SMTA Webinars

Webinars

Listen to outstanding speakers without leaving your desk. No travel budget? No problem. SMTA Webinars are a great solution for getting the latest information on electronics assembly and advanced packaging at the best price.

Upcoming Webinars

Sep 25, 2018 Free Webinar! How to Effectively Communicate Your Ideas for Improvement within Your Organization
Oct 8, 2018 Webinar: Wave Soldering Lead-Free – Setting up Your Process Parameters
Nov 19, 2018 Webinar: Hand Soldering & De-Soldering with Lead-Free Solder
Nov 26, 2018 Webinar: ESD Electrostatic Discharge Guide for Everyone
Dec 11, 2018 Webinar: Inspecting PWB Assemblies for Defects
Feb 19, 2019 Webinar: BGA Reballing- Theory and Hands On

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What Can I Expect?

Free Webinars (4 per year!)
One session lasting 30-60 minutes
Cost: Free for SMTA members
$25USD for non-members

Paid Webinars:
One session lasting 90 minutes
Cost: $25USD for SMTA members
$95USD for non-members

Each registrant is allowed one phone line connection for as many site employees as can be accommodated by your AV facilities. Multiple connections must be individually registered.

After registration, instructions for dialing in and for further technology requirements will be sent to attendees by email within 48 hours of the scheduled event.

Questions?

If you have any questions, contact Ryan Flaherty, ryan@smta.org +1-952-920-7682.

If you are interested in presenting a webinar, contact Jenny Ng, jenny@smta.org +1-952-920-7682 or submit your abstract here.






Free Webinar!
How to Effectively Communicate Your Ideas for Improvement within Your Organization

September 25 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm US Eastern Time

Ryan CarlsonPresenter: Ryan Carlson, Next Mile IoT

 

Overview

Some of the best ideas within an organization never get acted on because they were not properly communicated or were missing key pieces of information. When a supervisor, manager, or executive is presented with an unclear or incomplete idea it’s unlikely to go anywhere. Whether you know it or not, engineers and operators are in sales too, they just don’t always think of it that way. Having a basic communication strategy can make all the difference when it comes to creating visibility for your ideas.

 

Example outcomes/learnings:

1. Understand the common characteristics of incomplete ideas and strategies for avoiding them.
2. Learn what business stakeholders are often looking for in an idea and what information they often need to make a decision
3. Gain familiarity with basic communication skills that can turn your ideas into clear and actionable recommendations

The webinar will run for between 30-60 minutes with the question and answer session. 

 

About the Presenter

Ryan Carlson is an 18-year veteran of connected product development, consulting, electronics manufacturing, product marketing, and user-centered design. As co-founder of Next Mile IoT his in-depth experience is put to use working with business leaders as they explore the business value of IoT, validate it's overall feasibility, and enable them to win the savings, revenue, and new opportunities unlocked by connected technology.

 

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.









Webinar:
Wave Soldering Lead-Free – Setting up Your Process Parameters

Bob WillisOctober 8 @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm GMT (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Presenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

Do we have all the answers to successful lead-free wave soldering? No, and to quote a well-known soldering metallurgist, we often don’t even know all the questions. Lead-free is new to many and the wave soldering process is the most affected by the change of materials with cost increase in alloy, solder bath and copper erosion plus increased temperatures all make process change demanding. During this presentation we will look at the practical experience to date and try to provide answers to as many questions that have come to light during early introduction. The presenter has produced training video and interactive CD-ROMs on wave soldering and conducted the Electrovert “Workshop of Machine Soldering” for over 10 years with theory and hands on sessions worldwide.

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.

Topics include:

Checking key aspects in design
Copper erosion problems
Effect of tin-lead on joint reliability
Equipment settings, pre heat, fluxer, wave settings
Inert soldering
Effect of bath contaminates
Quality control checks
Common soldering defects, causes and cures

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

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.









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

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.









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

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.









SMTA Webinar:
Inspecting PWB Assemblies for Defects

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:00pm to 2:30pm Eastern
Presented by: Bob Wettermann, BEST Inc.

Bob Wettermann What You Can Learn From This Course:

This webinar is designed to help the EMS and PWB builders screen for, test and develop inspectors for PCB final assembly. The people attending this session should have familiarity with the latest IPC-A-610 inspection standard. We will review some of the more common “gotchas” found in the final inspection of PWBs. The session will also discuss the options for manual inspection equipment including but not limited to lighting, magnification aids and ESD control in the inspection area. In addition, this session will go on to discuss eyesight issues, visual acuity, color siting, hand-eye coordination and testing of these attributes. This will help in the screening process for nurturing that next inspector. Finally, there will be a real time short “test” of various devices and boards with anomalies and sample defects.  

This is intended for production personnel, process engineers and QC managers trying to hire, train up and nurture the next tier of inspectors.

Instructor Bio:
Bob Wettermann is the principal of BEST Inc. a contract rework and repair facility in Chicago. His firm develops processes and products for a variety of PCB and device rework challenges. Bob is an IPC Master Instructor and has been involved in the electronics assembly and repair market for 18+ years. He holds several patents in the fields of surface science, industrial controls and PCB rework. He is a BSEE from the University of Illinois/Champaign.

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.









SMTA Webinar:
BGA Reballing- Theory and Hands On

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:00pm to 2:30pm Eastern
Presented by: Bob Wettermann, BEST Inc.

Bob Wettermann What You Can Learn From This Course:

This webinar is a “how to” guide for reballing intended for PCB rework and repair depots as well as device reclaimers. These sessions will take those interested in reballing devices through the entire process of setting up the equipment, developing and verifying the process. The first topic will cover the need for reballing of BGAs, CSPs and other devices. The second section will focus on the equipment set recommended for reballing and the third section the various process steps for reballing a device. A variety of different methods for both deballing and reballing will be discussed with the various advantages and disadvantages discussed to each approach.  Both plastic-packaged parts as well as ceramic parts reballing will be discussed. Inspection of the reballed components, the type of reliability testing data currently publicly available will be reviewed as well as some ideas for developing your own specifications of you want to outsource this activity.

This webinar is designed for process engineers, rework technicians and others interested in repairing electronics.

Instructor Bio:
Bob Wettermann is the principal of BEST Inc. a contract rework and repair facility in Chicago. His firm develops processes and products for a variety of PCB and device rework challenges. Bob is an IPC Master Instructor and has been involved in the electronics assembly and repair market for 18+ years. He holds several patents in the fields of surface science, industrial controls and PCB rework. He is a BSEE from the University of Illinois/Champaign.

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.




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The information presented during the SMTA events described above is offered for information purposes only and is not intended as a recommendation. Use of any portion of the content of this presentation is done at the discretion of you and your company. The presenter and the association are not responsible for any results obtained by implementing, employing, or in any way utilizing or interpreting the information presented.
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