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  • Materials Declaration
    Full Disclosure
    What are your parts made out of? It's not so easy to know.
    Michael Kirschner

  • Pb-Free Printing Parameters
    Understanding Pb-Free Stencil Requirements
    This study of what happens when the process window is intentionally violated finds engineers should worry more about the effects of stencil geometries than a centered Pb-free print process.
    Clive Ashmore

  • Technology Innovations
    Integrating AOI and Selective Soldering
    A breakthrough machine for PTH mass soldering combines AOI and selective soldering in a single inline unit. How it works, and the business case behind it.
    Mark Cannon, Bob Klenke and Phil Zarrow

  • EMS RoHS Models
    Outsourcing RoHS-Compliant Production at a Distance
    How Beyonics tackled the Pb-free transition, and auditing advice for overseas customers.
    Eric Liew, Fadzol Zaman and Sivakumar Thanupillai

  • Supply Chain Solutions
    The Supply Excellence Project at Ericsson and Solectron
    Blending Lean and Agile concepts cut lead times by 75% on a complex, custom telecom product.
    Ylva Andersson, Jan Melin, Rolf Broström, Lindsay Ballantyne, Dave Cooper and Lennart Ivarsson

  • Procurement
    The Future of PCB Procurement
    The battle for supply-chain ownership pits distributors vs. EMS firms.
    Mike Buetow

  • Solder Joint Reliability
    Crack Growth Rate Measurement and Analysis for WLCSP SnAgCu Solder Joints
    Using FEM, cracking is correlated with average inelastic strain and strain energy density.
    Paresh Limaye, Bart Vandevelde, Dirk Vandepitte and Bert Verlinden

  • Pb-Free Wave Soldering
    Dynamics in Pb-Free Wave Soldering
    A five-phase study of fluxes and convection preheating related to three Pb-free alloys revealed a few unexpected twists.
    R.A. Szymanowski, D. Casati, E. Saglia, P. Lotosky, K. Howell and G. Hueste

FIRST PERSON

  • Caveat Lector
    Cookson gets reworked.
    Mike Buetow

  • Talking Heads
    Valor's Chuck Feingold and David Bengal.
    Mike Buetow

MONEY MATTERS

  • Focus on Business
    Sustaining profitability through services.
    Dr. Jonathon Linton

  • Global Sourcing
    How to kill business by not even trying.
    Greg Papandrew

TECH TALK

  • On the Forefront
    The "magic mix."
    Dr. Ken Gilleo

  • Screen Printing
    Z-axis support options.
    Joe Belmonte

  • Better Manufacturing
    When profiling is a good thing.
    Phil Zarrow

  • Soldering Tips
    A primer on x-ray fluorescence.
    American Competitiveness Institute

  • Wave Soldering
    Mitigating common Pb-free defects.
    Gerjan Diepstraten

  • Countdown to Pb-Free
    Don't bank on an RoHS extension.
    Steven Andrews

  • Process Doctor
    Are your cleaning processes in control?
    Terry Munson

  • Equipment Advances
    Juki's selective soldering series.

  • Technical Abstracts

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On the cover: The influence of aperture designs on Pb-free assembly. (Cover photo courtesy of DEK. Inset courtesy of ERSA.)

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