The half-day reliability-focused event will bring together electronics industry leaders to deliver presentations in the areas of their own expertise. MicroCare Technical Consultant, John Hoffman will be on hand to present, Cleaning for Reliability in Electronics, illustrating how electronics cleaning can be an important tool for enhancing reliability.
“Successful critical cleaning involves first identifying the contaminant and then selecting the best combination of cleaning fluid and method to effectively remove it. Balancing these factors properly can enhance cleaning reliability,” Hoffman said.
“The key is to improve productivity, and boost quality in a safe, economical, and environmentally-acceptable manner,” he concluded.
Hoffman has been working in the field of critical cleaning for more than 50 years. He is an expert on vapor degreasing and thermodynamics and helps customers improve their cleaning processes in industries as diverse as electronics, metal finishing, transportation, photonics, medical devices, and aerospace.
Also presenting at the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) sponsored symposium will be Indium Corporation’s Kim Flanagan, Technical Support Engineer. Her presentation, Impact of Exposing No-Clean Solder Paste Flux Residues to a Water-Wash Cleaning Cycle, will review a series of surface insulation resistance (SIR) tests performed on no-clean flux residues that have been cleaned insufficiently and exposed to water-wash processes in order to determine whether electrical reliability was affected.
In addition, Bubba Powers, Manager, Technical Services for Weller Professional Tools – North America, will discuss the Reliability of Robotics for Electronics Manufacturing, which gives an overview of the process of automation in the soldering workplace, and discusses what factors are critical for high-reliability electronics in both manual and automated manufacturing environments.
The symposium is open to both SMTA member and non-members. Contact the SMTA Dallas to register.