Electrostatic Discharge Training Improves Manufacturing Practices
NASA Spinoff originally published in 2020
NASA Technology Technicians remove a circuit board on the Mars Exploration Rover 2 to repair it. They must be especially careful to avoid electrostatic discharge, essentially an electric shock. These shocks happen all the time, usually at low enough levels that people don’t even feel it. But sensitive electronics such as circuit boards on spacecraft can be damaged by even extremely low-level shocks.
RMV Technology Group is one of the few companies that offers hands-on training for best practices in avoiding electrostatic discharge during manufacturing, handling, and storage of sensitive electronics. Their seminar benefited from input from NASA, and is now being offered widely. The U.S. military is one customer. Image courtesy of U.S. Army