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February Chapter Meeting: Solder Roundtable South

When: February 1, 2018
Where: Rhinegeist Brewery in Cincinnati, OH (Tours available)

RSVP Today - Deadline to register is Jan. 26, 2018 (https://www.smta.org/chapters/rsvp.cfm?BEE_ID=4366)

Technical and product presentations from:

  • Shea Engineering Chrys Shea presents: Stencil and solder paste inspection for miniaturized SMT components
  • Henkel Dr. Mark Currie and Dr. Neil Poole presents: Development of a solder paste test vehicle for miniaturized surface mount technology
  • Indium Corp. Brook Sandy presents: Strategies to overcome voiding challenges
  • FCT Assembly/Blue Ring Stencils Tony Lentz presents: Advantages, benefits and durability of stencil nano-coatings
  • AIM Tim O’Neill presents: Evolution of lead free solder alloys
  • Alpha Assembly Solutions Jason Fullerton presents: Cleanliness testing and its relationship to flux reliability
  • KOKI Solder America Inc. Shantanu Joshi Presents: Ultra fine-pitch printing and reflow of 03015 and 0201 metric chip components

Meeting Agenda:
8:00 AM - Registration
8:30 AM - Chrys Shea, Shea Engineering
9:15 AM - Dr. Mark Currie & Dr. Neil Poole, Henkel
10:00 AM - Break
10:15 AM - Brook Snady, Indium Corp
11:00 AM - Tony Lentz, FCT Assebmy/Blue Ring Stencils
11:45 AM - Lunch & Tour
1:00 PM - Tim O'Neill, AIM
1:45 PM - Jason Fullerton, Alpha Assembly Solutions
2:30 PM - Break
2:45 PM - Shantanu Joshi, Koki Solder America Inc.
3:30 PM - End

Meeting Fee:

  • Members = $35
  • Nonmembers = $55
  • Join SMTA for $95/yr and your first meeting is free.
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2018 Chapter Plan

Happy New Year!  Here's a preview of what we are planning for 2018.

Solder alloys and fluxes are a critical input to our processes so this year we are hosting a Solder Roundtable meeting in both the southern and northern part of the state to make it more convenient to attend.

Solder Roundtable Meeting - South:

  • Date: 2/1/2018
  • Location: Rhinegeist Brewery Cincinnati, OH (Tours will be available)
  • Speakers: Technical and product presentations from AIM, Alpha, FCT, Henkel, Indium, KOKI and Chrys Shea.
Introduction to Statistics, Design of Experiments & SPC Meeting:

  • Date: Targeting 4/16 or 4/17/18
  • Location: TDB (If you would like to host this event, contact us at OhioValleySMTA@gmail.com)
  • Speaker: Dr. Lasky, Instructional Professor at Dartmouth College and a Senior Technologist at Indium Corporation
Member Appreciation Golf Outing:

  • Date: 6/12/2018
  • Location: Tentatively at Raintree Golf Country Club in Uniontown, OH
Ohio Valley EXPO:

  • Date 7/12/2018
  • Location: Embassy Suites, Independence, OH
Solder Roundtable – North

  • Date: November, actual date TBD
  • Location: Northern Ohio Brewery, location TBD
  • Speakers: Technical and product presentations from AIM, Alpha, FCT, Henkel, Indium, KOKI and Chrys Shea.

Ohio Valley Newsletters

February 2018 Meeting Notice - Solder Roundtable South
April/May 2017 Newsletter - Lean Lite with Jim Hall Facility tour at RBB
April 2016 Newsletter - Rockwell and Jason Keeping (Conformal Coating)
August 2015 Newsletter - UDRI and Tabtronics
April 2015 Newsletter - Lincoln Electric
January 2015 Rollout Newsletter

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Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Phone Contact/Email
February 1, 2018
8:00 AM
Solder Roundtable Technical Meeting - Southern Ohio Rhinegeist Brewery, Cincinnati, OH 440-646-3246   Greg Vance 
April 16, 2018
8:30 AM
Intro to Statistics, DOE and SPC for Lean Six Sigma Meeting with Dr. Lasky TBD 440-646-3246   Greg Vance 
June 12, 2018
9:00 AM
3rd Annual Member Appreciation Golf Outing Tenative: Raintree Golf Country Club, Uniontown, OH 440-725-3061   Ernie Woyma 
July 12, 2018
Expo - Ohio Valley 2018 Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside 216-986-9900  Emily Stuckmayer 

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Our Chapter Officers

President : Gregory Vance  (Rockwell Automation)
Phone : 440-646-3246

Vice President : Jeff Waterman  (Libra Industries, Inc.)
Phone : 440-974-7770

Secretary : Tim McArthur  (Delta Systems Inc.)
Phone : 330-422-5199

Treasurer : Brett Crane  (Bird Technologies Group)
Phone : 440-519-2309

Technical Advisor (Appointed) : Nicholas Papp  (BarTron, Inc.)
Phone : 734-231-5043

Technical Advisor (Appointed) : Ernest M. Woyma Jr.  (Ohio Valley SMTA Chapter)
Phone : 440-725-3061

Events Coordinator (Appointed) : David Anthony Smith  (Horizon Sales)
Phone : 937-405-3236

VP of Membership - Southern Ohio : Larry Roy  (SMT Capital, LLC)
Phone : 513-886-4040

Newsletter Editor (Appointed) : Steven Michael Sekanina  (Isola Group)
Phone : 603-325-2317

VP Membership - Northern Ohio (Appointed) : William Timms III  (SMT Capital, LLC)
Phone : 330-416-6993

Board Liaison : Gregory Vance (Rockwell Automation)
Phone Contact : 440-646-3246

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Global Members of our Chapter

Metallic Resources, Inc.

Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Metallic Resources, Inc.

Metallic Resources, Inc.


VEXOS - LaGrange

Corporate Members of our Chapter

Altronic, LLC (A Member of the Hoerbiger Group)

CO-AX Technology, Inc.

Crown Equipment Corporation

Dynalab, Inc.

Electronic Assembly Products, Ltd.


Isola Group

Kimco Distributing

Libra Industries, Inc.

Metallic Resources, Inc.

RBB Systems, Inc.

Rockwell Automation

SMART Microsystems

Spectra-Tech Manufacturing Inc

Superior Flux & Manufacturing

Techtron Systems Inc.

Tin Technology and Refining

Transforming Technologies

TT Electronics

Valtronic Technologies (USA) Inc.

YXLON International, Inc.

SMTA Global Members

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

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