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X-Ray Services

If you are an EMS provider or OEM of electronic/electrical components or sub-assemblies incorporating plastics, metals, ceramics or any combination of these, BEST Inc. can offer you knowledgeable PCB and other x-ray inspection services. BEST's many years of experiences (20+ years) in these fields let us make the claim to being an outsourced solution for your PCB inspection needs. We are experts at BGA and leadless device rework meaning we can provide x-ray imaging services for BGA's.

In the electronics field we have helped contract manufacturers and OEMs lacking x-ray capabilities to be their outsourced x-ray inspection source. We have also supported aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical industries and many more. Samples examined range from the latest semiconductor package, battery packs to a detonation device. At times we are asked to be a contract sorting arm either based on the latest IPC specifications or based on the pass/fail criteria x-ray inspection criteria developed by you. We can also provide diagnostic services such as analyzing and annotating PCB x-ray pictures or "driving" around the PCB with commentary on the x-ray system and delivering this movie to you.

Our certified and trained IPC inspectors will be able to optimize the systems to gain the best X-ray results and may be able to offer both advice and solutions when these faults are detected in inspection. Our x-ray capabilities are first rate as we have helped a variety of product and process developers, R and D staff and forensic investigators complete their work. Not only does BEST employ knowledgeable and experienced x-ray technicians but we have state-of-the-art x-ray systems that is powerful enough for even backplane imaging. With a very small spot size, oblique angle viewing and various built-in software functions such as hole fill calculations BEST can be your resource for PCB-x-ray inspection.

BEST x-ray results can be supplied as jpegs, mpegs or even in easy-to-interpret reports or complete data sets. We can also provide you with real time x-ray analysis of printed circuit boards. We can also offer short training sessions which would enable you to operate the X-ray systems and carry out your own inspection at our facility near Chicago IL.

BEST can offer non-destructive testing through x-ray analysis. When you need to investigate a component the simple act of disassembling the part can destroy any evidence within the sample and no valuable information is gathered. X-ray inspection can provide valuable information on the part, and is often used for evaluation of the process without requiring dis-assembly or destructive testing.

Contract work is also the ideal way to make use of the latest X-ray (we have the latest Nikon system) when capital investment in an X-ray and CT inspection system is not an option.