October 2014


October 2014

Our public speaking and teaching schedule has the remaining date in 2014: 

ISFA Houston, TX 

Wednesday November 12, 2014 

Reballing Micro Devices


In addition, contact Alex at to make sure that you can still get into one of the IPC-A-610 and/or J-STD-001 "E" to "F" webinars where you can learn about all of the changes! 


Bob Wettermann

President, BEST Inc.

BEST Inc. can consult on debugging or auditing your process.  We can perform a process audit, help you with a specific process problem, or work with your contract manufacturer on diagnosing  process problems. Call Katy or Laura at (847) 797-9250 for more details.

Repair of Vias     



When vias have been damaged,  BEST can be your resource to repair damaged vias. Whether it is one board or hundreds, BEST can be that PCB repair knowledgeable resource.

Call Laura Ripoli at (847)797-9250 or email her at to see how we can be of assistance.

BEST to Launch KickStarter(TM) Campaign 


Bob Wettermann from BEST, along with a local hardware developer are preparing to launch a Kickstarter(TM) campaign. The RoomCentral(TM) is an android-based programmable thermostat for heating and cooling devices as well as coffee machines, sous-vide cookers, kegorators, aquarium heaters and more! 

01005 Rework Technique! 

01005 Rework-Using a Placement Stencil

01005 Rework-Using a Placement Stencil

At the SMTAI trade show, we co-authored a paper demonstrating a variety of  01005 rework techniques. Take a look at one of these techniques that was evaluated and discussed during our technical presentation with Metcal. 

BEST is pleased to announce the release of a new high temperature hold down label the "HotDots(TM)"
These products are available in numerous standard sizes.  Custom sizes can also be designed with the BEST staff. Call Katy Radcliff ( for more information or order here.


BEST welcomes new Director of Sales and Marketing-Dan Patten


We are fortunate to have Dan Patten join the BEST management team.

Previously, Dan was with Designcraft where he was a senior director involved in business development, quality and project management.

He holds a masters degree from Keller Graduate School of Management.

Dan is a musician in his off time and has (2) children attending local schools. He can be reached at or 847-797-9250.


Trivia Contest-October '14


Nobody correctly answered last month's trivia question regarding the breaking of the spaghetti. This is only the 2nd time we have been able to "stump" you knowledgeable engineers.

The 1st person who replies to this months' trivia question with the correct answer will win a phone/mp3 player speaker that allows you to deliver full sound from your phone!!!

Question for October '14: 
This inventor took (8) years to fulfill a (2) year contract for guns.  He is credited with standardizing the manufacture of parts at his rifle factory that propelled him to the first assembly line, long before Henry Ford. Who is it?   


The Physics of

Physics of a BIG Hit!

Physics of a BIG Hit!

This is for you technologists out there trying to get youngsters or other non scientists interested in STEM subjects.  Stop talking about your boring topics that interest only you. Use common everyday things that your audience is interested in, like getting the right sound from your strings! Get kids and your neighbors engaged in the science discussion.



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