The presentation will review the major causes of residue-related failures including dendritic growth, electrical leakage and under-coating adhesion failures. Why we clean, what we are removing and a roadmap to defluxing will be presented. The roadmap will cover the major cleaning technology formats available today along with the pros and cons of each technology.
Additional topics to be covered include environmental considerations, cleanliness testing alternatives, and a discussion on “how clean is clean.” A review of best practices also will be presented.
Michael Konrad is an SMT Advisory Board member and President of Aqueous Technologies. Konrad was a member of IPC’s Stencil Cleaning Task Group, contributing to IPC-7526 Stencil and Misprinted Board Cleaning Handbook, and is a current member of IPC’s 5-31 Committee for the upcoming IPC Cleaning Handbook.
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Aqueous Technologies Corporation is North America's leading manufacturer of aqueous cleaning systems. Aqueous Technologies manufactures both batch-format and inline aqueous cleaning/defluxing systems. Aqueous Technologies also manufactures both ultrasonic and spray-in-air stencil cleaning systems, PCB and stencil cleaning chemistries and the Zero-Ion ionic contamination (cleanliness) tester. Aqueous Technologies’ products have won more than 30 industry awards. Visit the company on the Web at http://www.aqueoustech.com.