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2018

June 26

Huntsville Chapter: Reminder to RSVP - June 2018 Meeting Electrochemical migration (ECM)  +

Adtran



The Huntsville Chapter SMTA and Adtran welcome you on June 26, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm to bring a discussion of Electro-chemical migration (ECM) and dendritic growth.
 
Abstract:
Electrochemical migration (ECM), and dendritic growth are becoming more of an issue as electronic assemblies decrease in size while increasing in complexity.  While the terms “ECM” and “dendritic growth” are known to many in the industry, the explanation behind them is generally lacking in depth.  This presentation will focus on the fundamentals of the ECM and dendritic growth process, and will apply both chemistry and electrical engineering principles to the phenomenon.  Understanding these processes better allows one to design and manufacture electronic assemblies that are more robust and reliable.
 
 
Speaker Info:  David Lober
Education: Bachelor of Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2009 Troy, NY
Job Title: Process Chemist
Length of time at Kyzen: 8
 
David Lober holds a Bachelor of Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, Ny (2009).  He has been the Process Chemist at Kyzen for 8 years.  In his position he does research and development work relating to assessing cleanliness, reliability, corrosion, and chemical analysis primarily in the electronics segment, but some semiconductor work.  He has published over 10 papers on these topics, and has several patents in the area of critical cleaning.  He is an active member of the IPC and chairs the 5-32c Bare Boards Cleanliness Assessment Task Group, is the vice chair of the 5-32a Ionic Cleanliness Assessment Task Group, and has been involved with the 5-33a ROSE Task Group which has completely revised the Cleanliness Section (Section 8) of JSTD-001 which is currently under ballot.  He also is an active participant in several other IPC committees. 
 
Agenda:
5:30 – 6:00 networking
6:00 – 6:30 dinner
6:30 – 7:15 intro & presentation
7:15 – 7:30 wrap-up

 
Location: Adtran, 901 Explorer Blvd, Huntsville, Al
Lakeland CR on the 2nd floor of the East Tower (Mark C. Smith Conference Center).
All meeting attendees must enter through the South entrance (adjacent to shipping dock).
 http://www.smta.org/chapters/files/Adtran_Map.docx
Directions From I565:
  • Take exit 14B to Al-255N/Research Park Blvd
  • Take exit Bradford Drive West
  • Turn left Explorer Blvd (heading south)
  • Turn right into parking lot, merge left and follow parking lot to pond
  • Building entrance will be on north of parking lot
Dinner : Boxed lunches from Apple Lane Farms and drinks will be available.
$5 for SMTA Members who RSVP by Thursday June 21, 2018
$7 for SMTA Members who Do Not RSVP by Thursday June 21, 2018
$10 Non-Members who RSVP by Thursday June 21, 2018
$12 Non-Members who Do Not RSVP by Thursday June 21, 2018
 
For members who cannot attend in person, we would like to offer a GoToMeeting option. Please contact us at HSVSMTA@gmail.com

Two ways to RSVP:


June 26 - 27

Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials-Tabletop Exhibition  +

Location: College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
3501 University Blvd East
Hyattsville, MD 20783



Exhibitors

Sponsorship Opportunities:

**All Sponsorships require an exhibit booth reservation**

Lanyard Sponsor (Limit 1) -$400 (if provided by company/$800 if provided by SMTA) SOLD!
Provide 150 lanyards and they will be the official lanyard for the conference. If you would like us to provide the lanyards, it will be an extra $400. You will receive logo recognition in the show directory, conference website and signage.

Tote Bag Sponsorship (Limit 1)-$400 (if provided by company/$800 if provided by SMTA) SOLD!
Provide your logo on all of the conference attendee bags! If you would like SMTA to provide the tote bags, it will be an extra $400. There will also be recognition in the show directory and website.

Lunch Sponsorship Day 1 or Day 2 (Limit 2)-$500
Signage upon entrance to exhibit hall lunch and on table tents featured throughout the room. There will also be recognition in the show directory and conference website.

Refreshment Sponsorship Day 1 or Day 2 (Limit 2)-$350 SOLD!
Signage during PM refreshment breaks upon entrance to exhibit hall and on table tents featured throughout the room. There will also be recognition in the show directory and conference website.

 

 

Exhibitor Information:

Contact Jenny Ng for available booth space. 952-920-7682 or jenny@smta.org Please note that exhibit traffic will be minimal while symposium is in session.


Click here to view floor plan.

Exhibit space entitles you to:

 

  • 6 ft. Draped table
  • One conference pass
  • Attendee list
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks
  • One copy of the conference proceedings
  • Download a hard copy of the registration form

    Cost to exhibit:
    Rates increase $100 after May 31, 2018
    Booth type CALCE/SMTA Members Non-Members
    One table
    includes access to Electrical Outlet
    $550 $650
    One table
    no access to Electrical Outlet
    $500 $600

     

 



Attendees

Exhibit Attendees: 

Come and visit the exhibits for FREE! Plan to network with leading suppliers working to stop the proliferation of counterfeit parts in the electronics supply chain.

Show Hours Each Day: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Your expo pass gives you access to:

  • FREE Panel Discussion "How is AS6171 Being Flowed Down? Challenges with AS671 Accreditation--Can it Handle Obsolete Parts?" (Tuesday, June 26 @12:00pm)
  • FREE Lunch
  • FREE Refreshment Breaks


    If you would like to attend other conference sessions, please register for the conference here.

Conference attendees do NOT need to register for the Expo, your conference registration includes the Expo entrance.


June 26 - 28

Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials 2018  +

Location
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
College Park , MD


Changes in electronic supply chain had been fast and furious in the last decades and its impact on the practices of companies is still evolving. It is well understood that, the scourge of counterfeit electronic parts is related to the changes in supply chain but it is only one of the many impacts. This symposium will provide a forum to cover all aspects of changes in the electronic parts supply chain on how an organization performs part selection and management through whole life cycle of the parts. Going beyond anecdotes and examples of counterfeit parts, this symposium focuses on the solutions that are available and are under development by all sectors of the industry.

 

Technical Program Announced!

Technical session topics include:

  • What is being Counterfeited - Within and Beyond electronics?
  • Are the Standards Adequate to Protect You?
  • Panel Discussion - Challenges with AS671 Accreditation--Can it Handle Obsolete Parts?
  • Technological Solutions: Tagging, Tracing, Authenticating
  • How the US Government Agencies are Reacting
  • How to Detect Counterfeit Parts with Confidence
  • Bringing Information Security in the Solution Space
  • Impacts on Industry and Society

View the program
 



The symposium is organized by SMTA in conjunction with Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. This symposium is a valuable resource for quality and reliability managers, supply chain managers, brand protection specialists, inspectors, marketing and procurement policy makers, contracts and legal management, security specialists and government agencies. Our focus is to provide relevant information to the professionals that can be used for solving problems today while planning for a different business and technology environment in the future.


July 12

Queretaro Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Misión Grand Juriquilla, Queretaro
Blvd Villas Del Meson 56
Juriquilla, QR 76230
Show Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit is $450/$550 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $550/$650 (early/regular).(click here for membership information).
The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $55 per outlet. Early registration pricing ends on June 11th, 2018!

 

Click HERE for the Current Floorplan!

 

Booths are assigned in the order they are received. 

Updated floorplan posted daily.

Important Exhibitor Materials:

  • Exhibitor Details
  • Hard Copy of Exhibitor Reg Form
  •  In the case of bank transfers, the dollar exchange rate must be calculated on the basis of the interbank purchase price and not the selling price. All transfers require an additional $50 USD.    
  • To pay by wire transfer please contact SMTA HQ. 1-952-920-7682 or hannah@smta.org
  • Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Hannah Funk with questions or for additional information.



Attendees

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

Please see the Queretaro Chapter Page for More Information on Technical Sessions.

Free Technical Program & Schedule:
Exhibit Hours:
Thursday, July 12, 2018
11:00AM–6:00PM

9:00amRegistration Opens

10:00am1st Technical Session

11:00amExpo Opens

12:00pm2nd Technical Session

1:00pmComplimentary Lunch

3:00pm3rd Technical Session

4:00pmReception

6:00pmExpo Closes

 

Technical Program Coming Soon....

Click HERE for the Current Floorplan!

 

Habitaciones/Accommodations

Precios por habitación por noche en pesos

Contact reservacionesventas@misionqueretaro.com or call 001-800-900-3800 to make reservations at the group rate.

1. HABITACIONES  EP SIN ALIMENTOS

Tarifa especial para grupos en habitación sencilla o doble MXN $1454
Persona adicional MXN $250

Incluye:

  • Una noche de hospedaje.
  • Impuestos y propinas incluidas 

 

2. PAQUETE ESPECIAL DESAYUNO:

Paquete especial para grupos en habitación sencilla MXN $1572
Paquete especial para grupos en habitación doble MXN $1824

Incluye:

  • Una noche de hospedaje.
  • Desayuno buffet en Restaurante del Pueblito
  • Impuestos y propinas incluidas 

 

ENGLISH:

Prices shown per room per night in pesos

1. European Plan – Room Only, No Breakfast

Special rate for groups in single or double room MXN $1454
Additional person MXN $250

Includes:

  • One night of lodging
  • Taxes and tips included

 

2. Package Plan – Includes Breakfast

Package in single room MXN $1572
Package in double room MXN $1824

Includes:

  • One night (lodging)
  • Breakfast (buffet) in our restaurant "El Pueblito"
  • Taxes and tips

 


July 12

Ohio Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside
5800 Rockside Woods Boulevard
Independence (Cleveland), OH 44131



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit is $375/$475 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$550 (early/regular).(click here for membership information).
The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early registration pricing ends on June 21st, 2018!
Important Exhibitor Materials:

 


     

CLICK HERE FOR DISCOUNTED HOTEL RATES 



Attendees

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday, July 12, 2018
9:00AM-2:30PM

Free Technical Program & Schedule:

 

Thank you to our Breakfast Sponsor:

 

8:00AM

Registration Opens

 

Thank you to our Coffee Sponsor:

 

Thank you to our Technical Session Sponsor:

 

9:00AM

Material Management 4.0

Speaker: Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron, Inc.

In this presentation, we’ll introduce Material Management 4.0. More than a set communication protocol between machines that count electronic parts and the machines that store them. From x-ray parts counters to fully automated and intelligent storage towers, Material Management 4.0 embraces the overall infrastructure that needs to be in place to realize an accurate, fast, and efficient methodology for inventory control. This investment is critical to realize the benefits in efficiency unleashed by Industry 4.0.   

 

9:00AM

Expo Hall Opens

 

Thank you to our Lunch Sponsor:

 

11:30AM

Complimentary Lunch

 

2:30PM

Printing in the Third Dimension

Speaker: Charles Bauer, Ph.D., TechLead Corporation

Excitement around 3D printing continues full speed ahead whether in electronics, consumer goods or industrial systems. Understanding the capabilities, limitations and most importantly the complexities of 3d printing remains challenging despite significant progress in both equipment and materials. While not a comprehensive tutorial on 3D printing, this presentation introduces the application of 3D printing in electronics prototyping and manufacturing including;

1.             Types of 3d printing

2.             Design tools for 3d printed products

3.             Materials selection (availability and alternatives)

4.             Equipment choices

5.             Process capabilities and constraints

 

2:30PM

Expo Hall Closes


July 13

Dallas Chapter: Chapter Meeting  +

Location
100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080



July Technical Session

Alloy Considerations for Low Temperature Lead Free Soldering

Event Details

  • Who: SMTA Members, Non-members, Students, and Guests are welcome - forward to others!
  • When: 11am-1pm on July 13, 2018
  • 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!

Pricing

  • 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

10% Early-bird Discount for paying on-line before 5:00pm on June 11th!

Get your tickets!

Abstract

I will discuss the alloy options, their respective melt points, process requirements, and respective strength and reliability characteristics.

  1. Alloy Considerations for Low Temperature Lead Free Soldering
  2. The Effect of Additives on Sn Based Alloys
  3. Understanding Low Temp Sn-Bi Alloys
  4. Eutectic Sn-Bi Solders
  5. Non-Eutectic Sn-Bi Solders
  6. HRL1 Solder Alloy
  7. The Importance of Using the Right Chemistry

Biography

Joe Cumbey began his career as a Production Engineer in Electronics Manufacturing in 1982, working in all areas of printed circuit board assembly operations for various Commercial, Military, Industrial, and Aerospace manufacturers in Florida and Arizona. He joined Alpha in 1997 as a District Sales Manager, and now serves as an Alpha Regional Sales Manager covering Alpha Assembly Materials sales in the US and Canada.

Joe earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Purdue University in 1982.




July 16

Webinar: Solder Ball Elimination – In Wave, Selective & Reflow  +



Bob WillisJuly 16 @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm GMT (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

Solder balls and solder beading have been a process issue for many years and they may not cause product failure or quality problems but they are not desirable. Solder balls are caused by a variety of factors in different processes and should be resolved to eliminate a poorly defined process or a process and materials which are out of control With over 40 years in industry and 30 solving process problems for industry Bob Willis explains the causes and curses for solder balls.

This webinar features many unique process video clips on testing and failures and make his sessions come alive providing a much better understanding of the root cause of failure and corrective action.

Topics include:

What are solder beads & balls?
What causes these defects?
Why does PCB design & specification matter?
Solder process & materials
Tin/lead v Lead-Free
Solder ball & bead formation
Causes/cures for random & designer balls
Inspection criteria

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


July 17 - 19

SMT Processes Certification (ACCURATE TECHNOLOGIES INC.)  +

Location
ACCURATE TECHNOLOGIES INC
Novi , MI


Held at ACCURATE TECHNOLOGIES INC.

26999 Meadowbrook Road

Novi, Michigan 48377

  • July 17 Course (8:30-5pm)
  • July 18 ½ day of course + exam
  • July 19 All day exam (8:30-5pm)
  • Instruction: English
  • Test: English

Instructor: Jim Hall, ITM Consulting

Reduced In-House Rate: $915 for members or $970 for non-members.

Each SMTA Certification program is a three-day offering consisting of a 1.5-day refresher workshop on topics in SMT Processes or Six Sigma Green Belt. The program concludes on days two and three with an open and closed book examination. This is not an entry-level program. Basic algebra will be used in the workshop and examination. This challenging examination requires both written answers and calculations with the intent to enable the attendee to establish competitive credentials as "Certified" by the SMTA in SMT Processes.

Why You Should Participate
Technologies change at the speed of light, and competition and expectations are forever increasing. This comprehensive program will provide the refresher course, study materials and examination allowing you to be recognized as an SMTA Certified Process or Six Sigma Green Belt Engineer.

  • Enhance your stature in our industry
  • Increase marketing value for your company
  • Obtain proof of your knowledge and experience
  • The SMTA Certification program is unique, as it recognizes and certifies the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level.


July 19

Rocky Mountain (Colorado) Chapter: Business After Hours at Photo Stencil  +

16080 Table Mountain Parkway, Suite 100, Golden, CO 80403



Join us for a Meet & Greet After Hours event at Photo Stencil. See the new factory and learn about today's stencil technology


August 2

Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Iowa & Dakotas) Chapter: Upper Midwest Chapter's 27th Annual SMTA Golf Tournament  +

Location
The Wilds Golf Club




August 2, 2018 SMTA Golf Tournament

 
 
The 27th Annual SMTA Golf Tournament will be held at The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake, MN and moving back to a Thursday.  This year we’re going to have a shot gun start at 11:00AM.  The deadline to register is July 19th.  Payments must be received by July 26th to ensure your spot.  The sign-up for the golf tournament is on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of 80 golfers.  Below is all the information on this year’s tournament.
 
                                    
 
What: Twenty-Seventh Annual SMTA Golf Tournament
 
When: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 @ 11:00AM
 

Location:
The Wilds Golf Club
3151 Wilds Ridge
Prior Lake, MN 55372
(952) 445-3500
 
Shotgun Start: 11:00AM. Please arrive by 10:00AM for check-in.  Lunch will not be provided.
 
Registration: Register by Friday, July 19th to Erik Stromberg via email at estromberg@e-tronix.com.  Include your name, company name, telephone #, and your average score for 18 holes. If you have any questions you can reach me at (612) 803-2619.
 
Fees: $65 for 18 holes. This fee includes golf, cart, prizes, and an early dinner. All fees must be received by Friday, July 26th. No-shows will be invoiced. Space is limited so please make your reservations early.
 
Checks Payable to: SMTA
 
Send Checks to:
Erik Stromberg
E-tronix
6333 Cambridge Street
Suite 201
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
 
Tournament: The tournament will consist of a four-person scramble. We will organize the teams based on your golfing caliber in order to make the teams fair. The number of suppliers and users in the four-some will also be taken into consideration. As most of you know from previous years, the tournament will be played in rain or shine unless it is lightning outside, so plan accordingly to the weather conditions.
 
Dinner:  ASM Assembly Systems and the SMTA local chapter will be sponsoring an early dinner after the tournament for everyone in the clubhouse starting at approximately 4:00 p.m. 
 
Prizes: Each supplier donating a prize will get a sign at the tee box stating their name and what event the prize is awarded for. Prizes will be presented at the dinner at the end of the tournament. All winners must be present to receive their prize. Please direct all prize offerings to Jeff Kennedy at (612) 902-6259
 

Hole In One Contest:  A Rolex watch valued at $5000.00 is up for grabs for anyone who can put the ball in the cup.  NO MULLIGANS




August 14 - 16

South East Asia Technical Training Conference on Electronics Assembly Technologies 2018 (Rescheduled Dates)  +

Location
Eastin Hotel Penang
Penang Malaysia


The South East Asia Technical Conference on Electronics Assembly is a highly technical three-day event that is focused on today's most important and timely issues. The drive for smaller, more functional consumer electronics along with the need for highly reliable electronics applications have kept the material, process and quality engineers busy planning for the future. These drive the many challenges that our industry faces today. We encourage our colleagues in Malaysia to come together to share their knowledge and their vision for addressing these challenges.

The conference is "claimable from HRDF under SBL scheme."

 

Technical Program and Registration Coming Soon...

 



Why Should You Attend:

  • There will be adequate time to have our industry experts respond to your questions
  • Networking time will allow you to continue discussions following the presentations
  • This is one of the best ways to enhance your knowledge and your company's profitability
  • Extensive participation from experts from around the world provides for a comprehensive educational experience
  • The SMTA reputation ensures high quality technical information that can be put to use immediately

 


August 14

Austin (CTEA) Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Norris Conference Center
2525 West Anderson Lane
#365
Austin, TX 78757



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit is $375/$475 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$550 (early/regular).(click here for membership information). The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on July 13th, 2018!
Click here for Ad and Sponsorship opportunities!
Important Exhibitor Materials:



Attendees

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

 

Free Technical Session Program:

8:30am

Attendee Registration Opens

 

9:00am

"Live Teardown of iPhone X - Steve Jobs' iPhone"

Speaker: Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron, Inc.

It’s been 10 years since Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world. Much has happened since then.  Over this past decade, the iPhone became a reference design, and the object of desire of a legion of fans who wait anxiously for every launch of the Cupertino company. Undoubtedly the most advanced iPhone in the market today, the iPhone X is a technology marvel.  The double stacked boards, dual battery, and a face recognition sensor bring the iPhone X to a whole different level.

In this presentation, we’ll explore these technological advances by a live teardown of the iPhone X. The teardown will be followed by a detailed coverage of the technical details of critical parts of the device. This live teardown will be accompanied by x-ray and CT images of the iPhone X, so the audience will get unprecedented insights on what makes this iPhone tick.  More importantly, we will explore the assembly process utilized to put the iPhone X together.  This presentation is targeted at a wide technical audience looking for a better understanding on how advance consumer electronics are designed and assembled.

 

9:30am

"Smart Autonomous Machine Platforms> IoT in Motion"

Speaker: Kwok Wu, Ph.D., NXP Semiconductors

NXP is engaged in delivering smart capabilities and features for use cases such as Autonomous self-driving cars, Smart connected Cars, and ADAS. The talk will take this approach to the next level by leveraging NXP’s Smart Machine Platform to deploy solutions for numerous smart city applications, pushing “mobile IOT” (m-IOT 4.0) to the “Edge”.

 

10:00am

Expo Hall Opens

 

11:00am

"Cybersecurity in Self-Driving Cars: Helping to Prevent Hacking"

Speaker: Paul Golata, Mouser Electronics

As autonomous vehicles start appearing on our roads, so the importance of their cybersecurity grows.  Self-driving cars and trucks are heavily dependent on communication links to operate safely and perform fundamental tasks.  These links to the outside world enable vehicles to receive over-the-air (OTA) software updates, live traffic data, navigation and road sign information, and data from other vehicles.  Unfortunately, this means exposing multiple surfaces to hackers for attack.  Everything from the wireless vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) links, to a straightforward USB drive containing firmware can be vulnerable to attack, and these vulnerabilities, if not mitigated, could compromise passengers’ and other road users’ safety.

 

12:00pm

COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH

 

1:00pm

Door Prize Drawings

 

1:30pm

"Packaging and Assembly Challenges for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems"

Speaker: Linda Bal, TechSearch International

ADAS and eventually autonomous driving require recognition of surrounding conditions by a variety of sensors, then decision-making and operation in response.  There are multiple sensors with overlap in their coverage areas.  The combinations of sensors (radar, LIDAR, ultrasonic, camera, and V2X) vary by integrator, automotive maker, and vehicle model.  What type of semiconductor packages are used for each sensor and what are the future challenges as new package types are adopted?  This presentation discusses some of the opportunities in automotive packaging and the challenges in meeting automotive specifications.

 

3:00pm

Expo Hall Closes


August 15

San Diego Chapter: 08-15-18 Material Management 4.0  +

Location
HME, 2848 Whiptail Loop W, Carlsbad, CA 92010



Abstract:
Over the past years the electronic assembly industry has focused on the development of Industry 4.0, a standard communication protocol that allows production equipment to dialogue. This communication protocol will be a key enabler to improve the quality and efficiency of the production line. This is achieved by creating a feedback loop between inspection and production – thus allowing problems to be identified and corrected as early as possible in the manufacturing line. As a result, the overall cost of manufacturing is reduced as yield rates increase.

Despite the great progress in the development of the integrated production line, a critical part of the manufacturing chain remains offline. Inventory rooms around the world still must operate with a far reduced level of sophisticated. It is not uncommon to find thousands of reels densely packed in hundreds of linear feet of shelving space. The simple exercise of counting back reels as they come back from the production floor is not standard practice. And even when they are counted, the count is often made by hand. The lack of focus on the automation of our inventory rooms leads to an increasing loss of productivity due to line stoppages. When associated with the recent increase in lead times for electronic components, line stoppage has become a crippling problem that makes inventory accuracy a necessity.

In this presentation, we’ll introduce Material Management 4.0. More than a set communication protocol between machines that count electronic parts and the machines that store them. From x-ray parts counters to fully automated and intelligent storage towers, Material Management 4.0 embraces the overall infrastructure that needs to be in place to realize an accurate, fast, and efficient methodology for inventory control. This investment is critical to realize the benefits in efficiency unleashed by Industry 4.0.

Speaker: Bill CardosoCEOCreative Electron
Bill started his first company in Brazil at age 17 and sold it a few years later when invited by the US Department of Energy to work at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to do nuclear and high energy physics research. As the Department Head for Systems Engineering and after a 10-year long career at Fermilab, Bill moved from Chicago to sunny California to start Creative Electron. True to the American Dream, Creative Electron quickly grew from Bill's garage to the largest US manufacturer of x-ray machines for the electronics industry (no longer in his garage). At Creative Electron Bill leads the team of engineers who designs and manufactures x-ray systems that are shipped worldwide. Starting with an associate’s degree at age 13, Bill has a BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an MBA from The University of Chicago. Bill is the president of the SMTA San Diego chapter and member of the technical committee for SMTA International, SMTA Counterfeit Conference, and SMTA LED Conference, Components for Military and Space Electronics Conference, SPIE Photonics, and the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium. He is an IEEE Senior member and the author of over 150 technical publications, author of 2 books, owner of a few patents, and a frequent speaker at technical conferences.

RSVP by: 08/13/18, Linksmta.org/chapters/rsvp.cfm?BEE_ID=4416
Registration: 5:30PM
Dinner: 5:45PM-6:45PM
Presentation: 6:45PM
Facility Tour: 7:45PM
Location: HME, 2848 Whiptail Loop W, Carlsbad, CA 92010




August 20

Webinar: PCB Design, Fabrication and Use from an End Users Perspective  +



August 20 @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm GMT (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenters:
Charles Cawthorne, MBDA Systems
Ian Fox, Rolls Royce

Overview

Printed Circuit Bare Boards form the fundamental and crucial basis for most Circuit Card Assemblies. However, with the advanced electronics components that are available today, PCBs have to be complex to provide the interconnect for these component types. Given this background, what is the best approach to acquire PCBs that will work and will provide long term reliability?

This webinar, which follows on from the "Guide to Printed Circuit Board Manufacture" from March 2017, gives a more advanced insight into the Design, Test, Qualification, Inspection and Handling of PCBs from a purely high reliability end users perspective. The webinar is aimed at design/manufacturing/process engineers, technicians and trainers.

Topics include:

Definition of PCB Materials
Surface Mount Design Rules
PTH Design
Micro-via Design
Via Planarisation and Via Protection
Controlled Impedance
Surface Finishes
PCB Test
PCB Qualification
Incoming Inspection and Quality Standards
Handling of PCBs from a Drying Perspective

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


August 20 - 22

SMT Processes Certification (PRIDE Industries)  +

Location
PRIDE Industries Foundation
Roseville , CA


Held at PRIDE Industries Foundation

10030 Foothills Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95747

  • August 20 Course (8:30-5pm)
  • August 21 ½ day of course + exam
  • August 22 All day exam (8:30-5pm)
  • Instruction: English
  • Test: English

Instructor: Jim Hall, ITM Consulting

Reduced In-House Rate: $915 for members or $970 for non-members.

Each SMTA Certification program is a three-day offering consisting of a 1.5-day refresher workshop on topics in SMT Processes or Six Sigma Green Belt. The program concludes on days two and three with an open and closed book examination. This is not an entry-level program. Basic algebra will be used in the workshop and examination. This challenging examination requires both written answers and calculations with the intent to enable the attendee to establish competitive credentials as "Certified" by the SMTA in SMT Processes.

Why You Should Participate
Technologies change at the speed of light, and competition and expectations are forever increasing. This comprehensive program will provide the refresher course, study materials and examination allowing you to be recognized as an SMTA Certified Process or Six Sigma Green Belt Engineer.

  • Enhance your stature in our industry
  • Increase marketing value for your company
  • Obtain proof of your knowledge and experience
  • The SMTA Certification program is unique, as it recognizes and certifies the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level.


August 21

Intermountain (ID, UT) Chapter: Boise SMTA Golf Scramble - Aug 21, 2018  +

Location
Shadow Valley Golf Club, 15711 Highway 55, Boise Idaho



Boise SMTA Golf Scramble - Aug 21, 2018
Shadow Valley Golf Club
SMTA Intermountain Chapter
Boise Golf Scramble
What:  SMTA Shadow Valley Golf 2018 - Golf Scramble
When:  Aug. 21st Shot gun start 8:00 AM with lunch following
Where:  Shadow Valley Course - Boise, Idaho


Team and Individual sign-up deadline Aug. 14th
Team and Hole Sponsor sign-ups also due at that time
We also welcome donations for prizes like closest to the pin, longest drive and others
    
COSTS:
Team sponsor $350—fees and lunch for 4 (sponsor may provide shirts or caps) Team Sponsor sign.
Hole sponsors:  $200 and choice of available hole.  Includes one player and hole sponsor sign.
Mulligans:  $10 each, Must purchase in advance
Individuals are Welcome!!  We will sign you up to a team.  Fee is just $65.  This includes Green fees, cart, range balls and lunch.  Please Join us! 
We guarantee you will have a good time!



Contacts to RSVP and for Sponsorships:
David Bell 208-867-6006 or dcbell@q.com

Contact for details about course, map: Shadow Valley Golf Club
http://www.shadowvalley.com/directions/
15711 Highway 55, Boise Idaho.  Course Phone #208-939-6699


August 23

Mexico - Querétaro Chapter: Roundtable  +

Location
CIC 4.0 UTEQ



The SMTA Queretaro Chapter is pleased to invite you to participate in our :
Solder Roundtable Meeting - Queretaro 
Location : UTEQ , Queretaro - Mexico 
Date : August 23,2018
Speakers : If you would like to host this event please contact Guillermo Maldonado
Gmaldonado@ste-latinoamerica.com 

Meeting fee :  
  • Members = 
  • Nonmembers = 
 



August 23

Capital (DC) Chapter: Capital Expo & Tech Forum  +

Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab Laurel, MD




Capital Expo & Tech Forum

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Location: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab
Kossiakoff Center
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723

 
 
Folks please join us for this extraordinary event!  The Capital wants to invite you to attend our Capital SMTA TECH/EXPO.  This year we have a Key note Speaker from Geoffrey Doyle, Additive Manufacturing Corporate Development Jabil Electronics who will be talking about Industry 4.0 Additive Manufacturing.  We also have MB Allen from KIC part of the IPC team working to develop the CFX standards to allow Industry 4.0 the Smart Factory to become a reality.  Industry 4.0 is the new moment happening now and to remain competitive companies will need to adopt this standard.  This is an event you do not want to miss and it is FREE and includes Lunch!!!
 
Keynote Speaker
 
Geoffrey Doyle, Jabil Circuit Inc.
Topic: Additive Manufacturing
 
 
Kim Flanagan, Indium Corporation
Topic: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Voiding in PCB Assemblies
 
 
MB Allen, KIC
Topic: Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution – The Smart Factory
 
 
Dr. Alfred A. Zinn, Kuprion Inc.
Topic: Advanced Materials and NanoSystems
 
 


August 23

Capital Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab
Kossiakoff Center
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit is $375/$475 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$550 (early/regular).(click here for membership information). The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early Bird pricing ends Friday, July 27th, 2018!
Important Exhibitor Materials:
Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Hannah Funk with questions or for additional information.



Attendees

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry! Exhibit Hours:
Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
9:00AM–3:00PM
Registration Opens at 8:00AM

Free Technical Program & Schedule:


August 27 - 30

SMTA China South Technology and Vendor Conferences 2018   +

Location
Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
Shenzhen China


SMTA China South
27-30 August 2018
Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, PR China

The SMTA China cordially invites you to participate in SMTA China South Conference located in Shenzhen 2018. This event, held in conjunction with NEPCON China 2018, will as usual address the industry's most pressing issues in electronics assembly/ manufacturing, industry/technology roadmap, business focus, advanced packaging, practical skill development, emerging technologies, and lead-free & reliability.


August 28

Wisconsin Chapter: Wisconsin Chapter - Golf Scramble  +

Location
Brown Deer Golf Course: 7625 N Range Line Rd, Glendale, WI 53209



Please RSVP before making Payment!
Click HERE to RSVP Now!!


When:
  • Tuesday August 28, 2018 at 8:00 am

Where:
  • Brown Deer Golf Course: 7625 N Range Line Rd, Glendale, WI 53209
  • Description: “Brown Deer Golf Course is a classically designed 18 hole facility with bent grass fairways, tees and greens that has hosted an annual PGA tour event,  USGA national championships and now hosts an LPGA Symetra Tour event, the PHC Classic.  You can always expect the course conditions to reflect those high standards.  The golf courses unique and individual holes are carved out masterfully with a river running throughout the entire course. The course was originally designed by George Hansen and founded in 1929 and was partially redesigned by Andy North and Roger Packard. Brown Deer is truly a must play for any golf lover!
 
Price:
  • $40 SMTA Members and $60 for non-SMTA Members
 
Format:
  • Scramble: Teams of 4. Each players drive will need to be used at least once. Any threesomes will have option for 1 player to tee off twice. 2 putt maximum to keep up rate of play.
  • First Place prize
  • 1 Mens and 1 Womens longest drive, closest to the pin, and one longest put.
  • 72 Spots available: Please confirm through Josh Casper (jcasper@horizonsales.com) or Jana Esselman (jesselmann@identco.com) if you have a team and you would like to play together. All other teams will be put together by SMTA Staff.

Food and Drink:
  • Each player will be provided with 2 complimentary drink tickets.
  • Coffee and Donuts provided upon arrival.
  • Complimentary Lunch following the Scramble-Vendor Sponsorships:
  • $200 Sponsorship opportunities available: Includes tee box Logo Sign, 1 round of golf, 2 drink tickets and Lunch.
_____________________________________
Do you want to sponsor a hole?
Click Here to Sponsor a Hole

______________________________________



September 6

Mexico - Guadalajara Chapter: SMTA Monterrey Foro Tecnico y Expo  +

Monterrey NL, Mexico



Les estaremos compartiendo más información próximamente.



September 11 - 13

SMT Processes Certification (Querétaro, Mexico)  +

Location
Querétaro , JA Mexico


  • September 11- Course (8:30-5pm)
  • September 12- ½ day of course + exam
  • September 13- All day exam (8:30-5pm)

  • Instruction: English/Spanish
    Test: English
    Instructor: Iván Castellanos, Indium Corporation


September 12

New England Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit for corporate members is $450/$550 (Early/Late) and $550/$650 (Early/Late) for non-corporate members.(click here for membership information)

The cost to exhibit includes: one 8x10 pipe-and-draped booth, one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and registrant list. Early bird expires on August 10th, 2018!

All spaces will be assigned once we are sold out. If there is another exhibitor you want to be next to please let us know when you sign up. 

Exhibitor Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibitor Hard Copy Application

Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Courtney Kalb with questions or for additional information.



Attendees

September 13

Indiana Chapter: Samtec Tour  +

Location
520 Park East Boulevard New Albany, IN 47151-1147



This year we are trying to have two tours that are mainly educational in nature. Our partners at Samtec have decided to host the first tour and they have put together plans for a very interesting day. The tour will be on September 13th, 2018 from 10AM until 2:30PM. Please feel free to contact me (Alister.McLeod@indstate.edu) if you are hoping to attend or RSVP. We need a response by August 31, 2018. 


September 17

Webinar: Manual Cleaning of Printed Board Assemblies – Step By Step Guide  +



Bob WillisSeptember 17 @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm GMT (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

After rework, modification or second stage assembly cleaning may need to be considered. Ideally a no clean flux, gel or solder paste should be used to avoid the need to clean selected areas. If manual cleaning is to be conducted every effort should be made to use materials or application methods that result in the minimum residues from the soldering process.

Planning and training staff in manual cleaning is very important to get the best possible result visually and to maintain product reliability. This is one of the first training sessions to cover manual cleaning of board assemblies, highlighting the problems and solutions to manual cleaning.

Topics include:

Why clean
Material selection
Manual cleaning techniques
Testing cleanliness
Inspection requirements
Component compatibility
Reliability test techniques

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


September 19

San Diego Chapter: 09-19-2018 3D Packaging for the SMT Specialist  +

TBD



Topic: 3D Packaging for the SMT Specialist

Speaker: Charles Bauer, Ph.D. -TechLead Corporation
Educated at Oregon Graduate Center - 1980 Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering, Ohio State University 1975 Master of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering and Stanford University, 1972 Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering, his current position is Senior Managing Director of TechLead. He is working on areas of strategic technology planning, market analysis and international business development. Chuck has more than 35 years experience ranging from printed circuit board and hybrid fabrication, through complex IC metallization, multilayer packaging, multichip modules, system in package, 3D packaging, flat panel display packaging and assembly, as well as nano-technology. Past employment includes Coors Advanced Electronics Group in Golden, Colorado (1989-1990) and Tektronix in Beaverton, Oregon (1978-1989).
Awards/Associations
Dr. Bauer lectures throughout the world on technology, business and market topics as well as serving on several corporate boards and international corporate, government andeducational institution advisory councils. A Senior Member of IEEE, he remains active in theSMTA, JIEP, ASM and IMAPS as well. Dr. Bauer served on the Boards of both the SMTA and IMAPS and as President of IMAPS in 2001-2002. He currently serves as the International Development Chair for the SMTA. Awards received include Tektronix Technical Innovation Award, Fellow of IMAPS, and the International Leadership Award from the SMTA, Jesuit High School Hall of Fame, University of Portland Significant 75 Alumni and SMTA 25th Anniversary Luminary as founder of the Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium. He holds Patents and has published more than 150 papers.

Stay tuned for the abstract and meeting location....


September 20

Intermountain Utah Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: University of Utah
A. Ray Olpin University Union - Saltair Room
200 S Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112



Exhibitors

The cost to exhibit is $375/$475 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$550 (early/regular).(click here for membership information). The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on August 31th, 2018!
 



Attendees

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!
Exhibit Hours:
Thursday, September 20, 2018
10:00AM–3:00PM

 


October 4

Long Island Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Melville Marriott Long Island
1350 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747


Exhibitors

Please contact Sharon Dietrich with questions or for additional information.



Attendees

Please see the Long Island Chapter Page for More Information on Technical Sessions and Expo Materials.

 


October 8

Webinar: Wave Soldering Lead-Free – Setting up Your Process Parameters  +



Bob WillisOctober 8 @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm GMT (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

Do we have all the answers to successful lead-free wave soldering? No, and to quote a well-known soldering metallurgist, we often don’t even know all the questions. Lead-free is new to many and the wave soldering process is the most affected by the change of materials with cost increase in alloy, solder bath and copper erosion plus increased temperatures all make process change demanding. During this presentation we will look at the practical experience to date and try to provide answers to as many questions that have come to light during early introduction. The presenter has produced training video and interactive CD-ROMs on wave soldering and conducted the Electrovert “Workshop of Machine Soldering” for over 10 years with theory and hands on sessions worldwide.

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.

Topics include:

Checking key aspects in design
Copper erosion problems
Effect of tin-lead on joint reliability
Equipment settings, pre heat, fluxer, wave settings
Inert soldering
Effect of bath contaminates
Quality control checks
Common soldering defects, causes and cures

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


October 14 - 18

SMTA International 2018  +

Location
Donald E Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont , IL


Join your industry colleagues from around the globe this Fall for SMTA International, the electronics assembly industry's best technical conference. Get the latest in-depth technical information you need to be successful in your workplace. SMTA International offers educational opportunities covering manufacturing and assembly of electronics, advanced packaging/components, inspection technologies, processes, substrates/PCB technology, soldering, quality and reliability.


October 16 - 18

SMT Processes Certification (SMTA International 2017 - Rosemont, IL)  +

Location
Donald Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont , IL


Co-located with SMTA International Conference.
  • October 16- Course (8:30-5pm)
  • October 17- ½ day of course + exam
  • October 18 All day exam (8:30-5pm)

  • Instruction: English
    Test: English
    Instructor: Jim Hall, ITM Consulting

    Each SMTA Certification program is a three-day offering consisting of a 1.5-day refresher workshop on topics in SMT Processes or Six Sigma Green Belt. The program concludes on days two and three with an open and closed book examination.

    This is not an entry-level program. Basic algebra will be used in the workshop and examination. This challenging examination requires both written answers and calculations with the intent to enable the attendee to establish competitive credentials as "Certified" by the SMTA in SMT Processes or Six Sigma Green Belt.

    Why You Should Participate
    Technologies change at the speed of light, and competition and expectations are forever increasing. This comprehensive program will provide the refresher course, study materials and examination allowing you to be recognized as an SMTA Certified Process or Six Sigma Green Belt Engineer.

  • Enhance your stature in our industry
  • Increase marketing value for your company
  • Obtain proof of your knowledge and experience

    The SMTA Certification program is unique, as it recognizes and certifies the entire SMT assembly process at an engineering level.


  • October 16 - 17

    SMTA International Electronics Exhibition  +

    Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
    Rosemont, IL


    Exhibitors Register Now
    Exhibitors

    SMTA International delivers value to you and your organization through our goal to bring our members and visitors together to focus, exchange ideas and share the newest technologies. Last year we welcomed over 1600 attendees from 21 different countries.


    October 23 - 25

    International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference  +

    Driving an Interconnected World

    Location
    DoubleTree San Jose Airport Hotel
    San Jose , CA


    IWLPC brings together the semiconductor industry's most respected authorities addressing all aspects of wafer-level, 3D, TSV, and MEMS device packaging.


    October 23 - 24

    International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference Exhibition  +

    Location: Double Tree Hotel
    2050 Gateway Place
    San Jose, CA 95110



    Exhibitors

    Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information

     


    Dates: October 23-24, 2018
    Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, San Jose, CA



    IWLPC Expo 2017 Application

     

    View the exhibitor prospectus and application for 2018!

     

    How Much is it to Exhibit?

      Early Registration
    Before/On July 30th
    Regular Registration
    After July 30th
    One Booth
    (8' D x 10' W)
    $1500 $1700
    One Table
    (6' Table)
    $1100 $1300

    More information will be available about the Exhibition soon.

    Why Exhibit at IWLPC?

    * Reach a focused international audience
    * Generate Exposure in this highly competitive marketplace
    * Share New Products and concepts to the market
    * Enhance Relationships with existing customers and generate new leads
     

    What type of attendees will be there?

    Assembly/Packaging Engineers, Corporate/General Management, Test Engineering, Engineering Management, IC Design Engineer, Manufacturing Management, PC Board Design/Fabrication, Purchasing, R&D, Sales/Marketing, Consultant, and many more!

    Click here to view the floor plan!

    IWLPC Floorplan




    Attendees

    Note - If you already registered for the IWLPC conference you do not need to register separately to attend the expo.


    October 24

    San Diego Chapter: 10-24-18 Octoberfest  +

    A Local Micro Brewery TBD



    If you would like to have an Octoberfest this year, let us know. We are looking for your input on this!
    Location:  A local micro brewery
    Time: 5:30PM
     


    November 1

    LA/Orange County Expo & Tech Forum  +

    Location: The Grand Event Center
    4101 E Willow Street
    Long Beach, CA 90815



    Exhibitors

    The cost to exhibit is $375/$475 (early/regular) for corporate members. The cost to exhibit for non corporate members is $450/$550 (early/regular).(click here for membership information).
    The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on October 6th, 2018!
    Click here for Ad and Sponsorship opportunities!
    Important Exhibitor Materials:



    Attendees

    Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry! Exhibit Hours:
    Thursday, November 1, 2018
    10:00AM–3:00PM

    8:00am

    Registration Opens

     

    10:00am

    Expo Opens

     

    11:00am-11:30am 

    Material Management 4.0

    Speaker: Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron

    Over the past years the electronic assembly industry has focused on the development of Industry 4.0, a standard communication protocol that allows production equipment to dialogue. This communication protocol will be a key enabler to improve the quality and efficiency of the production line. This is achieved by creating a feedback loop between inspection and production - thus allowing problems to be identified and corrected as early as possible in the manufacturing line. As a result, the overall cost of manufacturing is reduced as yield rates increase.


    In this presentation, we'll introduce Material Management 4.0. More than a set communication protocol between machines that count electronic parts and the machines that store them. From x-ray parts counters to fully automated and intelligent storage towers, Material Management 4.0 embraces the overall infrastructure that needs to be in place to realize an accurate, fast, and efficient methodology for inventory control. This investment is critical to realize the benefits in efficiency unleashed by Industry 4.0. 

     

    11:45am

    Complimentary Lunch

     

    1:00pm-1:30pm 

    Challenges in PCB Design

    Speaker: Vern Wnek, C.I.D., Mentor Graphics

    The PCB Design process can be as simple as drawing schematics, doing the layout of the board, and providing the fabrication information to the manufacturing vendor. In this session, we will discuss a few topics that illustrate how technology and the complexity related to the PCB Design process has evolved in recent years and how Mentor solutions can help to overcome the challenges in PCB Design. 

     

    2:00pm-2:30m 

    An Intelligent DFM Approach to PCB Manufacturing

    Speaker: Patrick McGoff, Mentor

    PCB complexity continues to accelerate. It seems we used to be able to speak in terms of a simple progression of technology, but today we know there are advances in materials, construction, manufacturing processes and component technology that multiply the complexities of PCB manufacturing. With such a myriad combination of factors, it makes for very challenging PCB design reviews for manufacturability.

    However, just as the PCB technology has advanced, so has the Design for Manufacturing (DFM) software. Best practice companies use the intelligence in the PCB design data to drive their DFM analysis for more accurate, comprehensive and consistent results across users. In this session we will discuss how to use the intelligence in the design data to your PCB manufacturing advantage.

     

    3:00pm

    Expo Hall Closes


    November 11 - 13

    SMT Processes Certification (Guadalajara, Mexico)  +

    Must be registered and paid by October 6th to participate in this course

    Location
    Guadalajara , JA Mexico


    Co-located with Guadalajara Expo.

    • November 11- Course (8:30-5pm)
    • November 12- ½ day of course + exam
    • November 13- All day exam (8:30-5pm)

    • Instruction: English/Spanish
      Test: English
      Instructor: Ivan Castellanos


    November 13 - 15

    SMTA-IPC High Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference  +

    Location
    Chicago Marriott
    Schaumburg , IL


    Organized by SMTA and IPC

    November 13-15, 2018
    Chicago Marriott
    Schaumburg, IL

    "How clean is clean?" is more challenging to answer as conductors and circuit traces become narrower. What is acceptably clean for one industry segment may be unacceptable in others. Brought to you by IPC and SMTA, the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference will cover technological developments in all areas of cleaning and coating applied to electronics assemblies. The event will include a technical conference, two half-day tutorials, networking activities and tabletop exhibits. Tutorials will provide practical information on materials, equipment and methodologies at the basic-to-intermediate levels. The technical conference will feature advanced-level presentations from subject-matter experts, emphasizing case studies of real-world problems along with solutions.

    Call for Abstracts

    Get details about presenting your research at this conference!

     


    Call for Participation

     


    November 14 - 15

    Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum  +

    Location: Expo Guadalajara
    Guadalajara


    Exhibitors

    Please see the Guadalajara Chapter Page for More Information on Expo Materials.

    The Guadalajara Expo is SOLD OUT! Please contact Courtney Kalb or Hannah Funk to be placed on our waitlist.

     

     

    Click Here for the Guadalajara Hotel Room Block

    Group Name: SMTA Nov 2018

    Group Code: SMT



    Attendees

    Attendee registration is not yet open. Check back soon. 

    Please see the Guadalajara Chapter Page for more information on technical sessions.
     

    Click HERE for current floorplan!


    November 19

    Webinar: Hand Soldering & De-Soldering with Lead-Free Solder  +



    Bob WillisNovember 19 @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm GMT (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

    Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

    Overview

    Hand soldering and de-soldering with lead-free solders does requires higher process temperatures. This material change can impact on the printed circuit board and components used. It can also impact on the tooling leading to increased cost and maintenance in your facility.  Soldering with lead-free can be simpler than you think if staff are provided with the correct procedures and a better understanding of the process and the type of joints they will be producing.  Changes to material and processes in your factory is an ideal time to eliminate poor practices that have been used for many years leading to extra rework and cost.

    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:

    Soldering theory and what is different
    Cored solder wire
    Soldering operation
    Soldering iron care
    Tip corrosion issues with lead-free
    De-soldering techniques
    Lead-free inspection criteria
    Typical lead-free defects

    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


    November 26

    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


    Looking for a local chapter event? Check the Chapter News page for more events.
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