BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment to the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, announces that Fred Dimock will present “Lowering Your Reflow Cost” at SMTA’s Penang Expo & Technical Forum at Eastin Hotel in Penang, Malaysia, on October 28, 2011. The presentation will feature a discussion about how to lower reflow oven energy costs while keeping profiles within spec.
Engineers frequently are challenged to find ways to reduce manufacturing costs. In the case of an SMT process, these cost-saving measures typically focus on identifying less expensive materials and reducing scrap, approaches that often overlook possible improvements in the operating efficiencies of the reflow oven itself. Dimock’s presentation will highlight some methods and tools that can be used to lower energy costs of the reflow oven while maintaining profiles that are within the solder manufacturer’s reflow specifications.
Dimock is the manager of Process Technology at BTU International. His extensive experience in thermal processing includes positions at Corning, General Electric and Sylvania. Additionally, he has authored numerous articles on lead-free processing and process control.
BTU International is a market-leading, global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the alternative energy and electronics assembly markets. BTU’s equipment and expertise are used in the manufacturing of solar cells and nuclear fuel as well as the production of printed circuit board assemblies and semiconductor packaging. BTU has design and manufacturing operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts and Shanghai, China with direct sales and service worldwide.