Indium Corporation’s insight on solder preforms to reduce voiding in bottom termination components

2314181446054999176Indium Corporation announces the release of its newest informational video that describes how solder preforms can reduce voiding in bottom termination components.

This brief video, which can be found at, features Indium Corporation Technical Support Engineer Derrick Herron as he explains to SMT expert Phil Zarrow, President and Principal Consultant for ITM Consulting, how voiding can be consistently reduced to 12 percent with the use of solder preforms.

“Voiding can lead to hot spots in the component, which will eventually lead to a shortened life span,” Herron said. “By limiting voiding, heat is transferred more efficiently into the PCB and away from the component.”

Herron provides technical service to customers in the northeastern United States. Previously, he spent more than six years developing solder paste and flux technologies in Indium Corporation’s research and development laboratory. Herron earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla. He received his Six Sigma Green Belt from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, and is certified in IPC-A-600 and IPC-A-610-D. He also authors a blog on engineered solders, which can be found at

Zarrow has been involved with PCB fabrication and assembly for more than 35 years. In addition to his background in automated assembly and cleaning, Zarrow is recognized for his expertise in surface mount reflow soldering technology, and in the design and implementation of SMT placement equipment and reflow soldering systems. His extensive hands-on experience also includes set-up and troubleshooting through-hole, and SMT processes throughout the world.


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