Calendar of Events



May 2020

May 4

Webinar: Ball Grid Array Rework – How to Do It Successfully  +

Organized by SMTA Europe

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

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe


Surface mount and BGA rework and repair can be straight forward if simple rules are followed. This presentation will give each delegate a step by step blueprint to introduce rework successfully into manufacture. Guidelines will be given on selecting rework equipment, materials and training procedures for defect free soldering. Bob Willis was the creator of the world's first video tapes and interactive CD-ROM on BGA Technology, X-Ray Inspection and BGA Rework which are sold worldwide by IPC and SMTA


Topics included:

  • Introduction to rework, where and why rework
  • Soldering standards & defects, IEC, IPC, BT standards
  • Temperature profiling rework sites
  • Rework methods for:
  • BGA, CSP and other area array package
  • Hot gas/IR systems
  • Rework of single/double sided boards
  • Reballing BGA
  • Rework related defects


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

May 5

Wisconsin Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Milwaukee Airport Crowne Plaza
6401 S 13th St,
Milwaukee, WI 53221


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. Please contact Steve Stiller at for questions or for additional information.

Attendees Register Now

Attendees can register on the SMTA Wisconsin Chapter page.

Please see the Wisconsin Chapter Page for More Information on Technical Sessions and Expo Materials.

May 7

Michigan Expo & Tech Forum  +

Location: Laurel Manor
39000 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150


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 $50 per outlet.

Early bird pricing ends on April 3rd, 2020!

Ad/Sponsor Form

Exhibit Application

For inclusion in the official onsite event guide, you must have your company description and other required information updated and sent to before Friday, April 10, 2020.

Please contact Courtney - SMTA Expo Manager with any questions or for additional information.


Free Technical Program & Schedule:


Registration Opens


Exhibit Hall Opens


Complimentary Lunch


Expo Closes

More to information to follow on the technical sessions...

May 12 - 14

SMT Processes Certification (Guadalajara, Mexico)  +

Guadalajara , JA Mexico


Guadalajara, Jalisco MX


  • May 12- Course (8:30-5pm)
  • May 13- ½ day of course + exam
  • May 14- All day exam (8:30-5pm)
  • Instruction: English/Spanish
    Test: English
    Instructors: Ivan Castellanos, Indium Corporation


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.

May 12 - 13

Medical Electronics Symposium  +

The Tudor Arms Hotel Cleveland
Cleveland , OH 44106

Submit an abstract today!

This symposium is focused on innovation in electronic technology and advanced manufacturing, targeting biomedical connectivity, and medical device end products. 

Suggested Topics for the 2020 Symposium:


Questions? Please contact Jaclyn Sarandrea, SMTA Conference and Meeting Manager at: or call +1-952-920-7682

May 12

Medical Electronics Sponsorship and Table Top Exhibit  +

Cleveland, OH


Sponsorship Information

Sponsoring this event will provide a valuable opportunity to promote your company brand and product/service message to attendees, while supporting your business development and positioning goals. For benefits and pricing click on the link below. For more information contact SMTA, or call 952-920-7682.

View Sponsorship Opportunities


Advertising Opportunities

Include your ad in our show directory to get more exposure for your company. Full page and half page ad space is available, black and white only. The deadline to submit your ad is April 10, 2020. *If you wish to pay through our secure server please use the "Register to Sponsor or Exhibit" button above. For a printable application form, click here.


Exhibition Information

The conference will include an exhibition area featuring 20+ tabletop displays that will be open during conference breaks plus after hours.

Exhibit benefits:

  • 1 admission to symposium
  • 6 ft. Draped table
  • Two chairs
  • Attendee list
  • Company sign
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks
  • Copy of the electronic conference proceedings


Exhibit Early Pricing:
Member: $375
Non-member: $450

Early Pricing Ends: Friday, April 17, 2020

Electricity: $50

Exhibit Hours:
May 12: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Please note that exhibit traffic will be minimal while symposium is in session. Please e-mail SMTA at or +1-952-920-7682 for sponsorship or exhibitor information.



Exhibit Hall Hours:

May 12: 10:00am – 3:00pm
To Register for the technical conference, click here.

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

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