DEK and Kester to present lead-free seminar in Costa Rica
Jan 06, 2005
DEK and Kester have teamed up to present a full-day, intensive lead-free seminar in Costa Rica on January 19, 2005.
Throughout the one-day event, several Pb-free manufacturing issues will be discussed, including sessions covering the latest lead-free alloys, lead-free wave soldering, the reliability of lead-free, and the global impact of lead-free compliance. Technical papers will also be presented as part of the program and will include topics such as: "Effects of cooling Speed on Microstructure and Tensile Properties of SnAgCu Alloys" and "Chip Scale Package Rework Considerations: Using Solder vs. Gel Flux."
The impact of lead-free on the screen printing process will also be addressed at the seminar. While many courses leave out any discussion of Pb-free's impact on mass imaging, recent research conducted by DEK has shown that paste application method (squeegee vs. enclosed head), stencil material, stencil manufacturing method and machine accuracy all have a tremendous impact on the successful implementation of lead-free manufacturing. The results of these studies will be presented in detail.
The seminar will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Melia Callari Hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica. For more information on the seminar or to register, please contact Craig Brown, DEK Americas General Manager, at 908-782-4140, x226.