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52 SMT Magazine • August 2016 To Clean or No Clean? The addition of a cleaning process to your manu- facturing line will amount to an added 5–6 cents per board produced. Mike Konrad of Aqueous Technologies believes that is a small price to pay for the added value, testing, and reduced liability and insurance that a cleaning solution can provide; however, he admits cleaning isn't for everyone. Hand Soldering: The Move Toward Automation At the recent NEPCON event in Shanghai, JBC's Domingo Taberner discussed with I-Connect007's Barry Matties the hand soldering market in Chi- na, the move towards automation, the greatest challenges their customers have in soldering, and what to know about choosing the right tempera- ture and tip. ACE to Host Solderability and Lead Tinning Workshop in Arizona on August 10 ACE Production Technologies Inc.'s ACE Compo- nent Services group, in conjunction with Phase 4 Inc., will host a solderability testing and com- ponent lead tinning workshop in Arizona on August 10. Hisco Partners with Alpha Assembly Solutions on New Soldering Webinar Series Hisco, an employee-owned, specialty distribution company serving the electronics, aerospace, de- fense and medical device markets, has partnered with Alpha Assembly Solutions for a series of free soldering webinars. KIC's MB Allen to Present "Optimization of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding" KIC's Marybeth (MB) Allen will present "Optimiza- tion of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding" at the upcoming SMTA Carolinas Chapter Tech Ses- sion, scheduled to take place August 18 in Green- ville, South Carolina. Electrolube Appoints New Distributor for North Africa Electrolube has appointed Adelec International to support and promote its range of conformal coat- ings, thermal management solutions, encapsu- lation resins, contact lubricants and service and maintenance aids across North Africa. Indium Features Indium8.9HF, Indium10.1 Solder Pastes at NEPCON South China Indium Corporation will feature its Indium10.1 and Indium8.9HF solder pastes at NEPCON South China 2016, scheduled to take place from August 30 to September 1 in Shenzhen, China. BEST to Hold Workshop for PCB Inspection at SMTAI BEST will be holding the first ever "Inspection of Printed Circuit Board Assemblies" hands-on work- shop at the upcoming SMTA International trade show in September in Rosemont, Illinois. Mycronic Reports Strong First Half-year Results Mycronic has reported a strong first half-year re- sults, with sales growing by 37% on earnings of SEK 137 million. Rehm Expands Worldwide Sales Network Rehm Thermal Systems has expanded its sales team with the addition of Carsten Kramer as glob- al solar director and director for Southeast Asia, and Dr. Klaus Brodt as sales for reflow condensa- tion soldering systems and special systems. Supply Lines Highlights

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