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Selective Soldering Workshop

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 9:30am
Location: Henkel, Hemel Hempstead, UK

Lead-Free & Tin/lead Selective Soldering, Design, Quality Control & Practical Defect Solutions

Bob WillisInstructed by: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

For many organisations, through-hole components will remain a reality for many years. More and more surface mount components are used in design and through-hole is in decline; however, the reality is connectors, transformers, switches, LCD displays and electrolytic capacitors are still necessary in many products. So what is the most reliable and cost effective solution for through-hole soldering in a lead-free environment? 

Selective soldering has become more popular in the last few years for small and large companies alike. Selective wave and point soldering are both options but what are the realities with lead-free and high temperature solder alloys?

This workshop will look at systems, materials and process but also design for manufacture along with the most common defects and cures. Delegates can bring thier boards or example defects for discussion.

Topics Covered:

  • Why use selective soldering
  • PCB design rules for selective soldering
  • Flux requirements for selective soldering
  • Compatibility of solder masks and lead-free solder
  • Setting up lead-free profiles, you must profile a selective process!!!
  • Solder alloy choices
  • Copper dissolution with selective
  • Flux contamination and corrosion issues
  • Automated through hole inspection
  • Soldering defects on selective - Causes and Cures

Price to Attend:
SMTA Member price is £85 plus VAT
Non member price is £175 plus VAT

Book Delegate Places Here!

The workshop will be held at Henkel, Technologies House, Wood Lane End, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4RQ
Tuesday 15th October starting at 10.00am with coffee and tabletops from 9.30am

Table Tops Exhibition Space
Table Top Booking price is £350 +VAT for SMTA Corporate or Global members and £500 + VAT for non members
A limited number of tables are available. 

Register for a table top space here!


Additional Training Opportunities:
Online Training
During the workshop delegates will be able to see examples of the latest online training courses offered by SMTA and ask questions on their use by members

Onsite Training
Onsite training is also available from SMTA Europe. For a list of the topics covered and the costs contact Ryan Flaherty SMTA

Thank you for supporting SMTA Europe.

Payment Instructions:
SMTA members £85 + VAT per delegate Non-members £175 + VAT per delegate. Payment is due prior to date of the event and may be made by credit card via the link provided. Full refund for cancellations received more than 10 working days before the event/50% refund for cancellations received 6-10 working days before event date; all cancellations subject to £30 administration fee per delegate. No refund if canceled within 5 working days; however, an alternative delegate may be nominated. We reserve the right to cancel the event or change content at any time, a full refund of the fee or the opportunity to attend the workshop if re-scheduled.

Questions? Contact:
Richard Boyle

Welcome to SMTA Europe!

As of January 2018, the UK-based SMART Group officially became part of SMTA. This means you can expect more SMTA technical meetings and conferences related to electronics manufacturing in Europe.

To highlight just a few benefits that you will receive by joining SMTA will be access to a large world wide network of electronics manufacturing professionals, thousands of technical research manuscripts in the SMTA Knowledge Base that are available for free download (members only), as well as discounts at all SMTA events worldwide.

Click here for a full list of SMTA membership types and benefits.

Additionally, SMTA will accept euros for your event registration and membership.

SMTA Europe

Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
October 14, 2019
Webinar: Practical Failure Analysis Methods in Printed Board Assembly SMTA Europe 
October 15, 2019
Selective Soldering Workshop Henkel, Hemel Hempstead, UK Richard Boyle 
November 19, 2019
Advanced Electronics Assembly Conference Novotel Budapest Centrum Karlie Severinson 
November 21, 2019
Advanced Electronics Assembly Conference Romania Karlie Severinson 

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Our Chapter Leaders

Technical Committee : Ian Fox  (Rolls-Royce Control Systems)

Technical Committee : Phil Kinner  (Electrolube)

Technical Committee : Helmut Oettl  (Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH)

Technical Committee : Peter Starkey  (Starkey Technical Services)

Technical Committee : Karthik Vijay  (Indium Corporation)

Technical Committee : Jeremy Smallwood  (Electrostatic Solutions Ltd)

Technical Committee : Bob Willis  (

Technical Committee : Richard Boyle  (Henkel Electronics)

Technical Committee : Maurice Dore  (Valeo Detection Vision Systems)

Technical Committee : Stuart Ronald Saunders  (The Manufacturing Technology Centre)

Technical Committee : Steven Dowds  (MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions)

Vice-Chairman : Nigel J Burtt  (Renishaw PLC)

Chairman : Keith Bryant  (Keith Bryant Consultancy)

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Global Members of our Chapter

INVENTEC Performance Chemicals

Micro Systems Technologies Management AG

Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Celestica Inc.


Henkel Electronics

Henkel Electronics


Inventec Performance Chemicals

Inventec Performance Chemicals

Inventec Performance Chemicals

Inventec Performance Chemicals

InventecPerformance Chemicals

Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies

Micro Systems Engineering GmbH



Nokia Siemens Networks

Plexus Corp.

Plexus Corp. (UK) Ltd.

Specialty Coating Systems, Inc.


Corporate Members of our Chapter

Asteelflash Group

DP Patterning

GEN3 Systems

HumiSeal Europe Ltd.

INVENTEC Performance Chemicals

KELENN Technology


Kostal Ireland GMBH




Micro Systems Technologies Management AG


Peters Research GmbH & Co. KG

Princeps Electronics Limited

Rolls-Royce Control Systems

Valeo Detection Vision Systems

Varroc Lighting Systems

Professional Members of our Chapter

KwikTic Ltd

The Solder Connection

Zen Production Equipment Limited

SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica, Inc. Collins Aerospace Creation Technologies Inc. Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO INVENTEC Performance Chemicals ITW EAE Keysight Technologies KYZEN Corporation L3HARRIS Lenovo System Technology Company Limited, Shenzhen, PRC Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG NEO Technology Solutions Nokia Bell Labs Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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