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New Developments in Digital Computed Tomography (CT) for Nondestructive Failure Analysis of PCBA’s and PCBF’s

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 11:00AM
Location: Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080

New Developments in Digital Computed Tomography (CT) for Nondestructive Failure Analysis of PCBA's and PCBF's

Speaker: Robert Boguski, President, Datest

Event Details

  • Who: SMTA Members, Non-members, Students, and Guests are welcome - forward to others!
  • When: 11am-1pm on November 1, 2019
  • Where: Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080
  • Why: Meet others in the industry to help solve your technical problems. Come to the meeting, even if this isn’t a key topic of yours, the problem solving networking is great!


  • FREE for New Members since prior meeting
  • $10 for Committee Members
  • $20 Members, employees of Corporate member companies, 1st time guests, and students
  • $25 non-members, students, & guests – same price
  • Cash at the door or credit card on-line

Get your tickets!


Digital Computed Tomography, or CT Scanning, has advanced in equipment and techniques to such an extent that it has now become the method of choicein many applications where workmanship, fabrication, and component defects are difficult and sometimes otherwise impossible to find.

This presentation will discuss the current state of the technology (hardware as well as software); some of the basic physics underlying the methodology; and relative strengths and weaknesses of CT Scanning versus other methods, from the standpoint of results as well as cost. Numerous examples will be shown, with an emphasis on PCBA and PCBF failure analysis and defect detection. 


Robert Boguski, President, Datest

1981 graduate of The University of San Francisco (BA Economics).  Robert has worked in the electronics packaging and interconnect manufacturing and testing business, primarily in management positions, since he was a teenager (1975).  22 years in the bare board business, 12 years in the EMS business, and 14 years in the testing and test engineering business (Some overlap with EMS). Robert is the Owner and President of Datest, a test engineering and failure analysis company located in Fremont, California.  Robert and/or his Company, Datest, are members of SMTA, IPC, and IEEE. Datest is also a member of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) as well as the Eurpoean Institute of Printed Circuits (EIPC). Since 2013 Robert has co-authored the Test and Measurement column for Circuits Assembly Magazine.  Robert is also currently the President of the SMTA Silicon Valley Chapter.


SMTA Dallas Member & Gues Appreciation Dinner/Theatre!

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 6:00PM
Location: Addison Stone Cottage 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001 

SMTA Dallas Member & Gues Appreciation Dinner/Theatre!

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 6:00pm 

Location: Addison Stone Cottage 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001 

Who: SMTA Members and spouse/guest

What: We have a catered dinner planned for the Addison Stone Cottage from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, and then we will walk over to the Addison Water Tower Theater and see the show "Cirque Holidays" at 8:00 PM   (the menu and more details will be sent on a future invitation to all Dallas members).

WaterTower Theatre, in partnership with Lone Star Circus, will celebrate the holidays from around the world through a magical collaboration of theatre and circus with Cirque Holidays! Featuring international stars alongside Dallas’ amazing and entertaining circus talent, audiences of all ages will be treated to incredible acts, ranging from hula-hoops to death defying trapeze stunts all tied together with a charismatic host and hilarious clowns.


  • 6:00pm - Catered Dinner
  • 7:30pm - Walk to Addison Tower Theatre
  • 8:00pm - Cirque Holidays 

  • Early bird rate: $/person (BUY NOW)
  • Decide later: $/person 

Early bird discount ends on : Reserve your spot now!


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Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
October 4, 2019
Understanding the New IPC J-STD 001-G Amendment 1 Cleanliness Testing Standard Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080  
November 1, 2019
New Developments in Digital Computed Tomography (CT) for Nondestructive Failure Analysis of PCBA’s and PCBF’s Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080  
December 14, 2019
SMTA Dallas Member & Gues Appreciation Dinner/Theatre! Addison Stone Cottage 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001   
March 24, 2020
Dallas Expo & Tech Forum Plano Event Center Hannah Terhark 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Chintan Sutaria  (CalcuQuote)

Vice President : Jack Harris  (Austin American Technology Corporation)

Secretary : Keith Larson CID  (Summit Interconnect, Inc)

Treasurer : Jim Baker  

VP of Technical Programs : Mike Barnes 33326  (Rochester Gauges, LLC)

VP of Membership : Gary Tanel  (Electronics Alliance)

Past President : Carol Primdahl Carol Prim  (Krypton Solutions)

Webmaster (Appointed) : Kaitlyn Dotson  (CalcuQuote)

Technical Committee (Appointed) : Darrell Ray 30715  (DRS Technologies)

Technical Committee (Appointed) : Viswanadham Puligandla Ph.D.  (Nokia (Retired))

Technical Committee (Appointed) : Glenn Robertson  (Process Sciences Inc.)

Newsletter Editor (Appointed) : Karl S. Doebbert  (Prototron Circuits)

Technical Committee Chair : James David Boyd  (Krypton Solutions)

Board Liaison : Richard Coyle (Nokia Bell Labs)

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Creation Technologies Inc.


Corporate Members of our Chapter

Alliance Rubber Company

BBM, Inc.

Conecsus LLC

DG Marketing Corporation

E.T.S. Group, Inc.

Electrolab, Inc.


Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.

Garland Service Company

Krypton Solutions

LeeMAH Electronics

Mek Americas

National Circuit Assembly

NPI Technologies, Inc.

PAC Global, Inc.

Precision Technology, Inc.

SPEA America

Sunshine Global Circuits

Super PCB

SVTronics, Inc.

Test Technology Associates

The IPS Group, LLC

Trilogy Circuits, Inc.

Professional Members of our Chapter


Chem Logic

Precision PCB Services, Inc.

SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica, Inc. Collins Aerospace Creation Technologies Inc. Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO INVENTEC Performance Chemicals ITW EAE Keysight Technologies KYZEN Corporation L3HARRIS Lenovo System Technology Company Limited, Shenzhen, PRC Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG NEO Technology Solutions Nokia Bell Labs Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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