Check out the latest Metcal Soldering and Rework Technology at SMTAI

By Metcal Marketing on Sep 20, 2018 11:20:04 AM

CYPRESS, CA ― September 2018 ― Metcal announced plans to exhibit at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Oct. 16-17, 2018 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The company will demonstrate its Connection Validation (CV) Soldering System with new hand-pieces, MX-5270 system with solder wire feeder, Digital Hot Air Pencil, Solder Tip Cleaner and VFX-1000H Volume Fume Extraction System in Booth #330.

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5 Ways Process Engineers Build A More Productive Team

By Metcal Marketing on Aug 21, 2018 12:00:55 PM

One of the roles that a process engineer fulfills is that of a team leader. The team looks to the process engineer as the provider for both focus and direction. While that may sound daunting at first, it can actually be accomplished with a little planning and effort on the part of the process engineer. Let's look at some tips for creating a positive and productive team environment.
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9 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Soldering Iron

By Metcal Marketing on Jul 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

A soldering iron is an invaluable tool when it comes to hand soldering tasks. But even the best soldering station will eventually fail if it is not used correctly. We have provided helpful advice for your soldering iron tips before, but here are nine tips that will help keep your soldering iron itself working for years to come.

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5 Tips for Solder Tip Selection

By Metcal Marketing on Jun 21, 2018 1:38:18 PM

There are many different soldering tip designs to choose from when selecting or updating an iron. The different shapes have their own advantages, and some are most effective when used for a given application. Let's look at the most common types of solder tip designs and some solder tip basics. 

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The Clear Advantages of a Smart Soldering Station

By Metcal Marketing on Jun 12, 2018 1:10:00 PM

 

Soldering irons have been in use for a very long time, and they do the same job today as they did in the past - they make the electrical connection between components through the use of melted solder. But just as the components have become far more advanced, the soldering iron has progressed as well. This is why you should be using a smart soldering station for your electronic work.

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How Will the Computerization of Manufacturing Affect Your Business Model?

By Metcal Marketing on Jun 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Technology in manufacturing continues unabated in its evolution, something perhaps sounding daunting, though also helping many of your workers. With the prevailing thought that computers and robots are going to replace manufacturing jobs, much of this is proving false. As TIME Magazine details, digital technologies ultimately help complement workers in the manufacturing sector.

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The Four Principles of Today's Industry 4.0

By Metcal Marketing on May 30, 2018 1:01:25 PM

The trend known as Industry 4.0 is an amalgamation of technologies that have only relatively recently came into being. It is made up of cyber-physical systems, cloud computing, and cognitive-based processing, along with advanced computing paradigms. With its revolutionary impact on the world of manufacturing, it is often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 is leading the way for tomorrow's manufacturing base, and it is defining the construction of Smart Factories.

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OK International Wins the Dover Safety Excellence Award

By Metcal Marketing on May 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM

INAUGURAL WINNER OF THE DOVER SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD

Cypress, California, May 23, 2018 – Dover Corporation today presented the 2017 Dover Safety Excellence Award to the OK International facility in Cypress, California. The award was based on both quantitative and qualitative measures for outstanding safety performance and exemplary employee participation in safety programs. OK International, a Dover Company, received the Gold Award for the small site category (under 150 employees). Overall, 29 locations world-wide were nominated with 7 locations ultimately receiving an award. Andy Fincher, President, Dover Engineered Systems, presented the award today at the Cypress facility during an all employee event.

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How to Remove Oxidation from Your Solder Tips

By Metcal Marketing on May 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A soldering iron can be an indispensable tool for electronics use. A new or adequately cared for soldering iron is very efficient in its operation, allowing components to be quickly and easily soldered into place. But sometimes the soldering tip gets a buildup of oxidation on its surface. When this happens, the soldering iron no longer functions as it should. But with a little effort, the tool can be restored to complete functionality. Let's take a look at soldering tips and how to deal with oxidation.

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5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Solder Tips

By Metcal Marketing on May 15, 2018 9:07:29 AM

 

When it comes to hand soldering tasks, the correct soldering iron is the best tool in your toolbox. Properly cleaned and cared for, a soldering iron can provide many hours of dependable service. The solder tip is the business end of a soldering iron, and it acts as the heat transfer component that melts the solder and heats the work, allowing everything to meld. For maximum life and continued efficiency, a solder tip should be adequately cared for and maintained. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your solder tips and cartridges.

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