SAVE THE DATE! The SMTA Rocky Mountain Chapter is pleased to announce the next Technical Session: “Design for Test and Spectrum Analysis” April 26, 2018 Design for Test and Spectrum Analysis will be an informative technical session focusing inspection techniques and DFX. This session will explore different methodologies for testing today’s assembly packages for implementing a test strategy which best meets production process requirements. Who should attend: Quality engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Design Engineers, Engineering Managers, Buyers, and Engineering Students. Meeting Details Where: Mentor Graphics, Longmont, CO When: April 26, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM RSVP: RSVP Link - Design for Test & Spectrum Analysis Event Registration Fee: $35.00 - members $45.00 - nonmembers Payment: Payment for the event can be made via PayPal in advance or at the door
All major credit cards and company checks accepted for the event. We will also accept payments on the day of the event during registration.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Location: West Club at Mile High Stadium 1701 Bryant Street Denver, CO 80204
Mark your calendars and plan to attend what is expected to be the Rocky Mountain event of the year. The SMTA Rocky Mountain Chapter is now taking registration for their 2018 Expo. We are expecting a sold out event, connecting exhibitors, and bringing the latest technology to the Rocky Mountain region while presenting impactful and meaningful technical sessions for your continued professional growth.
Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!
Backstage Tour of Mile High Stadium As a special treat, we will have a backstage tour of Mile High Stadium for 25 attendees. Registrations are limited so book early. Cost for the tour is $25 per person – a bargain for the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Denver Broncos. Tour will run at 1:00pm.
Human space exploration is growing in global interest and significance, with unprecedented interest in and excitement about expanding human presence beyond low Earth orbit to the moon and on to Mars. NASA’s Orion spacecraft is at the vanguard of this effort. Designed and built by Lockheed Martin in Denver, Orion represents the state of the art for high-reliability, high-availability, robust avionics and software architectures and components for long-duration deep space missions. Chambers will provide an overview of Orion, the avionics challenges unique to flying humans out to the final frontier, and the future of humanity’s scientific exploration of our solar system.
One of the major challenges for an electronic assembly manufacturing engineer is determining how a SMT machine will impact throughput. Typically an SMT equipment supplier will ask for few (5-10) products to simulate the throughput capability of their machine. Unfortunately, if the engineer works in a high mix low volume environment he may need to know the impact of a new machine on a 1,000 or more products. Currently there are a lack of simulation tools to model this. This is confirmed in the IPC Technology Roadmap for Electronics Interconnections 2015 it states “In order to better deal with the demands for increased interconnection density and respond to market demands for better return on capital investment in assembly equipment, there is a need within the manufacturing industry for continued improvement in tools and software for modeling and simulation. Needs in this area include better methods of load balancing and improved machine utilization? The tools for determining the balance on assembly lines will need to be flexible to handle the mix of assembly types that manufacturers now face.”
Rockwell Automation partnered with Universal Instruments to develop a tool to model a large quantity of products and the impact of SMT line configurations. The information used for the modeling includes placement per panel information and machine components placed per hour capability. With these tools an electronic assembly plant can be modeled and analyzed to identify improvement opportunities and perform “what if” analysis to model impact of machine changes.
12:00pm - 1:00pm Join us for a complimentary lunch and networking on the Show Floor!
Design for Excellence (DfX) can be used as part of an organization’s Continuous Improvement Programme to decrease product development time, product cost and manufacturing cycle time, while increasing product quality, reliability and ultimately the customer satisfaction. It will significantly decrease the overall cycle time from the design concept to customer delivery, which is a critical success factor. Design for Excellence makes it possible to implement a Lean Test approach that produces a lower cost product whilst maintaining the highest quality.
ASTER’s vision is articulated on two principles: 1) Using traceability and repair loop information in order to qualify the customer defect universe. The defects include design defects, manufacturing defects and functional defects. 2) Importing the defect opportunities and identifying the possible consequences of inadequate testability and test coverage on a new design.
3:00pm - 4:00pm Meet and Greet with the Best in the Business! Join us after the show for Networking and Celebration at the West Club at Sports Authority Field