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Solder Paste Printing and Inspection Webtorial

Presenter: Chrys Shea
Company: Shea Engineering Services
Date Published: 8/11/2015

Description: Overview: This two-part webtorial combines the basics of SMT solder paste stencil printing and process troubleshooting with an overview of automated Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) technologies in both laboratory and production environments.
  • Process basics include material properties, process steps and the mechanics of proper printer setups.
  • Process troubleshooting builds on the basics to help attendees identify potential root causes of print quality problems and how to diagnose them.
  • The SPI overview discusses the three major types of SPI measurement technologies and the similarities and differences in their measurement algorithms.
  • Laboratory use of SPI demonstrates how the technology is used in stencil printing research and development studies.
  • Production use of SPI discusses the importance of print yields, appropriate tolerance settings, considerations in transfer efficiencies and statistical process control.

    Who will benefit from this course?

  • SMT assembly process engineers and technicians responsible for production or new product introductions processes
  • Engineers and technicians just entering the SMT field who want to quickly learn the science and art of stencil printing
  • SMT quality personnel interested in helping improve print and end-of-line yields
  • OEM supplier quality engineers responsible for supporting and/or assessing SMT assembly contractors

    Instructor Bio:
    Chrys Shea is the President of Shea Engineering Services, a consulting firm that produces technical studies and communications tools for the electronics manufacturing industry.
    Chrys is a frequent speaker at industry events, and has three times received the SMTAI “Best of Conference” award for her work on solder paste printing. In 2012 she was honored with the SMTA “Member of Technical Distinction” award.
    Chrys earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and her M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. She is a past president of the Philadelphia SMTA chapter, and sits on numerous IPC and SMTA technical committees. Chrys launched Shea Engineering Services in 2008.

  • Key Words: 

    solder paste printing, inspection, SPI

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      Non-Members: $300.00

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