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On-Demand Webinar: Reduce Risk and Increase Productivity with Robotic Soldering

By Metcal Marketing on Jul 30, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Hand Soldering is a much more involved process than we think. And because hand-soldered components are used in planes, cars, and medical devices, is there enough emphasis on the quality of a solder joint? Robotic soldering is a way to improve the consistency and accuracy of these processes.

Last month, Metcal's Regional Sales Manager, Ed Zamborsky and Product Engineer, Isaac Cisneros,  hosted the Reduce Risk and Increase Productivity with Robotic Soldering webinar in partnership with Engineering360 powered by GlobalSpec.  

Key Takeaways

  • Review the key techniques of how to make a soldered connection
  • Discover the limitations of robotic soldering
  • Examine the process for creating a robotic soldering profile
  • Understand how to implement robotic soldering in your facility

You can view it on-demand today to learn more about robotic soldering.

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Robotic Soldering

Metcal has introduced a user-friendly, benchtop soldering robot that is intuitive to use and program. Much like using an iPad, the user interacts with a touchscreen interface to provide details such as dwell times, delays, lengths of solder feeds, and angles of attack to provide the best quality joint, repeatedly.

Utilizing another of Metcal's intuitive features, the user program's the robot in 'Connection Validation (CV) Mode,' a method that eliminates user-determined dwell times and calculates the intermetallic bond formation based on calculations and algorithms provided within the software. This feature communicates with the robot when each individual joint has received enough power for reflow and moves along the process accordingly.

Contact us today to discuss your application, and see if Robotic Soldering is right for you.

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Metcal Introduces the New CV-500 Connection Validation™ Soldering System

By Metcal Marketing on Dec 11, 2018 12:04:22 PM

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.

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Metcal Receives Best of Industry Award for Hand Soldering

By Metcal Marketing on Nov 6, 2018 5:00:00 AM

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.

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Metcal's Hoa Nguyen to Speak at i4.0 Connect Forum

By Metcal Marketing on Nov 2, 2018 9:51:47 AM

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.

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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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