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Eric Bastow

Eric Bastow

Assistant Technical Manager, America’s Region

Indium Corporation
Phone: +1 (315) 853-4900 x7504
E-mail: ebastow@indium.com
Address: 34 Robinson Rd., Clinton, NY, USA 13323

  • Certifications:
  • 6 Sigma Green Belt
  • IPC
  • SMTA

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Biography

Eric is an Assistant Technical Manager for Indium Corporation, supporting Indium's full range of solder products for the electronics assembly, semiconductor packaging, and thermal management markets.

Eric is the Chair of the SMTA Certification Committee and a member of the IPC APEX Technical Program Committee. He is an SMTA-certified process engineer (CSMTPE) and has earned his Six Sigma Green Belt from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Eric has an associate's degree in engineering science from the State University of New York and has authored several technical papers and articles.

In 2001, Eric started his career with Indium Corporation developing new solder paste flux chemistries under the direction of Dr. Ning-Cheng Lee. He also has experience performing residual gas analysis of hermetic electronic packages and developing electroless nickel-plating bath chemistries.

Eric Bastow's Blog Posts

Project 99 Wave Solder Flux Performance Proof: Probe Testability

23 Feb 2017 by Eric Bastow [view bio]

Probe testability measures the nature of the flux residue to determine whether it interferes with the post-soldering electronic probe testing of the circuit board. This data proves that Indium Corporation’s Project 99 wave solder fluxes produce the solder reliability that you need.

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Project 99 Wave Solder Flux Performance Proof: SIR Testing

21 Feb 2017 by Eric Bastow [view bio]

Surface Insulation Resistance (SIR) tests measure the post soldering effect on the electrical integrity of the circuit boards. This post explores the SIR data that proves that Indium Corporation’s Project 99 wave solder fluxes produce the solder reliability that you need.

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Project 99 Wave Solder Flux Performance Proof: Corrosion Testing

16 Feb 2017 by Eric Bastow [view bio]

Unlike the copper coupon test, which examines the corrosivity during and after the wave soldering process...

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