# In SMT Statistical Process Control, Cpk is King

In SMT Statistical Process Control, the bottom line is that Cpk is king. Here's the proof....

# Conclusion of In Electronics Manufacturing, Does Cpk =1 Yield 66,800 defects per million?

Patty, Rob and Pete were quite sure they understood the confusion in the Cpk = 1 issue, but wanted to make sure they discussed it with the Professor.&...

# In Electronics Manufacturing, Does Cpk =1 Yield 66,800 defects per million?

Folks, Patty was walking past the Professor’s office on her way to see Pete and Rob and she thought she would stop in. “Professor, I got t...

# Solder Joint Failure Implicated in AirAsia Flight 8501 Crash

Solder Joint Failure Implicated in AirAsia Flight 8501 Crash: Patty was heading down to the Professor’s office to discuss the Reliability Engine...

# Use the Coffin-Manson Equation to Calculate Number of Thermal Cycles

Patty, Rob, and Pete were headed to their regular monthly meeting where they, along with the Professor, discussed a book they were all reading....

# In SMT Assembly, Even One Second of Cycle Time Can Affect Profitability

Patty had just returned from SMTAI 2015.  It was a sentimental meeting with the retirement of longtime executive administrator, JoAnn Stromberg ....

# Conclusion to The Rule of 3/N for Estimating Field Failure Rates in Electronics Assembly

Folks, Let’s see how Patty, Rob and Pete are doing helping Mike Madigan establish his “Zero Defects” program….. “So let...

# How Productivity Equals Profitability in Manufacturing

Just 1% more productivity in a factory line can equate to 3% more profitability. Dr. Ron Lasky, Senior Technologist at Indium Corporation, explains to...

# Response-To-Pause: Solder Paste Printing in SMT

Phil Zarrow: Ron, we’ve discussed that performance of materials can affect productivity, and hence profitability. Can you give us an example? ...

# Improving Uptime and Productivity in Electronics Assembly

Dr. Ron Lasky, Senior Technology at Indium Corporation, explains how simple tweaks to day-to-day operations can drastically improve electron...

# The Rule of 3/N for Estimating Field Failure Rates

Folks, It looks like Patty is a bit troubled....... When she was younger, Patty was always annoyed by cranky old people, and now she was worryin...

# Handbook of Electronic Assembly Now Available

Folks, It is hard to imagine, but it has been just a little short of 13 years ago that Jim Hall, Phil Zarrow and I approached SMTA’s JoAnn Strom...