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Solder mask

Solder mask, sometimes also referred to as solder stop mask or solder resist, is a thin layer of polymer that is usually applied to the copper traces of a printed circuit board (PCB). This layer of lacquer serves to [...]

By |2022-11-22T13:14:37+01:0022 November 2022|Categories: PIEK|

Is selective soldering a good replacement for the wave solder machine?

Selective soldering has been on the rise in recent years. Sometimes the selective soldering system completely replaces the wave solder machine. Ersa-ECOSELECT-1 More and more we see that 80% or even more of the components used are [...]

By |2022-10-12T11:48:45+02:0012 October 2022|Categories: PIEK|

The PCB of the past and present, and what can we expect in the future?

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) / PWBs (Printed Wiring Boards) are well known in electronics. The first printed circuit board, invented by Paul Eisler, dates back to 1936. At that time, the conductor tracks were drawn by hand and that was [...]

By |2022-02-02T11:43:07+01:002 February 2022|Categories: PIEK|Tags: |

Special knowledge about BTC and BGA components according to IPC-7093 and IPC-7095

BTC-components are the “new generation” ICs that take up considerably less space than their “older” predecessors such as QFPs, SOICs, etc. BTCs (as the name suggests) do not have leads (legs) on the side of the component but metallized surfaces [...]

By |2022-02-03T09:30:14+01:0019 January 2022|Categories: PIEK|

Training calendar 2022

The 2022 PIEK training calendar is now ready and includes all regional and online training courses: https://piektraining.com/en/training-calendar/. The sites that you can choose from in 2022 are: Heerlen (head office), Weingarten near Karlsruhe, Singen, Münster, Amberg, Michelstadt & Berlin.

By |2021-09-29T10:58:15+02:0029 September 2021|Categories: IPC, PIEK|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |