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SMTA to Host Book Signing During SMTA International

Sep 16, 2014

The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) announced today that Professor Ronald Lasky, Ph.D., Dartmouth College/Indium Corporation and Jim Hall, ITM Consulting, will be available in the SMTA BookStore on Wednesday, October 1 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm for a book signing. Lasky and Hall are co-authors of The Handbook of Electronic Assembly and A Guide to SMTA Certification, which was published and released by the SMTA this past April.  Originally intended as a supplement to the SMTA Certification Program, the book provides an in-depth understanding of the entire electronics assembly process, with a special focus on helping new engineers develop competence in the technologies used by the industry.

Chapter topics include: soldering and materials, printed wiring boards, components, paste-print stencil, component placement, assembly line design and optimization, solder reflow, wave soldering, dispensing, and inspection and test. Each chapter outlines the fundamental attributes of critical assembly processes, providing full-color images and diagrams to illustrate real-world applications.

Professor Ronald Lasky, Ph.D., Dartmouth College/Indium Corporation; W. James Hall, ITM Consulting; Katherine Hickey and Jennifer Tate, Ph.D., Dartmouth College, wrote and organized the book over a span of several years. Fred Dimock, BTU, and Ed Briggs, Indium Corporation, are credited for their contributions to specific chapters. Publication through the SMTA allows this work to reach the largest audience at the lowest price.

The handbook is available in full-color print format through the SMTA BookStore. SMTA members receive a $10 discount. There is no charge for shipping, if sent to an address in the US. http://www.smta.org/store/book_detail.cfm?book_id=436

For more information about the book, contact SMTA Director of Communications Ryan Flaherty at 952-920-7682 or ryan@smta.org.

The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.

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