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Kim Flanagan

Indium Corporation Announces Reflow Fundamentals Webinar

January 21, 2021

Indium Corporation’s Kim Flanagan, Technical Support Engineer, will host an InSIDER Series webinar on reflow fundamentals in two sessions on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (2 p.m. British Time) and Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (2 p.m. British Time).  

Soldering defects in SMT can arise from three main areas: design, materials, and process. Identifying the root cause and troubleshooting defects can be timely and expensive. There can be many ways to resolve one solder issue and, oftentimes, the easiest and least expensive way to resolve one of these soldering defects is by adjusting the reflow process. However, in order to understand how to best optimize the reflow profile, it is crucial to understand the basics behind the solder materials. During the two sessions of Reflow 101 from a Solder Manufacturer’s Perspective, presenter Kim Flanagan, CSMTPE, will explain the materials science basics behind solder pastes, and how this knowledge can be used to optimize the reflow profile in order to resolve some common solder defects.

Indium Corporation’s InSIDER Series is a free program designed to deliver expert technical content, share industry knowledge, and promote professional growth using a virtual platform. Current and future webinars can be found at www.indium.com/webinar.

Flanagan provides technical support and guidance on process steps, equipment, techniques, and materials to customers. In addition, she provides technical training to staff and industry partners. Flanagan began her career with Indium Corporation through the company’s summer college internship program, working in the Quality Department. She remained with Indium Corporation as a part-time Quality Engineering Technician while she finished her bachelor’s degree in physics at Le Moyne College in Syracuse. She joined the technical support team in January 2017.

To register for Flanagan’s webinar, visit www.indium.com/webinar. The webinar link will be shared with registrants the day of the event. Registrants must use a company email account in order to avoid Indium Corporation’s spam filters. This is a first-come, first-served event.

Indium Corporation is a premier materials refiner, smelter, manufacturer, and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, thin-film, and thermal management 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, the company has global technical support and factories located in China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

For more information about Indium Corporation, visit www.indium.com or email jhuang@indium.com. You can also follow our experts, From One Engineer To Another® (#FOETA), at www.facebook.com/indium or @IndiumCorp.

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