December 2016


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December 2016 

Dear Electronics Colleague -

Your continued support throughout 2016 is deeply appreciated.  There are many exciting things on the horizon for 2017!

My family is very thankful for a healthy and exciting year.  My son earned his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and my daughter has started "point" at her ballet academy.  I was finally talked into volunteering to join my daughter's Nutcracker cast this last week.  You'd think as a stage hand tech or a sound or lighting engineer, but no... I was Mother Ginger.


I would like to wish everyone a healthy, happy new year and Merry Christmas!

Best wishes for 2017,


Dan Patten aka Patda Zioak (see Star Wars name generator)


Metal Stencils

BEST manufactures laser-cut SMT Framed Stencils that are designed to work on SMT printing machines.

Key features of BEST metal stencils:

  • High quality nickel stainless PDH material, which means cleaner release characteristics
  • Clean laser-cut apertures
  • Excellent print performance
  • Multitude of different frame materials, frame colors, and sizes available

If you have any questions regarding metal stencils, contact our Product Manager Chris Edwards aka Edwch Hielk ( at 847-797-9250

Hands-on Cable/Wire Harness Assembly Course

Norman Mier, MIT, explains Wire Harness Course

Norman Mier, BEST MIT, explains Wire Harness Course

BEST announces the release of a practically-oriented wire and cable harness assembly class. As a complement to the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Acceptability of Cable and Wire Harness class, this modularized class take a student through the building of a wire harness assembly. The cable and wire harness assembly class will teach students how to read prints, strip and prep wires, add terminals and splices, and put together a wire harness board per print. During the class, the instructor will weave in concepts as put forth by the latest IPC/WHMA-A-620 acceptability criteria. Each graduate of the class will receive a certificate of completion from BEST.

For more information, contact Alex Conley aka Conal Strou ( at 224-387-3256.

Star Wars Name Generator

Since we're "geeks" here at BEST, we could not be more excited about the new Stars Wars movie.


Follow these directions to find your Star Wars 'name' !

First Name

- First 3 letters of your last name

- First 2 letters of your first name

Last Name:

- First 2 letters of your mother's maiden name

- First 3 letters of the town you were born in



Do you have a military or defense-related rework project? BEST recently renewed it's ITAR registration!

ITAR is a program directed by the US Department of State regulating the export and import of U.S. military and defense related equipment and information. Companies receiving this certification must have the knowledge and understanding to fully comply with ITAR, as well as having corporate procedures and controls in place to ensure compliance. 

For any rework or repair project, contact Laura Ripoli aka Ripla Mechi ( at 224-387-3255.

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