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Wednesday, February 19 Luncheon

Using Interconnect Stress Testing to Gauge the Impact of Lead (Pb)-Free Processes on Printed Wire Board Reliability

Guest speaker: Bill Birch, PWB Interconnect

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We're Hiring
We have a number of electronics manufacturing positions open in Ottawa.
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OCM Manufacturing Sees Sharp Jump in Business
Reports sharp jump in sales in the last two quarters of the year...
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Industrial Control Systems: Our Favourite Niche

As a low- to mid-volume electronics manufacturer, we are experts in "niche" products. Everyday we see novel ideas for new products—products designed to address special needs in established market places.
Many Canadian innovations that we manufacture for clients fill specific needs in sectors like communications, security, mining, oil and gas, and many others. Industrial control systems are a particular specialty of ours, and we've been working with established OEMs like GE, Husky, and Hovey both to design and manufacture such systems since our conception in 1988.
Business media tends to inappropriately gauge our manufacturing sector’s health based on the yardstick of consumer products, such as tablet computers, smart phones, and vehicles. But at OCM Manufacturing, we know that manufacturing has a continuing and important role to play in our economy. We welcome you to talk to us about your established niche products, as well as ideas for new products that serve specialty needs.

Happy New Year!
George Henning, President

Learn About Interconnect Stress Testing (IST)

R.S.V.P. Required

Our next Ottawa Engineering Mixer will be held on Wednesday, February 19. Space is limited, so RSVP early!

TOPIC: Using Interconnect Stress Testing to Gauge the Impact of Lead (Pb)-Free Processes on Printed Wire Board Reliability
The High Density Packaging Users Group Consortium has been conducting ongoing investigations into the reliability of plated through-hole (PTH) printed wiring boards (PWB), both before and after Pb-free reflow preconditioning. Bill Birch of PWB Interconnect will share how and why Interconnect Stress Testing (IST) methodology is being used to conduct these tests, which are designed to understand the impact that Pb-free processes have on PWB reliability. 

GUEST SPEAKER: Bill Birch, PWB Interconnect
DATE: Wednesday, February 19 - 11:00am-1:30pm (Presentation at 11:30am; lunch will be served)

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Why Reliability Testing Isn't Enough Anymore

"Establishing Long-Term Reliability for Lead-Free Electronics Products"

Even before long-term reliability is established, it must be confirmed that via structures and base materials can survive assembly, rework, burn-in, and end use. Survivability testing is the method by which this is done.

Read this article, guest-authored for our 'blog by Bill Birch of PWB Interconnect Solutions. He's also the guest speaker at our February Engineering Mixer (info above).

Green Procurement

OCM's president, George Henning, penned an article in Corporate Knights about the challenges and mostly successes the company has faced in becoming a paperless enterprise.

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We're Hiring in Ottawa

We're staffing up to meet demand. We have a number of electronics manufacturing positions open in Ottawa. Please spread the word to talented people.

Current opportunities include:
  • Electronics Buyer
  • Electronics Inspector
  • Operations Manager
  • Programmer/Analyst
  • SMT & PTH Operators

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Read Us

Check out our recent guest blog on TechVibes:

Getting it right the first time: Manufacturing a technology product

If your team is contemplating a product that requires manufacturing, there are a few key factors to keep in mind to increase the likelihood of market success. 

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