February - 2012
Dear Electonics Assembly Collegue:
Over the holidays I got a chance to ride a snowmobile through mountainous country on some wooded trails. It was a first-time experieence for all of the family. The vistas were gorgeous and it was fun to let it rip in the valleys!
Check out our invitation video to an IPC advanced rework seminar which we will be teaching in San Diego. There are a few spaces left in this hands-on session! It will be held on March 1st and is called "Practical Tips for Rework of Advanced Packages:PD51"
In addition to the above, look for our webinars on the IPC (next one being Feb 2nd) and SMTA web sites. We are also in the midst of planning an area array technology symposium in August on area array DFM, placement, inspection and rework. Stay tuned.
President, BEST Inc.
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.
Over the holidays we had a chance to release several more new tips. These new topics include 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 as many others are "already in the can" and just need to be edited.
Let us know what other topics might be on your wish list.
The MicroVision PicoP 2nd generation HD laser projector really caught my attention. This is an OEM pico projector. Last year the technology was still in its infancy but now it has really come of age. It displays 720p HD video while being able to be built in to a variety of OEM products. Think of projector phones and mobile entertainment systems. Cool! See a good wrap up on the show here
BEST will be holding the following classes at its Rolling Meadows, IL location. Check these out as we do not hold too many of these CIS classes in Chicago:
- IPC 7711 CIS Rework Certification Jan 30-Feb 1
- IPC A-610 CIS Certification Feb 2 and 3
Call Katy at (847) 797-9250 for details.
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|Prototype Metal Stencils|
|BEST prototype metal stencils are designed for hand printing those 1-5 boards where you are hand-placing the components. No frame. Just a fast foil only stencil with folded up edges for easy handling. $125.00. Ships within 24 hrs of checkplot approval.|
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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.|