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On site and online Training and consultancy in electronics manufacture. Wide range of training products which are solder worldwide by IPC, SMTA, SMART Group and others

Test Services, Consultant, Publication or Online Resource, Training Provider, Events Organizer

Bob has been involved with the introduction and implementation of lead-free process technology for the last seven years. He recently received A SOLDERTEC/Tin Technology Global Lead-Free Award for his contribution to the industry to help the implementation of the technology. He was responsible for co-ordination and introduction of the first series of hands-on lead-free training workshops in Europe for Cookson Electronics during 1999-2001. These events were run in France, Italy and the UK and involved lead-free theory, hands-on paste printing, reflow, wave and hand soldering exercises. Each non commercial event provided the first opportunity for engineers to get first hand experience in the use of lead-free production processes and money raised from the events was presented to local charity. More recently he co-ordinated the SMART Group Lead-Free Hands On Experience at Nepcon Electronics 2003. This gave the opportunity for over 150 engineers to process four different PCB solder finishes, with two different lead-free pastes through convection and vapour phase reflow. He also ran the Experience 2 & 3 in 2004/2005. 2006 sees Nepcon back at Birmingham and Bob will again be organising the features. Bob was recently presented with awards from the SMTA and IPC for his industry support.

He has also run training workshops with research groups like ITTF, SINTEF, NPL & IVF in Europe. Bob has organised and run three lead-free production lines at international exhibitions Productronica, Hanover Fair and Nepcon Electronics in Germany and England to provide an insight to the practical use of lead-free soldering on BGA Ball Grid Array, CSP Chip Scale Package, 0210 chip and through hole intrusive reflow connectors. This has resulted in technical papers being published in Germany, USA and the United Kingdom.

Specialties:PCB manufacture, PCB soldering process, DFM, Failure analysis and practical training courses

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BGA Optical and X-Ray Inspection Posters

Ball Grid Array X-Ray Inspection Guide - 20 Colour Charts Includes X-Ray inspection guide of satisfactory BGA solder joints and process defects, x-ray images are black and white. The posters are provided as a pdf fil...

Inspection

BGA Optical and X-Ray Inspection Posters

Bob Willis On Site Theory or Hands On Workshops

All Bob Willis training workshops are run on site at your manufacturing facility, conference or exhibition venues Worldwide. We offer the largest range of theory and hands on workshops in the industry. The content of any workshop may be modifie...

Education/Training

Bob Willis On Site Theory or Hands On Workshops

Counterfeit Component Identification Poster Guide

The 18 page colour poster guide is available and was produced to accompany our workshops run at ITRI. The photographic guide is ideal as a reference source to reduce the impact of counterfeit components on your organisation and is provided as a...

Components

Counterfeit Component Identification Poster Guide

Bob Willis Electronics Assembly Video Library

Bob Willis has an extensive range of training videos available online. The complete video collection is available to view online for a fixed fee, based on a six month period. After purchase you are provided with links to each of the online vide...

Education/Training

Bob Willis Electronics Assembly Video Library

Soldertect Lead-Free Reflow Soldering Interactive CD-ROM

One of three Interactive CD-ROMs developed for Soldertec Global by Bob Willis to assist engineers with the practical introduction of lead-free materials and processes. Introduced by Kay Nimmo, Technical Director, Tin Technology, the CD provides...

Reflow

Soldertect Lead-Free Reflow Soldering Interactive CD-ROM

Interactive Ball Grid Array Assembly Inspection And Defect Guide

This CD ROM is fully interactive and covers the different types of BGA component, design and process requirement with X-ray inspection of solder joints and a inspection standard for guidance. A Word document of the text is available on the CD R...

Inspection

Interactive Ball Grid Array Assembly Inspection And Defect Guide

Wave Soldering Introduction & Defect Guide 2

Second edition of the CD provides a guide to all aspects of wave soldering with all the common process defects. Each stage of the process including fluxing, pre heat, solder wave and conveyors are explained along with materials used and the cha...

Education/Training

Wave Soldering Introduction & Defect Guide 2

Solve Problem with Online Process Consultancy Meeting

We can arrange an online consultancy meeting to discuss specific process problems or product failures you are experiencing or to consider process improvement options with your engineering team. We have been providing practical hands on failure ana...

Education/Training

Solve Problem with Online Process Consultancy Meeting

PoP Package On Package Training Materials

We have created interactive CD ROM, inspection posters and photo library CD ROMs covering design, assembly, soldering, rework and inspection ...

Education/Training

PoP Package On Package Training Materials

Training CDs, Inspection Posters & Photo CD ROM

On of the largest range of training products for electronic assembly on the market. Including inspection posters, interactive CD ROM, online training courses, online videos and photo library for trainers. ...

Inspection

Training CDs, Inspection Posters & Photo CD ROM

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FREE Defect Guides and Soldering eBooks by Bob Willis

Feb 11, 2020 | Providing process information and solving process defects is what I have been doing for many years with different organisations. In addition we have in the past created reports on 0201 assembly and testing of PCB surface finishes for lead-free assembly

Low Temperature Soldering Workshops and Training Materials

Sep 03, 2019 | With the growing interest in the use of low temperature soldering and the use of solder paste in rework we have created the first training resources available to downoad at www.bobwillis.co.uk Training materials for use in your own onsite workshops or tailor made onsite hands on sessions. The training material feature training wall charts and a photo album of images to use in PowerPoint, reports or on websites

Your Place or Mine for World Class Education

Aug 14, 2019 | Here are our up and coming online webinars, the second best in the business world wide, Cleaning, Failure Analysis, Low Temperature Soldering and QFNs. Have all of your questions answered during one of our monthly sessions http://www.bobwillis.co.uk/events

Do Solder Voids Matter - Defect of the Month

Jun 16, 2019 | Bob Willis Defect of the Month explains solder joint voids and are they an issue to everyone? Bobs webinar guide to voids in solder joints and how to overcome them in manufacture is available online and covers all of the different voids and solutions from his archives see https://www.bobwillis.co.uk/product/online-webinar-archive-booking/

New Bob Willis Book Reviews

Jun 10, 2019 | Two new books this month, hopefully there is something that will have you visiting your book shop or online service soon for FREE X-ray inspection or LED technology https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBuFuNiKSnA

Our Defect of the Month Video

Jun 10, 2019 | Defect of the Month video features de-soldering boards with conformal coating and what to look out for during assembly https://www.youtube.com/user/MrBobwillis

Harsh Environment Failure – Causes & Cures FREE SMTA Europe Webinar

Mar 11, 2019 | Monday 25th March 2.30pm UK Time Register online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2965363466268335363 Join Keith Bryant & Bob Willis to find out more about the demands on Electronics in Harsh Environments as they showcase what are the issues faced by design and process engineers worldwide

Defect of the Month Videos

Feb 15, 2019 | We have been creating Defect of the Month videos for many years and now offer Defect of the Month Live at Exhibitions worldwide. Its a great way of providing customers support at trade shows and via suppliers websites see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQAOJ-F7nfk&list=PL4CI0rmUZMViEzwxUtVi5s-f4CfPR4Wco

New Book Reviews for Electronic Assembly

Feb 15, 2019 | Three new books this month, hopefully there is something that will have you visiting the book shop or online service soon watch the review online at https://youtu.be/IkQFFT4DT5U

NPL New 2019 Webinars are Launched

Nov 20, 2018 | The Electronics Interconnection Group’s webinars are now in their 8th year. The Group is internationally recognised for its practical and innovative work on lead-free reliability, PCB interconnection failures, tin whisker migration and conformal coating research http://www.npl.co.uk/science-technology/electronics-interconnection/webinars/

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