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In Solder Rework/Repair, Solder Training and Tools

November 2009 Vol. 2, Iss. 25

 

Dear Subscriber;

We welcome our newest employee-Steve Stiller as a sales engineer covering WI and MN. If your business is in these geographies. I am sure you will be seeing Steve soon. He brings 20+ years of experience in the electronics field to our customer base.

Check out our web pages for our NEW leadless device rework stencil-StencilMate(TM). Let us know if we can help you develop a process for the rework of QFNs, LGAs or other leadless devices.

We are also asking are long time online training customers to voice their displeasure over IPC's decision to no longer allow online IPCA610 re-certification testing by signing our petition. We invite your calls to explain the situation.

See the article below on a small nuclear-powered battery which may some day power your hand-held device.
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Bob Wettermann
President, BEST Inc
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StencilMate(TM)
New Method for QFN Rework

Launched by BEST

These rework "bumping" stencils simplify the replacement of leadelss device packages such as LGAs, QFNs and others. StencilMate™ stencils are manufactured to your exact specifications with the data taken from your device data sheet. The stencil is cut using a laser to your special device requirements. The stencil is aligned to the prepped device and reflowed. After reflow, the stencil is simply peeled away and the device cleaned. Now this bumped device can be placed by other conventional means or aligned using the mating StencilMate™ stencil adhered to the PCB. More on this technique here

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Online Lead Free Soldering and Rework Classes



        New BEST Logo BEST lead-free soldering classes are fully interactive multimedia training programs that teach key concepts through presentation, practice and testing of the material. The learning takes place at any time or place that is conducive to learning for the student. Learning is assured through a final interactive test for certification of the concepts learned in the program. This material was developed from a variety of subject matter experts at materials, equipment, professional solder training and user companies.
Courses available on Lead-Free Electronics Assembly include:


  • Orientation
  • Rework
  • Wave Soldering
  • SMT Assembly

More on these classes here.



 

Nuclear powered battery Penny-Sized Battery Powered by Nuclear Isotopes
A University of Missouri team has developed this technology which holds a million times as much charge as standard batteries.

They have developed it in an attempt to scale down power sources for the tiny devices that fall under the category of micro- and nano-electromechanical systems. Upon further development perhaps your IPOD or cell phone could be powered by the same technology some day.

Nuclear batteries are an attractive proposition for many applications because the isotopes that power them can provide a useful amount of current for phenomenally long times - up to hundreds of years or more.

See the full story here.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
QFN Bumping Stencils
Online Lead Free Solder Training
Small Nuclear-Powered Battery
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Steve Stiller Joins BEST
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BEST welcomes Steve Stiller as a new member to the BEST team!


 
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