Calendar of Events



October 2018

October 4

Long Island Expo & Tech Forum  +

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


Please contact Sharon Dietrich with questions or for additional information.


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


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  +

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)  +

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

    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

    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


    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


    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

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