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Handbook of Electronics Manufacturing Engineering Hardcover – December 31, 1986

ISBN-13: 978-0442260729 ISBN-10: 0442260725 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 564 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (December 31, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0442260725
  • ISBN-13: 978-0442260729
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 30, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Bernie Matisoff has probably forgotten more about electronics manufacturing than I'll know, but in his 1997 3rd edition of "Handbook Of Electronics Manufacturing Engineering" by Chapman & Hall (ISBN 0-412-08611-5) the things I don't like far out-weigh the things I like. And the good things don't justify spending from $50 to over $100 for the text, depending on the seller.
My main complaints about "Handbook Of Electronics Manufacturing Engineering" are:
* Material is:
- Irrelevant. - Dated / out-of-date. - Incomplete. - Arguably incorrect. - Missing.
* Author offers guidelines, but provides no back-up on the use or development of the guideline. Two examples on page 410 are:
- "All component bodies should be a minimum of 0.200 in. (inch?) from the edge of the printed circuit board." This distance varies according to the process equipment used and is not necessarily constant on all edges of the board. - "During the design stage care should be taken to avoid ..." but never gives remedies for avoiding these problems.
* It's loaded with those old fuzzy drawings that look like someone "cut and pasted" them from an old military spec.
* It's unclear how "proofreader" job descriptions (pages 25 - 35) relate to the areas of involvement of an electronics manufacturing engineer. * TQM is included, but ISO-9000 isn't mentioned. TQM is a "fad," ISO-9000 is fact of life in electronics manufacture.
* The chart on page 36 is dated "6 Jan 65." * Obsolete US military and US Federal QQ documents are referenced.
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By S. Matisoff on August 14, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Mr. Matisoff began his engineering career in the early 1950s shortly after returning home from the Navy where he served on the USS Hamul during the Korean War. Mr. Matisoff was attending the Los Angeles Trade Technical School when he was offered an opportunity to work in the then-unknown field of manufacturing engineering. Mr. Matisoff, despite not having a college degree, went on to receive his Professional Engineering license and his certification in Manufacturing and Packaging Engineering. He wrote several important books on manufacturing and packaging engineering including the Handbook of Electronics Packaging Design and Engineering, the Handbook of Electrostatic Discharge Controls (ESD): Facilities Design and Manufacturing Procedures, Wiring and Cable Designer's Handbook, the Handbook of Electronics Manufacturing Engineering, and Surface Mount Technology: The Handbook of Materials and Methods.

Mr. Matisoff worked for numerous aerospace and defense firms from the 1950s through the 1980s. The more notable firms included Atomics International, Rocketdyne, Litton Guidance and Control, Computer Control Corporation, Lockheed, and Singer Librascope. Engineering was Mr. Matisoff's first love. Whether he was building an analog computer with his older son for a class project or he designing and building a circuit board etcher in his spare time, his interests never veered far from engineering. Mr. Matisoff retired in late 1990s as the VP of Manufacturing Engineering at Rogerson Kratos. The time had come for him to hang up his pencil and make way for the next generation of engineers. His was a time of human endeavor. Computers were changing the face of engineering. Mr. Matisoff devoted his life to engineering and he never had any regrets. He mentored many engineers along the way.
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By A. Oguz on October 17, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I have the 1982 version of the book and now bought the 1997 version. Being in electronics packaging for many years, I've yet to find a book that is more hands-on than this one. The old version has served me well over many projects. It takes off from theory of packaging and shares the years of field experience the author had.

It is a dated book but that's not a deterrent for me. Most of the time, I am smart enough to notice the dated items and apply the information and experience as required.

However, the experience shared in this technical book goes beyond tables and equations and is a lifetime's worth.

There are many books on packaging out there focusing on one area or another, but no book I am aware puts all that into one handy reference that will pass the test of time in its coverage and dedication.

May Mr. Matisoff rest in peace.
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