Additive Reality: Drop Your (Solder) Mask, It's Sampling Time

October 17, 2021 | Luca Gautero, SÜSS MicroTec

Inkjet printing equipment around the world is printing solder mask on PCB half fabricates. This effort goes under the name of “sampling.” Major PCB manufacturers have been asking either equipment or material suppliers (or both) to provide a solder mask coated sample with inkjet technology to make cross comparisons.

I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

October 15, 2021 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

Well, William Shatner finally did the field research for his role as Captain James T. Kirk this week, going sub-orbital on the Blue Origin launch platform. No, I’m not making fun of Shatner’s flight, quite the contrary. He’s the first actor in the entire Star Trek franchise to go into space while still living. And at 90 years old, he’s now the oldest person to make the trip as well!



“It’s not fair, they are all working together, they all help each other out, you don’t know who owns what, and their government really owns them and gives them all kinds of funding to take over the entire global PCB...

The Big Picture: Part 2, Geopolitics and the PCB Supply Chain

October 7, 2021 | Mehul Davé, Entelechy Global and Linkage Technologies

Since my last column on this topic was so popular, I figured I should double down on it. If you’ve been living under a rock, let me tell you, stay there! China is currently undergoing a spat of power issues due to a perfect...

Trouble in Your Tank: Case Study—Interconnect Defects and a Few Other Problems

October 7, 2021 | Michael Carano, RBP Chemical Technology

For this month’s edition, we are taking a slightly different approach—that of presenting an actual case study. However, the basic principles of these columns continue....

Testing Todd: Is Your Process Cluttered? Supercharge It!

September 30, 2021 | Todd Kolmodin, Gardien Services, USA

Recently I came across a posting on social media regarding process development in the eyes of Elon Musk. Although there are many philosophies with regard to process development, I found Elon’s insight particularly interesting....

Streamlining the Process Featuring:

  • It’s All About Time by Happy Holden
  • Sunstone Streamlining the Process interview with Matt Stevenson
  • Making Process Decisions in a Greenfield by Jessi Hall
  • Altium’s Nexar Platform Unites Design, Supply Chain and Manufacturing interview with Ted Pawela
  • Streamlining the DFM Process: Design Data Transfer Formats by I-Connect007 Research Team
  • Is Your Process Cluttered? Supercharge it! By Todd Kolmodin
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