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KIC's Sales and Service Engineer to Present at the SMTA Technical Forum in Guadalajara

Oct 25, 2011

Martin Lopez, KIC's Sales and Service Engineer for Mexico.

Martin Lopez, KIC's Sales and Service Engineer for Mexico.

KIC, the leader of thermal process development and control products, and winner of multiple industry awards, announces that Martin Lopez will discuss how to fix reflow- and wave-related defects as well as how to avoid them at the upcoming Technical Forum, hosted by the SMTA Guadalajara Chapter, scheduled to take place November 9-10, 2011 at the Centro de Enseñanza Tecnica Industrial (CETI) Auditórium in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

KIC will present three examples of reflow related defects (bridging, tombstoning and solder balling), and how they are easily and efficiently solved as per a solder paste manufacturer’s recommendations. KIC explains how to easily identify with a profile if the defect is reflow-related.

A Defect Mitigation Guide will be provided, covering eight common reflow-related defects. KIC also will discuss how to avoid or prevent process-related defects from occurring, both for the reflow oven and the wave soldering process. For example, the importance of developing a deep in specification thermal process will be explained, in addition to which thermal profiling tooling and software can be used to achieve excellent defect free results.

Mr. Lopez is a Sales and Service Engineer for Mexico with KIC. He has been active in the Mexico marketplace for 15 years with a focus on reflow and wave soldering processes.

For more information about KIC, visit www.kicthermal.com. For more information about the first SMTA Technical Forum in Guadalajara, visit www.smta.org.


Based in San Diego, KIC is the industry leader in automated thermal management tools and systems for reflow, wave, cure and semiconductor thermal processes. The company pioneered the development of oven profilers and process development tools, and then worked to create the next generation of thermal systems to help manufacturers optimize and monitor thermal processes.

In addition to KIC Explorer, products include the KIC 24/7 continuous monitoring system, the KIC Vision automatic profiling system and more. With the introduction of cutting edge tools, the company continues to stay on the leading edge of process optimization and real-time thermal management systems, and has won numerous industry awards.

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