april 2013


Dear Electronics Assembly Colleague:
Recently I had the opportunity to get in some spring bike riding in the California wine country. While it was a refreshing 50 degrees, the beauty and hills made for a great day in Healdsburg, CA (Sonoma County). 

Start looking for our per pre-announcements for this years' BEST tech symposium on Bottom Termination Components (QFNs, LCCs and LGAs).

We are proud now to provide training services in the Cleveland area.

All the best,
Bob Wettermann
Bob Wettermann
President, BEST Inc.



BGA-XRAY Inspection Services

BEST can provide contract XRAY inspection services. If you have are in need for a 3rd party referee, need to double check an assembler's work or verify production BGA placements, BEST can be your source for electronics x-ray inspection services. More info on these services can be found here.

Training Materials on IPC-A-620 Spec Rev "B" Released

IPC has released version "B" of the IPC-A-620 Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. Sign up for either CIT or CIS training calling 847-797-9250 or sending us anemail.

If you missed the A to B differences webinar please play it here

The new spec can be purchased here.   

BEST Provides Solder Training at Cleveland location

BEST Inc. in conjunction with the Loraine County Community College located in Elyria, OH just outside of Cleveland announces a solder training/certification class schedule. This technically-oriented school has excellent facilities including a soldering lab.

The schedule of classes is listed below:

IPC J-STD 001E Instructor Certification
March 18 - 22, August 12 - 16
IPC J-STD 001 Space Application (4 hours)
March 22, August 16
IPC J-STD 001E Instructor Recertification
July 11 - 12, November 7 - 8
IPC A-610E Instructor Certification
April 23 - 26, September 10 - 13
IPC A-610E Instructor Recertification
July 9 - 10, November 5 - 6
IPC WHMA-A-620 Instructor Certification
May 14 - 17, October 15 - 18
IPC WHMA-A-620 Instructor Recertification
July 23 - 24, October 22 - 23
IPC 7711/21 Instructor Certification
June 10 - 14, December 16 - 20
IPC 7711/21 Instructor Recertification
July 25 - 26

Please call Alex Conley at (847) 7979-9250 or send him mail at for further information.

BEST's gold replating kit helps restore contact fingers
                                     Gold contact replating kit for PCB  65225.1387127449
BEST is pleased to present its gold contact replating kit to repair either solder-splashed or damaged contact fingers.We can train you on how to perform these repairs OR you can look at our demo videos.
More info or place order here 
Used APR-5000 Rework System Includes Training!
Looking for a solid BGA rework system but not wanting to buy new?

BEST has an APR-5000 rework system for sale. We can offer training with the machine. Send us an email if interested.


Geek Vocab


"(bozon) which is a noun .

The vocabulary you use tells others your level of intellect.


a buffer which prevents stupid people from understanding new ideas    


"Fred, the reason you do not understand sequencing is that your bozone layer is too thick." 

Trivia Contest-April '13 
The 1st person who replies with the correct answer will win a Solarspeed Roller (kit!).

Question for April '13:

What is the native name of this diurnal creature if you see it in one of the NAFTA countries (not in a zoo)?  

Congratulations to Pall Corp's Roger Massicotte for being the first person to recognize that the celestial object which is the only asteroid to reach Level 4 on the 10-level Torino Scale in the year MMXXIX as 99942 Apophis.

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