Business After Hours at Photo Stencil
Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 3:00 PM Location:
16080 Table Mountain Parkway, Suite 100, Golden, CO 80403
Join us for a Meet & Greet After Hours event at Photo Stencil. See the new factory and learn about today's stencil technology
Rocky Mountain Expo & Tech Forum
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Location: West Club at Mile High Stadium
1701 Bryant Street
Denver, CO 80204
Attendees 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.
(you can park in either lot J or lot C)
Free Technical Program:
9:00am – 9:45am
Electronics Going Sky-High
Rob Chambers, Lockheed Martin
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.
11:15am – 12:00pm
Modeling an SMT Line to Improve Throughput
Greg Vance, Rockwell Automation
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!
A Special Thank You To Our Lunch Sponsors:
2:00pm - 2:45pm
DfX – Design For Excellence using EMS 4.0
William E. Webb, ASTER Technologies LLC
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
A Special Thank You To Our Reception Sponsor:
Current Exhibitor List:
Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members