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Jim is an Applications Engineer for Indium Corporation, supporting Indium's materials for the photovoltaic industry. Like many other engineers in the solar industry, his background is in the semiconductor industry. Jim has presented at various industry organizations and technical seminars, and has authored technical papers on thermal management, as well as semiconductor packaging assembly.
Jim is an active member of photovoltaic standards organizations, including the IPC, for which he chairs a subcommittee, "Acceptance Criteria for Tabbing and Stringing".
Previous to his time with Indium Corporation, Jim was a mechanical engineer at Fiber Instrument Sales where he designed and patented a new fiber optic sensor. This position helped give him the vision of a process/design engineer, which has allowed him to better connect with his current customers.
He has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the State University of New York's Institute of Technology. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
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Solder Reflow Equipment Options
Most of our customers use whatever heating method they already have, unless they are starting from scratch or unless there is a reason their existing reflow equipment will not work well for a new application. Most of the time we see common heating equipment such as belt furnaces, batch ovens, and soldering…
Applying Solder Preforms - Testing the Assembly
Finally – the fun part! After all of your work specifying the right materials and applying them, at last we can test all of the assumptions we have made, and the effects of our assembly process. There are many criteria you can test, depending on a specific application, but, in general, you will…
Making Solder Preforms – Fluxing
Just as with cutting solder preforms, there are many different ways to apply flux to solder preforms. At your facility you might use a liquid or tacky flux along with bare solder preforms. (Why flux is used is described here) At Indium, we can pre-apply flux to your solder preforms, and we can make the…