Electronics Cleaning enhances PCB performance and reliability

MicroCare Corporation, in collaboration with industry affiliates Indium Corporation and Weller, will host a technical symposium at SMTA Atlanta on September 12, 2019 at the Atlanta Tech Park in Peachtree Corners, GA.

The half-day reliability-focused event will bring together electronics industry leaders to deliver presentations in the areas of their own expertise.

Emily Peck, MicroCare Senior Chemist, will be on hand to present Cleaning for Reliability in Electronics, illustrating how electronics cleaning can be an important tool for enhancing PCB performance and reliability.

“Successful critical cleaning involves first identifying the contaminant and then selecting the best combination of cleaning fluid and method to effectively remove it. Balancing these factors properly can enhance PCB reliability,” Peck said.

“The key is to improve productivity, boost quality and ensure PCB reliability in a safe, economical, and environmentally-acceptable manner,” she concluded.

Peck is a Senior Chemist at MicroCare Corporation, which offers benchtop and vapor degreasing electronics cleaning solutions. She has been in the industry for more than 5 years and holds a MS in Chemistry from Tufts University. Peck researches, develops and tests cleaning-related products that are used on a daily basis in electronics, medical and precision cleaning applications.

Also presenting at the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) sponsored symposium will be Indium Corporation’s Kim Flanagan, Technical Support Engineer. Her presentation, D-PAK Voiding; A Study to Determine the Origins of D-PAK Voiding, will review a series of tests performed on D-PAK components to determine if their construction causes higher voiding percentages, and whether electrical reliability is affected.

In addition, Bubba Powers, Manager, Technical Services for Weller Professional Tools – North America, will discuss the Reliability of Robotics for Electronics Manufacturing, which gives an overview of the process of automation in the soldering workplace, and discusses what factors are critical for high-reliability electronics in both manual and automated manufacturing environments.

For more information, visit: www.microcare.com

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