February 2016

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February 2016

Dear Subscriber:

We are looking forward to APEX 2016 in Las Vegas catching up with friends and business associates. It is a great place to learn and connect with others.

I was mesmerized watching Los Lobos perform with a Mexican dance troupe. They were unplugged and the bass player was wielding a Guitarrón, a large 6-stringed bass instrument used in Mariachi bands.Good stuff!


Bob Wettermann

President, BEST Inc.

 Rework Stencil Printing Webinar-

Metal vs. Plastic Film Stencils

Our first webinar is fully booked, so we're adding another one!

Please join us for a FREE 40-minute webinar, held over the lunchtime hour, on stencil printing for rework. The presenter will compare the methods and results for mini metal stencils versus flexible film stencils with adhesive backing.

When: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 from 12:00pm to 12:40pm CST


   Rework/Repair Services


Do you have a PCB rework project that's been laying around? Let BEST take care of you!

Our rework & repair technicians are experienced professionals with a minimum of 5 years of experience. Not only are they certified to the IPC-A-610, IPC J-STD-001, and IPC 7711/21 standards, they also receive specific application training on a day-to-day basis from our IPC Certified Master Instructors.

Send us a board today for a free evaluation and quote on your rework project! Contact Laura Ripoli ( at 847-797-9250 for details. 

Come see BEST at APEX 2016!

BEST Inc. instructors will be conducting 2 training sessions this year at the APEX Expo 2016! The expo will be held on March 15 - 17, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

APEX Invitation - BGA Reballing

APEX Invitation - BGA Reballing

Advanced Rework: Hands-on BGA Reballing, Lead-Free Devices, and 

Fine-Pitch Parts

- Presented by Norman Mier, BEST Inc. MIT -

This course is designed for those seeking advanced rework skills on BGA, leadless devices and fine-pitch components. It is unique in that both theoretical and practical skills are demonstrated in the classroom. Click Here for more information.

Stencil Printing: Consistent Print Volumes for SMT Rework

- Presented by Bob Wettermann, BEST Inc. President and MIT -

Stencil technology continues to evolve and improve to meet the demands for both high volume automated assembly as well as for batch volume manual rework processes. This session will highlight printing capability advancement in each of these settings, relating performance back to stencil properties that include comparisons between aperture sizes, stencil thickness, foil material type, and nanocoating. Click Here for more information.

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