Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Registration Opens at 8:00AM
Free Technical Program & Schedule:
Special Thanks to our Coffee Sponsor, Solid Design Solutions!
9:00AM – 10:00AM
Benefits and Implications of Finer Mesh Solder Powder
Speaker: Tim O'Neill, AIM Solder
The trend for smaller devices with more functionality is accelerating as evidenced by the proliferation of wearables. From the Apple Watch™ to body cameras for law enforcement, the demands and opportunities are only limited by our imagination. The capability of existing PCB assembly technology needs to advance rapidly to meet the mission profile of these new devices. For the solder paste manufacturer, this path inevitably leads to incorporating finer metal powder into solder paste to facilitate ultra-fine pitch printing. In this study, we will evaluate the benefits and implications of finer mesh solder powder on various aspects of solder paste performance.
Type IV, V, VI SAC305 solder powder will be tested and their performance on several key areas will be studied. Some of the studied variables will be print transfer efficiency, print life, wetting, coalescence and process stability. The goal of the study will be to measure the benefits derived from smaller particle size and quantify the negative implications. With this information, the assembler will know how to apply their resources to ensure the most robust process while achieving their desired outcome.
Real Life Recommendation Engine
Speaker: Patrick Delaney, IoT Fuse
Now as we stand at the precipice of a new movement - one governed by smaller devices, newer and revolutionary sensors, gateways and connected devices of all sorts, we are faced with a completely new level of value proposition: how can we build Netflix-like or Amazon-like systems which recommend experiences in the physical world? Can we bridge the gap between, "web-based recommendation systems" which tell you what kinds of movies and products you might like, and physical, real-world experiences, involving physical movement, and increasingly intricate geophysical spaces? An interesting answer to this question will be presented at this talk - given the example of a home-built RFID-based tracking algorithm used to help improve and change how anything from conferences, concerts, state fairs, cruise ships and any type of, "mass gathering" performed around the world.
For the past 20 or so years, the world of the web has been driven by algorithms and recommendation systems. The original value proposition, back in the 1990s, when someone jumped on a Personal Computer to, "surf the web," was that all sorts of preferences and customization could be gleaned from loyal user behavior in order to improve services over time. As the years went on and as laptops, mobile phones and tablets emerged, this value proposition became stronger and stronger - to the point where the vast majority of people are now just waking up to realize that there is a certain magic, but also perhaps a slightly frightening uncertainty, to having one's preferences and behavior stored, filtered and re-serviced, ostensibly for our benefit, by third parties.
Special Thanks to our Lunch Sponsor, Nortec Humidity!
1:30PM – 2:30PM
2D, 2.5D, and 3D X-Ray Inspection – What’s a “D”?
Speaker: Bill Cardoso, Ph.D, Creative Electron
The use of x-ray inspection in the electronics industry has gained wide adoption in the past 20 years, driven mainly by the development and use of bottom terminated components (BTC). The use of ball grid arrays (BGA), for example, allowed the development of standards and guidelines that dictate the maximum void size in each ball. In consequence, x-ray machine manufacturers developed solutions that address these requirements to became an integral part of the quality assurance function of modern electronic manufacturers.
However, as new x-ray technologies are introduced – from new algorithms to new hardware – users are faced with a growing range of options to choose from. Users need a solid technical background to understand these options to make an educated decision when acquiring x-ray inspection capabilities. Unfortunately, x-ray companies are not always clear about the pros and cons of each option. As a result, users end up buying too much or too little capabilities. In either situation, the user is left without the right x-ray inspection solution.
The goal of this presentation is to give the audience the tools needed to avoid making mistakes when acquiring x-ray inspection capabilities. We will set the record straight and clearly define critical concepts in x-ray inspection. The different x-ray modalities, 2D, 2.5D, and 3D x-ray inspection will be explained in details at the user level – no math involved. Most importantly, this presentation will cover when each modality must be utilized for a successful quality assurance program. A rich set of images and videos will be used to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of each x-ray inspection modality.