Calendar of Events



July 2018

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


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
  • Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Hannah Funk with questions or for additional information.


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

9:00amRegistration Opens

10:00am1st Technical Session

11:00amExpo Opens

12:00pm2nd Technical Session

1:00pmComplimentary Lunch

3:00pm3rd Technical Session


6:00pmExpo Closes


Technical Program Coming Soon....

Click HERE for the Current Floorplan!



Precios por habitación por noche en pesos

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


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


  • Una noche de hospedaje.
  • Impuestos y propinas incluidas 



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


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



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


  • 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


  • 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


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:





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

Free Technical Program & Schedule:


Thank you to our Breakfast Sponsor:



Registration Opens


Thank you to our Coffee Sponsor:


Thank you to our Technical Session Sponsor:



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.   



Expo Hall Opens


Thank you to our Lunch Sponsor:



Complimentary Lunch



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



Expo Hall Closes

July 13

Dallas Chapter: Chapter Meeting  +

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!


  • 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!


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


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


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.)  +

Novi , MI


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

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