User Defined

Ever heard of Wikipedia? It’s the antithesis of Encyclopedia Britannica; the information in Wikipedia is almost completely written by its users. This has led, naturally, to occasional abuse and other shenanighans; for instance, several politicians have had their histories alternately exaggerated, falsified and scrubbed clean.

The links are to interesting, mostly correct explanation of printed circuit board manufacturing and surface mounting. Imagine a newbie to PCB assembly reading this: Do you think it gives them the right information?

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Mike Buetow is president of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association ( He previously was editor-in-chief of Circuits Assembly magazine, the leading publication for electronics manufacturing, and PCD&F, the leading publication for printed circuit design and fabrication. He spent 21 years as vice president and editorial director of UP Media Group, for which he oversaw all editorial and production aspects. He has more than 30 years' experience in the electronics industry, including six years at IPC, an electronics trade association, at which he was a technical projects manager and communications director. He has also held editorial positions at SMT Magazine, community newspapers and in book publishing. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois. Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikebuetow

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  1. I guess because it does not go into great detail, the Wikipedia entry makes no mention of the transition to Pb-free. Somebody could certainly post a sentence or two about that!

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