Webinars

SMTA 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

Apr 6, 2020 Reflow Simulation – X-ray & Optical Help Solves Design & Process
Apr 7, 2020 FREE Pre-Conference Harsh Environment Failure - Causes & Cures
Apr 14, 2020 Why Are We Cleaning No-Clean?
Apr 21, 2020 Four Things Engineers Need To Know About Patents and Intellectual Property
May 4, 2020 Ball Grid Array Rework – How to Do It Successfully
Jun 8, 2020 Practical Set-Up, Qualification of Cleaning Process in PCB Assembly

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What Can I Expect?

Pricing varies by webinar. SMTA often co-organizes webinars with chapters and pricing may be determined by the chapter. A minimum of four webinars are planned each year with no cost to 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 complete the proposal form here.






Webinar:
Reflow Simulation – X-ray & Optical Help Solves Design & Process

Organized by SMTA Europe

Monday 6th April @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Bob WillisPresenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview
Reflow defects can be examined and eliminated in manufacture by following some simple steps. Often companies have all the equipment and materials on site to solve process issues very quickly. Bob will illustrate how using optical and x-ray reflow simulation you can examine area array, pin in paste, Package on Package & Underfill failures.


With over 30 years’ experience solving assembly and soldering defects Bob Willis will show you how using video simulation you can demonstrate defects happening in real time. The information captured can help prove the root cause of process defects and product failures

Topics included in our webinar:

  • Benefits of video simulation
  • How to conduct reflow simulation
  • What equipment have you got onsite
  • Planning your tests
  • Recording results
  • Type of defects examined

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 covered 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

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.









FREE Pre-Conference Webinar:
Harsh Environment Failure - Causes & Cures

Organized by SMTA Europe Chapter
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Tuesday 7th April 2.30pm UK Time (9:30am US Eastern Time)

Join Keith Bryant & Bob Willis to find out more about the demands on Electronics in Harsh Environments as they showcase the challenges faced by design and process engineers worldwide including some of the key issues that are faced in Power Electronics, Automotive, High Voltage, Assembly and High Reliability Products.

For the fourth year running SMTA Europe will present the Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference and Exhibition 21-23 April 2020 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. For more information visit https://www.smta.org/harsh.

Still unsure if you should be in Amsterdam or need more info to convince your boss? This webinar provides an ideal way of seeing in advance some of the people you will meet and things you will learn from industry experts, plus you will be able to show examples of what you have learned on the different failure modes in electronics.

By attending this FREE webinar, you also have the opportunity of winning a FREE pass to attend one day of the conference plus a FREE copy of High Temperature Soldering Wall Charts.

Topics include:

  • High Temperature
  • Condensing Environments
  • Water Immersion
  • Mechanical Strain
  • Corrosive Environments

The webinar lasts between 30-45min and you will receive a copy of the slides in pdf from each presenter after the webinar.

Registrations are being taken through a third party - Register Now.









Webinar: Why Are We Cleaning No-Clean?

Free for Members!

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 @ 11:00am US Eastern Time

Why Are We Cleaning No-Clean?
Presenter: Mike Konrad, Aqueous Technologies

It seems like an oxymoron. Cleaning no-clean flux Really? Really! 

While cleaning no-clean flux may seem redundant, there are many reasons so many assemblers are now cleaning no-clean. When no-clean flux was first introduced in the late 1980's, so many things were different. The residue tolerance of circuit assemblies is substantially less today than it was when the concept of using a no-clean flux was first introduced.

This presentation will present the reasons assemblers are now cleaning their assemblies, especially those reflowed with no-clean flux. Contamination-related failure mechanisms will be reviewed and residue tolerance assessment considerations will be discussed.

Is residue removal right for your assemblies? Maybe, maybe not. Join us for an informative discussion on the subject of cleaning no-clean and determine if it is right for your assemblies.

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.









Webinar:
Four Things Engineers Need To Know About Patents and Intellectual Property

Free for Members!

Tuesday, April 21st @ 11:00am US Eastern Time

Christopher SchafferPresenter: Christopher P. Schaffer, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Overview

This presentation covers the most common Patent and Intellectual Property issues that engineering teams deal with on a regular basis.  This webinar is valuable for engineers of every level and managers that oversee any type of engineering or development function. Among other topics we will cover the right way and the wrong way to handle competitor’s patents, how to effectively protect your technology when meeting with suppliers/customers, when to pursue patent protection and whether it is a good idea to perform your own prior art search.

About the Presenter:

Before becoming an attorney, Chris spent 18 years as an Engineer at several technology companies including serving as the Engineering Director for a large electronics company. Chris is the inventor on more than 10 US patents. Chris focuses his law practice on patent prosecution, technology licensing and counseling with an emphasis in the areas of telecommunications, power electronics, semiconductor processing, electronics packaging, advanced materials, thermal management and mechanics. Click here to learn more.

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.









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

Organized by SMTA Europe

Monday 4th May @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Bob WillisPresenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

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

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.









Webinar:
Practical Set-Up, Qualification of Cleaning Process in PCB Assembly

Organized by SMTA Europe

Monday 8th June @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm UK Time (9:30am - 11:00am US Eastern Time)

Bob WillisPresenter: Bob Willis, SMTA Europe

Overview

Most of the industry worldwide has been running no clean processes for many years and often, understandably, neglected important issues like design for cleaning, selecting compatible components and compatibility between cleaning materials and flux residues. With increased miniaturisation and the demands of modern circuits cleaning has come back to eliminate selected failures. Conformal coating is another process which has demanded special levels of surface cleanliness to guarantee coating adhesion and long-term reliability. Although there are high reliability producers that use coating with no clean, others want that extra confidence.

Topics included:

  • Testing boards, components and assemblies
  • International specifications and reference books
  • Ionic testing & non-ionic testing
  • Surface insulation measurement
  • Ion Chromatography (IC) test techniques
  • Shop floor test methods
  • Testing frequency during PCB fabrication & assembly
  • Cleanliness failure types

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

In preparation for the event and to ensure you are equipped to get maximum benefit from the event, read our Webinar Guide

Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.




All cancellation requests must be received prior to the start time of the event.


Copyright and Indemnification

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.
Furthermore, all presentation materials are protected by applicable copyright laws. Any unauthorized use, duplication or distribution outside of the context of the presentation is strictly prohibited.


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