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134 SMT007 MAGAZINE I SEPTEMBER 2020 1 Knocking Down the Bone Pile: Removing Conformal Coatings for PCB Rework E When the removal and re- placement of components due to field failures or man- ufacturing defects needs to occur, the overlaying confor- mal coating layer first must be removed before being able to remove and replace a component. Bob Wettermann explains. 2 X-Rayted Files: Marching Toward 2021, 20 Miles at a Time E We're only at the halfway mark, and 2020 has been a real challenge. Our best-laid plans have been cast in doubt by the COVID-19 pandemic. During this transformational time, Dr. Bill Cardoso looks back a century for a bit of inspiration from Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. 3 Powerful Prototypes: A Trip Back to the Basics E D u a n e B e n s o n re c e n t l y designed a motion-sensitive lapel pin for the 2020 Open Source Hardware Summit, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Here, he shares lessons to learn and reviews more fundamentals from this project. 4 SMT Prospects & Perspectives: Rethinking Manufacturing—Bracing for and Embracing a Post-Pandemic Decade E Against the potent backdrop of current events, how should our industry respond? How should we manage and rethink man- ufacturing? And what are the main issues at hand in near- term and long-term horizons? Dr. Jennie Hwang explores these questions, as well as three tangi- ble areas of business and manufacturing. Editor's Picks from SMT007.com Dr. Jennie Hwang Duane Benson Bob Wettermann Dr. Bill Cardoso

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