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2018 SMTA West Penn Membership Appreciation Golf Outing

Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 10:00 AM
Location: Norvelt Golf Club

THis event is cancelled.  Please look for announcements for other events soon.

2018 West Penn Chapter
SMTA Member Appreciation Golf Outing
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Norvelt Country Club
 168 Holly Pl, Mt Pleasant, PA 15666

(724) 423-5400

Location right off I-70 near PA turnpike New Stanton Exit.  

The SMTA West Penn Chapter is excited to invite you to participate in our membership appreciation golf outing.   Golf format is a four person scramble with prizes and other give aways.  Skins challenge $5.00 per player 

Event is no cost to SMTA members and sponsors.  Guest golfers and non-members are $50.  Included are green fees, golf cart, practice greens, lunch vouchers, and buffet dinner follwing the round of golf.

Please join us for a fun day of networking with fellow SMTA members and sponsors and an exicting round of golf!
You may come with your own four-some or we will team you up.   Each person needs to register seperately though.   

Registration Deadline July 10, 2018 - Register at:

Not an SMTA Member?  No problem!  You may join now or at the event!!!  Cost $95.00 a year!
Visit www.smta.org to join!

Event Schedule
Check In:  10:00 AM - we will give you your team, starting hole, and lunch vouchers.  Let us know at check in if you already have a team foursome.
Shotgun Start:  11:30 AM
Lunch:  Use vouchers whenever you would like throughout the round
Buffet Dinner:  Approximately 4:30 PM

Complimentary Practice Greens are open all morning
Skins challenge $5.00 per person for all players
Questions regarding the event?  Contact Shane Proud at:  sproud@pennatronics.com        
Interesting in sponsoring a hole for $150?  Contact Jason Emes at:  jasone@newpig.com  

Thank you from West Penn Chapter and we hope to see you there!


Payment Instructions:
Non-members and guests can pay $50/person at the event via cash, check, or credit card. Non-members can join SMTA the day of the event for $95 and the event will then be no cost to you. Sponsorships of $150 can be paid at the event via same methods.

Questions? Contact:
Shane Proud

West Penn Expo and Tech Forum


Wednesday March 28, 2016 
Location: DoubleTree Monroeville 
101 Mall Plaza Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146


Join us at the DoubleTree Monroeville for 
Click HERE for more information
Exhibit Hours: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Free to Attend but you must Pre-Register to 
save a spot and secure your lunch!


From Airport
From Downtown


Program Schedule
8:00 AM
Registration Opens
 Complimentary Coffee available
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Hand Cleaning, Brush Cleaning, and Cleaning No-Clean
Speaker: Eric Camden, Forsite, Inc.
Localized Brush Cleaning and the Associated Risk
Many CMs employ the use of localized cleaning after various hand solder operations to remove flux residues. This process is only effective when properly done and can actually make issues with contamination worse when done wrong. This presentation will cover the how and why to ensuring that localized cleaning is a benefit and not a detriment to your assemblies reliability.
Cleaning No Clean Flux Residues and Related Reliability Issues
CMs around the world are using no-clean solder paste with a subsequent wash process in an effort to reduce the risk of electrical leakage or electrochemical migration related failures in the field. While on the surface this seems like a good idea without the knowledge of how effective your cleaning process really is you can increase the risk of field failures instead of decrease. This presentation will cover analysis performed on ineffective cleaning processes with a focus on low standoff bottom terminated components as well as tips to increase wash effectiveness on no clean flux types.
9:30 AM
Expo Opens
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
iPhone X Teardown and X-Ray Technologies
Speaker: Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., 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.
11:30 AM
Complimentary Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
SPI Do's and Don'ts
Speaker: Jeff Morgenson, CyberOptics Corporation
This presentation focuses on available communication technology and closed loop functionality between screen printers and SPI systems designed to improve productivity. The discussion includes the use of a ROI calculator to correlate the effect performance changes have on manufacturing capacity, revenue, and profit.  
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Design for Reliability: Overcoming Present Day Challenges for Class III Assemblies
Speaker: Ravi Parthasarathy, ZESTRON Americas
When designing Hi-Rel electronic assemblies, functionality is critical and long term reliability is essential. This presentation provides an overview of the various failure mechanisms including the challenges associated with improper cleaning, board complexity, material mix, component and package types used. Steps to reduce the risk of failure and improve the long term reliability will be presented. Case studies will be reviewed.
4:00 PM
Expo Closes




Current Exhibitors
Companies in BOLD are SMTA corporate members
Alpha Assembly Solutions
American Standard Circuits, Inc.
Conformance Technologies, Inc.
Creative Electron, Inc. 
Electronic Assembly Products, Ltd.
Foresite, Inc.
Fuji America Corporation
Horizon Sales
Indium Corporation
Koki Solder America Inc.
KYZEN Corporation
Niche Electronics
Nikon Metrology
Nortec Humidity
PACE Worldwide
Pennatronics Corporation
Phoenix United Associates
Photo Etch Technology
RBB Systems, Inc.
Scienscope International
Stellar Technical Products
The W.E.W. Co., Inc.
Viscom Inc.
ZESTRON Americas


Please contact Courtney Kalb to register as an exhibitor at courtney@smta.org or call 952-920-7682.

For Sponsorship Opportunities please contact Kaitlyn! Thank you!

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Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
July 19, 2018
10:00 AM
2018 SMTA West Penn Membership Appreciation Golf Outing Norvelt Golf Club Shane Proud 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Jason R. Emes  (New Pig Corporation)
Phone : 717-379-4024

Vice President : Elena Petrak  (Bombardier)
Phone : 412-655-5878

Secretary : Shantanu Mangesh Joshi  (KOKI Solder America Inc.)
Phone : 760-504-2544

Treasurer : Ken Hart  (Argo-Zeta & EPM)
Phone : 717-460-2729

Special Events Coordinator (Appointed) : Shane Proud  (Pennatronics Corporation)
Phone : 724-309-0987

Chapter Ambassador (Appointed) : Marilyn C. Lawrence  (Conformance Technologies, Inc.)
Phone : 412-373-8969

Board Liaison : William Capen (DRS Technologies)
Phone Contact : 814-534-8451

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter


Corporate Members of our Chapter

4Front Solutions

Amerway Inc.

Intervala, LLC.


Pennatronics Corporation

Smart Splice, LLC

WinTronics, Inc.

Professional Members of our Chapter

Conformance Technologies, 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 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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SMTA Headquarters
6600 City West Parkway, Suite 300
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA

Phone 952.920.7682
Fax 952.926.1819