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Reliability analysis of electronic packages and components is a critical step in microelectronics, as these packages are widely used in portable devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. Studying electrical performance may not be enough, as a package’s mechanical characterization can directly or indirectly impact reliability of a finished product. Three-point bend tests are performed to understand the strength of chip packages, such as chip-on-film (COF), integrated circuits (IC), and ball grid arrays (BGAs).
Rajiv Iyer OnApr 03, 2017 03:33 PM
Accurate and repeatable test results are the most important product of a mechanical test. Properly managing these test results can be more challenging than conducting the test itself. Although there are several common data management and results reporting practices throughout the testing industry, most labs take approaches that are unique to them. In order to make it easier for all labs to take control of their test results and data, we have introduced several new exporting features with the release of Bluehill® Universal.
Jeffrey Shaffer OnMar 30, 2017 01:36 PM
There are many different reasons why you should calibrate your testing system. Primarily, calibration is performed to ensure that your testing system is operating within its requirements. Whether these requirements are established by law, government regulation, industry regulation, or your own company quality system, organizations have recognized the importance of calibrating systems at regular intervals.
Mar 23, 2017 09:04 AM
Let’s begin with a definition from The International Vocabulary of Metrology (VIM): Metrological Traceability is the property of a measurement result whereby the result can be related to a reference through a documented unbroken chain of calibrations, each contributing to the measurement uncertainty.
Feb 12, 2017 04:14 PM
Instron Applications Engineers Maeve Higham and Alessandro Zazzarelli sat down for an interview to share their great work for Europe’s Young Professionals Network. This newly established cohort is gathering across Europe and supporting the rising talent of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Instron’s parent company.
Dec 08, 2016 10:14 AM
Instron Biomedical Market Manager Elayne Gordonov recently reviewed the state of biomaterials testing and characterization with Advanced Materials & Processes (AM&P) Magazine.
Dec 04, 2016 02:13 PM
In a recent Quality Magazine article, Instron Applications Manager Morgan Galaznik and Biomedical Market Manager Elayne Gordonov discuss the importance of material selection when designing a GR&R study.
Dec 01, 2016 10:22 AM
We have participated in an interview for Quality Magazine on the topic of fatigue testing in the automobile industry.
Nov 14, 2016 01:40 PM
Learn how the metals market is reacting to competitive forces and what trends are on the horizon.
Nov 01, 2016 12:04 PM
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 40 million people in the United States alone wear contact lenses. Globally, this number grows, making contact lenses one of the most widely used medical devices in the world.
Elayne Schneebacher OnOct 11, 2016 11:21 AM