Calendar of Events

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October 2018


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 9

Connecticut Chapter: SMTA-CT Tech Session: Tour of Altek Electronics Inc. and presentation of LEAN initiatives  +

Altek Electronics, 89 Commercial Blvd., Torrington CT 06790



Please join us on October 9th at Altek Electronics (Torrington CT) for a presentation of LEAN initiatives and the resulting efficiencies/benefits. 

Date:   October 9th, 2018
Location:   Altek Electronics, Inc.
Address:   89 Commercial Blvd., Torrington, CT  06790
Time:  8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Agenda:  
8:30 a.m. Registration, networking and continental breakfast
9:00 a.m.  Presentation on LEAN/Continuous Improvement at Altek
9:45 a.m.  Factory Tour – examples of LEAN and Continuous Improvement initiatives
11:00 a.m. Depart

Price:     SMTA member: $25   Non-member: $35

Special Notations or Instructions from Company/Location:  Altek can accommodate 30 attendees—registration will be closed when 30 people have registered.  Parking is tight—there are some spots in the Visiting Nurse parking lot next door (please do not park directly in front of the Visiting Nurse building).   Closed toed shoes must be worn during the factory tour.

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"LEAN in Action"

Learn how the adoption of LEAN supports Altek’s long-term objectives of remaining an independent family business in Connecticut, providing growth opportunities for employees and ensuring business sustainability through LEAN and Green initiatives.
 
We’ll discuss how transitioning from a “push” approach to a “pull” approach improves flow and links more directly to short term customer demand.  We’ll also talk about how this ongoing transition challenges our ideas of macro and micro shop floor layout and questions the conventional manufacturing mindset of economic order quantity and batch production.

Attendees will see examples on both the manufacturing floor as well as administrative functions where teams are improving safety and efficiency through formal workplace organization, identifying waste through process mapping, improving communication through visual management, improving flow through kaizen, reducing set up times through set up reduction activities, and addressing gaps through root cause problem solving.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Altek employees who are actively engaged in leading and managing change and talk to staff members who are contributing their ideas and efforts to identifying opportunities and implementing change.


About the speakers: 

Tim Suydam is a seasoned Lean Business System, Manufacturing, Logistics, and Sourcing leader with over 20 years of experience focusing on operational excellence, both as an operations leader as well as a continuous process improvement leader.

Tim joined Altek Electronics in June of 2018. In his current role as Director of Continuous Improvement, he provides leadership, training, and hands on support in the implementation of Lean principles and practices.  A key responsibility is to challenge the status quo and assist management in their journey to lead in our developing Lean environment, delivering value to our customers and engaging every employee.

Tim’s earlier experience includes progressive roles in Procurement, Materials Management, Distribution, Planning, Quality Control and Operations Management.  His Lean journey began in 1996, as a member of the management team at the Ensign-Bickford Company, implementing a Lean system that resulted in four company facilities receiving the Shingo Prize.

Tim holds a lifetime Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and holds a lifetime Purchasing Management Certification (C.P.M.).  He is a long tenured member of the Shingo Prize Board of Examiners and is a past mentor for students enrolled in the Shingo MBA program at Utah State University.

Ravi Kailan has over 16 years of experience in the world of manufacturing. He’s held various leadership positions in different manufacturing industries ranging from photovoltaic (solar) module manufacturing, to high-performance plastics extrusion for the automotive and medical industries. 
 
Ravi joined Altek Electronics in 2016.  In his current role of Director of Operations, Ravi is responsible for 145 employees working in the areas of Receiving, Manufacturing, Test, Engineering, Shipping and Facilities.  Ravi oversees the manufacture of over 900 different assemblies, and under his leadership throughput has increased 27% and NCMR scrap has decreased 35%.
 
Prior to working at Altek, Ravi was the Sr. Operations Manager for a multi-site defense contractor which designs and manufactures instrumentation and other systems for the Armed Forces. Ravi also served in the Marines for five years.
 
Ravi holds an MBA from Albertus Magnus College, Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from Central Connecticut State University and a Lean Leadership Certification.
 
POC for questions:  Sabrina Beck Sabrina.beck@altekelectronics.com (860) 309-8501

RSVP Link: smta.org/chapters/rsvp.cfm?BEE_ID=4557

 


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

    Monday, October 22
    Move in: 12:00pm-5:00pm

    Tuesday, October 23
    10:00am-4:30pm
    4:30pm-6:00pm (Networking Reception)

    Wednesday, October 24
    10:00am-4:00pm
    Move out: 4:00pm-7:00pm

     

    Only 17 tabletops left! Reserve your tabletop space today!

     

    Click here to view the floor plan!


    IWLPC Expo Prospectus

    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 - Only 2 Left! $1700 - Only 2 Left!
    One Table
    (6' Table)
    $1100 $1300


    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!
     



    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
     


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