Books for Rev "F" 

The solder joint evaluation guidebooks corresponding to version "F" are now here. The  DRM-SMT-F Surface Mount Solder Joint Evaluation Training & Reference Guide can be purchased

here, while the DRM-PTH-F Throughhole solder Joint Evaluation Training and Reference Guide can be purchased here.

Use discount code "RevisionF" for a 10% discount between now and June 1.

BEST has the knowledge, the experience and customer service to get your IPC materials to you.   Call Alex at 847.797.9250 or send her your details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pad and Trace Repairs    

Via in Pad BEFORE   

                    Via in Pad AFTER Repair   

If you are in need of reducing your "bone pile" of boards requiring pad repairs call in the BEST artisans. Our highly skilled staff can repair, replace or add both pads and traces to your critical printed circuit boards. We even repair pads with integral vias as the photos above indicate.

Call Laura Ripoli at 847.797.9250 for further details or send her a photo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

IPC Certification Detroit, MI 

   

BEST  has put together its IPC training center  in the Detroit area. For those customers in the Detroit area, including neighboring Cleveland, Toledo, Toronto and Northeast IN, we invite you to train closer to your "home". BEST will be instructing students in IPC A-610, A-620 J-STD-001, 7711/21, as well as other BEST solder training classes in this location.

If you are an instructor in the Detroit area, call us to arrange for a re-certification.

Call Alex Conley (847) 797-9250 for how this may impact you and your company.

 

Trivia Contest
May 2015

 

Ward Boldon of Universal Electronics was the first to answer last month's trivia question regarding  the song "Purple People Eater" and what it has in common with Stormtroopers. The answer was Sheb Wooley the originator of the "Wilhelm Scream". There were a total of 15 people entered for the lightsaber drawing from last month.

In anticipation of the new Star Wars movie (see latest trailer from the Force Awakens here) being released, we will continue to offer Star Wars prizes for all of the monthly winners tis year. This month it is a set of Star Wars charms. At the end of the year, all winners (right answer within (1) day of the question coming out, not just that months' winner) will be eligible to win a working light saber.  

Question for May 2015:

In the multiple battles involving the Death Star which human survived both?

 

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