may 2013


Dear Electronics Assembly Colleague:
Spring has sprung in Chicago!

Start looking for our per pre-announcements for this years' BEST tech symposium on Bottom Termination Components (QFNs, LCCs and LGAs). Mark your calendar for September 25th! We are working on finalizing our subject matter experts and expect there to be great food and drink as in previous years

In addition look for our presentations at:
Ohio SMTA July 11th
-Leadless Device Rework
SMTAI Oct13-17
- 0.3mm pitch and below reballing process

We are proud to now provide soldering instruction in the Spanish language. Francisco, our newest instructor, is a professional who really cares about his students!

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




BEST challenges itself to providing continuous improvement to the services it provides. We recently added non-contact scavenging services for those high reliability applications where using solder wick is not allowed. Added to this is now the ability for same day turn (in before 2PM) BGA rework and repair services including reballing (up to 5 critical pieces).

Call Laura Ripoli at (847)797-9250 or mail her to find out more!

Get your Proto Stencils from BEST

BEST knows all about how fast you need your stencils. We know how accurate you need to be. We know you want that personal service touch.

You can get all of these things from BEST when you come to rely on us for your prototype SMT stencils-frameless or foil only. You decide. Leave the rest to us. Evaluation stencil request taken

Send us your GERBERS and requirements today or call Katy at 847-797-9250

BEST Announces Classes for Game/Phone/Pad/Laptop Repair

BEST Inc. is pleased to announce several new classes for laptop/gamer/phone/pad repair shops. One of the classes teaches you how to reball components and the other teaches you how to rework BGAs and CSPs. We can teach you using our professional grade rework systems or your own. Customers can visit our Chicago based operations or we can come visit your facility to perform the training.

BGA rework for games/phones/pads/laptops
BGA reballing for games/phones/pads/laptops

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

BEST Now Offers IPC CIS Training in Spanish!
BEST se complace en anunciar la incorporación de Francisco Fourcade a su personal de instructores de soldadura a mano. Francisco, nacido en la Argentina, ha vivido en los EE.UU durante muchos años; en los cuales ha estado proporcionando capacitación, orientación y asesoría en equipos y procesos de soldadura. Durante el último año ha estado impartiendo clases de soldadura conjuntamente al personal de instructores maestros de BEST, aprendiendo la manera BEST.
Please call BEST at (847) 797-9250 to see about availability by speaking with Katy Radcliff or contact her by mail at
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

Gray Matter
"(gra mater) which is a noun

The vocabulary you use tells others your level of intellect.


person or persons hired by start up tech company with greying temples to make the start-up appear more legitimate


"Joe was hired as grey matter to give the investors confidence in the start up venture."

Trivia Contest-April '13
The 1st person who replies with the correct answer will win a capsule speaker that allows your phone/mp3 player to really come to life!

Question for April '13:
What is the name of the interconnection technology which can be employed on 0.2mm pitch centers and is designed for POP interconnections.

Congratulations to Mark Hammond of Tellabs for being the first person to recognize that the creature we were looking at was the Coitie.

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