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Blackfox: The Basics of Soldering

The art and science of soldering is one that takes a lot of practice. While over time one can perfect their soldering technique, this blog provides a basic introduction to soldering. There are four major factors that affect the quality of a soldered joint—cleanliness, temperature, time, and adequate solder coverage. Each of these factors is [...]

By |September 4th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Blackfox: Trade School vs. College: Which Is Right For Me?

On the mind of many high school students and their parents is the question, “What comes next?” In many high schools, a lot of emphasis is placed on the college path. While there is no doubt that college can be an incredible experience personally, socially, and professionally and can open up many opportunities for students, [...]

By |August 29th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Blackfox: Projected Increase in Military Electronics Spending

The military electronics industry is booming. During the 2017 fiscal year, which begins this October, the US military electronics budget is set to increase significantly. The US Department of Defense is asking Congress for $10.74 billion for procurement and research in military communications, electronics, telecommunications, and intelligence technologies. This projected budget is the highest it [...]

By |August 21st, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Blackfox: Detecting Counterfeit Components.

Counterfeit products are becoming more and more prevalent these days. They have begun to infiltrate various industries, including the electronics industry. Luckily there are professionals who are trained to detect counterfeit electronic components. Discussed below are some of the processes they use. Incoming Inspection: Inspection starts with checking the boxes for shipping damage or evidence [...]

By |August 11th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Blackfox: Veterans and Education

The post-9/11 GI Bill is making it easier than ever for US military veterans to attend college. Passed in 2008, the bill pays in-state tuition to institutions that veterans and their dependents attend. It also provides students with a stipend for books, supplies, and housing. Between 2000 and 2012, nearly 1 million veterans received education [...]

By |August 4th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

New Campus to Help Vets, Manufacturers

By |August 1st, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Blackfox: MIL-STD-883 Standards for Radiation

By |July 25th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Blackfox: MIL-STD-883 Standards for Radiation

The MIL-STD-883 standard establishes consistent methods, controls, and procedures for testing microelectronic devices that are appropriate for use in military and aerospace electronic systems. These include environmental, mechanical, and electrical tests; workmanship and training procedures; and other controls and constraints needed to confirm uniformity in quality and reliability. Microelectronic devices include monolithic, multichip, film, and [...]

By |July 18th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Blackfox: Advantages of Trade and Technical Schools

Many students and their families automatically think of college as the default path after graduating high school. While college is a great option for a proportion of high school graduates, it’s not necessarily the only option. Depending on their interests and unique financial situations, some high school graduates might consider enrolling in trade or technical [...]

By |July 11th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Blackfox: To Lead Free, or Not To Lead Free—That is the Question.

The electronics industry has recently witnessed a trend toward using lead free solder. As of 2003, the European Union adopted the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. Among the many restricted hazardous substances is lead. All electronics sold in the EU must comply with the RoHS. To date, the RoHS is not required in the [...]

By |July 4th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments