IPC Training with NTS Master IPC Trainers

February 7, 2018

In the printed circuit board (PCB) / assembly (PCA) world, IPC training courses are the industry standard for evaluation and certification.  Based on specific areas of expertise, the IPC training courses are organized and structured to cover all of the...

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Review of the 2017 IPC Reliability Forum

August 16, 2017

The IPC held their inaugural Reliability Forum this April in Chicago and by all accounts, the event was a resounding success! NTS participated along side other industry experts from raw material and equipment suppliers, PCB fabricators, contract manufacturers and OEMs....

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Tin Whisker Mitigation Strategies

January 9, 2017

There is no single, perfect strategy for preventing tin whisker formation. Mitigation practices include all sorts of strategies, from heat treatments/annealing, to conformal coatings/potting to matte versus bright tin finishes and others. Check out Keith Seller’s article in the January...

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Are you getting what you asked for?

January 9, 2017

No matter where you are in the supply chain, if you are receiving defective material or product and are not performing any supplier surveillance, then there is a 100% chance that you are passing said defective material/product on to your...

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California Plastic Bag Testing for SB 270

January 3, 2017

In November, voters in California approved Proposition 67 which bans single-use carryout plastic bags statewide, but allows Reusable Grocery Bags. Pursuant to the passage of Prop 67, the Reusable Grocery Bag Reporting System (RGBRS) was developed to facilitate submission of...

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Automotive Paint Testing

December 6, 2016

by Katie Higgs, Special Projects Manager, NTS Baltimore From door dings to bird excrement, automotive paint must be durable and long-lasting. To ensure quality standards are met and untimely defects are prevented, manufacturers often have a list of required tests...

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Vias for Dummies – the PCB Magazine

November 4, 2016

The via is but one tool that helps in building the wonder that is a printed circuit board, and in this column Keith Sellers discusses the via in relation to the variety of types available for use as well as...

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NTS Volunteers Honored for Contributions to IPC and the Electronics Industry

October 21, 2016

NTS is proud to announce that our own Debora Obitz, Elizabeth Allison, Renee Michalkiewicz, and Russ Shepherd were among the seventy-five individuals who were presented with Committee Leadership, Special Recognition and Distinguised Committee Service Awards at the IPC Fall Standards...

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Don’t Reinvent the Wheel! Find an Expert! – Featured in the PCB Magazine

October 14, 2016

NTS Baltimore Operations Manager Keith Sellars monthly column in the PCB Magazine for October is titled “Don’t Reinvent the Wheel! – Find an Expert!” Check out the digital edition at the PCB Magazine. Then click here to Ask an NTS Expert...

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Does your Product have a Military Application?

September 27, 2016

In this new column in The PCB Magazine, NTS Baltimore General Manager Keith Sellers offers a brief review of the common military testing documents that guide PCBs, printed circuit assemblies, and some electrical components for the critical and often complicated...

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