This module has had the benefit of an enormous amount of input from all sectors of the industry; suppliers of materials, manufacturers of equipment, board fabricators and circuit assemblers. We hope that most of the companies and people who have provided material have been listed below, and apologise for any omissions, which are unintentional.
A number of people in our list are colleagues from various support organisations. Some are publicly funded, whilst others are commercial organisations; all are heavily committed to making lead-free implementation a success. We would particularly like to thank Soldertec for making much information freely available to us, as well as their continuing promotion of international conferences on lead-free.
|Agilent Technologies||John Lau|
|Roger Bilham Consultancy||Roger Bilham|
|Dage Precision Industries||David Bernard|
|DEK Printing Machines||Alan Hobby
|DKL Metals||Ron Gow|
|Electronic Presentation Services||Bob Willis|
|ERA Technology||Paul Goodman|
|Henkel Loctite Adhesives||Steve Dowds|
|Merlin Circuit Technology||Dennis Price|
|Multicore Solder||Gordon Clark
|National Physical Laboratory||Alan Brewin
|Open University||Bill Plumbridge|
|ROHM Electronics||Angus Westwater|
|Scottish Advanced Manufacturing Centre||Tom Dearie|
|Seho UK||Pete Bagshaw|
|Senju Manufacturing (Europe)||Martin Allison|
|Shipley Chemicals||Martin Goosey|
|Solectron Scotland||Steve Mainwaring|
|X-Tek Systems||Steve Hursey|
As module author, I have been very much influenced by my teaching at the Scottish Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Livingston, and by my learning at the hands of many experts brought to the many workshops and conferences I have attended that have been organised by the SMART Group. Where would surface mount be without our industry champions?! If you aren’t already a member, then you should seriously consider joining; membership is available at affordable prices for both individuals and companies.
Those who have visited Nepcon, or any of the main SMART events, will recognise Bob Willis, the SMART Technical Director, and a well-known consultant in the assembly field. The images and videos that he has made available for this module have helped enormously in putting the points across. Look out for Bob in his many regular columns in the trade press, and use his web site as a resource for your ongoing study.
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