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What is the best swab to use for high temperature applications, like cleaning out a hot mold?

The head of a foam swab with degrade, tackify and breakdown around 275°F. The polypropylene handle will melt around 320°F. A better option to resist the degrading effect of the high temperatures is a polyester swab head on a nylon handle...
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Tri-V Cleaning Solvent Performance Evaluation

Qualifying a replacement cleaning chemistry can be a daunting task, as performance parameters are considered along with safety and regulatory issues. Changes in the regulatory environment can force these changes, and unfortunately many substitute...
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Explainer Video of Cleaner Degreaser Application Methods

Need Help With Your Application? Enrique Francis efrancis@itwcce.com 678-928-6534 Hi, I’m Enrique Francis, the sales manager for bulk solvents at Chemtronics. Today I’m going to take you through the different methods of degreasing,...
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Video Overview of Cleaner Degreasers

Need Help With Your Application? Enrique Francis efrancis@itwcce.com 770-424-4888 Hi, I’m Enrique Francis, the sales manager for bulk solvents at Chemtronics. Today I’m going to take you through the different methods of degreasing,...
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What is the difference between full cure and tack-free cure?

Full cure is when it meets all the final specifications. There might be some out-gassing, but it will be as hard as it is going to be, and adhesion is as good as it gets. Tack-free is as the name suggests, not sticky so you can move it along...
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HOW-TO: Remove Excess Solder from SMT Land with Wick

Note: This guide is based on the IPC 7711 5.7.3, 5.7.4, 5.7.5, and 5.7.6 standard. Purchase the full standard from the IPC organization. The graphics and text have been created to provide easy-to-use instructions. Any content that diverges or...
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Halo Effect on Fiber Optic End Faces: Cause and Prevention

Haloing is a contamination defect that appears on fiber optic end face connections. If present, using a fiberscope to inspect an end face will reveal a discolored ring usually midway between the fiber core and the leading edge of the chamfer....
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CircuitWorks Tacky Flux: Use and Working Conditions

Tacky fluxes are commonly used in the electronics assembly industry for a variety of applications. These fluxes generally have honey-like consistency and can be used for ball attach applications, BGA re-balling and hand soldering applications....
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Solderless Repair of Defogger Grids

Rear windshield defogger repairs usually involve two basic types of failures: a.) Repairing broken grid wire traces and/or b.) Re-soldering the power connection tabs. Re-soldering these connections in a repair center or work shop is virtually...
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Introduction & Tear-down of a Da Vinci Surgical Robot

Since the new millennium, the Da Vinci family of machines have been involved in performing an increasing range of minimally invasive surgeries at an increasing number of sites with astonishing results. But let's get one thing straight - the...
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Electro-Wash QD Degreaser

Fast drying, nonflammable electronics cleaner degreaser

Electro-Wash Delta Cleaner Degreaser

Extra-strength, nonflammable electronic cleaner and degreaser
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