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Geoffrey Doyle, Jabil Circuit Inc., to be Keynote Speaker at SMTA Capital Chapter’s Expo and Tech Fo


July 9, 2018 - The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce Geoffrey Doyle of Jabil Circuit Inc. as Keynote speaker for the upcoming Capital Expo and Tech Forum at Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center, on Thursday, August 23rd
 
During his informative presentation on “Additive Manufacturing,” Geoffrey will describe the challenges of Industry 4.0 and highlight advanced manufacturing solutions that can help companies rise to meet such challenges. Topics include digital transformations, 3D printing for production parts, leveraging data to assist with distributed manufacturing, and much more.
 
Geoffrey is the Director of Business Development for Jabil Additive, the world’s 3rd largest contract manufacturer. Prior to joining Jabil he was President of FIT West Corp., a fully owned subsidiary of specialist additive manufacturing company FIT AG. Starting his career in the British Army (Royal Engineers) he transitioned into venture capital and worked at Percipient Capital in London for over 10 years investing in UK technology companies. After moving to Silicon Valley in 2012 he founded Growshapes LLC, the leading 3d printing and 3d scanning VAR in Silicon Valley (DAVID/HP 3D Scanner, netfabb/Autodesk). Geoffrey also established Silicon Valley Forum’s 3D Printing and Scanning forum in 2012, the first monthly forum of its kind in Silicon Valley. He holds a B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Manchester (UK), an MBA from Manchester Business School (UK) and graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
 
Don’t miss this convenient and free educational opportunity. Geoffrey is one of four presenters during the Expo and Tech Forum and will begin his 45 minute presentation at 9:45 AM.
 
The SMTA Capital Expo and Tech Forum will be held at Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723. Registration opens at 7:30 AM and includes a complimentary lunch on the show floor.  Exhibits are open from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM and the first technical presentation will start at 8:30 AM.
 
Please join us for this great networking and free educational event.  To register online to attend or exhibit, please visit http://www.smta.org/expos/#capital.
 






Capital Expo & Tech Forum

Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 07:30 AM
Location: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab Laurel, MD

SMTA Capital Chapter’s Expo and Tech Forum to be Held on August 23rd
 
The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to invite you to its upcoming Capital Expo and Tech Forum at Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723, on Thursday, August 23rd
 
We are pleased to announce that this year’s Keynote speaker Geoffrey Doyle, Director of Business Development for Jabil Additive, will present the hot industry topic “Additive Manufacturing Corporate Development.” In addition the Capital Chapter will host technical presentations by Kuprion Inc., KIC and Indium Corporation titled “Versatile Nanocopper Materials-System for High Performance Printing, Assembly and Packaging,” “Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution – The Smart Factory,” and “Avoiding the Pitfalls of Voiding in PCB Assemblies” respectively.
 
Please join us for this great networking and free educational event. Registration opens at 7:30 AM and includes a complimentary lunch on the show floor.  Exhibits are open from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM and the first technical presentation will start at 8:30 AM.
 
7:30 AM                              Registration
8:30 – 9:15 AM                  Technical Presentation – Alfred Zinn, Kuprion Inc. (Versatile Nanocopper Materials-System for High Performance Printing, Assembly and Packaging)
9:00 AM                              Exhibits Open
9:45 – 10:30 AM                Keynote Speaker – Geoffrey Doyle, Jabil Circuit Inc. (Additive Manufacturing Corporate Development)

11:00 – 11:45 AM             Technical Presentation – MB Allen, KIC (Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution – The Smart Factory)
12:00 – 1:00 PM                Complimentary Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 PM                  Technical Presentation – Kim Flanagan, Indium Corporation (Avoiding the Pitfalls of Voiding in PCB Assemblies)
2:45 PM                              Partner/Exhibitor Recognition and Bingo Door Prizes
3:00 PM                              Exhibits Close
 
To register online to attend or exhibit, please visit http://www.smta.org/expos/#capital.
 

Payment Instructions:
Go to Events -> Upcoming Expos - > Capital Expo and register. Free Event Lunch included so will need folks to register.

Questions? Contact:
Hannah Funk
hannah@smta.org





Capitol Technical University and SMTA Capital Chapter Team, March 23rd @ 12 noon (11:30 lunch with equipment demos and campus tour to follow)

Friday, March 23, 2018
Location: Capital Technical University

iPhone X - Steve Jobs’ iPhone
Dr. Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron
 
 
It’s been 10 years since Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world. Much has happened since then. Over this past decade, the iPhone became a reference design, and the object of desire of a legion of fans who wait anxiously for every launch of the Cupertino company. Undoubtedly, the most advanced iPhone in the market today, the iPhone X is a technology marvel. The double stacked boards, dual battery, and a face recognition sensor bring the iPhone X to a whole different level.
In this presentation, we’ll explore these technological advances by a live teardown of the iPhone X. The teardown will be followed by a detailed coverage of the technical details of critical parts of the device. This live teardown will be accompanied by x-ray and CT images of the iPhone X, so the audience will get unprecedented insights on what makes this iPhone tick. More importantly, we will explore the assembly process utilized to put the iPhone X together. This presentation is targeted at a wide technical audience looking for a better understanding on how advance consumer electronics are designed and assembled.
 
About the speaker:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/b-Zbjcf3EcZXhRrDDxcpi6xr6z3QOVB3lg__C3IBTEPd6UnoDVRY6uJE3Vddj1jxT0XeuJQ6OFvTeAv_22wGXS_2T8a8KC2Ch1TU5aZ8v70AklYvgLl9FYMWSlHHNXdVqGrY_aOd
Dr. Bill Cardoso, CEO
Creative Electron, Inc.
 
 
Bill started his first company at seventeen in Brazil, selling it a few years later to work for the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab).  Bill started Creative Electron in his garage after ten years with Fermilab. Creative Electron is now the largest US manufacturer of x-ray systems to the electronics industry. At Creative Electron, Bill leads the team of engineers who designs and manufactures x-ray systems that are shipped worldwide.
 
Bill received his Associate’s Degree at 13 and went on to achieve a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Bill also has his MBA from University of Chicago.  Bill sits on the technical committees of SMTAI, SMTA Counterfeit Conference, and SMTA LED Conference, Components for Military and Space Electronics Conference, SPIE Photonics, and the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium. Bill has written two books and over 150 technical publications.


Questions? Contact:
Bert Horner
(410) 205-7300





Phil Zarrow to Present SMTA Capital Chapter Tutorial Program


February 23, 2018 - The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce that it will host a Chapter Tutorial Program on March 15 with Phil Zarrow of ITM consulting presenting “Understanding and Implementing Best Practices in Electronic Assembly Processes”. To RSVP, please click on the following link: https://www.smta.org/education/chapter_tutorials/chapter_tutorials.cfm#capital 

Topics will cover best practices for the following processes: assembly, solder paste printing, pick and place, reflow soldering, wave soldering, selective soldering, and cleaning vs No-Clean considerations. The event will conclude with a Q&A session with the presenter.

This course drives awareness and solutions to the adverse impact that non-optimal assembly practices and processes have on the product quality and financial success of electronic assembly businesses. A comprehensive perspective on problem issues is developed for the most currently critical electronic assembly process, materials (both existing and emerging), equipment, procedures, and methods. Most importantly, practical solutions are presented. Key issues that consistently result in assembly problems and low yields are identified and resolved. This seminar is intended for anyone involved in directing, developing, managing and/or executing assembly line operations including managers, line supervisors and line engineers involved in manufacturing, design and quality engineering.

Location:
Best Western Plus Hotel & Suites
1251 W Montgomery Ave
Rockville, MD 20850

Please join us for this learning and networking event. The registration fees are $200 for members, $295 for non-members, $50 for student chapter members, and $70 for student-non chapter members.  A one-year Individual or Student SMTA Membership is included in the $295 or $70 non-member prices.  Registration deadline is March 1st.






2017 SMTA Capital Expo – Another Great Success


 August 28, 2017 – On behalf of the SMTA Capital Chapter officers, we wanted to thank everyone who participated in yet another successful SMTA event.  We especially wanted to thank our speakers, Shannan O’Shaughnessy, Gerry Partida, and Phil Zarrow for their knowledgeable and insightful presentations.



For more information on future SMTA Capital Chapter events, please visit https://smta.org/chapters/chapters_detail.cfm?chapter_id=14.






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Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
August 23, 2018
Capital Expo & Tech Forum Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab Hannah Funk
(952) 920-7682 
August 23, 2018
07:30 AM
Capital Expo & Tech Forum Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab Laurel, MD Hannah Funk 

hannah@smta.org


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Our Chapter Leaders


President : Bert Horner  (The Test Connection, Inc.)
Phone : 410-205-7300

Vice President : Brian A. Costanzo  (DRS Signal Solutions)
Phone : 301-944-8535

Secretary/Treasurer : Fernando Rueda  (KYZEN Corporation)
Phone : 615-983-4603

VP of Technical Programs : Karen Walters Ebner  (Raytheon Systems Company)
Phone : 443-558-5332

VP of Membership (Appointed) : Tom O'Connor  
Phone : 410-730-3385

Acting VP of Communications : Jessica Molloy  (ZESTRON Americas)
Phone : 703-393-9880

Events Chair (Appointed) : Katie Higgs  (NTS)
Phone : 410-229-4371

Board Liaison : Sal Sparacino (ZESTRON Americas)
Phone Contact : 703-393-9880

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Harris Corporation

KYZEN Corporation

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Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc.

Apex Factory Automation

CEMSI

Colonial Circuits Inc.

Cornet Technology

Department of Defense

Leidos

MTEQ

NTS-Baltimore

Practical Technologies, Inc.

Simplimatic Automation

The Test Connection, Inc.

Zentech Manufacturing, Inc.

ZESTRON Americas



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LSI Controls, Inc.



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Amazon Celestica, Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. Creation Technologies Inc. FCA Group Harris Corporation Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO ITW EAE Keysight Technologies KYZEN Sdn. Bhd. Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG NCAB Group USA, Inc. NEO Technology Solutions Nokia Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics SMAC Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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