SMART Group - Surface Mount and Related Technologies

Agenda

  1. Aug
    18
    Tue

    1. SMART Group Pre-European Conference Webinar – smart-e-webinar @ Online Webinar
      2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      banner2015SMART Group European Conference & Exhibition will be held on the 22-23rd September and held at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) one of the UK’s leading science and research facilities and based in Teddington, London. Prior to the conference we will be holding a Special FREE Pre-Conference Webinar to showcase some of the topics, the latest developments in the industry and to see who will be exhibiting at NPL

      To book your place SMART Pre-Conference Webinar

      The conference and webinar will include:

      IPC Conformal Coating Material & Application “State of the Industry” Assessment Project
      Experiments with Nano Coatings for Environmental Protection of PCB Assemblies
      Making the Right Decisions at the Right Time in the PCB Design Process
      Elimination of Tin Whiskers – The Best Options
      Business Opportunity in Wearable Technology
      Future of High Temperature Interconnect
      0201-01005 & Smaller Passives – Getting the Best Assembly Yields
      High Temperature Manufacture an Opportunity for CEMs
      Laser & Contact Soldering Practical Use for Lead-Free & HT
      Selective Soldering – Implementation Rationale, Board Design & Processing Optimisation – A Users View
      New Approach to Industry 4.0
      Reliability Failure & Contamination in the Real World

      Book Conference Place

      Book a Table Top Exhibition Space
      banner2015bThe conference will be held over two days with a table top exhibition allowing delegates to see and meet many of the leading suppliers of materials, equipment and testing services in the industry. The exhibition will open each day prior to the start of the conference, during the coffee breaks and lunch. A special reception for delegates, speakers and exhibitors will be held on the first evening of the conference.

      The daily conference sessions will start at 10.00am with coffee and the exhibition open from 9.00am

       

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      2:30 pm
      SMART Group Pre-European Conference Webinar – smart-e-webinar @ Online Webinar
  2. Sep
    22
    Tue

    1. SMART Group European Conference 2015 (all-day) @ NPL, Teddington
      Sep 22 – Sep 23

      banner2015bSMART Group European Conference & Exhibition will be held on the 22-23rd September and held at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) one of the UK’s leading science and research facilities and based in Teddington, London. Prior to the conference we will be holding a Special FREE Pre-Conference Webinar to showcase some of the topics, the latest developments in the industry and to see who will be exhibiting at NPL

      To book your place SMART Pre-Conference Webinar

      banner2015The conference will be held over two days with a table top exhibition allowing delegates to see and meet many of the leading suppliers of materials, equipment and testing services in the industry. The exhibition will open each day prior to the start of the conference, during the coffee breaks and lunch. A special reception for delegates, speakers and exhibitors will be held on the first evening of the conference.

      IPC Conformal Coating Material & Application “State of the Industry” Assessment Project
      Experiments with Nano Coatings for Environmental Protection of PCB Assemblies
      Making the Right Decisions at the Right Time in the PCB Design Process
      Elimination of Tin Whiskers – The Best Options
      Business Opportunity in Wearable Technology
      Future of High Temperature Interconnect
      0201-01005 & Smaller Passives – Getting the Best Assembly Yields
      High Temperature Manufacture an Opportunity for CEMs
      Laser & Contact Soldering Practical Use for Lead-Free & HT
      Selective Soldering – Implementation Rationale, Board Design & Processing Optimisation – A Users View
      New Approach to Industry 4.0
      Reliability Failure & Contamination in the Real World

      Book Conference Place

      Book a Table Top Exhibition Space

      The daily conference sessions will start at 10.00am with coffee and the exhibition open from 9.00am

       

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      SMART Group European Conference 2015 @ NPL, Teddington (all-day)
  3. Sep
    24
    Thu

    1. High Density Electronics Workshop – Ireland @ Tyndall, Cork
      9:30 am – 4:30 pm
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      9:30 am
      High Density Electronics Workshop – Ireland @ Tyndall, Cork
  4. Oct
    13
    Tue

    1. Beginners Guide to ESD – Webinar
      2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      Beginners Guide to ESD

      Tuesday, 13th October 2015, 14.30 – 16.00 UK Time

      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

      SMART Group price is £65 plus VAT for members and £85.00 plus vat for non members

      Please contact Paula Muller, Business Manager, SMART Group on 02084322741 or 07504 231575 to reserve your space or email info@smartgroup.org.  Payment can be made via BACS or credit/debit card.

      Book a place for you or your engineering team today

      SMART Group is also offering a range of smart-e-webinars to complement its existing interactive CD-ROM,

      Hands On and Theory training to companies in the electronics industry. SMART has always been innovative and keen to provide different types of education and support to the industry. smart-e-webinars are ideal learning opportunities for individuals or groups of engineers and will be presented by leading engineers in the electronics industry. Each session lasts between 60-90 min and allows a cost effective alternative to existing educational events without the hassle of travel. To participate in a smart-e-webinar all you need is a broadband internet connection, PC and headset microphone/headphones. Alternatively for groups in a conference room you use a PC with speakers, broadband connection and projector plus conference Microphone

      To get the best out of your webinar experience read the following guide:

      http://www.smartgroup.org/images/stories/howwebinarwork.pdf smart-e-webinar booking form

      Our web based seminars represent an efficient way to develop practical knowledge, delivering expert advice and guidance to you without leaving your workplace. Simple webinars offer a low cost and time efficient training option. They can be accessed from the internet, eliminating the need to take time out of the office and avoid expensive travel costs.

      Book a meeting room with computer and data projector at your facility and invite your colleagues to join you for a single fee from £65 per session.

      Technical seminars last 60-90mins with the opportunity to ask questions during or at the end of the session. The events are scheduled on different manufacturing topics of interest to engineers and production staff working in printed circuit board assembly.

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      2:30 pm
      Beginners Guide to ESD – Webinar
  5. Nov
    17
    Tue

    1. Fabrication Reliability/Design – Smart-e-Webinar
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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      3:30 pm
      Fabrication Reliability/Design – Smart-e-Webinar
  6. Nov
    24
    Tue

    1. Rapid Oven Setup & PCB Profiling – Seminar @ To be Confirmed
      10:15 am – 5:00 pm

      Rapid Oven Setup & PCB Profiling

      The profiling process has been carried out for several decades and the equipment suppliers, thermocouple manufacturers and measuring instruments have worked well and achieved a good standard of profiling.

      As there is an increase in demand for complex PCB whether in  tin lead or lead-free many components now being subjected to temperatures close to or in  excess of their designed maximum.

      With these challenges in mind it is imperative that the engineer is able to measure assembly temperatures accurately during the soldering process.

      This one day seminar brings all the specialists under one roof to tackle the issues here at the MTC Coventry.

      Topics include:

      Best practices in profiling

      A guide to selecting the correct thermocouple for your process.

      Good use of the data logger.

      The issues arising for poor profiling.

      In-Process control in reflow oven.

      Saving energy using your reflow oven.

      Better understanding of your reflow oven.

       

      Who should attend?

       

      This event is ideally suited to any member of staff working in electronics manufacturing and design. Engineers will benefit from a fuller understanding of the issues currently being experienced in profiling PCB.

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      10:15 am
      Rapid Oven Setup & PCB Profiling – Seminar @ To be Confirmed
  7. Dec
    1
    Tue

    1. Ion Chromatography – Smart-e-Webinar
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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      3:30 pm
      Ion Chromatography – Smart-e-Webinar
  8. Jan
    19
    Tue

    1. Industry 4.0 is coming! – Webinar
      2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      Anyone who has attended major International Exhibitions over the past year could not help but see a huge number of multi-national equipment manufacturers claiming they are Industry 4.0 ready.  In this webinar we will introduce the concept and detail and explain specific examples of the benefits i4 can bring to your business.

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      2:30 pm
      Industry 4.0 is coming! – Webinar
  9. Mar
    16
    Wed

    1. Industry 4.0 is Coming! – Seminar (all-day) @ Electronics Yorkshire
      Mar 16

      There has been a lot of talk about Industry 4.0 and know it’s time for action!  The trends, such as big data, mass customisation and cyber physical systems, that have driven us to this point are becoming increasingly important and as more OEMs look to be Industry 4.0 ready in their supply chain.  It’s essential that manufacturers and suppliers understand what it all means and what it can offer them as well as their customers and the consumer.

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      Industry 4.0 is Coming! – Seminar @ Electronics Yorkshire (all-day)