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R&D Technical Services Announces Its 15th Year in Business

Nov 17, 2010

David Suihkonen, President of R&D Technical Services

David Suihkonen, President of R&D Technical Services

Ray Willet, VP of R&D Technical Services.

Ray Willet, VP of R&D Technical Services.

BURNSVILLE, MN - Vapor phase manufacturer R&D Technical Services Inc. announces that it will celebrate its 15th year in business in 2011. Since its founding in 1996, R&D Technical Services has led the way in reflow and rework solutions.

“It is hard to believe that we already have been in business for 15 years. I have a photo of my business partner, Ray Willett, and I shaking hands over the first unit we shipped, an RD2 model vapor phase that shipped to Norway. We have worked consistently over the years to innovate vapor phase reflow, and now vapor phase rework equipment and processes. With the RD52 high-volume inline vapor phase oven, which is a perfect marriage of radiant/convection preheat technology and the unsurpassed uniformity of vapor phase reflow technology, and the V-Works 24, the industry’s first vapor phase rework system, we have shown that we are continuously innovating,” said David Suihkonen, President of R&D Technical Services Inc.

As the leading innovator of vapor phase technology, R&D provides equipment for numerous markets including SMT reflow, lead-free reflow, curing, drying, mechanical attachment and plastic package testing. The company offers a superior solder reflow process by combining the best characteristics of both radiant/convection preheating for optimum solder paste conditioning prior to reflow and vapor phase reflow technology for excellent peak temperature uniformity and repeatability. With its new “Vapor Works” division, R&D is responsible for the world’s first Vapor Phase Rework System, offering new solutions to the evermore challenging rework industry.

“We would like to thank all of the customers that have put their trust in us over the years and we plan to continue to earn that trust in the future. Here’s to the next 15 years being even better with more innovative products and more very satisfied customers,” added Suihkonen.

Since its inception, R&D Technical Services has created custom equipment in its local market. From temperature-controlled test ovens for medical applications to custom ultrasonic cleaning workstations, the company has gained a local reputation as a competent designer and fabricator of high-quality, high-value custom equipment.

From the company’s leading-edge design to exacting standards, the quality of the units is apparent throughout. Known for customer support and knowledgeable assistance, R&D offers more than outstanding equipment. For more information about R&D Technical Services Inc., visit

Founded in 1996 to support the vapor reflow market, R&D Technical Services is the leading source of vapor phase equipment. R&D Technical Services’ vapor phase systems are used in numerous markets including SMT solder reflow, lead-free soldering, curing, drying, mechanical attachment, plastic package testing and more. R&D Technical Services is also responsible for the development of Vapor Works, the industry’s first Vapor Phase Rework Station.

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