AIM’s Carlos Tafoya to Present at SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum 2019


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AIM Solder has announced that Carlos Tafoya, Technical Support Director, will present the white paper “Weak Organic Acids—Detection and Reliability Assessment” at SMTA Guadalajara, scheduled to take place on October 23-24, 2019 at Expo Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Weak Organic Acids (WOA) are a common component of no clean liquid flux. These acids provide the cleaning and etching capabilities required to prepare surfaces to accept solder. They are also a source of chemical contamination that can cause electrical and corrosive failures on circuit assemblies. The ability to assess the risk of flux residue after soldering in the production environment is a challenge for assemblers and flux manufacturers alike. In this study the accuracy of common residue extraction methods and a comparison of electrical and soldering performance of common WOAs are performed to illustrate the challenges associated with flux residue assessment as it relates to reliability.

AIM will also highlight its full line of advanced solder materials, including its award-winning REL61 and REL22 high reliability alloys and new cored wire solders, RX18 and CX18. To discover all of AIM’s products and services, visit the company at the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in Stand # 409 for more information and to speak with one of AIM’s knowledgeable staff members. 

About Carlos Tafoya

Carlos Tafoya received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas – El Paso. He joined AIM in 2005, bringing with him over two decades of experience in the electronics assembly industry. Carlos currently oversees AIM’s technical support teams based in USA, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, China and India. 

About AIM

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, AIM Solder is a leading global manufacturer of assembly materials for the electronics industry with manufacturing, distribution and support facilities located throughout the world. AIM produces advanced solder products such as solder paste, liquid flux, cored wire, bar solder, epoxies, lead-free and halogen-free solder products, and specialty alloys such as indium and gold for a broad range of industries. A recipient of many prestigious SMT industry awards, AIM is strongly committed to innovative research and development of product and process improvement as well as providing customers with superior technical support, service and training. For more information about AIM, visit www.aimsolder.com.

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