Calendar of Events



September 2018

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)  +

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


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.


September 13

Indiana Chapter: Samtec Tour  +

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 ( 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


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  +


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).
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


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!


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


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