Custom Reflow Ovens and Curing

August 20, 2019 | Chris Ellis, Manncorp Inc.

It seems that a lot of companies in today’s market are buying specialized ovens for curing. Did you know that most SMT reflow ovens can be modified by the manufacturer (and quite easily too) for curing applications? In most cases, these ovens will also still work for SMT reflow, eliminating the need to waste precious floor space on a second oven.

The Role of Parylene Conformal Coatings in Next-gen Electronics

August 19, 2019 | Tim Seifert, Specialty Coating Systems

Designers and manufacturers of electronics are under pressure to make packages smaller, lighter, and more environmentally friendly, while ensuring that their new technologies perform reliably in their operating environments. This article takes a closer look at Parylene conformal coatings and the role they can play in helping manufacturers address current and future challenges in the electronics industry.



Protecting bare dies on a PCB or substrate is a major process of microelectronics assembly. As we’ve said before, microelectronics assembly and manufacturing work in tandem with traditional SMT manufacturing for complete PCB...

Your Lean Six Sigma program needs to be rightly sized to your organization’s structure for it to be sustainable. The second phase involves establishing the six pillars of operational effectiveness. Attaining quality systems...

SMT Stencils 101: What Are Industry-standard Stencil Designs?

July 25, 2019 | Greg Smith, BlueRing Stencils

If you’ve been in the SMT industry for any length of time and involved in ordering stencils, you may have instructed your stencil supplier to design your stencil to "industry standards" or per IPC standards. These are...

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