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46 SMT007 MAGAZINE I AUGUST 2019 Standard of Excellence: Choosing the Right Replacement Vendor E What happens when you have all of the suppli- ers you need, but a larger firm acquires one of them all of a sudden, and there is only one qual- ified supplier left when there used to be two. As a smart PCB user, you always want to keep your options open in case you are going to have to qualify another supplier to buy your PCBs from. Altus' Axis: Why Are Data Analytics so Important to R&D Within Inspection Businesses? E Any sales professional operating in the inspec- tion space will tell you that the market is flooded with competition when it comes to SPI and AOI machines. Although I have no doubt their pre- ferred solution will be the market leader, unless you are knowledgeable about the differences in provider and the array of technologies available today, you can soon fall into a trap of not select - ing the correct platform for your application. The Mannifest: First Time With In-house SMT Assembly? Start With a Great Design E One of the best ways to eliminate possible pro- duction issues when you handle your SMT work in-house is to ensure that you have a manufac- turable design. Thus, there are several factors to keep in mind when reviewing your designs before bringing your production in-house or starting your first run of in-house prototypes. Goepel electronic Solutions, Webinar Series, and Trends E Barry Matties catches up with Matthias Müller to chat about the wide range of test and inspec- tion solutions currently being offered by Goe- pel electronic as well as the informative webinar series produced by the company to help further educate their customer base and promote tech- nical discussion on a number of topics. 3D Optical Inspection Provides 'Eyes' for Process Improvements in Industry 4.0 E Automated 3D solder paste inspection (SPI) and 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) systems have become an integral part of the printed cir- cuit board assembly (PCBA) process because they help ensure high-quality production. As today's board complexity is increasing, inspec- tion technology becomes even more critical. KYZEN's Chelsea Jewell Recognized by Products Finishing 40-Under-40 E KYZEN, the global leader in innovative envi- ronmentally friendly cleaning chemistries, is pleased to announce that Chelsea Jewell, application lab manager, has been selected to the Products Finishing 40-Under-40 class for 2019. Jewell was recognized at the NASF Sur/ Fin Show on June 4, 2019, in Chicago. Naprotek Purchases a Nordson SELECT Selective Soldering System E Naprotek Inc. has purchased the Nordson SELECT Cerno 103IL selective soldering sys- tem. The robust system provides the company with an exceptional combination of versatility and productivity. Low-temperature SMT Solder Evaluation E Until recently, the use of Sn/Bi-based SMT sol- der materials has been investigated with neg- ative consequences for high strain rate (drop- shock) applications; thus, these alloys have been avoided. Recent advances in alloy doping have opened the door to revisit Sn/Bi alloys as a possible alternative to SAC-305 for many applications.

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