New Online Training Course - Wave Soldering 101!
We just released Wave Soldering 101, the fourth in a series of online training courses on the fundamentals of electronics assembly. The course is geared towards equipment operators, technicians, and engineers new to the industry that want to understand more about the soldering process and who have a basic familiarity with the equipment. Industry veteran Michael Kaminsky, Kester Inc., instructs this self-paced course. By taking this course you will gain a fundamental understanding of the wave solder process from the different methods of applying flux to how the boards should interact with the solder wave.
SMTA International Program Finalized and Registration Open!September 17 -21, 2017 | Rosemont, Illinois
If you want to get the latest research to help you reduce defects and control your processes, then look no further than the SMTA International Technical Conference. Choose from four days of session tracks including Advanced Packaging Technology; Flux, Solder, Adhesives; Inspection Technologies; Manufacturing Excellence; and Substrates/PCB Technology, as well as the Harsh Environments Symposium, Technical Innovations Symposium, and the Lead-Free Soldering Technology Symposium. Microsoft Corporation's Rune Jensen will keynote Tuesday morning with his presentation "Experiencing Mixed Reality - using the Microsoft HoloLens." Twenty half-day educational workshops are offered Sunday and Monday from expert instructors on topics including Fan-Out Wafer-Level Packaging and 3D Packaging, DfX, Cleaning, Ball Grid Array (BGA) issues, Flex Circuits, Reliability, Inspection, Temperature Profiling, Reflow Soldering, Stencil Printing, Surface Finishes, Process Troubleshooting and more.
Knowledge Is PowerSee the list of most downloaded articles from the SMTA Knowledge Base
We compiled an "essential reading" list for electronics manufacturing engineers. This list of articles contains the most searched and downloaded articles from the SMTA Knowledge Base during the past 12 months. SMTA members have unlimited access to download these papers.
5 Ways to Increase Your Technical Knowledge
The phrase "Knowledge is Power" certainly rings true for engineers and businesses. In our fast-paced world of information overload, it is critical to have the right information to make knowledgeable decisions and stay competitive. Here are five ways to get trusted information you can confidently use to make the right decisions in your work.
1. Search from thousands of published technical articles in the SMTA Knowledge Base
2. Attend our free quarterly webinars
3. Network with local professionals and hear quality technical presentations at your local chapter meeting
4. Browse the Book Store for new titles relevant to your work
5. Find contact information in our Member Directory of industry experts who can answer your questions in one conversation
Best of all, you can do each of these at no charge or at deeply discounted rates with an active SMTA Membership.
Video Tutorials on Electronics Assembly Process BasicsFree for members!
Cisco Systems, Inc. was gracious enough to provide some training videos outlining the basic process steps used in electronics assembly including printing, paneling, placement, reflow, wave, and depanelization. These short tutorials are a great introduction for students and anyone who is new to the industry. Active SMTA members can view them for free!
Find Your Dream Job or Hire a New Employee in the SMTA Career Center
The SMTA Career Center can help engineers, operators, managers, technicians and executives find a job or fill a position in the electronics assembly industry. Go to the Job Listings page for a complete listing. Members post on-line for free!
The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.
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SMTA International Early Registration DeadlineRegister by August 25, 2017
Spend your training dollars wisely and take advantage of early registration pricing to save 10% on your SMTA International conference registration. As an SMTA or IPC member you automatically save $100 on Workshops or $150 on conference registration. Discount group and student rates are also available. What are you waiting for? Register today!