Brief Overview of the Metcal CV-5200


The burden of quality and inter-metallic thickness of hand soldered joints had traditionally relied upon visual inspection and experience of the operator. Not anymore.

A Compact Review of Weller’s WT Soldering System


According to Weller, the WT soldering stations represent the world’s first soldering system with replaceable, passive, high-performance soldering tips.

New Tronex Ceramic Tweezers for High Temperature Applications


New Tronex Ceramic Tweezer Line for High Temperature Use

Assembly and Mfg. Pros: SMTA — Upper Midwest Expo & Tech Forum – June 22nd, 2017


The Midwest Expo & Tech Forum is setting the record straight by enlisting industry heavyweights to speak on topics including soldering, redefining web algorithms for smarter browsers, and how buyers can avoid mistakes when purchasing high-dollar x-ray systems. Join the event for free technical sessions, free lunch, and access to hundreds of movers-and-shakers in the... Continue Reading →

Sterile Materials and Outcomes for 3D Printing Sterile Parts


Sterile Materials and Outcomes for 3D Printing Sterile Parts

Why Is 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) a Better Disinfectant than 99% Isopropanol, and What Is IPA Used For?


How does one solution kill viruses like HIV and Polio on contact, and the other not at all?

Use These Apps For Designing Commercial Seating & Drawer Cabinets


Design What You Want, Get What You Need The process of online checkout for commercial products demands accommodation for niche fabrication, deep accessory offerings, micro-varied unit sizing,  and specialized materials for industry specific use. Design Custom Locking Drawer Cabinets Render a custom BenchPro drawer cabinet in real-time. The visual display of your custom item within the browser... Continue Reading →

Download the 5S Organization Guide Used By NASA, Boeing, & HP.


How Did the 5S Organization System Become Standard at NASA, Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, and Harley Davidson?

Finding a High Performance IC Socket Manufacturer


Overall size and method of attachment is crucial to ideal fit and function. Off-the-shelf solutions don’t always fit specific requirements for outdated or rare hardware. Custom designed IC sockets accommodate rare device configurations, odd sizes, and alternate mounting configurations.

Finding the Best Diagonal, Flush, and Angled Cutters for Manufacturing


Are Traditional Steel Tools a Thing of the Past?

The Hidden Costs of Acrylic: Enclosures, Cabinets, and Desiccators


Why Is Static Dissipative PVC a Better Option than Acrylic?

Here’s What You Need to Know About Soldering Your Broken Electronics


A few tips for learning how to fix broken electronics with a soldering iron the right way, the first time.

What’s the Best Automatic Shoe Cover Dispenser or Remover Machine?


There's one crucial thing you need to consider before purchasing an automatic shoe cover remover or automatic shoe cover dispenser.

Are Automatic Shoe Cover and Medical Bootie Dispensers and Removers Worth the Cost?


High-traffic cleanrooms use tightly controlled procedures with repeatable processes to maximize the passage of people in and out of sanitary environments. Cleanroom facilities of all sizes find advantages in using automatic shoe cover removers and dispensers to improve adherence to procedure, maximize throughput, cleanliness, and safety. The result is cost savings of up to $250+... Continue Reading →

Should the Ban on a Specific Type of PPE Glove Worry Pharmaceutical, Electronic, and Packaging Manufacturers?


Should pharmaceutical, food, packaging, and electronics industries be concerned about new PPE regulations? According to the FDA, yes.

Why Choose Desiccator Storage?


Desiccator storage has become critical in more and more manufacturing operations. A look at the costly effects of moisture exposure explains why. As critical components become smaller and more sophisticated, their susceptibility to moisture damage increases. Once absorbed by sensitive components, water creates a number of potentially disastrous conditions. The most notorious effect of moisture... Continue Reading →

Metcal Announces Major Rebranding on Milestone 35th Anniversary


With the upcoming introduction of a game-changing technology, new investments in technology and engineering, and a deep product pipeline, Metcal announces a revitalization of its brand and further strengthens its position as the industry innovator. The Metcal innovation story began 35 years ago in Silicon Valley: the company was a scientific startup creating better soldering... Continue Reading →

Chemical Compatibility – Metals


KEY: Hazards: Only primary ones are shown. For example, chlorine is not shown as an asphyxiant because its toxicity will kill you first. A = Asphxiant C = Corrosive F = Flammable O = Oxidizer T = Toxic Ο = No Effect ♦ = Minor effect or slight change in appearance or properties. Test before repeated... Continue Reading →

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