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September 2009 Vol. 2, Iss. 23

 

Dear Subscriber;

The time to register for the subsidized IPCA610 CIS class is NOW.

If you are near the Detroit or Northern Ohio areas we invite you to either the IPC A-610D CIS training class to become certified or attend the technical discussion on the "Nuances of IPC A-610D" at the end of September.

Included herein is a very vivid image showing a recent customers' interconnection problem. Our new refined and expanded analytical capabilities and high powered imaging equipment can help you discover these as well as other defects.

Lastly, after the most recent problems of Apple's iPhone batteries made the news,  I have included more info an alternative battery technology being developed for your reading pleasure.
Bob Wettermann
President, BEST Inc
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IPC A610 CIS Certification Training Comes to Michigan

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BEST is bringing its training offering on the road at the end of the summer.

Students will be instructed on:

 
Terms and Definitions
Handling Electronic Assemblies
Mechanical Assemblies
Component Installation Location/Orientation
Soldering
Cleanliness
Marking and Coatings
Laminate Conditions
Discrete Wiring Assembly
Surface Mount Assemblies  

Worker proficiency students will be evaluated on their mastery of the IPC-A-610D material through end-of-course tests that have both open-book and closed-book components. Students must receive an average of at least 70% on both tests. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, participants will receive an IPC certification that is valid for 24 months .

A610 Cost: $275 per student  (handbook extra)
Location: Holiday Inn, 21100 Haggerty Road, Northville Township, MI 48167
Call (847) 797-9250 to register as the class size is limited!

Complete class info here:


Assistance with BGA Defects

BGA defect BEST Inc provides microsectioning services along with professional advice to help you get to the root of process problems. While some types of PCB assembly defects are visible, many times their extent can only be realized when microsectioning of the suspect area is done. Armed with this information suppliers can be brought into the problem-solving equation and manufacturing engineering can more quickly get to the root of the problem area.

More on process troubleshooting services here.


 

Batteries Catching Fire An Alternative to "Run Away" Battery Which Can Catch Fire
Lithium ion batteries, used heavily in portable devices and being considered for use in electric-powered vehicles, have been in the news again lately because of their potentially destructive failures.Unfortunately, a short circuit inside a 
lithium ion battery can lead to what's known in the industry as a "runaway thermal reaction".They contain a highly flammable liquid in a pressurized
vessel. It's the only rechargeable battery technology which uses a flammable liquid.
These batteries have a fairly powerful oxidizer excerbating the problems when  they are damaged and ignite.
By contrast, one start-up company has come up with a silver zinc-based battery that can't explode. The materials inside the battery--mostly zinc, zinc oxide and water--aren't flammable. Notebooks running on these batteries, can last eight to 10 hours, slightly longer than lithium.Silver-zinc batteries feature
a water-based chemistry that is not flammable. Additonally, these batteries are also friendly to the environment because the materials that go into manufacturing are recyclable and reusable


More on these batteries.

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

MI IPC A610CIS       

Microsectioning Services       

Options Emerginf for Lithium Ion Batteries

A FEW SEATS LEFT! SMTA MI Chapter Technical Session Sept 29
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BEST Inc., in conjunction with the SMTA MI Chapter, will be holding a technical discussion on Tuesday September 29th at 6:30PM. One of the BEST instructors will lead a discussion entitled "The Nuances of IPC-A610D" Bring your burning questions / examples to the discussion.


Contact Mark Hoch at Debron Electronics at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.
 
QUICK LINKS

Component Retinning

A610 On-Line Recertification

Repair and Testing Services


Reduce Your Rework Costs
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BEST can take a bite out of your rework costs. Call (847) 797-9250 and ask Laura how we may be able to help!

Order a FREE Reballing Eval Kit
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ASK THE EXPERT
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BEST process engineers and technicians can answer your questions on PCB rework, repair and assembly.

Submit a question here.

 

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