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44 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JUNE 2020 from a few exotics, every assembly in the world has it. When it comes to meeting the lead-free requirement, opinions and historical reliabil- ity data are not taken into consideration. Eric Camden explores testing and reliability related to solder. What It Takes to Be a Milaero Supplier, Part 4 E The decision to pursue military and aerospace (milaero) certification impacts every facet of the organization, and not every shop is pre- pared to make this transformation. This is the final article in a four-part series, breaking down what it takes. In Part 4, Anaya Vardya explores what it takes to be a milaero supplier in the area of manufacturing. BAE Systems Awards Amphenol Ardent Concepts 2020 Gold-Tier Supplier Award E Amphenol Ardent Concepts is proud to an- nounce receiving a Gold Tier Supplier status with BAE Systems. This coveted honor, part of BAE Systems' Partner 2 Win program, recog- nizes suppliers who have achieved operational excellence and eliminated defects in its sup- ply chain by raising the bar of performance expectations to meet the demand of current and future customers. From the Hill: MIL-PRF-31032 Offers a Rewarding Twist E If you are fabricating PWBs to military speci- fications, the master drawing will state: "Fab- ricate to MIL-PRF-55110, MIL-PRF-50884, or MIL-PRF-31032." This sounds very complicated on the surface, but there is a rewarding "twist" if the fabricator is certified to MIL-PRF-31032. Mike Hill explains. Photo Slideshow From Historic U.S. Launch Into Space E Hugs and cheers followed NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley as they made their way from the Dragon capsule into the In- ternational Space Station just before 3:30 p.m. EDT Sunday, marking the first successful leg of America's return to a full-fledged space pro- gram. We've put together a slideshow of some of our favorite images provided by NASA, from the preparations to liftoff to the final docking and entry into the International Space Station. SpaceX Manned Mission Promises More Success for Milaero and Electronics Manufacturing E On May 30, 2020, SpaceX became the first non- governmental organization to send human car- go into orbit and to a successful docking ren- dezvous with the International Space Station. On June 1, Nolan Johnson spoke with mili- tary/aerospace consultant and I-Connect007 columnist Mike Hill about the significance of this mission. Defense Speak Interpreted: What's an RCV, and What Do Electronics Have to Do With It? E In "Defense Speak," RCV does not stand for ranked-choice voting, a remote control vehi- cle, a riot control vehicle, or a refuse collec- tion vehicle, although the second one is close; it stands for a remote combat vehicle. Denny Fritz explores this concept and its defense ap- plications. Quest for Reliability: New Solder, Same Old Testing E Solder is inarguably one of the required build- ing blocks for electronic assemblies and, apart

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