Ray Welch from Koh Young will Present a Paper on the Importance of Solder Paste Inspection at SMTA Tampa Bay Expo on 30 October 2023

Atlanta, Georgia – Koh Young Technology, the leader in True3D™ measurement-based inspection solutions changed the industry over 20-years ago with its multi-projection solder paste inspection machine. The electronics manufacturing industry quickly adopted the patented technology, which is now the de facto standard SPI machine in the market. On 30 October during the SMTA Tampa Bay Technical Forum, Ray Welch, Senior Applications Engineer at Koh Young will discuss the growing importance of SPI as a process improvement tool.

Real-world examples show the value and power of SPI, especially when manufacturers try to answer the question “Why the need for 3D SPI?” Many new SPI users quickly realize their print process is not as robust as they might have thought, and is contributing to higher levels of costly rework or escapes. 

“Industry experts assert, ‘SPI reveals the sins of the print process’ and this resonates powerfully with many new SPI users,” said Ray. “Once they begin using SPI, issues in print performance or printing practices leap out. Whether it’s a poor stencil design, improper printing practice, inadequate print parameters, incorrect solder paste, PCB design or even board fabrication issues.” 

A prevailing viewpoint among electronics manufactures is that achieving a “best-in-class” process requires using an SPI machine as more than a “Pass/Fail” system. It must fully characterize the print process and make necessary process improvements. Forward-thinking suppliers, like Koh Young, offer comprehensive machines and on-site training, empowering customers to use SPI machines more effectively, as well as providing valuable recommendations to improve the print process. 

Join Koh Young at the SMTA Tampa Bay Expo and Tech Forum, hosted in the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater on October 30, 2023, to delve deeper into our pioneering True3D SPI solutions. You can register to attend the in-person conference and exposition here at https://smta.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?alias=tampa2023.

If attending the event isn’t possible, you can explore our solder paste inspection and award-winning True3D inspection solutions at www.kohyoungamerica.com or through these FREE downloads from Koh Young:

About Koh Young Technology, Inc.

Established in 2002, Koh Young revolutionized the inspection market by launching the industry’s first 3D Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) system using a patented dual-projection Moiré technology. Since then, it has become the global leader in 3D measurement-based SPI and Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) equipment for the electronics industry. Based on its True 3D measurement-based inspection technology, Koh Young has developed innovative inspection solutions for challenges with machined parts, press-fit and through-hole pins, conformal coatings, dispensed materials, and semiconductor packages. Through its constant innovation, Koh Young has secured over 3,500 global customers, and commands the dominant global market share position in the SPI and AOI markets with well over 20,000 machine installations. By adopting a user-centric R&D focus, it continues to use its core competencies to develop innovative solutions for new and existing markets by listening to our customers and researching emerging trends and applications. From the headquarters in Korea, activities spread across the world through its global sales and support infrastructure spanning Europe, Asia, and the Americas. These regional offices ensure Koh Young stays close to the market, and more importantly, its growing user base. Learn why so many electronics manufacturers trust Koh Young for reliable inspection for a smart factory at our website kohyoung.com