The value of inspection is overshadowed by software issues and floor management.
Pb-Free, Moisture Sensitivity and X-Ray Inspection
Parts absorb considerably more moisture during lead-free assembly. X-ray can spot the subsequent solder joint problems.
David Bernard, Ph.D.
Never change CAM automation on a Friday, and other lessons of software integration.
MEMS in Medicine
How these next-generation components are changing a vital application for electronics.
Ken Gilleo, Ph.D.
Converting Wave Soldering Equipment to Pb-Free
Install a new solder pot in just an hour.
Lee Whiteman, Jeff Stong and Debbie Alavezos
And the Pb-free solder survey says...
Building with Brio.
Options for mid-tier firms.
So long, Budro.
Countdown to Lead-Free
Is the supply chain ready for RoHS?
George Galyon, Glenn Sellers and Ron Gedney
Environmental chamber cleanliness.
Excelta's Smart Tweezer
ATExpo Product Preview
Nepcon Southeast China Product Preview
On the cover: X-ray's role in lead-free assembly. ( iStockphoto Inc.)