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FEATURES

SMT ASSEMBLY
Creative Technological Solutions for Complex PCBs

What the optimal assembly solution for a 2-mil-thick flexible PCB is, and other mysteries.
by Arbel Nissan

FACTORY AUTOMATION
‘Leaning’ the Business Model

Achieving zero variation in support infrastructure among larger and smaller contractors.
by Alexandra Topp

COMPONENT HANDLING
Stop Baking Components

Baking has been regarded as a cure-all for multiple soldering problems. In practice, this is simply not the case. In fact, most parts should not require any additional baking between the time they are removed from the manufacturer’s moisture barrier bag (MBB) and when they are soldered.
by Todd Clifton and Paul Austen

SHOW RECAP
Machines in Munich

The biennial Productronica trade show – the industry’s largest outside Japan – was filled with new machines, if not necessarily new technologies.
by Mike Buetow

 

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