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Thermal Profiling Links and Resources

Friends and Associates

Barrett & Assoc. Engineering

A contract engineering firm specializing in embedded systems development, circuit design, circuit layout, software and firmware. Their Principal Engineer, Patrick H. Barrett, PE, has worked with ECD on numerous projects and is experienced with all phases of product design and development, including SMT, Thru-Hole, DFM and DFT. A good choice for your next project!

Bob Willis Home Page

As a process and training consultant in England, Bob Willis provides process and engineering support to many electronic manufacturing engineers throughout the world. His Home Page provides answers to many of your Surface Mount Technology (SMT) process problems. Topics include: Frequently Asked Questions related to Reflow Soldering, Ball Grid Array and Temperature Profiling.

Circuit Technology

Circuit Technology is a Manufacturers Representative specializing in providing equipment and supplies for the Assembly, Repair/Rework, and Cleaning of Printed Circuit Boards (surface mount and thru hole). Our sales territory is North/South Carolina, and Eastern Tennessee.

Electroservices

ECD’s approved UK-based service specialist, Electroservices Ltd., offers regional calibration services for our European customers. From the original SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold to our current generation of profilers, please contact them directly with your calibration request.

Electronic Manufacturing Productivity Facility (EMPF)

The Electronic Manufacturing Productivity Facility (EMPF) is the Navy National Center of Excellence for electronic manufacturing in Indianapolis, Indiana. Representatives from government, industry and academia work together to develop and transfer manufacturing technologies to increase domestic productivity in electronic manufacturing.

E-Tronics

E-tronics is a distributor of Electronic Manufacturing Products serving Ireland, Scotland, Czech Republic and Hungary

Excell Leadership

Executive coaching, leadership development and training in peer group think tanks for CEOs, company presidents, business owners. Business resource for succession planning for heir apparents, problem solving, consulting and advice.

Mentor, coach, lead ... visit our site!

Institute for Interconnecting & Packaging Electronics

For over 38 years, the IPC (Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits) has helped to guide the electronic interconnection industry. Proactive IPC participants work together to meet the challenges and ensure the future of this very important industry.

ITM-SMT

Phil Zarrow has been involved with hybrid and PCB assembly for over 22 years. He has worked with quipment for circuit board fabrication and assembly of through-hole and surface mount technologies. In addition to his background in automated assembly and cleaning, Mr. Zarrow is recognized for his expertise in SMT reflow soldering. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of SMT placement equipment and reflow soldering systems.

Kester Solder

The Kester Solder Division of Litton Systems, Inc. is a leading worldwide manufacturer and marketer of solder and related materials.

Pentagon EMS

Pentagon EMS is a value-added supplier of tooling and fixtures for Wave Solder, SMT, Conformal Coating, Press Fit and many more electronic assembly processes. Process and Manufacturing Engineering experience combined with a strong background in tooling design and manufacture, provides a combination that proves invaluable when interfacing with customers to develop designs that meet their needs.

PIEK International Education Centre

For more than 35 years, PIEK is known as an international private training institute for the complete electronics branch. PIEK offers, amongst other things, a unique and complete package in the field of design, fabrication and assembly of PCB's as we also have strong representation in the automotive branch with training in several fields.

Although our courses have a theoretical principle, they are very practically orientated, focussing on manual skills. Furthermore PIEK is your IPC training and certification partner and can offer you the unique personal and company certification according to the international IPC standards. In addition to training and certification, PIEK gives advise in the field of quality control and process control.

Ray Prasad

Ray P. Prasad is an SMT Editorial Advisory Board member and author of the textbook Surface Mount Technology: Principles and Practice. Additionally, he is president of BeamWorks Inc. and founder of the Ray Prasad Consultancy Group.

Contact him at 15375 SW Beaverton Creek Court, Beaverton, OR 97006; (503) 646-3224; Fax: (503) 646-1654

E-mail: smtsolver@aol.com; Web site: www.rayprasad.com.

Screaming Circuits

Screaming Circuits, a partner of MEC NorthWest, offers unique internet based, quick turn, electronic manufacturing services.

"Quick Turn PCB assembly Made easy".

24 hour, 5 day, and 10 day services are available

Spray Fluxing Systems

Sono-Tek offers a full line of ultrasonic spray fluxing systems for easy integration into all major wave solder machines and compatibility with all fluxes. All Sono-Tek spray fluxing systems incorporate our non-clogging ultrasonic atomizing nozzles, providing uniform thin film coverage and excellent through-hole penetration for maximizing top-side fills. For over 25 years Sono-Tek has been the world leader in innovation and unsurpassed customer service with over one thousand systems installed worldwide.

TopLine Dummy Components

TopLine is a leading supplier of dummy components and practice PC boards for defining and refining SMD assembly practices. Dummy components save money when testing, verifying, trials, acceptance testing of machines and for training rework

Includes BGA, CSP, Flip Chips, QFP, TSOP, SOIC, PLCC and SOIC and 0201 chips.

www.SMTinfo.net

A great group of reference material, links, and software for use for those interested in SMT

Organizations and Associations

ACI

The American Competitiveness Institute (ACI) was established in 1992 as a scientific research corporation dedicated to the advancement and integration of leading edge technologies in electronics manufacturing and related engineering applications. ACI is uniquely qualified to address research and development activities, including applied research, product and process development, prototype demonstration, product evaluation, reverse engineering and obsolescence mitigation, technology transfer and commercialization activities for both military and industrial-driven technologies

American Electronics Association

American Society for Quality

American Society of Test Engineers

Electronics Representatives Association

The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering

International Institute of Connector and Interconnecton Technology

International Microelectronics & Packaging Society

Association Connecting Electronics Industries

National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative

NPL

National Physical Laboratory The electronics interconnection group at NPL aims to serve the UK electronics assembly industry by providing: Widespread dissemination of the latest trends in electronics interconnection technology through the Soldering Science and Technology Club (SSTC), Microelectronics News and reports, News & Events and News on Lead-free, New and improved test methods and standards in electronics assembly and manufacture, confidential advice and consultancy to the industry, practical focused workshop training for the industry.

PIEK International Education Centre

For more than 35 years, PIEK is known as an international private training institute for the complete electronics branch. PIEK offers, amongst other things, a unique and complete package in the field of design, fabrication and assembly of PCB's as we also have strong representation in the automotive branch with training in several fields.

Although our courses have a theoretical principle, they are very practically orientated, focussing on manual skills. Furthermore PIEK is your IPC training and certification partner and can offer you the unique personal and company certification according to the international IPC standards. In addition to training and certification, PIEK gives advise in the field of quality control and process control.

SMTA

Surface Mount Technology Association

Food (Baking & Meat)

AIB

American Institute of Baking

AIB is headquartered in Manhattan, Kansas, home of Kansas State University and one of the major centers for wheat and related grain product research and development in the entire world. The Institute works closely with local grain science and trade organizations, and maintains links and working relationships with many other food production and equipment, food safety, trade development, and food legislation groups and university food science research programs both in the United States and abroad.

American Frozen Food Institute

AFFI is the national trade association representing all aspects of the frozen food industry supply chain, from manufacturers to distributors, from suppliers to packagers.

SuperMarket News for Baking

The largest, most used professional baking resource on the internet.

BakingBusiness.com

A web site devoted to the Baking Industry

Food Institute

Founded in 1928, The Food Institute is a non-profit information and reporting association. Membership, more than 2,200 companies in 50 states and in over 40 foreign countries, spans the entire food distribution system, from seed companies to grocery chains and all bases between. Our members include growers, food processors, importers, exporters, brokers, wholesalers, supermarket chains, independent retailers, food industry suppliers, food service distributors, advertising and banking executives, government officials, and oters.

Institute of Food Technologists

The Institute of Food Technologists advances the science and technology of food through the exchange of knowledge.

Food (Meat)

American Meat Institute

The American Meat Institute (AMI) is the nation's oldest and largest meat and poultry trade association. AMI is dedicated to increasing the efficiency, profitability and safety of meat and poultry trade worldwide.

American Meat Science Association

The AMSA´s roots are a half century deep in meat science, beginning with the first Reciprocal Meat Conference held in 1947. Formally incorporated in 1964, AMSA is organized as a professional society. Its unique role is to provide the forum for all interests in meat´commercial, academic, government and consumers to come together in a reasoned, scientifically-based atmosphere and address the needs of the processing and marketing segments of industry, the consuming public, its own members and others in the biological and nutritional sciences.

North American Meat Processors Association

The North American Meat Processors Association is a non-profit trade association comprised of meat processing companies and associates committed to providing their foodservice customers with reliable and consistent meat, poultry, seafood, game and other food products.

The American Association of Meat Processors

North America's largest meat trade organization. Membership includes more than1,800 medium-sized and smaller meat, poultry and food businesses: slaughterers, packers, processors, wholesalers, in-home food service business, retailers, deli and catering operators, and industry suppliers. AAMP members are from the U.S., Canadian provinces and several foreign countries. AAMP is also affiliated with 33 state, regional and provincial meat trade organizations.

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