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  1. Effective Cleaning & Maintenance of Soldering Tips

    Effective Cleaning & Maintenance of Soldering Tips
    Just to give you the flavour of our regular ‘Tech Tips’, we are happy to share our first instalment:
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  2. IPC Hand Soldering Competition Winner Crowned at What's New in Electronics Live 2019

    IPC Hand Soldering Competition Winner Crowned at What's New in Electronics Live 2019

    BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, September XX, 2019 — IPC, in conjunction with What’s New in Electronics Live and ART-- Advanced Rework Technology Ltd., conducted the IPC Hand Soldering Competition in Warwickshire, United Kingdom, on September 18-19, 2019.

    Twenty competitors demonstrated their soldering skills with the hope of winning the coveted hand soldering competition crown.

    Participants were tasked with building a functional electronics assembly with more than 400 components, within a 60-minute time limit. The completed assembly was judged not only on speed of completion, but on workmanship, overall functionality and compliance with IPC-A-610G Class 3 criteria. Taking first place with a cash prize of £300 and new soldering stations from JBC and Hakko was Justyna Mikolajczyk, Zettlex. Mikolajczyk, who completed a functional board in 52 minutes and 42 seconds, and earned 440 points out of a possible 445, is eligible to compete at the IPC Hand Soldering Worl

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  3. HAKKO Launch New Thermal Wire Stripper FT-802

    HAKKO, the world’s leading manufacturer of soldering, de-soldering, PCB rework and fume extraction equipment, has announced the launch of a brand new thermal wire stripper, designed to overcome all common problems associated with using mechanical strippers and hand tools. FT-802 is the latest version of HAKKO’s world-class thermal wire strippers that satisfies the demands of the military, medical and aerospace industries. The new model wire stripper ensures the precise, clean-cut removal of wire insulation, even through highly heat-resistant PTFE, with improved flexibility, allowing for tangle-free operation without any hassle. It is also a perfect solution for the stripping of insulation from single core wires.

    Removing insulation from fine wires is a difficult task. The traditional way to remove insulation surrounding the wire would be to use mechanical strippers or even wire cutters, however, the huge downside of this is the potential damage that can affect the wiring. If

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  4. HK Wentworth Acquires UK Distributor of HAKKO Equipment

    HK Wentworth Group has today announced the acquisition of Dancap Electronics,
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