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CYPRESS, Calif., Dec. 10, 2018 – Metcal, part of OK International and Dover (NYSE: DOV), is pleased to introduce the new CV-500 Connection Validation™ Soldering System, the companion station to the CV-5210 CV Soldering System. The CV-500 packs all of the Connection Validation (“CV”) technology into a compact, economical housing.
CYPRESS, CA ― November 2018 ― Metcal is pleased to announce that it was awarded a 2018 Best of Industry Award from EM Media. The awards bring together industry leaders to celebrate excellence and leadership. Metcal received the Best Hand Soldering Award.
Hoa Nguyen, Metcal’s Chief Technology Officer will be speaking at the i4.0 Connect Forum, November 6th, in Silicon Valley. Mr. Nguyen will be speaking about IPC CFX Process Control and Traceability for Metcal's Real Time Risk Mitigation in Hand Soldering Application.
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.
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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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.