1987.0487.216 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Flatpack Welding Display
TI number: L00229

These displays were used as sales tools illustrating the welding of IC flatpack leads to a circuit board. The welder was developed in 1962-3.

With the introduction of integrated circuits and the flatpack package by TI, the Industrial Products group of the Apparatus Division developed and marketed a welder to weld the package leads to the circuit board. It was capable of automatically adjusting for variations in material thickness. This portion of Industrial Products subsequently evolved into a part of Data Systems.
Texas Instruments (Ralph Dosher.)

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