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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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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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Shock or Cycling: What’s Right for You?

November 22, 2016

Using functional test on a PCBA after thermal shock to check for PCB failures Thermal Testing (without humidity) is typically broken into 2 categories (Shock and Cycling). Thermal Shock is performed using a 2 chamber system that rapidly moves product...

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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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RoHS Recast: Is My Product Affected?

November 4, 2015

RoHS, an acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, is a directive  originated in the European Union and was first brought into force in July of 2006 (RoHS 2 FAQ 28). The objective of this program is to regulate the concentration of...

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