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Huntsville Expo & Tech Forum
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel
800 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
Special Thanks to our Coffee Sponsor, Tintronics!
Pre-Register & Attend for a Chance to Win a 3-D printer by, Monoprice!
Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!
Special Thanks to our Door Prize Sponsor, KYZEN!
Special Thanks to our Technical Sessions Sponsor, STI Electronics!
Free Technical Program & Schedule:
9:30AM – 10:30AM
KEYNOTE: Mars and Beyond: Enabling Human Exploration in Deep Space
Speaker: Todd May, Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
NASA is developing the foundational technologies and systems needed to support human exploration of Mars and other deep space destinations. While the Space Launch System (SLS) is the cornerstone of America’s emerging deep space exploration program, the scope of this endeavor extends beyond how astronauts and hardware are transported from Earth to space—from advancing innovative materials and manufacturing, to Earth-independent propulsion and life support systems. Mr. May’s remarks will focus on the challenges and opportunities shaping our nation’s push to put deep space within reach of humankind, and how Marshall Space Flight Center and its partners are leading the effort.
11:00AM – 12:00PM
2D, 2.5D, and 3D X-Ray Inspection – What’s a “D”?
Speaker: Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron
The use of x-ray inspection in the electronics industry has gained wide adoption in the past 20 years, driven mainly by the development and use of bottom terminated components (BTC). The use of ball grid arrays (BGA), for example, allowed the development of standards and guidelines that dictate the maximum void size in each ball. In consequence, x-ray machine manufacturers developed solutions that address these requirements to become an integral part of the quality assurance function of modern electronic manufacturers.
However, as new x-ray technologies are introduced – from new algorithms to new hardware – users are faced with a growing range of options to choose from. Users need a solid technical background to understand these options to make an educated decision when acquiring x-ray inspection capabilities. Unfortunately, x-ray companies are not always clear about the pros and cons of each option. As a result, users end up buying too much or too little capabilities. In either situation, the user is left without the right x-ray inspection solution.
The goal of this presentation is to give the audience the tools needed to avoid making mistakes when acquiring x-ray inspection capabilities. We will set the record straight and clearly define critical concepts in x-ray inspection. The different x-ray modalities, 2D, 2.5D, and 3D x-ray inspection will be explained in details at the user level – no math involved. Most importantly, this presentation will cover when each modality must be utilized for a successful quality assurance program. A rich set of images and videos will be used to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of each x-ray inspection modality.
Join us for Complimentary lunch!
Special Thanks to our Lunch Sponsor, STI Electronics!
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Printed Materials with Embedded Electronics
Speaker: Janice Booth, Weapons Development and Integration Directorate of the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, U.S. Army
There will be a demonstration of a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printer. While a relatively inexpensive technology, FDM 3D printers are ideal for demonstrating the additive manufacturing characteristics pervasive across different grades of equipment. The demonstration will include manipulation of a 3D model, preparation for printing, and the material deposition process.
Special Thanks to our Door Prize Sponsor, KYZEN!
Huntsville Chapter Officers
2017 SMTA Members of Distinction Annual AwardsRequest for Award Nominations
Deadline May 30, 2017
SMTA has recognized exceptional Individual and Corporate Members for thier immeasuable contributions to the Association since 1994. Please join us to show our appreciation for SMTA members dedicated to preserving the traditions of the association and maintaining high standards of progessionalism in the industry. We invite you to take a few minutes to nominate individual or corporate members for on of the prestigious SMTA awards to be presented at the SMTA International Conference.
Please see attachment for award categories, criteria and process.
Nominations can be submitted online at http://smta.org/awards/awards.cfm. The nomination deadline is May 30, 2017.
2017 SMTA Grant and Scolarship Opportunities
The SMTA has two great opportunities for students! Please help us spread the word and encourage qualifying students to apply. Applications must be received on or before Monday, April 17, 2017.
For graduate students:
The SMTA and co-sponsor, Circuits Assembly magazine, are now accepting applications for the 20th annual Charles Hutchins Educational Grant, awarded to a full time graduate level-student working on thesis research in electronics assembly, packaging, or a related field.
To be eligible for the grant, applicants must be members of the SMTA (a student membership is only $20), be a full time student attending a university in North America, and have an expected degree completion date of April 1, 2018 or later. Click here to view the eligibility requirements and application for the Hutchins Grant.
The grant is intended for the purchase of technical books and research materials, for participation in conferences related to electronics assembly and packaging, and for living expenses if necessary.
The $3000 JoAnn Stromberg Student Leadership Scholarship was created to encourage undergraduate students to take on more leadership opportunities and strengthen the connection between students and the electronics industry.
The Stromberg Scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in electronics and actively involved in the SMTA. Click here to view the eligibility requirements and application for the Stromberg Scholarship.
The scholarship is intended for the purchase of technical books and research materials, for participation in conferences related to electronics assembly and packaging, and for living expenses if necessary.
Joint ASQ February 21 Meeting @ AdtranWhat a great meeting last night! Thanks to all who made it happen!
Special thanks to Adtran for letting us use thier facilities and cater our meal, ASQ for helping set up and co-sponsor the meeting, and to Jeffrey Gaddes for the wonderful presentation!
The 3D printer produced a small vase on-site. It was very interesting to watch the vase being created as we had dinner and enjoyed the presentation.
Attached is Mr. Gaddes presentation, with pictures to follow:
Mr. Jeffrey Gaddes is an engineer in the Manufacturing Science & Technology Division of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC). He currently supports Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) programs and promotes adoption of additive technologies at AMRDEC. Mr. Gaddes has designed and evaluated both polymer and metal additive manufacturing equipment, and holds master and bachelor mechanical engineering degrees from Auburn University.
About the 3D printer:
There will be a demonstration of a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printer. While a relatively inexpensive technology, FDM 3D printers are ideal for demonstrating the additive manufacturing characteristics pervasive across different grades of equipment. The demonstration will include manipulation of a 3D model, preparation for printing, and the material deposition process.Location:
The Adtran Bridge conference room
Taste of Italy Pasta Bar
Huntsville Chapter Officers
|Date / Time||Event||Location||Phone||Contact/Email|
February 21, 2017
|3D printing||Adtran Bridge Conference Room||256-656-2155||
April 11, 2017
|EXPO||Embassy Suites Huntsville||952.920.7682||
Jon M. Roberts (Sanmina)
Phone : 256-858-0511
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President :
Janet L. Cross (US Government)
Phone : 256-221-0728
Email : Janet.L.Cross.email@example.com
Chelsea Jewell (KYZEN Corporation)
Phone : 615-983-4567
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Campbell (All Points Logistics)
Phone : 256-379-2295
Email : email@example.com
Board Liaison :
Richard Henrick (Sanmina Corporation)
Phone Contact : 256-882-4579
Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org