Chapter Tutorial Program (CTP)

CTP

Chapter Tutorial Programs (CTP's) are one-day technical events hosted by local chapters that feature a single instructor on a topic that is suited to that particular region. The purpose is to address the latest information or most recent issues on a specific technology.

Want to instruct an SMTA tutorial? View the tutorial guidelines.

Cancellation Policy: Registration fees will be refunded (less a $75 processing fee) if written notice is postmarked two weeks prior to the event date. Cancellations received within two weeks prior to event date will not be refunded to cover costs incurred.


Upcoming Chapter Tutorial Programs

April 17, 2014
Oregon Chapter Tutorial Program on Lead-Free Reflow, Wave and Selective Soldering Yield Improvement

April 7 - 8, 2014
Dallas Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt 2-Day Chapter Tutorial Program

October 30 - 31, 2014
LA/Orange County Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Chapter Tutorial Program



Oregon Chapter Tutorial Program on Lead-Free Reflow, Wave and Selective Soldering Yield Improvement

Instructor: Rob Rowland, Axiom Electronics
April 17, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Axiom Electronics
Beaverton, OR

Price:
Members $200
Non-Members $275 (A one-year Individual SMTA Membership is included in the non-member price)
Oregon Chapter Officers $100
Student Members $50
Student Non-Members $55 (A one-year Student SMTA Membership is included in the non-member price)

Great Value! Half the cost of a tutorial at SMTA International and offered right in your backyard. Lunch each day, coffee breaks, course handouts, and a certificate of completion are all included in the cost, along with instruction by one of our best!

What You Will Learn:
Surface mount and through-hole soldering processes are challenging and Pb-free soldering added another level of complexity. Soldering profiles should be based on the physical and chemical parameters that influence the soldering process; they should not be developed by trial and error. This workshop identifies and examines the critical process parameters associated with Pb-free and SnPb reflow, wave and selective soldering. The subjects include theory of operation, operating parameters, monitoring and measuring concepts and related industry standards. This workshop also covers mixed alloy (Pb-free/SnPb) reflow soldering.

A soldering profile methodology must be developed and documented. Soldering profiles are a delicate balance between time and temperature; achieving the right balance can be challenging. All time/temperature profiles are influenced by substrates, components, fluxes and solder alloys. These influences must be well understood and factored into all soldering profiles. This workshop covers how substrates, components, fluxes and solder alloys influence a solder profile. Topics include zone and preheat parameters, solder pot temperatures, conveyor speed calculations, profiling methods and profiling equipment.

The reliability of Pb-free substrates and solder joints are key concerns. In particular, substrate (PCB) reliability has been impacted by the transition to Pb-free soldering. Case studies will address defects and reliability concerns such as PCB delamination and cracking, moisture related delamination, pad cratering and head-on-pillow. Failure analysis techniques like optical inspection, dye and pry, x-ray and cross sectioning will also be discussed. Another interesting Pb-free topic, tin whiskers, will also be covered in detail.

Who Should Attend:
This workshop is intended for individuals who are involved in Pb-free and SnPb reflow, wave and selective soldering. The information presented in this workshop will be beneficial to process, manufacturing and quality engineers, production operators and engineering or production managers. Some basic knowledge of PCBA assembly and soldering is helpful but not essential.

Topics – this workshop covers:

  • Steps to creating reflow, wave and selective soldering profiles
  • Component peak temperature
  • Component ramp up and ramp down rates
  • Component surface finish
  • Tin whisker theory and risk
  • Moisture sensitive devices
  • PCB glass transition temperature
  • PCB coefficient of thermal expansion
  • PCB material decomposition temperature
  • PCB time to delamination
  • PCB surface finish
  • Flux activation temperature and time
  • Rosin, water soluble and no-clean flux
  • Flux classification per J-STD-004
  • SnPb and Pb-free solder alloy options
  • Pb-free solder joint appearance
  • SnPb and Pb-free soldering scenarios
  • Mixed alloy (Sn/Pb and Pb-free) soldering
  • Pb-Free BGAs with SnPb Solder
  • Solder paste basics per J-STD-005
  • Stencil apertures and wetting after reflow
  • Reflow, wave and selective soldering phases
  • Reflow, wave and selective soldering profiles
  • Conveyor speed calculations
  • Reflow oven zone settings
  • Pb-free solder pots
  • Pb-free substrate (PCB) reliability
  • Pb-free solder joint reliability
  • Voiding and head in pillow defects
  • Pad cratering and CAF defects
  • Related industry standards
  • About the instructor:
    Rob is currently the Manufacturing Engineering Manager at Axiom Electronics in Beaverton, Oregon. Rob has 30 years of experience with surface mount manufacturing technology. He is an active member of the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA). Rob has been the Technical Program Director of SMTA International for 12 years. He is a recipient of the SMTA Founders Award and the SMTA Member of Technical Distinction Award. Rob is also a recipient of Distinguished Committee Service Awards for his contributions to IPC-7095 and IPC-7093. He is a frequent author and speaker at industry trade events. Rob is the co-author of the book Applied Surface Mount Assembly. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Weber State University.



    Contact Karen Frericks at 952-920-7682 with questions.

    Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.






    Dallas Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt 2-Day Chapter Tutorial Program

    Instructor: Albert Clary, TheSixSigmaWay
    April 7 & 8, 2014
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    THESIXSIGMAWAY
    17766 Preston Road
    Dallas, TX 75252
    PH - 800-726-1345
    FAX - 800-726-1345

    Price (Same for webinar and in-person) :
    Members $400 (US)
    Non-Members $475 (US) (A one-year individual SMTA membership is included in the non-member price)
    Dallas Chapter Officers $200

    This 2-Day Course includes a FREE Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification!

    If travel costs are an issue, you have the option to register for either the in-person event or the online webinar running concurrently.

    Great Value! Half the cost of a tutorial at SMTA International and offered right in your backyard. Lunch each day, coffee breaks, course handouts, and a certificate of completion are all included in the cost, along with instruction by one of our best!

    Introduction:
    Lean six sigma methodology continues to gain popularity in various sectors. It is well documented that the tools of lean and six sigma had been used successfully to save companies and other organizations, large and small, millions of dollars and to realize breakthrough improvements in quality and cycle time. Surface mount technology companies regularly use lean six sigma tools that include value stream mapping, 5S, Pareto charts, fishbone diagrams, house of quality, and DOE.
    Nowadays, professionals are required to have at least some lean six sigma training. For instance, TheSixSigmaWay had trained professionals from the electronics industry, aerospace, healthcare, banking, hospitality, military, agriculture sector, and state and federal governments.
    Attendees of This lean six sigma yellow belt class will receive a complete overview of the five Lean Six Sigma phases (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) with emphasis on the Define and Measure phases. An understanding of the focus differences between Lean and Six Sigma, their history, and their primary objectives. Key tools used for both Lean and Six Sigma will be discussed; however, only tools from the Define and Measure phases will be comprehensive.

    PLEASE NOTE: White Belt Certification is not a Prerequisite for this course.

    Course Objectives:
    Attendees will understand:

    Define Phase – Day 1

  • Understanding Six Sigma
  • Understanding LEAN
  • Six Sigma Fundamentals
  • Selecting Projects : Voice Of Customer (VOC)
  • Process Mapping : Macro and Micro Level
  • Pareto Charting
  • LEAN concepts : Elements of Waste
  • Wrap Up and Action Items

    Measure Phase – Day 2

  • Introduction to Process Discovery
  • Introduction to Six Sigma Statistics
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Cause and Effect (Ishikawa Fishbone)
  • X Y Matrix
  • Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  • Process Capability - Cpk
  • Wrap Up and Action items

    Analyze Phase

  • Overview of concepts discussed on Day 1
  • Details covered in the Green Belt Class

    Improve Phase

  • Overview of concepts discussed on Day 1
  • Details covered in the Green Belt Class

    Control Phase

  • Overview of concepts discussed on Day 1
  • Details covered in the Green Belt Class

    Who Should Attend:
    This course is intended for all levels of business operation personnel who are concerned about and wish to become familiar and comfortable with Lean Six Sigma and obtain a yellow belt certification. This course will be of benefit to all levels of business operations. White Belt Certification is not a prerequisite for this course.

    About the Instructor:
    Albert Clary is an experienced Master Black Belt who has been involved with teaching and deploying lean six sigma for over 15 years. He has held various engineering, management and teaching positions at companies including Nortel and Hewlett Packard.

    He is knowledgeable in areas such as:

  • Manufacturing process metrics and controls
  • Marketing process metrics and controls
  • Call center operational metrics and controls
  • Network operations metrics and controls
  • Continuous Improvement tool set (DMAIC/PDSA/DFSS/DOE)
  • Complex statistical analysis
  • Data mining on large complex data sets
  • High impact market research
  • Albert holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and an MBA, in addition to various certifications, including lean six sigma black belt and master black belt.

    Contact Karen Frericks at 952-920-7682 with questions.

    Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.






    LA/Orange County Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Chapter Tutorial Program

    Instructor: Albert Clary, TheSixSigmaWay
    October 30 & 31, 2014
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Paradigm Contract Manufacturing LLC
    11562 Knott Street, Unit 13-14
    Garden Grove, CA 92841-1843
    PH - 714-889-7074
    FAX - 714-893-1801

    Price:
    Members $400 (US)
    Non-Members $475 (US) (A one-year individual SMTA membership is included in the non-member price)
    LA/Orange County Chapter Officers $200

    This 2-Day Course includes a FREE Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification!

    Great Value! Half the cost of a tutorial at SMTA International and offered right in your backyard. Lunch each day, coffee breaks, course handouts, and a certificate of completion are all included in the cost, along with instruction by one of our best!

    Introduction:
    Lean six sigma methodology continues to gain popularity in various sectors. It is well documented that the tools of lean and six sigma had been used successfully to save companies and other organizations, large and small, millions of dollars and to realize breakthrough improvements in quality and cycle time. Surface mount technology companies regularly use lean six sigma tools that include value stream mapping, 5S, Pareto charts, fishbone diagrams, house of quality, and DOE.
    Nowadays, professionals are required to have at least some lean six sigma training. For instance, TheSixSigmaWay had trained professionals from the electronics industry, aerospace, healthcare, banking, hospitality, military, agriculture sector, and state and federal governments.
    Attendees of This lean six sigma yellow belt class will receive a complete overview of the five Lean Six Sigma phases (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) with emphasis on the Define and Measure phases. An understanding of the focus differences between Lean and Six Sigma, their history, and their primary objectives. Key tools used for both Lean and Six Sigma will be discussed; however, only tools from the Define and Measure phases will be comprehensive.

    PLEASE NOTE: White Belt Certification is not a Prerequisite for this course.

    Course Objectives:
    Attendees will understand:

    Define Phase – Day 1

  • Understanding Six Sigma
  • Understanding LEAN
  • Six Sigma Fundamentals
  • Selecting Projects : Voice Of Customer (VOC)
  • Process Mapping : Macro and Micro Level
  • Pareto Charting
  • LEAN concepts : Elements of Waste
  • Wrap Up and Action Items

    Measure Phase – Day 2

  • Introduction to Process Discovery
  • Introduction to Six Sigma Statistics
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Cause and Effect (Ishikawa Fishbone)
  • X Y Matrix
  • Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  • Process Capability - Cpk
  • Wrap Up and Action items

    Analyze Phase

  • Overview of concepts discussed on Day 1
  • Details covered in the Green Belt Class

    Improve Phase

  • Overview of concepts discussed on Day 1
  • Details covered in the Green Belt Class

    Control Phase

  • Overview of concepts discussed on Day 1
  • Details covered in the Green Belt Class

    Who Should Attend:
    This course is intended for all levels of business operation personnel who are concerned about and wish to become familiar and comfortable with Lean Six Sigma and obtain a yellow belt certification. This course will be of benefit to all levels of business operations. White Belt Certification is not a prerequisite for this course.

    About the Instructor:
    Albert Clary is an experienced Master Black Belt who has been involved with teaching and deploying lean six sigma for over 15 years. He has held various engineering, management and teaching positions at companies including Nortel and Hewlett Packard.

    He is knowledgeable in areas such as:

  • Manufacturing process metrics and controls
  • Marketing process metrics and controls
  • Call center operational metrics and controls
  • Network operations metrics and controls
  • Continuous Improvement tool set (DMAIC/PDSA/DFSS/DOE)
  • Complex statistical analysis
  • Data mining on large complex data sets
  • High impact market research
  • Albert holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and an MBA, in addition to various certifications, including lean six sigma black belt and master black belt.

    Contact Karen Frericks at 952-920-7682 with questions.

    Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.