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Tin Whisker Mitigation Strategies: Cleaning or Coating?

After the European Union’s legislation of Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) which prohibits the use of Lead (Pb) in electronics manufacturing, electronics manufacturers have transitioned toward Pb-free products. Solder material...
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Guide To Maintenance of Neurology Surgical Equipment

Surgical equipment, especially those involved in neurology, interacts with the most sensitive parts of our bodies. The brain and spinal column are closed environments, without the natural ability to cleanse themselves of impurities and intrusions...
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Dangers of Organic and Inorganic Contamination on Forged, Machined, Molded & Electronic Implants

Quietly, over many decades, our aging bodies have undergone a revolution. Although we’ve not evolved, our science and technology have slowly transformed to assist our aging bodies. It was not so long ago that a broken hip consigned the...
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Fiber Optic Cleaning Best Practices

In the mid 1990’s Chemtronics began focusing our precision cleaning expertise on the growing telecommunications industry. Through innovation and real world experience we were able to develop a comprehensive approach to cleaning fiber optic...
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Cleaning Study Optimizes Reliability and Bandwidth of Fiber Optic Connections

As telecommunications companies upgrade and expand their fiber optic networks networks and plan for Fiber-To-The- Home (FTTH) to accommodate high speed Internet access, the need for an effective, repeatable and cost-effective means of cleaning...
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HOW-TO: Remove Solder Bridging from J-Leads & Gull Wing Leads

Note: This guide is based on the IPC 7711 6.1.2.1 and 6.1.4.1 standards. Purchase the full standard from the IPC organization. The graphics and text have been created to provide easy-to-use instructions. Any content that diverges or supplements...
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HOW-TO: Remove Excess Solder from SMT Land or BGA with Wick & Blade Tip

Note: This guide is based on the IPC 7711 4.4.1 standard. Purchase the full standard from the IPC organization. The graphics and text have been created to provide easy-to-use instructions. Any content that diverges or supplements the IPC standard...
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HOW-TO: Desolder & Remove Thru-Hole Component with Solder Wick

Note: This guide is based on the IPC 7711 3.1.5 standard. Purchase the full standard from the IPC organization. The graphics and text have been created to provide easy-to-use instructions. Any content that diverges or supplements the IPC standard...
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What is the best swab to use for high temperature applications, like cleaning out a hot mold?

The head of a foam swab with degrade, tackify and breakdown around 275°F. The polypropylene handle will melt around 320°F. A better option to resist the degrading effect of the high temperatures is a polyester swab head on a nylon handle...
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Tri-V Cleaning Solvent Performance Evaluation

Qualifying a replacement cleaning chemistry can be a daunting task, as performance parameters are considered along with safety and regulatory issues. Changes in the regulatory environment can force these changes, and unfortunately many substitute...
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Electro-Wash Delta Cleaner Degreaser

Extra-strength, nonflammable electronic cleaner and degreaser

Coventry Poly Double-Onyx ESD Wipes

ESD safe, black polyester monofilament wipe
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