Qualification vs. First Article Inspection
Military and commercial product suppliers often overlook what is being asked by their customer when they are asked to qualify a part. What’s more, there’s a disconnect between what FAI is and whether it is a sufficient technique for design qualification.
by Charles Hill and Karen Ebner
Circuits Disassembly: Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis
Common procedures for encapsulant removal apply to most applications. When standard procedures don’t work, however, there are methods that, while unconventional, have proved successful.
by W. John Wolfgong, PH.D., Jana Julien, Jason Wheeler and Joe Colangelo
Advances in Concentration Monitoring and Closed-Loop Control
How does one accurately determine the concentration of chemistry, or an aqueous-based cleaning solution that comprises flux residues, as well as a wide variety of SMT-related residues that are entrained in a cleaning system wash bath? New sensor-based technology is doing so, and with greater accuracy than conventional methods.
by Umut Tosun, Axel Vargas and Bryan Kim, Ph.D.
The One-Stop SoCal Shop
For over 30 years, the family-run Southern California company has been adding services to its printed circuit roots.
by Chelsey Drysdale
Man vs. machine.
No flex in circuits industry.
FOCUS ON BUSINESS
Getting the deal on paper.
Suck it up.
Dr. Chris Hunt
TEST AND INSPECTION
Embedded connectivity, embedded test.