Just like old times—meeting with John Ling, with whom I had previously travelled to industry events for over two decades, and who still carries the role of EIPC marketing manager, to fly together from Birmingham UK to Dusseldorf in Germany for the EIPC 50th Anniversary Summer Conference.

It’s Time to Retire ROSE Testing

June 27, 2018 | Joe Russeau, Precision Analytical Laboratory, and Mark Northrup, IEC Electronics

Over the last two to three years, there has been considerable discussion within various IPC committees about the role of the ROSE test in today's assembly environment. The transition from predominantly water wash processes to "no clean" has meant the advent of very different flux compositions. The question has been posed as to whether the ROSE test is still a viable option for evaluating PCB and PCBA cleanliness.


One World, One Industry: IPC’s Job Task Analysis Committee Needs Your Expertise and Experience to Address the Skills Gap

June 25, 2018 | John Mitchell, IPC--Association Connecting Electronics Industries

IPC is investing in the future by supporting our members’ workforce and training needs to meet the demands of a continually changing and advancing industry. With the creation of our Job Task Analysis Committee (JTA), we are...

Standard of Excellence: Making Your PCB Fabricator Your PCB Partner

June 12, 2018 | Team ASC, American Standard Circuits

Are your PCB needs exceeding your vendor base’s capabilities? Do you feel that your suppliers are no longer able to keep up with your PCB needs? Do your designers feel limited by your vendors’ limited capabilities? Are you...

This issue Solder Mask Featuring:

Solder Mask: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby, experts’ discussion with the I-Connect Editorial Team
Countering Solder Mask Residue Concerns, by Rick Nichols, et al.
Circuit Automation on the Ever-Evolving World of Solder Mask, experts’ discussion with the I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Thermal Capabilities of Solder Masks: How High Can We Go?, by Sven Kramer

This issue Practicing Best Practices Featuring:

Practicing Best Practices, Interview with Jason Keeping and Bob Willis, I-Connect007
How DFA Converts Complexity into Freedom for Medical Device Development, by C. Stott, Ed Sermanoukian, and G. Wable, Nypro Inc.
Strategies for Choosing Solder Paste for Successful Electronics Assembly, by Jason Fullerton, Alpha Assembly Solutions
Essential Task Order Execution in Contract Manufacturing, by Stephanie Weaver, Zentech Manufacturing
Cross-Functional Teams Drive Strong Focus on Risk Mitigation and Quality, by Sandy Kolp, Firstronic
Demand Forecasting: The Art of Knowing What You Need Before You Need It, by Patty Rasmussen, East West Manufacturing
Best Practices in Manufacturing – Wave Soldering, by Brian Morrison, Vexos Corp.

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