The Elite Etch from RKD Engineering is an Automated Mixed Acid Decapsulator that enables high productivity through the integration of advanced features, made possible by the use of modern materials and design concepts. RKD’s Elite Etch Decapsulator rapidly and easily opens even the most delicate packages by delivering precise, micro aliquots of nitric, sulfuric, or mixes of these acids to the package with no sample damage.
Milara Screen Printer precisely prints solders, adhesives, and polymers through stencil or screen to join or protect electronic assemblies. An automated water-jet apparatus was designed and fabricated at NDSU for screening microbial adhesion. The system consists of a robotic arm that is mounted on a stainless steel deck which can access coating array plates from one of three plate stacking hotels. The robotic arm inverts each well of an array plate over an offset, rotating nozzle that delivers a jet of water perpendicular to the coating surface.
Typically, “ball bonding” applications are associated with thermocompression (T/C) and thermosonic (T/S) joining methods. T/C utilizes pressure and temperature from about 150 degrees C (for most common applications) to create an intermetallic bond. T/S, on the other hand, adds ultrasonic energy from the previous process. With both methods, however, a “free air ball” is being created by a spark from an “electronic flame off” or EFO underneath the capillary before bonding takes place.