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Continued Lessons in Early Surface Mount Technology Manufacturing

Posted by Greg Caswell on Jul 18, 2017 9:23:00 AM

In my last blog post, I noted that I had set up one of the earliest Surface Mount Technology (SMT) manufacturing facilities in the late 1970s. One of the main pieces of equipment we used was a Universal Instruments RhyMas II Model 4631 robotic placement system, shown below:

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An Accidental Lesson in Surface Mount Technology Manufacturing

Posted by Greg Caswell on May 23, 2017 9:21:00 AM

Recently I presented What 45 Years in the Electronics Industry Has Taught Me at our annual Design for Reliability Conference, and it got me to thinking about the “fails” I experienced during my career that are funny today but not necessarily when they occurred. They also taught me some lessons you may find valuable. Indulge me while I recount one of the more memorable stories.

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