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Reliability Matters Episode 22 - A Conversation about Adhesion Testing with BTG Lab’s Elizabeth Kidd

Reliability Matters Episode 22 - A Conversation about Adhesion Testing with BTG Lab’s Elizabeth Kidd

August 26, 2019

On this episode, we’ll be discussing surface adhesion. What makes a surface more adherable, what makes it less adherable, and most importantly, how can one determine a surface’s adhere-ability (is that a word?) before applying a coating.

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 fabricators 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.