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Field Performance of pH neutral Cleaning Agents

Since their introduction, pH neutral formulations have proven to be capable not only of removing these difficult post-reflow residues from complex board geometries, but do so without affecting material compatibility of sensitive components and at low concentration levels. Part one of a series on material compatibility and field cleaning performance of alternatives to alkaline cleaning agents.
by Umut Tosun, Jigar Patel, Kalyan Nukala and Fernando Gazcon

AUTOMATION
ROI of a Soldering Robot

When it comes to soldering, can a four-axis robot beat an experienced operator? An OEM takes on the question.
by Gary Goldberg

Where Productivity Meets Profitability
Buyers’ and sellers’ insights on how variables like cycle time, uptime and quality affect profit, return on investment and manufacturing capacity.
by Jeff Mogensen

IPC Material Declarations: Sufficient for Automotive Electronics?
IMDS and IPC-1752A are different tools for reporting materials data, created by separate industries for different purposes. Suppliers of automotive electronics are obligated to use both, but should they?
by Derrik Snider

 

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