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Fred Dimock to Present Solder Reflow Fundamentals Tutorial at SMTAI

Aug 28, 2014

Fred Dimock

Fred Dimock

BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy markets, today announced that Fred Dimock will present a tutorial during SMTA International. The tutorial entitled “Solder Reflow Fundamentals” is scheduled to take place Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Room 50 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

This class will focus on the fundamentals of solder reflow and reflow oven operation. It is designed for new SMT engineers/technicians or current ones who want a better understanding of the reflow process. Dimock will discuss recipes vs. profiles, heat transfer and oven control, why profiles are shaped the way they are and how to obtain profiles. Additional topics of discussion will include thermocouple accuracy and mounting, profilers, test vehicles, eutectic vs. lead-free process windows and process repeatability.

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.

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