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Solder Paste Life on the Stencil
Our solder paste has a specified life for exposure on the stencil at 10 hours. We run our stencil operation continuously for 40 hours, adding 250g of new paste ...
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Test Your Knowledge
Which of the following is not an acronym? RADAR, RADIO, SCUBA, or LASER
See answer below.
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Which of the following is not an acronym? RADAR, RADIO, SCUBA, or LASER
Answer: Radio. RADAR (RAdio Detection And Ranging), SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing), LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation)