A Global Association
Working at a Local Level

For electronics engineering and manufacturing professionals seeking to improve processes through best practices and real world solutions, SMTA offers exclusive access to local and global communities of experts as well as accumulated research and training materials from thousands of companies dedicated to advancing the electronics industry.

Knowledge Is Power

See the list of most downloaded articles from the SMTA Knowledge Base

SMTA Knowledge Base - Knowledge is Power We compiled an "essential reading" list for electronics manufacturing engineers. This list of articles contains the most searched and downloaded articles from the SMTA Knowledge Base during the past 12 months. SMTA members have unlimited access to download these papers and more.

Calling All Students...

Now accepting 2018 Grant and Scholarship Applications

SMTA awards student members each year for demonstrated technical and leadership merit. Click below to find out more about each fund:

$5000 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant
For technical merit of graduate-level students (paper required)

$3000 JoAnn Stromberg Leadership Scholarship
For demonstrated leadership skills

Applications for both funds are due April 23, 2018.

Share Your Knowledge and Research

Now accepting abstracts for 2018 conferences

Share Your Knowledge Because of the dedication of engineers just like you, the electronics assembly and advanced packaging industries have seen tremendous growth over the years. By presenting at a conference you can contribute to the general advancement of the electronics industry as well as establish yourself and your company as an innovator and a thought leader. Get started by submitting an abstract for one of the upcoming conferences.

Lean Six Sigma Online Certification

Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
A Lean Six Sigma (LSS) certification from SMTA in partnership with Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College sets you apart in the industry. Use discount code SMTA10 when you register for an upcoming interactive LIVE online Lean Six Sigma course.

New Online Training Course - Wave Soldering 101!

SMTA Online Training We just released Wave Soldering 101, the fourth in a series of online training courses on the fundamentals of electronics assembly. The course is geared towards equipment operators, technicians, and engineers new to the industry that want to understand more about the soldering process and who have a basic familiarity with the equipment. Industry veteran Michael Kaminsky, Kester Inc., instructs this self-paced course. By taking this course you will gain a fundamental understanding of the wave solder process from the different methods of applying flux to how the boards should interact with the solder wave.

Find Your Dream Job or Hire a New Employee in the SMTA Career Center

The SMTA Career Center can help engineers, operators, managers, technicians and executives find a job or fill a position in the electronics assembly industry. Go to the Job Listings page for a complete listing. Members post on-line for free!

Our Mission

The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.

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