Flex Processing Guide addresses problems encountered in processing surface-mount interconnects, SMT-compatible through-hole connectors, and self-nesting sockets. Information is provided on metal washers, paste-over and paste-around hole for SMT-compatible through-hole connectors, and one-pass IR soldering for self-nesting sockets. The guide also addresses advantages and disadvantages of specifying interfaces with locking clips, alignment pins, and pick-and-place pads.
Samtec Inc., Box 1147, New Albany, IN 47151, FAX (812) 948-5047.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.