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Nordson DAGE’s Keith Bryant Will Present Recent Advances in X-ray Technology for Electronics Applications at the SMALED Conference

Sep 05, 2012

 Keith Bryant

Nordson DAGE, a division of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN), announces that Keith Bryant, Global Sales Director X-ray Systems, will present “Recent Advances in X-ray Technology” at the upcoming Surface Mount & Light Emitting Diodes (SMALED) Conference, scheduled to take place September 12, 2012 at the Bangalore Exhibition Center – Cassia – Conference Hall 3 in Karnataka, Bangalore.

Taking X-ray images goes back more than 100 years. Since then, there have been numerous advances in terms of X-ray tube and X-ray detector technology, and these have been increasingly applied to helping with the manufacturing of electronic components and assemblies as well as in their failure analysis. Most recently, this has been rapidly driven by the continued reduction in board, device and feature size and the movement to using newer, lower density materials within the structures, such as copper wire replacing gold wire as the interconnection material of choice within components. In order to meet these challenges and those in the future, there have been a number of recent key improvements to the vital components within X-ray systems.

This paper will review the various X-ray tube and detector types that are available, and explain the implications of these choices for electronics inspection in terms of what they provide for inspection regarding image resolution, magnification, tube power, detector pixel size and the effects of detector radiation damage, amongst others. Additionally, the paper will suggest optimum configurations for the main electronics inspection tasks required today.

A qualified Production Engineer with more than 25 years of experience within the electronics industry, Mr Bryant is Chairman of the UK SMART Group and sits on its Technical Committee, a member of the SMTA, and the ICT.  He was one of the driving forces in forming SMART Group South Africa and acts as liaison with the UK parent.

Currently Global Sales Director for Nordson DAGE X-Ray Systems, he has presented technical papers on many subjects including lead-free materials and process, throughout Europe, Asia, and the USA.

This paper will be available to download at www.nordsondage.com after the event.


 Nordson DAGE Headquartered in Aylesbury, UK, Nordson DAGE is a unit of the Nordson Corporation and manufactures and supports a complete range of award winning digital X-ray inspection systems and bond test equipment for the printed circuit board assembly and semiconductor industries.  For more information, visit www.nordsondage.com


Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help customers increase speed, productivity and up-time, enable new products and features, and decrease material usage. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials, fluid management, testing and inspection, and UV curing and surface plasma treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service.  Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, building and construction, and general product assembly and finishing.  Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries.  Visit Nordson at www.nordson.com, twitter.com/Nordson_Corp, or Facebook.com/Nordson.
 


 

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