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Exposed Copper Defect
Is exposed copper considered a class 3 defect per IPC-610 or J-STD documents?
Responses by:
Robert "Bob" Lazzara, President, Circuit Connect, Inc.
Tony Lentz, Field Applications, FCT Assembly
John De Leeuw, Manufacturing Process Engineer, TE SubCom
Leo Lambert, Vice President, Technical Director, EPTAC Corporation
Ray Prasad, President, Ray Prasad Consultancy Group
Rick Kompelien, Principal Product Engineer, Benchmark electronics, Inc.
Environment Impact on Assembly, Printing and Reflow
At our SMT facility we currently control ambient temperature (20-30 C), relative humidity (40-60%) and particle count (0.5 um not to exceed 100,000 particles, ISO Class 8). Is particle count ...
Responses by:
Edithel Marietti, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Northrop Grumman
Mitch Holtzer, Global Director of Customer Technical Support, Alpha Assembly Solutions
Kay Parker, Technical Support Engineer, Indium Corporation
Fritz Byle, Process Engineer, Astronautics
Tony Lentz, Field Applications, FCT Assembly
Separate wash systems for leaded and non-lead boards?
We have a aqueous non saponifier wash system. Do we need separate wash systems for leaded boards and non-lead boards?
Responses by:
Mike Jones, Vice President, Micro Care
Joe Belmonte, Principal Consultant, ITM Consulting
Tom Forsythe, Vice President, Kyzen Corporation
Mike Konrad, President, Aqueous Technologies
Regarding lead free, can I use the reflow ovens I currently have in production?
We are a very small US based EMS company doing work for small customers and none are specifically asking for lead free. If we are asked to build assemblies to this new standard, can I use my reflow ...
Responses by:
Joe Belmonte, Principal Consultant, ITM Consulting
Arnold Offner, Industry Standard Manager, Phoenix Contact
Edward Zamborsky, Regional Sales Manager, OK International Inc.
Dr. Craig D. Hillman, CEO & Managing Partner, DfR Solutions
Richard Burke, National Sales Manager, Datapaq
Marc Peo, President, Heller Industries Inc.
Contamination Using Solvent Dispensers
After solder touch-up we use small bench-top solvent dispensers with acid brushes for local spot cleaning. Are we dragging contamination back into the solvent dispenser ...
Responses by:
David Bao, Director New Product Development, Metallic Resources, Inc
Eric Camden, Lead Investigator, Foresite, Inc
Umut Tosun, Application Technology Manager, Zestron America
Jerry Karp, President, JSK Associates
Mike Jones, Vice President, Micro Care
Peter Biocca, Senior Market Development Engineer, Kester
Rick Perkins, President, Chem Logic
Pierce Pillon, Laboratory Mgr., Techspray