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Circuits Assembly Evaluation Kit

Circuits Assembly Sample Package

Your BEST Source for PCB Rework and Repair Tools
 

Each evaluation package would offer the following:

  • EZReball™ reballing preform evaluation kit
    Ezball
  • StencilQuik™ BGA stay in place rework evaluation kit
    StencilQuick
  • StikNPeel™ adhesive-backed stencil rework evaluation kit
    StikNPeel

In addition, you will get a Soldering Geek bumper sticker.:

Solder Geek Bumper Sticker

June - 2012

 

Dear Electronics Assembly Colleague:
We had a great start to the summer with Chicago's Bike the Drive event. We and over 20,000 cyclists rode on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive along Lake Michigan.

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(Chicago River looking at Trump Tower)

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We are beginning to firm up the planning for this year's technical symposium on BGA assembly/repair. We will have excellent speakers including Dr Lasky, Chris Shay and Norman Mier. Mark your calendars for August 21st.
I also invite you to the SMTA Minnesota (Rochester) on June 7th.
Wishing a great summer!

Bob Wettermann
President, BEST Inc.

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Developing Practical PCB Inspection Skills

While IPC-A-610 offers the skills required to identify target, process indicator and defect conditions found on PCB assemblies, it offers no practical inspection skills. A recently-developed BEST inspection skills class offers a full day course to augment the skills learned and tested in IPC-A-610.
Class instruction is designed to teach attendees the skills of inspection and how to develop inspection strategies for a PCB. Class participants will learn and be taught skills in inspection of throughhole, SMT components as well as wires and cables using real assemblies. Students and their instructor will get a chance to learn from each other as experiences are exchanged while discussing classroom findings.
Call Bob at (847) 797-9250 for details.

2nd Half of 2012 Solder Training Schedule
Hand solder training

BEST is pleased to announce its second half of the year training schedule. Look for the pdf version here or look at the following page to see it on our web site. BEST performs certification training at locations in its home offices in Chicago as well as Minneapolis, Huntsville and near Raleigh, North Carolina. Our mobile training center can also come to you with a fully-outfitted solder training vehicle. This offers you the availability of a professionally-outfitted solder training center right at your location.

FAST TURN Component Printing Stencils
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BEST now produces component printing stencils for a variety of different rework machines (SRT, OKI,PACE, etc). With our vast experience in contract PCB rework as well as our hands-on experience in component rework printing and stencil design we are your new source for component printing stencils. Unlike many machine vendors we do it all in house for faster turns in 2-3 days. Call Chris Edwards at (847) 797-9250.
 
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Vocab

pip

"(pip)" which is a verb.

 

The vocabulary you use tells others your level of intellect.

 

Definition/s:

 

to peep or chirp, to break out from the shell  

 

Usage:

"As Fiona's watch pipped 8AM she knew she was late for her meeting."

 
Gold Plating Repair Kit for PCBs
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If you need to repair gold fingers or other gold plated areas of your PCB check out the BEST gold replating kit.
 
Flux Dip Plates-FAST TURN Avail from BEST
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BEST now  manufactures flux and dipping paste dip plates. Whether you have an OKI, PACE, SRT or Airvac machine we can be your faster turn dip plate supplier turning these custom-machined pieces in 2-3 days.

Call Chris Edwards at (847) 797-9250 for further details.
 

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WHAT'S NEW?

ARTICLE: A Look Into PCB Rework and Repair

ARTICLE: IPC-A-620 Gets a Facelift

 

 

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