Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Andrew Kuang
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jinlong Xu, Joyce Zhang, Ken Kuang
    Pages 35-41
  4. Casey Kazmierowicz, Bjorn Dahle, Umesh Kumar, Ed Graddy
    Pages 55-62
  5. Yuxiang Wang
    Pages 63-76
  6. Jinlong Xu, Joyce Zhang, Ken Kuang
    Pages 87-92
  7. Jinlong Xu, Joyce Zhang, Ken Kuang
    Pages 93-101
  8. Jinlong Xu, Joyce Zhang, Ken Kuang
    Pages 103-112
  9. Ron Visser, John B. Snook
    Pages 123-132
  10. Jinlong Xu, Joyce Zhang, Ken Kuang
    Pages 141-143
  11. Andrew Zhou
    Pages 151-159
  12. Yanjun Cheng
    Pages 161-169
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 171-175

About this book


  • Distills more than a decade’s worth of application experience on furnaces into a practical book for engineers;
  • Addresses belt furnace influences on manufacturing, assembly and packaging, efficiency, curing, and more;
  • Focuses on lithium ion batteries, direct bond copper technologies, and solar cells.

This practical book is tailored for engineers working in the industry, and condenses more than a decade’s worth of application experience on furnaces. The various topics discussed include conveyor furnaces, belt furnaces, solar cells, brazing furnaces, thick film furnaces, and furnace air flow and reflow. There are chapters on the influence of belt furnace and firing on silicon solar cells, thin film CIGS solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, crystalline solar cells, and lithium ion batteries, as well as how the processes affect the efficiency of each. The authors also address the influence of belt furnace on various processes such as metallization, engine valve heat treatment, brazing, post mold curing, and glass-to-metal sealing. The last few chapters also address Direct Bond Copper (DBC) technologies, and the effect of profile and atmosphere on the reflow process.


Conveyor furnaces Belt furnaces Solar Cells Brazing furnace Thick film furnace Furnace air flow and reflow Direct bond copper technologies Engine valve heat treatment Brazing process Post mold cure process Glass-to-metal seal process Ultrasonic belt cleaning

Authors and affiliations

  • Jinlong Xu
    • 1
  • Joyce Zhang
    • 2
  • Ken Kuang
    • 3
  1. 1.Hengli Eletek Co., LtdHefeiChina
  2. 2.Torrey Hills Technologies, LLCSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Torrey Hills Technologies, LLCSan DiegoUSA

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