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PCB Chat Episode 45: Greg Papandrew of Better Board Buying

PCB Chat Episode 45: Greg Papandrew of Better Board Buying

August 16, 2019

Greg Papandrew has more than 25 years’ experience selling PCBs directly for various fabricators and as founder of a leading distributor. He is cofounder of Better Board Buying, a new company that helps printed circuit board buyers understand how to improve their procurement practices. He talks about ways buyers can develop closer, more cost-effective relationships with overseas manufacturers and gives a preview of his new e-book and his upcoming workshop at PCB West in September with PCB Chat host Mike Buetow.

 

 

PCB Chat Episode 44: Jack Herring of Jiva Materials

PCB Chat Episode 44: Jack Herring of Jiva Materials

August 13, 2019

Jack Herring is the inventor of Soluboard, a new circuit board substrate that is said to be completely recyclable through hot water dissolution. He is commercializing the concept through his UK-based company, Jiva. He speaks about the concept, how he came up with it, and the market opportunities with PCB Chat host Mike Buetow.

Reliability Matters Episode 21- A Conversation with Manuel Schöllig - There’s More to Clean than Just Assemblies

Reliability Matters Episode 21- A Conversation with Manuel Schöllig - There’s More to Clean than Just Assemblies

August 12, 2019

A conversation with Manuel Schöllig of Emil Otto, a German manufacturer of soldering and cleaning materials about cleaning stencils, pallets, fixtures, ovens, and assemblies. There's more to clean than just circuit assemblies. Schöllig reviews many non-assembly cleaning requirements. He also describes a new flux type that reportedly does not rely on heat activation to remove harmful flux activators.

PCB Chat Episode 43: Mike Creeden of Insulectro

PCB Chat Episode 43: Mike Creeden of Insulectro

August 8, 2019

Mike Creeden is a veteran design engineer and training specialist, with more than 40 years’ experience across a wide range of companies – from CAD providers to major OEMs to EMS firms and service bureaus. He just joined Insulectro, the materials distributor, as technical director of design education. He talks about lessons learned as an IPC master instructor and his goals of the new Insulectro Design and Education program with PCB Chat host Mike Buetow.

Reliability Matters: Episode 20- A Conversation with Conformal Coating Expert Phil Kinner

Reliability Matters: Episode 20- A Conversation with Conformal Coating Expert Phil Kinner

July 29, 2019

A conversation with Phil Kinner, Electrolube's conformal coating expert. Mike Konrad discuss the reasons for conformal coating and the variety of conformal coating materials available.

 

Reliability Matters: Episode 19 -  A Conversation about Display Technologies and Reliability-Improving Production Methods

Reliability Matters: Episode 19 -  A Conversation about Display Technologies and Reliability-Improving Production Methods

July 10, 2019

Anders is a UK-based manufacturer of display and embedded controller products for a variety of industries including medical, marine, industrial, home, and much more. Anders' general manager Paul Mullen and display and input technology manager Mike Logan speak with Mike Konrad from their London headquarters.

PCB Chat Episode 42: Wally Rhines of Mentor on the Q1 EDA Data

PCB Chat Episode 42: Wally Rhines of Mentor on the Q1 EDA Data

July 8, 2019

Wally Rhines, chairman emeritus of Mentor and spokesman for the Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance Governing Council discusses the latest PCB and semiconductor design software market results with PCB Chat host Mike Buetow.

PCB Chat Episode 41: Steve Pudles of Zentech

PCB Chat Episode 41: Steve Pudles of Zentech

June 25, 2019

Steve Pudles has held executive positions in management and engineering at electronics manufacturing services companies for more than 30 years. Last month, he led a team that acquired Zentech, a mid-Atlantic US-based EMS company that focuses on the military and aerospace markets. He speaks about the company's strategy and the background to the deal with PCB Chat host Mike Buetow.

Reliability Matters: Episode 18 - A Conversation with Saturn Electronics’ Yash Sutariya about PCB Fabrication

Reliability Matters: Episode 18 - A Conversation with Saturn Electronics’ Yash Sutariya about PCB Fabrication

June 25, 2019

Yash Sutariya is the President of Saturn Electronics Corporation, Saturn Flex Systems, and Saturn PCB Services, all PCB-centric operating entities. Today, we’ll discuss what every buyer of printed circuit boards should be concerned about and Yash will offer a few auditing tips that would be helpful when auditing or selecting a PCB supplier. Yash is the author of "PCB Reliability: Auditing Your Supply Chain to Insure It," a paper he presented at SMTAI 2018.

Episode 17 - A Conversation with Brian D’Amico about AOI and SPI Best Practices

Episode 17 - A Conversation with Brian D’Amico about AOI and SPI Best Practices

June 10, 2019

Automated optical inspection (AOI) and solder paste inspection (SPI) system supplier Brian D'Amico covers AOI and SPI best practices with Mike Konrad. Modern circuit assemblies are difficult, if not impossible, to inspect without the aid of advanced inspection systems. Brian has been in the electronics assembly equipment industry for 36 years. His knowledge (and passion) for inspection technology is truly impressive.