Commercial use of UV LED curing technology is advancing at a rapid pace due to improvements in UV energy output and increasing availability of ink, adhesive, and coating chemistry formulations. The intensity output of UV LEDs is increasing at a rate of 12% annually! This means electronics applications that require faster production speeds are now feasible. Following widespread adoption in electronics UV spot cure bonding and graphic arts printing applications, UV LED curing is replacing traditional UV curing in many other industrial manufacturing applications including the electronics segment for such things as PCBs, electronic device housings, connectors and sensors, mobile phones, and optical displays for aerospace, automotive, medical and consumer electronics industries among others. Marking, bonding, encapsulating, potting, and sealing UV curing processes are being converted from arc lamp UV curing to UV LED systems to take advantage of significant process improvements and bottom line business benefits. This presentation provides process development/design engineers, manufacturing managers, and process engineers already familiar with and/or using traditional UV curing with a brief introduction to UV LED curing technology and trends, an understanding of the benefits for electronics manufacturing production with examples of electronics applications and next steps to ensure you stay ahead of your competition. A Q&A session at the end gives participants an opportunity to get their questions answered.
- Learn about UV LED curing technology's rapid advancement
- Discover which UV curing electronics applications are best suited to UV LED curing
- Understand the top 5 benefits of UV LED curing for electronics manufacturing production
- Learn whether switching to UV LED curing makes sense for your electronics fabrication process and how to get started
Kevin is the Director of Sales, Americas for the UV business line at Heraeus Noblelight America. He has worked at Heraeus Noblelight America for over 17 years and previously held Business Development and Regional Sales Management positions. Prior to Heraeus Noblelight, he held sales and marketing positions with Avery Dennison, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, and Boehle Chemicals supplying films, raw materials and capital equipment to the coatings, plastics, inks, ceramics and automotive industries. He received his Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University.