IPC-CFX Process Control and Traceability: Real Time Risk Mitigation in Hand Soldering Applications

By Hoa Nguyen, CTO, OK International, and Ed Zamborsky, Regional Sales Manager, Metcal on May 28, 2019 6:00:00 AM

This article was originally published in the May, 2019 issue of U.S. Tech and can also be found online at US-Tech.com

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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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Introducing the new VFX-1000 Volume Fume Extraction System

By Metcal Marketing on Jun 20, 2017 2:13:11 PM

Solder flux fumes generated during the soldering process can create health hazards in your workplace. Since employee health is a key responsibility of any operation, and in many countries solder fume capture is a legal requirement, many electronics manufacturing facilities are moving to benchtop or under-bench fume extraction systems.

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Trifecta! CV Wins EM Asia Innovation Award for Hand Soldering Tools

By Metcal Marketing on Apr 26, 2017 11:18:51 AM

Today Metcal was awarded the third award for the CV-5200 Connection Validation™ Soldering Station.

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Metcal Brings Big Science and High Reliability to Hand Soldering

By Metcal Marketing on Mar 13, 2017 9:10:18 AM

Recently, SMT Magazine caught up with Metcal Product Support Engineer, Robert Roush to discuss Metcal’s new patented Connection Validation Hand Soldering System.  The discussion gets into how originally with the introduction of SmartHeat, Metcal allowed customers to achieve a new level of process control in their hand soldering operation and how with Connection Validation, Metcal is taking process control into greater heights.

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Observations from IPC APEX 2017 - TURN TOWARD THE FUTURE

By Metcal Marketing on Feb 22, 2017 8:27:47 AM

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Chris Larocca at APEX 2017

By Metcal Marketing on Feb 17, 2017 2:41:00 PM

Chris Larocca was on the press circuit at APEX in San Diego this year.  In this interview with ScoopTV he talks about Metcal's plans for innovation, and about Connection Validation technology.
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Metcal Introduces the Next Big Step in Process Control: Connection Validation™

By Metcal Marketing on Feb 13, 2017 3:05:00 AM

Metcal’s CV-5200 Connection Validation™ Soldering Station provides real-time closed loop feedback on intermetallic compound formation— the world’s first. Plus, a new communication port enables process traceability and firmware upgrades.

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Introducing  Connection Validation™ - Metcal’s latest innovation in hand soldering!  Check out the 2-min video.

By Metcal Marketing on Feb 13, 2017 3:01:00 AM

Metcal Hand Soldering Connection Validation (CV) from Metcal on Vimeo.

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Metcal Team to Present on Rework and Risk Mitigation at IPC APEX 2017

By Metcal Marketing on Feb 8, 2017 6:29:51 PM

Metcal will be presenting two white papers at IPC APEX 2017 in San Diego this February 14-16. Take a look at a summary of what our engineers will be presenting:

When: Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 1:30 -3:00 PM
What: Panel: S17: Rework I
Location: 1A

Rework Challenges for Leading Edge Components BGA, QFN and LED in Today’s Fast Moving Industry

(see also below: Risk Mitigation in Hand Soldering)

Presented by Paul Wood, Metcal Advanced Product Applications Manager                                        

The electronics assembly industry continues to face the challenges associated with BGA, QFN, and LED packages. The demand for more performance by consumers drives change, which results in greater component density. Component density on printed circuit boards continues to decrease with a corresponding increase in component complexity and reduction in pitches. Good examples of these industrial trends are smart phones, tablets and wearables.

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