Speedline's Advanced Process Group offers superior consulting services to the surface mount technology (SMT) and semiconductor industries worldwide. Our experts constantly push the boundaries of the technologically possible. We provide smart solutions for your most critical manufacturing concerns, such as process problems and feasibility, cost reduction, and equipment prototypes.
Our staff comprises a tightly focused group of true process experts. Together, we have years of experience designing and improving Speedline equipment, as well as working in the SMT industry itself. Your Speedline specialist may have managed a production line like yours for a leading electronics assembly manufacturer. In addition, we draw on technology expertise from major universities as a further source of knowledge. Speedline experts contribute to every relevant national and international standards organization, including iNEMI, SEMI, IPC®, IMAPS and SMTA.
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Jon has been with Speedline for 15 years and currently serves as the Senior Mechanical Engineer for wave and reflow solder products. His main focus is on developing advanced technologies and incorporating them into the design of new solder equipment. Some of Jon's latest achievements are the developments of an advanced convection heating system and flux collection system for solder equipment.
Jon holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a BA in Physics from Central Missouri State University-Warrensburg. He holds a variety of patents relating to solder equipment and has authored several papers and articles.
Jim has been with Speedline for 17 years and currently serves as Engineering Manager for all solder and cleaning products. His particular areas of interest are the advancement of Soldering and Cleaning process through equipment technologies. Some of Jim's current achievement in the lead-free soldering area includes advanced nozzle technology, flux application technology, Tin corrosion expertise, dross removal/reduction techniques, and thermal heating systems.
Prior to Speedline, Jim worked at Hubbell, Inc. in various roles that included; design engineer, compliance engineering supervisor for hazardous location products, and engineering manager of the Wiegmann electrical enclosure division. Jim holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Univerity of Mo. - Rolla and a Masters in Business Administration from Webster Univ. St. Louis, Mo.
Jim holds a variety of patents relating to wave solder equipment/processes and credited for authoring/presenting award winning papers and articles.
Senior Engineer, Advanced Development
Tom Prentice is a senior engineer working in Speedline's Advanced Development Group for the Dispensing division. His particular areas of interest include systems engineering, precision motion control and the "fuzzy front-end" associated with developing leading edge technologies. He has been with Speedline Technologies (previously Camelot Systems) since 1994, and in that time has been instrumental in developing many of Speedline's dispensing systems and associated options. Prior to that he was with Teledyne TAC, where he helped develop back-end automation equipment, such as high-speed wafer probers. His 30 years of experience in the industry help to make him a key contributor, both to the development team and to Speedline's extensive IP portfolio. Tom has a BSEE from Merrimack College, has written many technical papers and has been awarded 18 U.S. patents.
Sr. Machine Vision Engineer
Dave Prince has 30 years machine control design experience beginning with high-speed web handling equipment that is utilized worldwide by paper, plastic, textile, converting and non woven industries. He has also developed industrial furnace controls, some with output in millions of BTUs, as well as software to control the heat treatment, cooling, coil-forming, and power-and-free conveyor sections of a large steel rolling mill. Dave joined MPM Corporation … now Speedline Technologies ... in 1990 and has continued to refine and expand his knowledge of process control involving key elements of electronics assembly. He has also developed a considerable level of expertise in the field of optics, machine vision, and AOI, and has been awarded several related and important patents. Dave is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers as well as SME's Association for Electronics Manufacturing and Machine Vision Association. His current capacity at Speedline Technologies is as Senior Engineer, Advanced Development, specializing in Machine Vision and Inspection.
Dave has a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.