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November 2007

 
Greetings! This year has been one of many changes at BEST Inc. Some of the highlights from 2007 include the following:
We have launched several new PCB repair products including the new reballing preform -EZReball(TM). BEST has become a more complete supplier of reverse logistics in adding of test capabilities. We are trying to finish off a remodeling project where our operating square footage will nearly double our operations area-we cannot wait to show this to you in the the first half of 2008 at our grand re-opening party!
in this issue
The following topics are covered in this newsletter:
Info on the new BEST SMT Assembly Class
Article on Rework and Repair as part of the SMT assembly process
Building a foxhole radio

A Blessed New Year and Happy Holidays!!!!
Bob Wettermann BEST Inc.
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EZReball(TM) Solder Reballing Preforms

BEST's SMT electronics assembly course provides SMT technicians, SMT operators, engineers and other personnel new to SMT assembly with the knowledge and 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 the assembly of surface mounted electronic assemblies. 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.

The course is designed to teach students through classroom lectures, hands-on experiences both at BEST as well as surrounding commercial businesses. The teaching methods include in-class lecture as well hands-on lab time. The labs allow the opportunity for students to immediately apply the lessons learned during lecture. The latest manufacturing and processing equipment as well as techniques are featured in the class. Upon completion of the course, students receive a BEST certificate of completion for the completing the following topics:

Bare Board Fabrication
Stencil Design and Fabrication
Paste Printing
Adhesive Application
Placement
Reflow
Inspection
Test
Component ID
Rework

Call Katy Radcliff at (847) 797-9250 for further details.

 
SMT Boot Camp -Spaces Now Available

Laser micromachining in the electronics industry requires that materials are either cut through, partially cut through, scored or marked in a very precise and repeatable fashion. BEST has the capability to precisely machine your PCB assemblies and components for marking, rework or production requirements.

BEST's LASER tool has a custom-built laser micromachining system with a broad range of capabilities. Its source is a 9.3 micron CO2 laser galvanometer based beam delivery system. Feature sizes down to 150 microns are possible with this system.

Call Laura Ripoli at (847) 797-9250 for further details.

Step-by-Step Step 10 Rework and Repair Article

Modern PCBs, with higher component density and shrinking component and trace/space dimensions, can be successfully modified, reworked, and repaired even while being processed in today's lead-free and mixed-alloy rework-and-repair environments.

The complete article is found here

 
Holiday Project Idea-FOXHOLE Radio is Simple to Build

drink charm During World War II, GIs in the field built really amazing simple radios to listen too. These were made with materials that they could get their hands on and were small enough to carry around in a. If you live within twenty-five or thirty miles of a station, you can hear a program on your foxhole radio

See how easy it is to build your own

 
EZReball GPS Drawing!

Place an order and receive an EZReball(TM) preform package by December 31, 2007 and you will be eligible to receive a car GPS system worth $500.00!!! There will be (1) winner drawn randomly from all BEST Inc customers who have purchased and paid for an EZReball(TM) preform by December 31, 2007.

One entry per customer will qualify. Prize will be shipped on/before January 15, 2008.

 

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Newsletter

WHAT'S NEW?

ARTICLE: A Look Into PCB Rework and Repair

ARTICLE: IPC-A-620 Gets a Facelift

 

 

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