Calendar of Events



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May 2003

May 5

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In conjunction with the Chapter Training Program



Exhibitors

Friday, September 5
8:30AM - 4:30PM
Radisson Hotel Pittsburgh
101 Mall Boulevard
Monroeville, PA 15146



Event Schedule
  • 8:30AM - 4:30PM Chapter Training Program
    Troubleshooting the SMT Assembly Process
    Phil Zarrow, ITM Consulting
  • 10:00AM - 10:30AM Networking Break
    For exhibitors and Chapter Training Program registrants
  • 11:30AM - 2:00PM Show Floor Opens to public and Luncheon
    Keynote Presentation by Phil Zarrow, ITM Consulting
  • 3:15PM Door Prize Drawing
  • 4:30PM Concluding Activities
  • Please note: The Chapter Training Program will be held in the same room as the Vendor Show. Likewise, exhibitors will be given free entrance to the full-day training program. Visit the Chapter Training page of the Education section for details regarding the training program and registration.

    Contact SMTA director of education Kristin Stromberg with any questions regarding the West Penn Vendor Show.

    Attendees to the "Vendor Show Only" are admitted FREE (from 11:30AM to 2:00PM) using the form available at the top of this page.

    Exhibitors: Exhibit Space is Now Sold Out!
  • Austin American Technology
  • AVID Associates
  • Colonial Circuits
  • Compunetix, Inc.
  • Conformance Technologies
  • Cooper Hand Tools
  • Dage Precision Industries
  • Electronic Assembly Products
  • Florida Cirtech, Inc.
  • Global Stencil
  • Indium Corporation of America
  • Isotech, Inc.
  • K.D.F. Company
  • Kyzen Corporation
  • Libra Industries, Inc.
  • Mike Carroll & Associates
  • Millennia Group Inc.
  • Murray A. Percival Company
  • Orbotech, Inc.
  • Patapsco Designs, Inc.
  • Phoenix United Assoc. Inc.
  • SMT Resource Group, LLC
  • Teka Interconnection Systems
  • The Brady Company
  • Valor
  • W.E.W. Co., Inc.
  • WRR Associates, Inc.


  • May 19

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    Location
    MSL
    Arden Hills , MN



    May 20

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    In conjunction with the West Penn Chapter Vendor Show



    Phil Zarrow of ITM Consulting Troubleshooting
    The SMT Assembly Process

    Phil Zarrow, ITM, Inc.
    Friday, September 5
    Radisson Hotel Pittsburgh
    Monroeville, PA
    8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Registration: $115/$175
    SMTA members/non-nembers

    Lunch and course handouts are included in the price of the Chapter Training Program.

    This program is intended to provide the participant with an understanding of the most common SMT assembly problems. Vendor and design related problems will be presented. A step-by-step investigation of the assembly process with related problems and remedies will help the participant achieve high-yield manufacturing. Workmanship standards will also be discussed.

    This is intended for those involved in the manufacturing of SMT circuit board assemblies; manufacturing, process, design, test and quality engineering personnel, as well as management who are involved in the design or production of surface mount or mixed technology assemblies.
    Topics
  • SMT manufacturing process
  • DFM and assembly
  • Stencil printing basics
  • Screen and stencil control/variables
  • Automatic component placement
  • Flexibility vs. throughput
  • Reflow process considerations
  • Atmospheric soldering (Nitrogen)
  • Inspection methods and equipment
  • Workmanship standards
  • Future SMT manufacturing

  • This chapter training program will be held in conjunction with the West Penn Vendor Show. Go to the Vendor Days page of the Education section for details on exhibiting.

    Contact SMTA education & chapter coordinator Espi MacMillan with any questions regarding the Chapter Training Program.


    May 20

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    In conjunction with the Ohio Valley Chapter Vendor Show



    SMT Electronics Packaging Process - Concepts and Procedures
    Prof. S. Manian Ramkumar, Rochester Institute of Technology
    Friday, October 17
    Northeast Conference Center, Westerville, Ohio
    8:00AM - 12:30PM
    Registration: $115/$175
    SMTA members/non-members

    Lunch and course handouts are included in the price of the Chapter Training Program.

    Course Description
    This course will provide an introductory understanding of the surface mount and mixed technology assembly processes for electronics packaging. Topics include coverage of component types, assembly types, assembly materials and assembly process. Critical design tips for ease of manufacture and assembly will be discussed throughout the lecture. Tradeoff decisions between different materials and equipment types will also be highlighted.

    Topics Covered
  • Electronics Packaging & Levels
  • Overview of Surface Mount Technology
  • Stencil Printing
  • Adhesive Dispense
  • Component Placement
  • Reflow and Wave Soldering
  • Cleaning
  • Testing
  • Rework and Repair


  • Who Should Attend
    This course is intended for people will very little or no background in SMT. Process, design, test, and quality engineers, process and quality technicians, operators, marketing, sales, purchasing staff and managers will also benefit from taking this course.
    About the Instructor
    S. Manian Ramkumar is a faculty member in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology department at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and is currently serving as the Director of the Center for Electronics Manufacturing & Assembly. He teaches courses in surface mount electronics packaging, and manufacturing automation. He was instrumental in developing the Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly at RIT. This Center is equipped with production scale equipment, used for training and applied research projects for companies.

    Prof. Ramkumar has been the principal investigator for several applied research projects performed for JPL, AMTX, TRW, Asymtek, Universal Instruments, Loctite and Eastman Kodak Company. He has presented technical papers at various SMTA and APEX shows.


    This chapter training program will be held in conjunction with the Ohio Valley SMTA Vendor Show. Go to the Vendor Days page of the Education section for directions and details on exhibiting.

    Contact SMTA education & chapter coordinator Espi MacMillan with any questions about the Chapter Training Program.


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