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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.

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