Every time a printed circuit board is exposed to soldering temperatures it is damaged. This is the case not only for lead-free soldering applications but also for eutectic soldering consisting of tin-lead.

Highlights on a Rousing Virtual IPC APEX EXPO 2021

April 14, 2021 | Pete Starkey, I-Connect007

What a week that was! I didn’t get to endure the 11-hour flight each way, neither did I need my comfy old shoes, but it certainly was a marathon event. And real-time-plus-six-hours gave me a few late nights, but it was such a meaningful experience, and well worth the effort!



The Plating Forum: RAIG (Reduction Assisted Immersion Gold) for Gold Surface Finishes

April 5, 2021 | George Milad, Uyemura International Corporation

RAIG was introduced a few years ago to meet the requirements of newer designs. Since its inception, more gold finishes are finding RAIG gold to be a viable alternative to standard immersion gold. RAIG gold is a mixed reaction bath...

Punching Out: ‘If I Were 20 Years Younger’

March 31, 2021 | Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

We hear a lot of owners say, ‘if I were 20 years younger, I would…’, meaning they would make major investments or strategic changes if they had the time to realize the return on investment. Other reasons for not...

Testing Todd: Homing in on the Target

March 30, 2021 | Todd Kolmodin, Gardien Services, USA

Although electrical testing provides a beneficial safeguard against an electrically inferior product reaching a customer, it does require adherence to critical processes....

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