Indium Corporation’s Iván Castellanos, technical services manager for Latin America, will host two sessions of an InSIDER Series webinar on the basics of reflow profiling. The first session will be on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. Central/4 p.m. Eastern, followed by the second session on Thursday, Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. Central/4 p.m. Eastern.
Solder defects in SMT can arise from three main areas: design, materials, and process. Identifying the root cause and fixing these defects can be costly. There can be many ways to resolve a process defect, and often the easiest and least expensive way to resolve some of these solder defects is by optimizing the reflow process. But to understand how to best optimize the reflow profile, it is crucial to understand the basics behind the solder materials/ingredients. In the two sessions of Reflow Profile 101, Castellanos will explain some of the basic materials science concepts behind solder pastes and how this knowledge can be used to optimize the reflow profile to solve some common welding 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 scheduled webinars, as well as recordings of past webinars, can be found at www.indium.com/webinar.
Castellanos provides support for electronics assembly, semiconductor and advanced assembly, and thermal management markets. He is based in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and has more than 25 years of experience in electronics assembly manufacturing, including SMT production troubleshooting. Castellanos has a diploma in electronics and communications engineering, and is a Certified SMT Process Engineer (CSMTPE). He is the SMTA instructor for the certification program in Spanish. He has also earned his Six Sigma Green Belt from Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering. Castellanos has worked for several major manufacturing companies, including Jabil Circuits in Guadalajara. In addition, he has presented at numerous technical conferences and customer sites.
To register for Castellanos’ webinars, visit https://indium.news/3kaGh1e. The webinar link will be shared with registrants the day of the event. Registrants must usea company email account 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, Germany, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.
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