March - 2012
Dear Electronics Assembly Colleague:
Last week at APEX I had the pleasure of visiting San Francisco on the stop back from San Diego. My wife and I toured the "Rock" (Alcatraz), saw whales at Reyes Point, drank wine in Rutherford Valley and got a tour by a great naturalist through the Muir Woods. The photo below shows off the majesty of those 1,000-1,500 year old trees.
Thanks to all of the attendees at the presentation we gave "Practical Tips for Rework of Advanced Packagees" in San Diego at APEX; you had some great questions for us!
We are in the throws of planning this year's techjnical symposium on BGA assembly/repair. We will have excellent speakers on area array DFM, placement, inspection, cleaning and rework. Mark your calendars for August 21st.
I also invite you to the SMTA Indiana event on March 20th where I will be leading a discussion on "High Thermal Mass Rework."
President, BEST Inc.
BEST can now has experience in working directly on a military base. Several of the BEST trainers have been able to gain access to the base and blend there military backgrounds with commercial experience to provide an outsourced training solution.
Call Katy at (847) 797-9250 for details.
For several years BEST has been producing a variety of Soldering Tip videos. These videos are designed to be used in your training program or be a reference for you DIYers out there on proper soldering techniques. See the complete list on our YouTube Channel. We are on the "Soldering Geek" channel.
Recently we released the following:
- ESD Packaging
- ESD at professional soldering tech's workstation
- IPC T-50 overview
- SMT hand printing using a metal stencil
Keep checking back.
Let us know what other topics might be on your wish list.
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|SMT Printing Symposium Select Videos Now Available|
|Several of you who could not make our sold out SMT Printing Symposium asked for the materials. We have put up a page with video of the highlighted sessions. Look at them over lunch time in your office to learn from the best.|