BTU International, Inc. today announced that Fred Dimock will present at the SMTA Guadalajara Technical Forum and Expo (TF&E), scheduled to take place October 30-31, 2013 at the Hotel Crowne Plaza Guadalajara. Dimock will present “Practical Thermal Profile Expectations in a Dual-Lane, Dual-Speed Reflow Oven.”
Dimock will discuss the considerations and advantages of dual-lane, dual-speed processing. Dual-lane reflow ovens have been used for years to increase production in a single reflow oven by allowing two boards to be run at the same time in parallel. Until recently, dual-lane processing has been limited to running identical or nearly identical boards in each of the lanes. Now, the new BTU dual-lane reflow ovens with independent lane speeds make it possible to run boards with larger differences, simultaneously.
Dimock is the Manager of Process Technology at BTU International in Massachusetts. He holds an Associate Degree in Mechanical Design from Wentworth in Boston and a Bachelor’s Degree in Ceramic Engineering from the State University of New York at Alfred (SUNY). His extensive experience in thermal processing includes positions at Corning, General Electric, and Osram-Sylvania before joining BTU.
BTU International is global supplier and technology leader of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the electronics and alternative energy manufacturing markets. BTU equipment is used in the production of printed circuit board assemblies and semiconductor packaging as well as in solar cell and nuclear fuel manufacturing. BTU has operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts and Shanghai, China with direct sales and service in the USA, Asia and Europe. Information about BTU International is available at www.btu.com.