Metcal Wins EM Best of Industry Award

By Metcal Marketing on Sep 18, 2017 3:27:04 PM

Electronics Maker, a leading electronics magazine announced the winners today of the third edition of the EM Best of Industry Awards.  We are excited to announce YET ANOTHER award - we won ‘Best Soldering and Rework Solutions’ Award. 

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How Metcal's NEW Solder Tip Temperature Display Works

By Robert Rousch on Sep 8, 2017 2:06:13 PM

Until the release of our CV-5210 power station, Metcal soldering stations have not featured a tip temperature display. Many customers, especially Contract Manufacturers have lamented this, because of their need to provide documentation and support for their customers and ISO or other process control requirements.

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We’re Exhibiting at SMTA International 2017!

By Metcal Marketing on Sep 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Read our press release about plans to exhibit at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sept. 19-20, 2017 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. We'll be at booth #208.  Come see us!

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The Health Risks of Solder Flux Fumes

By Metcal Marketing on Aug 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The dynamic, high-growth nature of the electronics industry requires that manufacturers achieve higher standards of quality and efficiency in production to maintain a competitive edge. Though sometimes overlooked, a critical need in attaining a high level of manufacturing productivity is the creation of a comfortable, pleasant work environment with worker health and safety as a top priority.

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On Solder Tip Cost and Life

By Ed Zamborsky on Aug 14, 2017 11:17:18 AM

Let’s face it soldering tips and cartridges cost money. And when you combine that with operators forced to solder at 850°F or higher to keep up to speed, those tips are breaking down and costing you a bunch of dollars.  

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Internet of Things - a Primer

By Hoa Nguyen on Aug 7, 2017 12:38:48 PM

Hoa Nguyen, Metcal's CTO recently attended the IoT Evolution Expo, a meeting of the world's IoT experts. We asked him to tell us what he learned. Thankfully, Hoa helps us out by starting with the basics.

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Introducing Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Kit Weste

By Metcal Marketing on Aug 4, 2017 7:02:00 AM

Kit joined Metcal in 2006 as a Technical Service Engineer, focused on providing application support, machine installs and training, and technical service to customers around the world, traveling throughout North America as well as South America and Asia. In 2013 Kit was promoted to Technical Service Manager, overseeing the Technical Service Department and Repair Department, with a strong focus on Quality Assurance and Control.

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How SmartHeat Technology Works: A Tutorial

By Ed Zamborsky on Aug 3, 2017 2:11:15 PM

We often get detailed questions from Process Engineers about how SmartHeat really works, and whether fixed (or stable) head soldering stations or variable heat is what they need.  Our expert, MetcalMan Ed Zamborsky himself has written this article about Metcal's SmartHeat first, to talk about how stable temperature soldering really works!

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Introducing High Thermal Demand Upgrade Kit

By Metcal Marketing on Jul 27, 2017 6:38:54 AM

Turn your Metcal MX-Series soldering station into a powerhouse! Have some applications where your current tips and handpieces are not getting the job done? Maybe it's a really thick board, or maybe some other type of heavy thermal demand connection. 

That's why we've recently released the new High Thermal Demand Hand Piece.  If you're having to turn to up the heat to dangerous levels, or spend extra time over a pre-heater, grab the new RED iron from Metcal. Your operators will love the ergonomic, lightweight handpiece, improved power transfer, and the temperature control your Metcal MX-Series soldering station provides.

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Removing Solder and Adhesive without Damaging PCB Component Pads!

By Metcal Marketing on Jul 26, 2017 9:48:11 AM

If you have a bunch of complicated boards that need rework, and you need to remove solder and adhesive, it's a time consuming and risky application. In fact, even the most experienced and technical operators can get into delicate situations when faced with repeating component and pad cleaning over and over.

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