April 7, 2015
Time 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Park Place Facility
1 New York Ave.
Framingham, MA 01701
Free shuttle service from parking lot
Or call 774-826-7145
Cost is Free
10:00 AM Best Bench Top Soldering Practices
Presented by Timothy O’Neil, Technical Marketing Manager at AIM Solder
Good bench top soldering practices play an essential role in a quality, reliable assembly process. Because bench top soldering is the most hands-on part of the assembly process, operators must thoroughly apprehend materials and techniques to ensure product quality. Hear how alloys and fluxes are used in bench top soldering and how to maximize performance and minimize risk.
11:00 AM Bench Top Cleaning Methods
Presented by Pierce Pillon, Lab Manager and Lead Formulations Chemist
Does aerosol bench top cleaning consistently and reliably clean reworked boards? The effectiveness of this method is determined by several variables, which include straw attachment, spray technique, spray angle, handheld cleaning tools, brush attachments, and a final rinse. A Techspray study suggests general guidelines to improve bench top cleaning processes.
12:00 PM Complimentary Lunch & Networking
1:00 PM The Challenges of Evolving Technology in the Workplace
Presented by Bubba Powers, Manager of Technical Services at Weller
Size matters for electronic assemblies. Flat screen TVs are getting larger while other devices such as medical implants, PC’s, tablets and cell phones, are getting smaller. Designers of electronic products face the challenges of component technology, board density and substrate materials as well as solder alloys and fluxes. Weller addresses how soldering and rework systems manufacturers are working to assist our customers in overcoming these challenges.
2:00 PM Importance of Training
Presented by Leo Lambert, Vice President, Technical Director at EPTAC
The ancient practice of soldering has seen many changes over the years. Materials and tools have greatly grown in sophistication and complexity to handle the soldering challenges poised by today’s circuit board. Now more than ever, well-trained staffs are needed to improve efficiency of electronic manufacturing, thus creating a dependable and desirable product.
3:00 PM Panel Discussion