Quest for Reliability

If you follow industry standards, does that mean you'll have improved reliability? It depends.

Sealing your fate: the pros and cons of different coating material

The process of coating electronic assemblies has been around for decades. And it would be pretty useful if CMs didn’t keep doing it wrong.    

C3 Upgrade

Your PDA- or PLC-controlled C3 unit can be upgraded to PC-control with enhanced features.    

Cleanliness: you get what you ask for

The key to maintaining cleanliness is asking more from your suppliers than you probably currently are. Remember, if you ask for nothing, you will likely get it.    

Special Projects, Special Attention

Foresite’s problem-solving technicians take on a new project.    

Cardboard Contamination Causes Creep Corrosion Conundrum

They couldn’t understand it. Their new Immersion Silver Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs) were experiencing corrosion, but the electronics company had examined its own materials and methods...

Total Versatility: X-ray Fluorescence

Need to determine whether a solder alloy has the proper concentration of silver?  Do you ever want to know whether assemblies are RoHS compliant? It can all be done with one single method: X-ray...

Clean and mean, the road to reliability

With Revisions by Dave Mohr   Contaminants remaining on an electronics assembly as a result of the product’s manufacturing process can contribute to unexpected field failures. Learn which test...

Does medical device reliability worry you sick?

Contaminants that find their way into critical performance devices before, during or even after manufacturing can cause serious consequences.   Originally Published in SMT007 Magazine, November...

Understanding X-ray

X-ray inspection helps manufacturers identify defects hidden within their printed circuit boards and electronic components.