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November 2018


November 2

Dallas Chapter: An Insider's Guide to the Analytical Lab  +

Location
Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080



Back to the Future

An Insider's Guide to the Analytical Lab

Event Details

  • Who: SMTA Members, Non-members, Students, and Guests are welcome - forward to others!
  • When: 11am-1pm on November 2, 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 November 31st!

Get your tickets!

Abstract

Manufacturing of Printed Circuit Assemblies involves many complex processes. Failures can and do occur at any step in building of the product, as well in service with the customer.

Root cause analysis and corrective action can often be challenging, with significant impacts on recovery costs and production schedules. These impacts can be minimized through assistance from an Analytical Services Lab with extensive applicable knowledge of materials, processes, and analytical equipment.

The decision to contact a lab for assistance can present many questions and concerns. In this presentation we will deal with some of these, and offer recommendations for successful failure analysis and resolution.

Biography

Stephen Schoppe is the co-founder of Process Sciences, Inc. (PSI) which provides rework/repair and laboratory services to the electronic assembly industry. During his 25 years of service to PSI, he has served as process engineer, sales manager and is currently the President.

Stephen has given presentations at SMTA International and other events on the topics of BGA rework and X-ray inspection. He has also presented talks on laboratory analysis techniques at local organizational meetings and for captive customer audiences.




November 6

Ohio Valley Chapter: Solder Roundtable - North  +

Location
Corporate College East Warrensville Heights, OH




Technical and product presentations from:
  • Shea Engineering Chrys Shea presents: Evaluating the Next Generation of Stencil Stepping Technologies along with Video Analysis of Evaluating Snap Off Speed and Impact of Dry vs. Vacuum Wipe
  • Henkel Dr. Mark Currie presents: Development of a solder paste test vehicle for miniaturized surface mount technology
  • Indium Corporation Brook Sandy-Smith presents: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Voiding in PCB Assemblies
  • FCT Assembly/Blue Ring Stencils Tony Lentz presents: How does PCB surface finish affect printing
  • AIM Tim O’Neill presents: Evolution of lead free solder alloys
  • Alpha Assembly Solutions Jason Fullerton presents: Cleanliness testing and its relationship to flux reliability
  • KOKI Solder America Inc. Shantanu Joshi Presents: Solder paste for super fine pitch components



November 8

Mexico - Juarez (Formation) Chapter: SMTA Mexico - Juarez Re-Formation Meeting and Technical Seminar  +

Location
Centro de Convenciones Cuatro Siglos





The SMTA Juarez Chapter is BACK!  We are having a great technical meeting on November 8, 2018 to celebrate and would like to invite YOU to attend. 
 
Users of SMT Technology (OEMs, EMS, Contract Manufacturers) are specially invited to attend.  If this chapter is going to survive into the future, we will need your support.
 
 
IMPORTANT INFO:
Date:                    Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time:                    5:30-9:00 p.m. 
Special Note:  Doors will open at 5:00.  We will hold raffles for User Members.  Arrive early to increase your chances of winning a fabulous prize!
Location:             Centro de Convenciones Cuatro Siglos
Address:               Boulevard Juan Pablo II (Blvd. Cuatro Siglos) and Arizona Ave.
                              Ciudad Juárez 32402
 
We are working on bringing several experts in the fields of Stencil Design and Lean Management to speak at the meeting.  

 Jose Angel Saucedo Carrillo has been in the Electronics Manufacturing Industry for over 40 years.  He initiated his career as TDK Field Service Engineer, then supported Universal Instruments Corporation as Field Service Engineer for Through Hole Equipment.  Later in his career, Jose played numerous roles in both Advanced Engineering and Operations at world class manfacturing companies in Mexico such as ATT in Guadalajara, Thomson Consumer Electronics and Thomson Mexico Support Center, Elcoteq, Flextronics, Honeywell, and currently at BRK Electronics in Ciudad, Juarez as Manufacturing Engineering - SMT Operations Leader.  Jose possesses a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering with a major in electrical from Instituto Technologico de Juarez and has also completed numerous training courses in Wales, France, Indonesia, Brazil, and Thailand, where he has the opportunity to experience many different SMT processes.

Presentation:  Lean Management in SMT Operations
Speaker:  Jose Angel Saucedo Carrillo
Time:  6:00-6:45 PM


Sergio Juarez brings 25 years of experience in solder process and control.  He has completed numerous solder training courses at important cities such as Frankfort, Germany, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Cadiz, Spain, Lisbon, Portugul, Dearborn in MI, USA, and Markham, Canada.  Strain Gage Testing technical specialist from Kyowa - Japan.

Prior to joining FCT Assembly, Sergio worked in the Ford Electronic Division at Visteon as a Solder Technical Specialist for 10 years.  At Visteon, he communized processes and best practices related to soldering worldwide.  Sergio also led the Altec - Visteon Solder Committee in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Sergio holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Industrial Engineering with Design Specialty from ITCH in Chihuahua, Mexico.  He also completed post-graduate studies in Production Control Systems from ITCH and holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Institute Technologic in Monterrey.  Currently, he is President of MADSER Corp., an exclusive Rep Company of BlueRing Stencil & FCT Assembly.

Presentation:  Stencil Design
Speaker:  Sergio Juarez
Time:  7:00-7:45 PM
 
Click HERE to RSVP for the Event TODAY!
 




November 8

Central Texas (Austin) Chapter: CTEA Electronics Symposium at Flex, 12455 Research Park Loop, in NW Austin  +

Flex, 12455 Research Park Loop, Austin, TX



Central Texas Electronics Association

 
Electronics Design, Manufacturing & Test Symposium 
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Flex (aka Flextronics), 12455 Research Park Loop, in NW Austin

 
Program:
 
3:00  -   Registration Begins
 
3:30  -   Welcome and Introductions
 
3:35  -   " 3D Printing:  Current Status and Application Areas ” 
                  Dr. David Bourell, Professor, UT-Austin
                    
4:05  -   " Chip Security Vulnerability:  How to Close Gap Between Design Software & Hardware
                  Keith Guidry, CTO, Sawblade Ventures        
 
4:35  -   Break for Networking
 
4:50  -   " High-Performance Computing (HPC), Machine Learning, & Other Engineering Problems ” 
                  Dr. Damian Valles, Assistant Professor, Texas State University
 
5:20  -   " DLP (Digital Light Processing) Light Engines That Cure 3D Printed Polymers
                  Jorge Moguel, Executive VP, TyRex-Digital Light Innovations
 
5:50  -   Door Prizes Drawing & Closing Remarks
 
6:00  -   Food & Refreshments Served and More Networking
 
 
Registration:
 
RSVP to Bob Baker at:  rjbakeratx@gmail.com
 
No charge for SMTA & IMAPS members;  $10 for all non-members >> (Cash or Check ONLY!)
Students can also attend for FREE!
 
Event Location:
 
Flex, Welcome Center, 12455 Research Park Loop in NW Austin
Enter site via Riata Trace Pkwy or Oak Knoll Dr off Research Blvd (US-183)
See Map at:   (Map to Flex) 
 
In Central Texas, SMTA and IMAPS work together as the Central Texas Electronics Association (CTEA)
 


November 13

Oregon Chapter: CANCELLED: What Does Clean Really Mean and How Can It Be Achieved?  +

Location
Axiom Electronics



Unfortunately, due to an unexpected emergency we have to cancel tonight's technical meeting.

Our apologies for any inconvenience. We look forward to seeing you for our Member Appreciation Dinner on December 5th (more details to follow soon).

Thank you all for supporting your SMTA Chapter!


What Does Clean Really Mean and How Can It Be Achieved?
Date: Nov 13th, 2018
Time: 4:30-7:00PM
Place: Axiom Electronics [9845 NE Eckert Drive Suite 200, Hillsboro, OR 97006 ]
 
Abstract
The definition of clean has changed with time and usage application. 
 
The definition of clean varies with the application that it is in reference.  With electronic assemblies, this definition has evolved with component packaging technologies, solder methods, flux chemistries, cleaning solvents, legislative and end use applications.  Early electrical soldering chemicals were based on soldering technologies developed over the centuries for non-electrical products and definition of clean was determined by visual inspection of residue.  As electrical assembly processes and end product applications evolved, so has the definition for clean.  Today, the definition of clean is measured in many different ways depending on what is required by the end use application.  Over the years, producibility, manufacturability, testability, inspectability and reliability methods have been incorporated into product development methods with cleanability provide minimal thought if any at all. 
 
With increased design densities, component packaging technologies, higher electrical performance requirements/restrictions, not addressing cleanliness requirements into the design and the method of cleanliness of the product can have detrimental impacts to customers and/or equipment providers.  This presentation will discuss design for cleaning guideline options to meet a proposed definition for clean of electronic assemblies


Dale Lee - Bio
Dale is a Senior Staff DFX Strategy Engineer with Plexus Corporation primarily involved with DFX analysis, root cause failure analysis and definition/correlation of design, process and tooling impacts on assembly processes and manufacturing yields.
 
Dale has been involved in surface mount design, package & process development and production for over thirty years in various technical and managerial positions.  These activities have included research, development and implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies and interconnect techniques, design and development of CSP & BGA packages, PCB & PCBA support, DFM/DFX analysis of flex, rigid-flex & rigid PCB/PCBA’s including supply chain, process qualification and new process introduction for domestic and foreign low, medium and high volume production applications for consumer products, defense/aerospace and medical devices. 
 
Dale has authored, instructed and presented globally on topics including advanced SMT packaging, PCB and SMT design, assembly, cleaning, DFM/DFX and rework.  He is a past recipient of the Surface Mount Technology Association’s “Excellence in Leadership” award.  He has been very involved with multiple industry associations and activities including SMTA, INEMI and IPC.
 


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 Participation

 



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 24

India -Bangalore Chapter: Reliable Electronics Process Design and Manufacturing  +

L&T Training Center, Mysore




SMTA EVENT IN MYSORE, INDIA!!!


Reliable process design is crucial for ensuring product reliability and repeatability in manufacturing. Starting  from design verification for manufacturing, material selection and qualifying the process for the various types of manufacturing key elements to ensure  electronics manufacturing process is adequately set. In this Technical event the key elements of Design verification, Material selection and Process Selection will be covered by industry experts.

Audience: Engineering Managers, Process Engineers, Quality Engineers, DFM Engineers and Program Managers
 
Certificate: Participation certificate will be provided from SMTA India Chapter
 
Date: 24th November (Saturday)
 
Duration: Half-day (11AM to 4PM)–lunch included
 
Registration Fees:  Rs.750/-
 
Register by RSVP to:  smtaindiachapter@gmail.com (payment method will be shared)
 
Venue: L&T Training Center, Mysore
 
Technical Speakers:
 
Amba Prasad
 
Veteran PCB Designer and architect with>30year s of experience in designs for telecommunication industry.  He is also a trainer  for Certified IPC Designer and Advanced
Certified IPC Designer courses.
 
Dr. Morgana Ribas
 
Leader of Materials & Metallurgy is a coveted speaker in SMT domain.  She provided technology leadership on materials development, including conceptualization,testing,
deployment and field customer support through her team through chemical, mechanical, thermal and microscopic analyses.
 
Ankan Mitra
 
Manufacturing process and design expert, had been Master IPC Trainer and Certified IPC Designer.Conducts advanced manufacturing trainings and process audits.


Thanking You 


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


November 29

Empire (Rochester, NY) Chapter: RIT Technical Meeting Sponsored By EMPIRE Chapter  +

Location
RIT Campus, Louise Slaughter Hall (SLA), Bldg. # 078, Room 2120 Conference Room



Overview:
This event is intended to familiarize RIT students and community with the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA).  The featured guest speakers will present technical discussions describing achievements leading to improve the knowledge base concerning mass electronic component assembly operations.  RIT offers degree education curricula, co-ops, and workforce development programs specifically tailored to this substantial electronic packaging and assembly industry.  RIT have provided loyal support to the SMTA organization for many years.  A SMTA chartered RIT Student Chapter has also been established.

ALL students and community industry professionals are welcome to join us.

This event is FREE to attend!

Pizza from Salvatore's and beverages will be provided courtesy SMTA Empire Chapter.

Virtual Participation Option:  For those who cannot attend the live event in person we are excited to offer you the opportunity to view this event remotely from your computer or smart phone via this link:  SMTA RIT TECHNICAL MEETING LINK

Agenda:
5:00pm  Registration and Refreshments Open

5:10pm  Welcome by S. Manian Ramkumar, Ph.D. - RIT CET Interim Dean, Professor

5:15pm  Introductions by Tayler SwansonRIT Student, Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration, President SMTA RIT Student Chapter

5:20pm  Speaker 1 - Martin Anselm, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Director CEMA, Acting Graduate Director MMSI, BoD SMTA

5:45pm  Speaker 2 - Prithvi KotianRIT Student, Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration

6:10pm  Speaker 3 - Michael McLaughlin - Sr. Avionics Manufacturing Engineer, SpaceX, RIT Alumnus

6:35pm  Closing by Jeff Schake Sr. Engineer ASM Assembly Systems, Secretary SMTA Empire Chapter

6:40pm  CEMA (Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly) Laboratory Facility Tour


November 29

Rochester Institute of Technology Student Chapter Chapter: RIT Technical Meeting Sponsored By SMTA EMPIRE Chapter  +

RIT Campus, Louise Slaughter Hall, Room # TBA



Overview:
This event is intended to familiarize RIT students and community with the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA).  The featured guest speakers will present technical discussions describing achievements leading to improve the knowledge base concerning mass electronic component assembly operations.  RIT offers degree education curricula, co-ops, and workforce development programs specifically tailored to this substantial electronic packaging and assembly industry.  RIT have provided loyal support to the SMTA organization for many years.  A SMTA chartered RIT Student Chapter has also been established.

ALL students and community industry professionals are welcome to join us.

This event is FREE to attend!

Refreshments will be provided courtesy SMTA Empire Chapter.

Speaker Lineup:*
1.  Martin Anselm, Ph.D. - RIT Assistant Professor, Director - CEMA
2.  Prithvi Kotian - RIT Student, Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration
3.  Michael McLaughlin - RIT Alumni, SpaceX

Following the technical presentations an optional guided tour of the CEMA (Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly) Lab will be offered.

*Discussion topic descriptions will be added to this event notice and posted on the chapter web page at https://www.smta.org/chapters/chapters_detail.cfm?chapter_id=26.  Check in periodically for updates.


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Contact SMTA Headquarters:
6600 City West Parkway, Suite 300
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: (952) 920-7682

 


November 30

Dallas Chapter: Member Appreciation Party  +

Location
9450 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75231



Location: Dave and Busters, 9450 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75231

Who: SMTA Members and spouse/guest

What: An evening of drinks, dinner and games at Dave and Busters with your SMTA friends


Schedule:
  • 6:30pm - Social Time
  • 7:30pm - Dinner
  • Afterwards - games and more fun! 

Pricing:
  • Early bird rate: $25/person (BUY NOW)
    ($75 value includes appetizers, dinner, games, tips and taxes)
  • Decide later: $35/person 


Early bird discount ends on November 15th!
Reserve your spot now!




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SMTA Headquarters
6600 City West Parkway, Suite 300
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA

Phone 952.920.7682
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