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March 2019

March 12 - 14

SMT Processes Certification (Guadalajara, Mexico)  +

Location
Guadalajara , JA Mexico


Co-located with Guadalajara Expo.

  • March 12- Course (8:30-5pm)
  • March 13- ½ day of course + exam
  • March 14- All day exam (8:30-5pm)

  • Instruction: English/Spanish
    Test: English
    Instructor: Ivan Castellanos


March 13

San Diego Chapter: 03/13/19 SMTA Chapter Meeting  +

Location
PSemi, 9369 Carroll Park Dr San Diego, CA 92121



More details coming
Sign In: 5:30PM Dinner: 5:45-6:45PM Presentation: 6:45PM
Members $5
Non-Members $15


March 18

Webinar: Stencil Design for Solder Paste, In Process Inspection & Process Defects  +



Bob WillisMonday 18th March @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm GMT (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

The presentation provides a better understanding of solder paste selection and the use of stencil printing in modern fine pitch manufacture. Surface mount components are now at lead spacing of below 0.020″, only the correct selection of solder paste and specification of stencils can lead to effective printing. The session aims to provide a basic understanding of the design, production and quality control issues, both theoretical and practical issues of printing conventional surface mount and through hole for intrusive reflow.

Topics include:

  • Design of lands and apertures for fine pitch SMT & BGA
  • Through hole printing requirements
  • Selection of stencils
  • Evaluation of solder pastes
  • Practical machine set-up and trial prints
  • Elimination of board wash-off
  • Assessment of paste and stencil combinations
  • Solder paste inspection, measurement and quality control
  • Stencil Inspection and quality control
  • Cleaning stencils
  • Printed board requirements for printing fine pitch

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.

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


March 19

Capital (DC) Chapter: SMTA Capital Chapter Tutorial -  +

BWI Airport - More to come



Think Big...Think Small,,,Think Beyond!!!  Everything you want to know about PCB Manufacturing to help you design and assemble a better circuit card assembly!!!
 
  • Solderability Issues from the PCB Fabrication Perspective
    • Speaker – Yaad Eliya
      • Synopsis:
        • The speaker will discuss the PCB Manufacturing process and how it has a direct effect on the solderability process.
        • Items such as plating technique (DC plating vs. Reverse plating), Final finished and other processes that effect the assembly.  
  • Design for Reliability
    • Speaker – Yaad Eliya
      • Synopsis:
        • The speaker will discuss how design aspects can directly affect the reliability of the raw card at the assembly level
        • Items such as Non-functional pads, via-fill, cross hatched grounds, conductor routing, PTH preparations etc.… and their effects on reliability  
  • RF/Microwave Design Considerations and Options
    • Speaker – Yaad Eliya
      • Synopsis:
        • The speaker will discuss the Do’s and Don’ts for RF & Microwave success -
        • Items such as materials, lamination cycles, Single vs. double cavities and “Air Cavity” for varying frequencies will be discussed. 
  • Thermal Mitigation Options at the Raw Card Level
    • Speaker – Jim Barry
      • Synopsis:
        • The speaker will discuss the options available for Thermal mitigations at the raw card level.
        • As designs get smaller and faster, high temperature is becoming a big issue – we will look at Materials, Heatsinks and Coins to help mitigate heat. 
  • DFM at the PWB Stage
    • Speaker – Shlomi Danino
      • Synopsis:
        • The speaker will discuss what happens with the PCB Design once it reaches the PWB Manufacturer – the “upfront process”
        • We will review how design decisions can affect reliability, IPC Classifications, cost and lead-time. 

Other possible topic discussions:
  • Enhanced Flex Materials
  • Cavity Applications
  • Improved PCB Processing tools
  • Stacked Via process and reliability



March 19

Mexico - Querétaro Chapter: Technical Meeting - Students Chapter - SMT Processes Basics  +

Location
UTEQ



Este evento esta enfocado a estudiantes de Ingenieria, convocatoria abierta a todas las Universidades Locales.
Evento sin costo, Cupo limitado. Reserva tu asistencia !! 


March 19 - 21

SMT Processes Certification (Dallas, TX)  +

Location
Plano Center
Plano , TX 75074


  • March 19 Course (8:30-5pm)
  • March 20 ½ day of course + exam
  • March 21 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.


March 19

Dallas Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Plano Event Center
2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy
Plano, TX 75074



Exhibitors

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 registration expires on February 16th, 2019!

Important Exhibitor Materials:


Plano Convention Center - Dallas See You at the Plano Centre! 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074

 

 

Book a discounted room rate at the Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Allen by February 25, 2019.

705 Central Expressway South, Allen, Texas, 75013, USA

Group Code: SMTA GROUP

214-547-1700

Book Rooms Today!  



Attendees

Free Technical Program & Schedule:

More information to follow...

7:30am

Registration Opens

Thank you to our Technical Sessions Sponsor:

10:00am

Expo Opens

 

3:00pm

Expo Closes

 

Thank you to our Door Prize Sponsor:

 

 

Thank You to Our Lunch Sponsor:

 

Thank You to Our Tote Bag Sponsor:

Element Materials


March 21

Houston Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: The Stafford Centre
10505 Cash Road
Stafford, TX 77477



Exhibitors

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. Electricity is an additional $50 per booth. Early bird expires on February 21, 2019!

 

 

Discounted Hotel Rooms - Available Here:

Hampton Inn Stafford - SMTA Expo Houston



Attendees

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

Free Technical Program & Schedule:
Exhibit Hours:
Thursday, March 21, 2019
9:00AM–3:00PM

 

Thank You to Our Lunch Sponsor:

 


March 26

Intermountain (ID, UT) Chapter: SMTA Intermountain Chapter Boise Expo  +

Boise State University



Vendor Expo and Techincal Presentations.  More Info coming.


March 26

Intermountain (Boise) Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Boise State University
Student Union Building - Jordan D Ballroom
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725



Exhibitors

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 Feburary 22nd, 2019!

Important Exhibitor Materials:



Attendees

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!
 


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