SMTA Webinars and Webtorials

Webinars and Webtorials

Listen to outstanding speakers without leaving your desk. No travel budget? No problem. SMTA Webinars and Webtorials are a great solution for getting the latest information on electronics assembly and advanced packaging at the best price.

Upcoming Webinars and Webtorials

Nov 26, 2018 Webinar: ESD Electrostatic Discharge Guide for Everyone

Dec 11, 2018 Webinar: Inspecting PWB Assemblies for Defects

Jan 14, 2019 Webinar: Crimp Inspection, Quality Control in the Real World of Manufacture

Feb 11, 2019 Webinar: Solder Paste Evaluation & Simple Tricks of the Trade

Feb 12, 2019 Webinar: BGA and Area Array Process Defects - Causes & Cures

Feb 19, 2019 Webinar: BGA Reballing- Theory and Hands On

Mar 18, 2019 Webinar: Stencil Design for Solder Paste, In Process Inspection & Process Defects

Looking for a past webinar? Check the knowledge base.


Webinar vs Webtorial: What's the Difference?

Free Webinars (4 per year!)
One session lasting 60 minutes
Cost: Free for SMTA members
$95USD for non-members

Paid Webinars:
One session lasting 90 minutes
Cost: $25USD for SMTA members
$95USD for non-members

Webtorials:
Two sessions lasting 90 minutes each (3 hours total)
Cost: $200USD for SMTA members
$300USD for non-members

Each registrant is allowed one phone line connection for as many site employees as can be accommodated by your AV facilities. Multiple connections must be individually registered.

If you have any questions, contact Ryan Flaherty, ryan@smta.org +1-952-920-7682.

If you are interested in presenting a webinar or webtorial, contact Jenny Ng, jenny@smta.org +1-952-920-7682 or submit your abstract here.






Webinar:
ESD Electrostatic Discharge Guide for Everyone

November 26 @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm GMT (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenters: Jeremy Smallwood & Charles Cawthorne from SMTA Europe Explain All

Overview

When handling most of today’s electronic components, printed circuit assemblies (PCAs) or equipment that contains electronics, special consideration must be given to the potential damaging consequences resulting from static electricity. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can result in PCAs or higher level equipment failing test in the factory, or worse still, it can result in latent defects that can cause subsequent failure in the field. So what is electrostatic discharge and how is electrostatic discharge damage prevented?

This webinar provides an elementary guide to the principles of ESD control, looking at the basic theory behind the subject and the practical methods that can be adopted used to enable components, PCAs and equipment to be handled without the risk of incurring electrostatic related damage. The webinar is aimed at personnel who are new to the industry, including design and process / manufacturing engineers, technicians, trainers and also at those who support manufacturing indirectly (i.e. purchasing, account managers, sales staff, etc.)

Topics include:

  • What is ESD and why is it important
  • How static charges are generated
  • How static charges can be transferred to electronic components
  • Illustration of the damage that can be sustained by electronic components following electrostatic discharge
  • What is an Electrostatic discharge Protected Area (EPA)
  • How to set up an EPA within a factory
  • What practical controls are required to prevent electrostatic damage
  • How to store / transport electrostatic sensitive components / PCAs
  • How to handle electrostatic sensitive equipment out in the field

The webinar will run for between 60-90min with question and answer session. The webinars are limited to 100 delegates/companies. A copy of each of the slides presented will be provided after the webinar

All webinar times shown are UK time – to check your local time in your countries click here









SMTA Webinar:
Inspecting PWB Assemblies for Defects

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:00pm to 2:30pm Eastern
Presented by: Bob Wettermann, BEST Inc.

Bob Wettermann What You Can Learn From This Course:

This webinar is designed to help the EMS and PWB builders screen for, test and develop inspectors for PCB final assembly. The people attending this session should have familiarity with the latest IPC-A-610 inspection standard. We will review some of the more common “gotchas” found in the final inspection of PWBs. The session will also discuss the options for manual inspection equipment including but not limited to lighting, magnification aids and ESD control in the inspection area. In addition, this session will go on to discuss eyesight issues, visual acuity, color siting, hand-eye coordination and testing of these attributes. This will help in the screening process for nurturing that next inspector. Finally, there will be a real time short “test” of various devices and boards with anomalies and sample defects.  

This is intended for production personnel, process engineers and QC managers trying to hire, train up and nurture the next tier of inspectors.

Instructor Bio:
Bob Wettermann is the principal of BEST Inc. a contract rework and repair facility in Chicago. His firm develops processes and products for a variety of PCB and device rework challenges. Bob is an IPC Master Instructor and has been involved in the electronics assembly and repair market for 18+ years. He holds several patents in the fields of surface science, industrial controls and PCB rework. He is a BSEE from the University of Illinois/Champaign.

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.









Webinar:
Crimp Inspection, Quality Control in the Real World of Manufacture

Bob WillisMonday 14th January @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm GMT (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

Millions of crimp joints are produced every year and are used in many high reliability applications. Care in the preparation and achieving the standards of the IPC, MOD and other international standards are vital. This webinar covers the use of crimp connectors and other mechanical connection techniques. We highlight the process controls which are necessary in today's manufacturing environment along with a system to control materials and equipment to allow repeatable and reliable terminations.

Each delegate will receive a copy of all of the slides presented plus a set of posters on soldering to print on site for future training.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to crimping and cable termination
  • Training standards and practical skills techniques
  • Cable types and striping
  • Striping tools
  • Establishing strip lengths
  • Crimp types
  • Compatibility of crimp terminations and wires
  • Crimping tool operation

Practical examples covering:

  • Wire preparation
  • Crimping conductors
  • Inspection criteria for wire and crimp joints
  • Testing tools and joints
  • Wire wrapping and press fit terminations
  • Termination failures

The webinar will run for between 60-90min with question and answer session. The webinars are limited to 100 delegates/companies. A copy of each of the slides presented will be provided after the webinar.

All webinar times shown are UK time – to check your local time in your countries click here

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.









Webinar:
Solder Paste Evaluation & Simple Tricks of the Trade

Bob WillisMonday 11th February @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm GMT (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

Solder paste quality and performance is significantly important and considerable engineering goes into its production. Selecting the best materials for your product and assembly process is key to high yield and your customers satisfaction. Solder paste must be compatible with your equipment and other processes you use like, cleaning, coating and electrical test. Working with suppliers to achieve the best performance is vital but so is periodic review of materials used.

There are always improvements being made to printing and jetting technology and its important that engineers consider are there technical or commercial reason to change. We look at common testing methods and some of the simple shop floor techniques used over the years to understand the different types of process failures.

Each delegate will receive a copy of all of the slides presented plus a set of posters on soldering to print on site for future training.

Topics include:

  • Solder paste type
  • Low & high temperature alloys
  • Solder beading
  • Solder slump
  • Reflow spitting
  • Flux condensation
  • Printing trials & test boards
  • Common paste & print failures

After the webinar there is a Q&A session which provides ample time for all delegate questions to be answered. However, if a delegate has a process example they would like cover in the webinar it will need to be provided in advance of the session.

The webinar will run for between 60-90min with question and answer session. The webinars are limited to 100 delegates/companies. A copy of each of the slides presented will be provided after the webinar.

All webinar times shown are UK time – to check your local time in your countries click here

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.









SMTA Webinar:
BGA and Area Array Process Defects - Causes & Cures

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 2:30pm GMT (9:30am US Eastern Time)
Keith BryantPresented by: Keith Bryant, SMTA Europe

Free for members!


What You Can Learn From This Course:

This webinar is FREE to attend and is provided by SMTA Europe. The webinar will be presented by Keith Bryant and will also include a brand-new guide to defects produced by Keith and available to SMTA members. During the presentation the methods of detecting defects in manufacture will be discussed and the growing need for more advanced methods.

With many years working in PCB manufacture and assembly Keith has investigated most defect types. As component and substrate technology becomes more advanced, new issues require modification to inspection methods which will be considered during the session.

The BGA & Area Array Defect Guide is a colour booklet featuring both optical and x-ray examples of common and not so common defects. The examples may be cosmetic or electrical failures found during investigation in manufacture. Each defect type is discussed with possible causes and cures. This guide is one of many guides being made available from SMTA.

 

During the webinar the following will be discussed:

  • Area Array Inspection methods
  • Inspection criteria

Selected defect types include:

  • Opens
  • Shorts
  • Voids
  • Head on Pillow
  • Solder wicking
  • Solder beads
  • PCB plating variations
  • Plating voids

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.









SMTA Webinar:
BGA Reballing- Theory and Hands On

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:00pm to 2:30pm Eastern
Presented by: Bob Wettermann, BEST Inc.

Bob Wettermann What You Can Learn From This Course:

This webinar is a “how to” guide for reballing intended for PCB rework and repair depots as well as device reclaimers. These sessions will take those interested in reballing devices through the entire process of setting up the equipment, developing and verifying the process. The first topic will cover the need for reballing of BGAs, CSPs and other devices. The second section will focus on the equipment set recommended for reballing and the third section the various process steps for reballing a device. A variety of different methods for both deballing and reballing will be discussed with the various advantages and disadvantages discussed to each approach.  Both plastic-packaged parts as well as ceramic parts reballing will be discussed. Inspection of the reballed components, the type of reliability testing data currently publicly available will be reviewed as well as some ideas for developing your own specifications of you want to outsource this activity.

This webinar is designed for process engineers, rework technicians and others interested in repairing electronics.

Instructor Bio:
Bob Wettermann is the principal of BEST Inc. a contract rework and repair facility in Chicago. His firm develops processes and products for a variety of PCB and device rework challenges. Bob is an IPC Master Instructor and has been involved in the electronics assembly and repair market for 18+ years. He holds several patents in the fields of surface science, industrial controls and PCB rework. He is a BSEE from the University of Illinois/Champaign.

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.









Webinar:
Stencil Design for Solder Paste, In Process Inspection & Process Defects

Bob WillisMonday 18th March @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm GMT (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

The presentation provides a better understanding of solder paste selection and the use of stencil printing in modern fine pitch manufacture. Surface mount components are now at lead spacing of below 0.020″, only the correct selection of solder paste and specification of stencils can lead to effective printing. The session aims to provide a basic understanding of the design, production and quality control issues, both theoretical and practical issues of printing conventional surface mount and through hole for intrusive reflow.

Topics include:

  • Design of lands and apertures for fine pitch SMT & BGA
  • Through hole printing requirements
  • Selection of stencils
  • Evaluation of solder pastes
  • Practical machine set-up and trial prints
  • Elimination of board wash-off
  • Assessment of paste and stencil combinations
  • Solder paste inspection, measurement and quality control
  • Stencil Inspection and quality control
  • Cleaning stencils
  • Printed board requirements for printing fine pitch

After the webinar there is a Q&A session which provides ample time for all delegate questions to be answered. However, if a delegate has a process example they would like cover in the webinar it will need to be provided in advance of the session.

The webinar will run for between 60-90min with question and answer session. The webinars are limited to 100 delegates/companies. A copy of each of the slides presented will be provided after the webinar.

All webinar times shown are UK time – to check your local time in your countries click here

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.




Non-members, if you register at the same time for more than one event, you will be charged the non-member rate just once. Price adjustment is done upon receipt of your order information.

  • After registration, instructions for dialing in and for further technology requirements will be sent to attendees by email within 48 hours of the scheduled event.
  • Each registrant is allowed one connection for as many site employees as can be accommodated by its AV facilities.


  • All cancellation requests must be received prior to the start time of the event.

    The information presented during the SMTA events described above is offered for information purposes only and is not intended as a recommendation. Use of any portion of the content of this presentation is done at the discretion of you and your company. The presenter and the association are not responsible for any results obtained by implementing, employing, or in any way utilizing or interpreting the information presented.

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