How radiation detectors work?In this video we review how radiation detectors work, and follow up with the x-ray tear down of the Medcom Inspector Alert geiger counter.
Jawbone UP24X-Ray teardown of the Jawbone UP24
How Statistical Analysis Help Improve Your Manufacturing ProcessWe recently launched a new automated x-ray inspection system called the TruView AXI. This machine, other than able to take beautiful x-ray images, was also designed to collect important data about your manufacturing process. In this video we go over the details on how to collect relevant metrics on your product. We also describe how to build a set of important metrics on a dashboard that is critical in diagnosing problems with your SMT line.
Stencil issues: How X-rays can find what's wrongThe proper application of solder paste onto a printed circuit board is critical to the success of PCB manufacturing process. Stencils are widely used in SMT applications. In this presentation, we will explore examples of how x-ray inspection can be used to diagnose problems with your stencils.
How to use x-rays to find counterfeit componentsThe availability of counterfeit electronic components has dramatically increased in the past few years. Electronics waste, budget cuts, and rapid technology replacement are a few of the drivers behind this multibillion-dollar industry. In this presentation we will give you an overview of the counterfeit epidemic and how x-ray inspection systems can be utilized to fight it.
LED Assembly and Inspection: A Case StudyThe adoption of LED lighting in a wide range of illumination applications has increased the demand for assembly and inspection technologies. In this presentation we cover the story of GMC (not the real name of the company), a contract manufacturer turned OEM that got in a lot of trouble entering the LED luminaire market. Learn how x-ray inspection was critical in the manufacturing process design, validation, and control.
Solder Paste SelectionIn this video Kathy Palumbo from PA&LS and Amtech presents the options available when selecting a solder paste for your SMT application. This presentation also covers the selection of solder alloys and solder flux. The impact of solder selection in different applications is critical to the success of the SMT applications.
X-Ray Inspection of PCBX-Ray inspection systems are very powerful in the inspection of solder joints and other connections in Printed Circuit Boards (PCB).
Exploring X-Ray ApplicationsX-ray systems have a wide range of applications far beyond the standard PCB inspection. In this presentation we explore some of these applications, including LED inspection, parts and placement, non-destructive testing, small animal imaging, and forensics.
How to find defects in SMT manufacturingIn this video Creative Electron's VP of Marketing, Dr. Glen Thomas, discusses how to find and correct defects in a surface mount technology (SMT) manufacturing line.
Electronic Components X-Ray InspectionX-Ray inspection systems are very powerful tools to inspect electronic components. In this presentation we explore some examples.
Quality Inspection Using X-RaysX-Rays are widely used in quality inspection applications. In this presentation we cover some examples of how x-ray inspection system can be utilized in your manufacturing process to verify the quality of products.
iPhone 6 Plus TeardownIn this Holiday special we do a complete x-ray teardown of the iPhone 6 Plus. Learn more what is this amazing device made of!
iPhone 6+ and iPhone 5S vibration motorApple recently changed the technology used in the vibration of the iPhone product line. In this video we present how rotary (iPhone 5/5S) and linear (iPhone 6/6+) vibration motor work.
2007 MacBook vs 2014 MacBook Air X-Ray TeardownIn today's post we compare the x-ray teardown of two popular Apple laptops: 2007 black MacBook and 2014 MacBook Air. For more information please visit us at http://creativeelectron.com/x-ray-teardown-macbooks/
1989 Original Gameboy Teardown by TruView X-RayNot long ago my 3-year old son found this antique 1989 Game Boy. Against all odds the Game Boy survived the hands of a super active boy. To rescue the Game Boy, I brought it to the office and made it the theme for this week's teardown, enjoy it!
Why are x-ray cabinets so big?In this presentation we address a commonly asked question: why are x-ray cabinets so big? Although we make cabinets as small as 16”x16”x16”, x-ray cabinets must be able to fully manipulate the sample inside them. Unlike medical systems that are open, the cabinets we describe constrain all radiation within the volume inside the cabinet. The shield on the cabinet walls allows for safe operation of the x-ray machine.
X-Ray Image MagnificationIn this presentation we describe in detail the process of magnification of x-ray images, also called geometric magnification.
Do I Need a Microfocus X-Ray Source?One of the common questions we receive relate to microfocus x-ray sources. Are they really necessary? In this presentation we explore the advantages of a microfocus x-ray source.
Why does a flat input field matters for your x-ray inspection?Image intensifiers have an intrinsic disadvantage: a curved input field. In this presentation we explore why a flat input field is critical to x-ray inspection, specially in metrology applications.
Image Intensifier VS Flat PanelIn this video we describe the main differences between 2 technologies used as x-ray sensors: image intensifiers and flat panels.
How is the X-Ray Image Created?In this presentation we cover how the x-ray image is created - from the photon leaving the x-ray to the x-rays that travel thru the sample to hit the x-ray sensor.
Image ResolutionThe definition of x-ray image resolution is often misunderstood. In this video we cover the details on how to determine the image resolution of an x-ray inspection system.
Field of View of an X-Ray Inspection SystemIn this presentation we define the field of view of an x-ray inspection system.
Safety Operating X-Ray MachinesA very common concern related to x-ray inspection is the safety of x-ray machines. In this presentation we cover the safety features of x-ray inspection systems, as well as FDA rules that manage security features.