SMTA International 2016Conference: September 25-29, 2016
Exhibition: September 27-28, 2016
Donald Stephens Convention Center
Conference program coming soon!
The SMTA International technical committee has been hard at work for several months collecting and reviewing abstracts for the 2016 SMTAI technical conference program. We are really close to finalizing the program but it will be a couple more weeks until it is ready to release. We promise the wait will be worth it!
Thank you to everyone who made our 2015 SMTA International such a success!
SMTA International Conference and Exhibition, which took place September 27 – October 1, 2015 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, experienced a 20% increase in on-site attendance compared to 2014. International attendance was comparable to last year with attendees representing 21 different countries.
The technical conference continued the tradition of being the strongest in the electronics assembly industry. The Evolving Technologies Summit at the beginning of the week received much praise as it covered key technologies such as Alternate Alloys and Wearable Technology. A crowd filled the Opening Keynote Session until it was standing-room-only on Tuesday morning to hear Yole Développement CTO, Rozalia Beica, give an impressive overview of 3D Technology Trends and Manufacturing Challenges. The Lead-Free Soldering Technology Symposium kept the meeting room packed until the very end of the conference.
Over 180 exhibiting companies filled the sold-out exhibit hall. Traffic was consistently higher this year. A big attraction this year was the hands-on feature area called the Solder Paste and Solder Joint Automatic Inspection Experience, which was organized by Bob Willis with support from SMTA and NPL. Once again the Tech Tours program featured distinguished tour guides leading groups of attendees to exhibiting companies demonstrating inspection systems or placement equipment. The robotics feature, organized this year by Robotics Alley, welcomed back students from FIRST Robotics and 4-H Extension youth robotics teams and also featured field-ready robots from Paro and Recon Robotics as well as a hands-on soldering project for attendees.
Over 250 guests attended the JoAnn Stromberg’s Retirement Party on Tuesday evening. The evening featured guest speakers including past SMTA Presidents, staff, chapter officers, and long-time friends.
Next year the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition will be held September 25 - 29, 2016 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The IPC Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings will again be co-located.
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Solve Your Toughest Technical Challenges
If you want to get the latest research to help you reduce defects and control your processes, then look no further than the SMTA International Technical Conference.
Learn about the latest equipment and technology from over 160 exhibiting companies. Bring your boards so you can see first-hand how you can increase yield!
Grow Your Network
Connect with the SMTA Brain Trust to build your personal and professional network. SMTA International attracts influential managers, designers, CEOs, reliability experts, process engineers, and technologists who are shaping the future of the electronics assembly industry.
IPC Fall Standards Development Committee MeetingsWe are excited to welcome back IPC's Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings which will be co-located with SMTA International. This landmark collaborative effort by both associations is proving a major benefit to the electronics manufacturing industry as a whole.
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