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MicroCare takes a look at safer cleaning choices

MicroCare takes a look at safer cleaning choices
Engineers are always looking for alternatives to chemicals that might have health concerns or cause environmental damage.Worries abound: from long-term health effects, to environmental implications to economic considerations, these all have had a huge impact on the manner in which industry cleans. Regulations and guidelines can be bewildering especially with the laws continually changing and redefining the choices companies can and can’t use.
6th December 2017

MicroCare won global technology award at Productronica 2017

MicroCare won global technology award at Productronica 2017
MicroCare Corp was honoured in winning an award for its expertise in critical cleaning. The Global Technology Award was given to the company for its new halogen-free Tergo Chlorine-Free Cleaning Fluid. The award was presented at the impressive Productronica exposition in Munich.
1st December 2017

Silicon Sense can import detonation nanodiamonds to US

Silicon Sense, the US representative of Finnish nanodiamond manufacturer Carbodeon Ltd Oy, has become the first US-based importer of detonation nanodiamond materials to be granted registration by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to import nanodiamonds into the US for industrial purposes.  The registrations, under the Low Volume Exemption (LVE) rule, cover four main Carbodeon product ranges including three mono-functionalized nanodiamond grades and one multi-functionalized grade.
27th November 2017


Chlroine-free fluid cleans up at productronica

Chlroine-free fluid cleans up at productronica
MicroCare’s expertise in critical cleaning has been recognised with a Global Technology Award for the new halogen-free Tergo Chlorine-Free Cleaning Fluid. The award was presented at the productronica exhibition in Munich. The award program is designed to honour the most innovative products and processes introduced by equipment makers and material suppliers serving the electronics assembly industry over the past year.
19th November 2017

3D printers cut lead times at prototyping specialist

3D printers cut lead times at prototyping specialist
Paragon Rapid Technologies says it has become the only service provider in the UK to have two industry-leading NEO800 3D printers from RP Support. The UK-manufactured machines use the Stereolithography process to produce prototype parts with superior side wall quality and unrivalled build definition.
15th November 2017

productronica: Acculogic scoops best in test award

productronica: Acculogic scoops best in test award
Acculogic was awarded a 2017 Global Technology Award in the category of Test Equipment for its Scorpion BRiZ. The award was presented to the company at a ceremony during productronica in Munich, Germany. Acculogic’s Scorpion BRiZ is an automated test and programming platform that can be configured to perform in-circuit, functional and boundary tests, and in-system programming. The Scorpion BRiZ is the ultimate test platform for cost-effective, optimized solutions engineered for real production environments.
15th November 2017

Survey reveals dynamic outlook for equipment manufacturers

Survey reveals dynamic outlook for equipment manufacturers
A preliminary survey in IPC’s new Pulse of the Electronics Industry global data service has revealed a bullish outlook for most segments of the electronics industry, especially for equipment manufacturers and PCB fabricators. These industry segments showed the highest levels of confidence in the direction of current-state indicators. They, along with OEMs, reported the most positive expectations for growth in the next six months and 12 months.
31st October 2017

Storing and drying moisture sensitive devices

Storing and drying moisture sensitive devices
Super Dry Totech is to feature its dry storage solutions for moisture sensitive devices, including vacuum packaging systems and moisture barrier bags at this year’s productronica in Munich. Visitors to Booth A3-277 will find out how Super Dry low humidity desiccant cabinets can protect a wide range of products against defects caused by humidity. Designed to exceed IPC/JEDEC J-Std-033C, Super Dry Cabinets can dehumidify to less than 0.5% RH. 
24th October 2017

Electrolube opens Chinese R&D Centre

Electrolube opens Chinese R&D Centre
Electrolube has opened a research and development facility in Suzhou, China. The city of Suzhou is an important centre for manufacturing and is located about 100km north west of Shanghai. According to the company, the Suzhou facility will maintain a very close working relationship with both existing Beijing and UK based R&D teams to grow their technical liaison and ensure a  productive exchange of ideas.
24th September 2017

Excel Electronics earns IPC qualifications

Excel Electronics earns IPC qualifications
IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) Class 2, to Excel Electronics. Following an initial audit by IPC, Excel Electronics, Inc. becomes one of the trusted sources and suppliers meeting the stringent requirements of the Qualified Manufacturing Listing (QML) based on two of IPC's foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies.
18th September 2017


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