Indium Corporation’s Dr. Ron Lasky will share his technical insight on the importance of Design of Experiments to optimize the electronics assembly process as part of the company’s popular InSIDER Series of webinars. The presentation, Design of Experiments (DOE) for SMT 101, will take place on Tuesday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m. San Francisco/1:30 p.m. New York/6:30 p.m. London/7:30 p.m. Germany.

DOE is an extremely important tool in electronics assembly to optimize the assembly process. In this webinar, Dr. Lasky will present a practical approach to understanding and performing DOE. The session will start with a layman’s perspective of analysis of variance (ANOVA), the statistical technique that is employed in DOE. A simple DOE will then be performed by hand to demonstrate the math involved. The webinar will conclude with the analysis of a DOE to optimize stencil printing. The DOE will be performed with Minitab®, and a thorough discussion of the results will be given. The data will be available for attendees to perform the Minitab® analysis on their own after the webinar. Click here to register.

Dr. Lasky is a senior technologist at Indium Corporation, as well as a professor of engineering at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., U.S. He has more than 30 years of experience in electronics and optoelectronics packaging at IBM, Universal Instruments, and Cookson Electronics. He has authored six books and contributed to nine others on science, electronics, and optoelectronics; he has authored numerous technical papers. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct professor at several colleges, teaching more than 20 different courses on topics such as electronics packaging, materials science, physics, mechanical engineering, and science and religion.

Dr. Lasky holds numerous patent disclosures and is the developer of several SMT processing software products relating to cost estimating, line balancing, and process optimization. He is the co-creator of engineering certification exams that set standards in the electronics assembly industry worldwide. Dr. Lasky was awarded the Surface Mount Technology Association’s (SMTA) Technical Distinction Award in 2021 for his “significant and continuing technical contributions to the SMTA.” He was also awarded SMTA’s prestigious Founder’s Award in 2003.

About Indium Corporation
Indium Corporation is a premier materials refiner, smelter, manufacturer, and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, thin-film, and thermal management markets. Products include solders and fluxes; brazes; thermal interface materials; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, germanium, and tin metals and inorganic compounds; and NanoFoil®. Founded in 1934, the company has global technical support and factories located in China, Germany, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.

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About InSIDER Series
Indium Corporation’s free webinar program designed for professional development, launched in April 2020, has included more than 30 topics presented to thousands of industry professionals via its live sessions and recordings archive.
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