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FEATURES

DfM
Hand to Machine
Designs that assume hand soldering might not work for machine assembly.
by Duane Benson

Stencils
How Stencil Manufacturing Methods Impact Precision and Accuracy
Parameters that influence positional accuracy are studied on a number of laser-formed stencils.
by Ahne Oosterhof and Stephan Schmidt

Outsourcing
ODM or EMS: Which is Best for Your Project?
Outsourcing options continue to evolve, and the supplier’s choice of business model has both positive and negative cost implications. A look at the advantages and tradeoffs between two of these business models.
by Jim Chen

SPI
Mining Data to Improve Stencil Printing
A simple yet highly effective recipe for mining the mountain of diagnostic data a solder paste inspection system acquires.
by Chrys Shea

 

FIRST PERSON

  • Caveat Lector
    Back to school.
    Mike Buetow

 

MONEY MATTERS

  • Global Sourcing
    Procurement pitfalls.
    Zulki Khan
  • ROI
    Lessons in customer satisfaction.
    Peter Bigelow

  • Focus on Business
    A real alliance.
    Susan Mucha


TECH TALK

  • Screen Printing
    A new batch.
    Clive Ashmore

  • Selective Soldering
    Dealing with dross.
    Alan Cable

  • Test and Inspection
    LED measurement.
    Yang Hua

  • Process Doctor
    Electromigration catalysts.
    Dr. Harald Wack

  • Defects Database
    Coating capillary action.
    Dr. Davide Di Maio

  • SMT Troubleshooting
    Insufficients.
    Paul Lotosky

  • Getting Lean
    Sourcing strategy.
    Steve Fraser

  • Technical Abstracts
    In Case You Missed It.

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