Industry Handbook Written with BTU Reflow Expertise

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BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy markets, announces that Fred Dimock, manager of process technology at BTU International, contributed to the new handbook published by the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA). The book, "Handbook of Electronic Assembly and a Guide to SMTA Certification," originally was conceived as a supplement to the SMTA Certification Program and provides an in-depth understanding of the entire electronic assembly process with a special focus on helping those new to the industry develop competence in the technology.

Chapter topics include soldering and materials, printed wiring boards, components, paste-print stencil, component placement, assembly line design and optimization, solder reflow, wave soldering, dispensing, and inspection and test. Each chapter outlines the fundamental attributes of critical assembly processes providing full-color images and diagrams to illustrate real-world applications.

Professor Ronald Lasky, Ph.D., Dartmouth College/Indium Corporation; W. James Hall, ITM Consulting; Katherine Hickey and Jennifer Tate, Ph.D., Dartmouth College, wrote and organized the book over a span of several years. Fred Dimock, BTU, and Ed Briggs, Indium Corporation, are credited for their contributions to specific chapters. Publication through the SMTA allows this work to reach the largest audience at the lowest price.

The handbook is available in full-color print format through the SMTA Book Store. SMTA members receive a $10 discount on all titles. There is no charge for shipping if sent to an address in the US. For more information about the book, contact SMTA director of communications Ryan Flaherty at 952-920-7682 or ryan@smta.org.

For more information about BTU, visit www.btu.com.
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