As no-clean soldering processes continue to dominate the electronics manufacturing world, ever-increasing miniaturization is putting pressure on solder paste manufacturers to produce solder pastes that can reliably print through smaller and smaller stencil apertures.
Bastow’s presentation provides an answer to the question: Does Solder Particle Size Impact the Electrical Reliability of a No-Clean Solder Paste Flux Residue? Bastow uses IPC J-STD-004B SIR (Surface Insulation Resistance) testing to determine if there is a measurable impact on the electrical reliability and, if so, is it substantial enough to be a cause for concern?
Bastow provides technical support for Indium Corporation’s full range of solder products for the electronics assembly, semiconductor packaging, and thermal management markets to customers throughout the Americas. He is an SMTA-certified process engineer and has earned his Six Sigma Green Belt from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, thin-film, thermal management, and solar markets. Products include solders and fluxes; brazes; thermal interface materials; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, germanium, and tin metals and inorganic compounds; and NanoFoil®. Founded in 1934, Indium has global technical support and factories located in China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.
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