Professional Development Course
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Hold My Circuit Board and Watch This! The Consequences of Poor Design and Assembly Decisions for High Performance ElectronicsDoug Pauls and Dave Hillman, Collins Aerospace
Tuesday, 2 April 2019 | 9:00 - 12:30
This course is a presentation of ten (or so) case studies showing the consequences of poor design practices and poor materials choices for high performance electronic assemblies. The value of some of these case studies is knowing what NOT to do in an assembly operation. Topics cover packaging, soldering, surface finishes, process control coupons, various residues, external contaminants, conformal coating, etc. The target audience is the process engineer.
About the instructors
Doug PaulsPrincipal Materials and Process Engineer with Collins Aerospace, an Aerospace OEM, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Doug holds a B.A. in Chemistry and Physics and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, but has morphed into a materials engineer over his career. He has worked for the Naval Avionics Center in Indianapolis, Indiana as a Materials Engineer and as Technical Director of Contamination Studies Laboratories, Kokomo, Indiana, before joining Rockwell Collins in 2000.
Doug has been an active IPC Chairman for 35 years, serving as the Chairman of the Cleaning and Coating Committees for 10 years and chairing the Technical Activities Executive Committee from 2012-2014. Doug is most notably known for his expertise in surface insulation resistance testing, cleaning and cleanliness assessment, conformal coatings, and how to qualify manufacturing processes. He has been a U.S. representative to ISO and IEC working groups on SIR, electromigration, and cleanliness reliability standards. He has participated in numerous national and international consortia on electronics manufacturing materials and processes. He is also known for his goofy sense of humor. His most recent accomplishment was being awarded the IPC's top honor, the IPC Hall of Fame Award. He has led a group of industry subject matter experts to revise the ionic cleanliness provisions of J-STD-001, culminating in J-STD-001 Revision G, Amendment 1.