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British Association for Brazing & Soldering (BABS), c/o The Welding Institute, Abington Hall, Abington, Cambridge CB1 6AL, England. The Danish Solderability Association (DSA), c/o Flemming Jensen, Bytortet 7, 8722 Hedensted, Denmark. Deutscher Verband für Schweisstechnik (DVS), Aachener Strasse 172, D-4000 Düsseldorf 1, Germany. The Surface Mount Club, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 OLW, England. The Soldering Science & Technology Club (SSTC), National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 OLW, England. The Scottish Surface Mount Club, c/o R.A. Shackleford, Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Paisley College, High Street, Paisley PA1 2BE, Scotland. Electronic Industries Association (EIA), 2001 Eye Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA. Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA), 5200 Willson Road, Suite 107, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55424, USA. Surface Mount Equipment Manufacturers Association (SMEMA) 4113 Barberry Drive, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444 USA. SMTA BABS JOHN BIANCINI NAMED TO SURFACE MOUNT COUNCIL BABS AUTUMN CONFERENCE 1992 The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) recently — The Joining Environment announced the appointment of John Biancini, President of Supernova Corporation/Division of Advanced Flex, to serve as the SMTA Date: 14-15 October 1992 representative to the Surface Mount Council. He also serves as Vice Venue: Post House, Coventry President of Technical Programmes for the SMTA John Biancini is President and founder of Supernova Corporation/ The BABS 1992 Autumn Conference The Joining Environment, to be Division of Advanced Flex, a printed circuit design company doing held at the Forte Posthouse Coventry on 14-15 October 1992, will provide business since 1975. The company provides design, photoplotting and a venue for discussion of advances in joining technology, focusing in prototype circuit boards. Mr Biancini has written numerous papers and particular on soldering, brazing and diffusion bonding practices which travelled extensively giving lectures and seminars on the subject of may also involve environmental considerations. complex PCB design and manufacturing. He is a member of the Technical With respect to the general quality of all joints, the choice of the process Advisory Council for 'Surface Mount International' and is also serving as environment, eg air, nitrogen, controlled atmosphere, vacuum, salt bath design track chairman. are a significant factor in determining the process yield, the strength and Mr Biancini serves on the Technical Advisory Council of Electronic reliability of the joint. Improvements in processing environments that Packaging & Production. He is also serving as Vice Chairman of the IPC improve the safety and acceptability of the workplace environment are Printed Board Design Committee and is Vice Chairman of the Surface also an important consideration. Mount Land Patterns and Design Rules Committee. It is intended that this conference will be of value to end users and This appointment will be an excellent opportunity for Mr Biancini to be fabricators, planners, designers and production technologists, as well as actively involved in representing the concerns and standardisation issues development engineers and scientists. of SMTA members. He will actively participate in the annual update of the The first day, 14 October, will be reserved for papers on soldering. The SMC Action Plan as well as the yearly publication 'Status of the proposed elimination of CFCs is having a profound effect on soldering Technology'. He will be available to hear the concerns of the SMTA processes and numerous new cleaning materials and equipment, soldering membership and, in turn, report back to the membership on progress made atmospheres, solder fluxes and pastes have now become available which in the standardisation area. claim to provide effective alternatives. The planned programme is as follows: SMTA ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR SMTA ACADEMY The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) has recently 'A Novel Solder Paste Formulation for Zero Residue Reflow' announced plans for the SMTA Academy. This new and innovative M.W. Fenner, Fry's Metals Ltd programme has been developed in response to members requesting strong 'Versatile New Equipment for Non-CFC Flux-Residue Removal' and comprehensive technical programming in regional areas of the country. R. Wood, Dage plc The seminars will feature full day presentations covering various 'Nitrogen Soldering' aspects of surface mount technology. The key to the programme is the C.G. Tanner, BNF Europe Ltd commitment to participate by six of the most highly qualified experts on 'Modified Atmospheres for Reflow Soldering' topics of SMT. Jim Blankenhorn, Jerry Ginsberg, Charles Hutchins, John C.J. Precious et al, BOC Limited Kratz, Vern Solberg and Ralph Woodgate will serve as instructors for 'The Future of Solder Paste Printing for SMT Reflow Soldering' these seminars. E.K. Lo, Dr N.N. Ekjere and I Ismail, Dept of Aeronautical and The topics to be presented will be Basic SMT, Design, Fine Pitch Mechanical Engineering, University of Salford Technology, Multichip Modules, Zero Defect Soldering, and Hands On 'Assessment of CFC Replacements for Defluxing Electronic Assemblies' Inspection/Rework. These programmes will be held in the following A.C. Harman, BNR Europe Ltd cities: 'Alternative Solders/lead-free...' International Tin Research Institute/GEC/BNR Marlboro, Massachusetts (October 1992) Rochester, NY (November 1992) The second day, 15 October will be devoted to brazing and diffusion Baltimore, MD (January 1993) bonding. Columbus, OH (February 1993) A conference dinner will be held on the evening of 14 October. It is planned that a small exhibition will run concurrently with the conference. The cost for the training programmes will be $195 per day for SMTA A block booking of rooms at preferential rates has been reserved for members and S245 per day for non-members. Normally seminars of this delegates at the Forte Posthouse Coventry. type would cost twice as much. The SMTA is pleased to be able to offer All enquiries regarding the conference and associated exhibition should this type of quality programming to members across the country. be addressed to: Margaret Swadling Conference Services, Wantage For further information on the SMTA Academy, please contact: SMTA, Business Park, Wantage, Oxon OX12 9BJ Telephone: 0235 770652 5200 Willson Road, Suite 100, Edina, MN 55424, USA. Telephone: (612) Telex: 837166 Fax: 0235 771144. 920 7682. Fax: (612) 926 1819.
Soldering & Surface Mount Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1992
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