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Walt Custer’s Annual Update from productronica 2017

November 21, 2017 | Patty Goldman, I-Connect007

Industry consultant Walt Custer of Custer Consulting sat down with me at productronica 2017 to once again inform our readers with his yearly update and perspective on what’s happening in the industry. And guess what? It’s good news! Pertinent charts referenced in our conversation are included, but if you want more, Walt invites you to click the link at the end of this conversation and email him directly.

From the show floor at productronica 2017, Electra Polymers' sales manager Ashley Steers discusses the state of the art in soldermask for direct imaging. Sales and marketing director Shaun Tibbals comments on developments in ink-jet soldermask, and opportunities in wafer-level packaging.



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Customer vs. Vendor Relations: Here is What We’re Going to Do

November 20, 2017 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

Two weeks ago, I discussed PCB customers who were not happy with their vendors’ performance and last week looked at things from the other side of the issue and why PCB fabricators have a hard time being good and productive...

EPTE Newsletter: Made in Japan

November 15, 2017 | Dominique Numakura, DKN Research

Japanese companies were immune to corporate scandals many years ago. These companies seemed squeaky clean, and seldom made headline news about scandalous business practices (the exception was the financial crimes at Toshiba). That has...

Trouble in Your Tank: The Critical Importance of Rinsing, Part 2

November 10, 2017 | Michael Carano, RBP Chemical Technology

In Part 1 of this series on the importance of rinsing, the author presented an overview of the critical aspects of rinsing as it applies to the overall quality of a printed circuit board, with considerable space devoted to water...

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