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North American PCB business rebounded in June
IPC
IPC has announced the June findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders were up and the book-to-bill ratio strengthened to 1.06.
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Educating an industry
IPC
In this video, IPC President and CEO John Mitchell highlights the different educational opportunities for the electronics industry. These opportunities include tradeshows, educational programs, standards, and training.
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T-50 Revision M: Defining the language of the electronics industry
IPC
IPC has released a new revision to the popular IPC-T-50, Terms and Definitions for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits. Revision M delivers users the most up-to-date descriptions and illustrations of electronic interconnect industry terminology.
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Take action now to stop costly EU conflict minerals directive
IPC
In May, the EU Parliament (EP) overwhelmingly passed regulations requiring the mandatory certification and reporting of conflict minerals throughout the supply chain.
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Meet your reliability challenges at IPC Europe Forum: Innovation for Reliability
IPC
Focus on critical high reliability issues, connect with experts and learn about innovations in materials, methodologies and testing, and more at IPC Europe Forum: Innovation for Reliability, October 13-15 in Essen, Germany.
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  PCB Designer Certification

Introductory Class Video: Enhance your credentials and expertise as a PCB Designer and become an IPC Certified Designer. Taught by industry recognized designers, this program encompasses a variety of topics that relate to the design and development of printed circuit boards. Only from EPTAC.
 


Join the conversation on how key EU directives and regulations affect your business
IPC
Updates on conflict minerals legislation, the RoHS Directive and other supply chain issues will be provided at IPC Conference on Government Regulation on October 13 in Essen, Germany.
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Submit an abstract or proposal for IPC APEX EXPO 2016 — Deadline extended for tech conference abstract submissions
IPC
Submit an abstract for one of the industry’s premier technical conferences or provide a course proposal for one of its largest educational events.
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High reliability for medical, military and automotive sectors
IPC
IPC Flexible Circuits — HDI Forum will address challenges associated with Flex and HDI technology with a focus on high-reliability applications, notably in the military-aerospace and medical sectors.
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An overview of component preparation and manual insertion
IPC
This DVD training program explains manual insertion of components, from kitting through inspection.
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  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Dry Cabinet Bakes at 60C!

AccuAssembly introduces new baking dry cabinets with RH range below 1% RH and temperature up to 60 degree C. Convection heating and fully insulated. Intelligent cabinets are ready for networking, remote tracking and automatic text alarms by cellphone. T60W cabinets come in three sizes and are available from stock.
California Drought Resolved for Stencil & Pallet Cleaners!

Smart Sonic’s EnviroGuard 100% Closed-loop Filtration System recycles 100% of all wash and rinse water for cleaning stencils, pallets, oven radiators and related tooling. Unlike other “closed-loop” systems that only loop the rinse water, EnviroGuard close-loops the Wash and the Rinse water to minimize water consumption and completely eliminate liquid hazardous waste disposal! When used with 440-R SMT Detergent, the process is environmentally safe and VOC-free.
Kolb Cleaning Technologies Stencil Cleaning

The PS300-2HY is a hybrid stencil cleaner, also suitable for cleaning misprints and solder frames. The PS300-2HY is a fully automatic, single chamber system featuring PowerSpray® technology. The high pressure, high volume pumps disperse cleaning fluid on to the parts to be cleaned. Now capable of cleaning temperatures of 80oC.


Tech question of the week
IPC
Can I get information on how to avoid wetting issues on a heavy copper plane board?
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New releases on standards, translations, market research ...
IPC
View recently released standards including IPC-T-50M, IPC-7801, IPC-A-610F, IPC J-STD-001F, IPC-1071A, IPC-8701, IPC-7092, and translations; market research documents; multimedia presentations; technical papers and more.
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  FEATURED COMPANIES
LadyBird AOI for ThroughHole Assembly

You wouldn’t run your SMT line without AOI; so automate your ThroughHole process with Ladybird AOI. The first dedicated ThroughHole AOI system for defect detection.
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Status of standardization: Standards for ballot and final drafts
IPC
View IPC documents under development.
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IPC member milestones
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Celestica (Thailand) Limited. (Chonburi, Thailand) recently celebrated its 20th year as an IPC member. See other companies celebrating membership anniversaries.

New Members
Invest in your company by joining IPC and experience the membership benefits of the industry’s premier global association. Learn more about IPC membership.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Choosing a PCB Assembly Partner
Advanced Assembly
Selecting the appropriate printed circuit board assembly partner is a challenging prospect when faced with hundreds of options across the globe. Making the right decision is vital for achieving the most accurate representation of your prototype as well as cutting cost and saving money. Price, lead time, quality control, customization, and minimum order size are but a few of the factors to consider when searching for the PCB assembly shop most suited for your individual product.
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Material witness: The use of fillers in composites
PCBDesign007
The use of finely divided ceramic fillers in composites intended for use in printed wiring boards has a long history, but most people still associate the idea with reducing the cost of the product by loading it with an inexpensive inert filler. Nothing could be further from the truth. The use of fillers provides the resin formulator with an opportunity to adjust and improve many of the important properties of a resin system.
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Why design engineers find chemical etching so hard to 'resist'
R&D Magazine
For design engineers looking to manufacture metal parts with complex geometries, maintain the flexibility to make last minute design changes and mass produce prototypes quickly, chemical etching is the answer. When it comes to metal part fabrication, chemical etching offers an economical and efficient solution.
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Weaker China factories argue for more policy support as stocks swoon
Reuters
China's factory activity shrank more than initially estimated in July, contracting the most in two years as new orders fell and dashing hopes that the world's second-largest economy may be steadying, a private survey showed. The report followed a downbeat official survey which showed growth at manufacturing firms unexpectedly stalled, reinforcing views that the struggling economy needs more stimulus even as it faces fresh risks from a stock market slump.
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US manufacturing growth slows in July
The Hill
The U.S. manufacturing sector’s expansion slowed slightly in July after two months of gains. The Institute for Supply Management’s index showed that factory activity declined to a 52.7 mark last month from 53.5 in June. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion.
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Samsung pledges $85M to help cancer-stricken workers
CNET
Samsung has vowed to create a fund to help workers who have faced health issues related to the production of its processors, the company announced. Samsung will create a $85.8 million fund to support workers or families of those who were diagnosed with cancer after working in its manufacturing facilities.
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IPC CALENDAR

Date Event Location
September 9-11 IPC India Pavilion at electronica India / productronica India 2015 New Delhi, India
September 27-October 1 IPC Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings
co-located with SMTA International
Rosemont, Illinois
October 13 IPC Conference on Government Regulation Essen, Germany
October 13 –15 IPC Europe Forum: Innovation for Reliability Essen, Germany
October 28 – 30 IPC Flexible Circuits-HDI Forum Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 25-26 IPC Technical Education
DFX-Design For Excellence (DFM, DFA, DFT and more)
Best Practices in Fabrication
Advanced Troubleshooting
SMT Problem Solving
Minneapolis
December 2-3 IPC Technical Education
DFX-Design For Excellence (DFM, DFA, DFT and more)
Best Practices in Fabrication
Advanced Troubleshooting
SMT Problem Solving
Raleigh, N.C.


 



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