Indium Corporation Senior Technologist Dr. Ronald Lasky will host a three-part webinar series, Defeating Defects in Electronics Assembly (SMT Process),as part of the company’s free InSIDER Series. Part I will be held on September 12 at 10 a.m. EDT. Parts two and three will be held at the same time on October 17 and November 14, respectively.

Part I will cover best practices in developing an SMT Assembly process that supports low defects in general. This section will include a review of the materials and equipment used in SMT Assembly and important activities, such as how to select a solder paste, design a stencil, and how to set up a reflow oven process.

“At Indium Corporation, we are proud to manufacture materials proven to eliminate defects while ensuring high-reliability solder joints,” said Dr. Lasky. “In addition to delivering these materials, we also believe in the importance of process optimization. This three-part series will provide a clear blueprint for defeating defects in electronics assembly.”

To register or learn about the three-part series, visit The webinar links will be shared with registrants the day of the event. Registrants must use a company email account to avoid Indium Corporation’s spam filters. This is a first come, first served event.

Dr. Lasky is a senior technologist at Indium Corporation, as well as a professor of engineering at Dartmouth College and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Instructor. 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 several 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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