SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

SMTA Releases Wave Soldering Online Course

Jun 28, 2017

The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) announced the recent release of Wave Soldering 101, the fourth in a series of online training courses on the fundamentals of electronics assembly. The course will be useful for equipment operators, technicians, and engineers new to the industry that want to understand more about the soldering process and who have a basic familiarity with the equipment. 

Course topics include Introduction to Soldering, an Overview of the Assembly Process, Factors Affecting Wave Soldering, Materials, Equipment, Thermal Profile, and Process Defects. Industry veteran Michael Kaminsky, Kester Inc., instructs the course covering all aspects of the wave solder process from the different methods of applying flux to how the boards should interact with the solder wave.

Major contributors to the course include Martin Anselm, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology; Tom Beck, MannCorp; Charles Brown, CalComp USA; Miguel Colomer, Vi Technology; and Michael Kaminsky, Kester, Inc., among several other members of the SMTA Training Committee.

The SMTA Training Committee, led by Martin Anselm, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology, is responsible for developing and reviewing all course materials for the SMTA online training program. Wave Soldering 101 is the latest course developed by SMTA covering the basics of electronics assembly. Several other courses are scheduled for release in the year ahead.

For more information about SMTA online training, visit https://www.smta.org/training, or 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.

Sep 18, 2017 -

LED A.R.T. Symposium Program Announced

Sep 06, 2017 -

Women’s Leadership Program at SMTA International

Sep 03, 2017 -

SMART Group to Become SMTA Europe

Aug 29, 2017 -

International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC) Workshops

Aug 26, 2017 -

Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference Announced

Aug 16, 2017 -

SMTA Capital Expo to Feature Essemtec Fox Pick and Place System

Aug 14, 2017 -

Shannan O’Shaughnessy, GVD Corporation, to Present at SMTA Capital Chapter’s Expo and Tech Forum on August 24

Aug 08, 2017 -

iNEMI’s Bill Bader to Keynote Technical Innovations Symposium at SMTA International

Aug 06, 2017 -

Gerry Partida, Summit Interconnect, to Present at SMTA Capital Chapter’s Expo and Tech Forum on August 24th

Aug 01, 2017 -

Mike Bixenman, KYZEN Corporation, Wins Best of Presentation Award at the 2017 International Conference on Soldering and Reliability (ICSR)

565 more news from Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) »

Sep 21, 2017 -

Logic PD Sponsoring, Exhibiting at American Medical Device 2017

Sep 20, 2017 -

Viscom AG adopts Valor Process Preparation solution for electronics manufacturing efficiency

Sep 20, 2017 -

COT Announces PB Swiss Tools’ Two New INSIDER Models: INSIDER STUBBY and INSIDER STUBBY RATCHET

Sep 20, 2017 -

New IPC Studies Show World PCB Market Up in 2016 as North American Market Shrinkage Slows World PCB Production and Annual North American PCB Industry Reports Released

Sep 20, 2017 -

ADLINK Technology invites clients to join the MEC Congress 2017

Sep 19, 2017 -

ASC International to Highlight 3D AOI/SPI Innovations at SMTA International

Sep 19, 2017 -

MicroCare Presents Radically Innovative ‘Greener’ Cleaning Fluid at Parts2Clean Stuttgart Hall 3 Stand A46

Sep 19, 2017 -

Aegis Software’s FactoryLogix a major step on Melecs journey towards Industry 4.0

Sep 19, 2017 -

IPC Invites Industry Leaders to Submit Poster Abstracts for IPC APEX EXPO 2018 in San Diego

Sep 19, 2017 -

SCS Webinar to Address the Use of Parylene for Increased Reliability

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

SMTA Releases Wave Soldering Online Course news release has been viewed 287 times

reflow oven profiler

PCB machines