SMART Group - Surface Mount and Related Technologies

Agenda

  1. Aug
    11
    Mon

    1. Webinar: Selection and Application of Conformal Coatings
      2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      Selection and Application of Conformal Coatings – Webinar

      11th August 2014  2.30 – 4.00pm UK Time

      Following on from the successful harsh environments seminar SMART group will be expanding on one of the topics covered in an application specific webinar on the selection and application of conformal coating.

      With the rise of electronics being required to perform reliably and repeatably closer to the source of heat, vibration and chemically challenging locations and the use of conformal coat is increasing as are the demands on the coatings themselves and the proceses used to apply them when considered in relation to higher density designs.

      Knowledge of conformal coatings and what they do is beneficial to both the design team and the manufacturing process engineers. By understanding the different properties of different materials and the latest developments in available products, not only can coating choice, application method, thickness, adhesion and inspection be optimised, but performance in the field can be improved.

      Often the conformal coating choice is based on historic data rather than required performance characteristics and the compatibility witht the design and application is not considerd until after the design has passed initial bench qualification.  This can lead to non-optimal combinations of materials, design and packages that can lead to increased cycle times, poorer coverage and undefined stresses.

      Early consideration of the choice of coating and real functional requirements wil add greater benefit in a cost effective manner.

      Industry experts will provide a technical guide as to when conformal coating should be used, what it can protect against (and what it cannot) – how it should be applied and on modern high density designs, how to ensure that your design is compatible with the coating process..

      Topics will include:

      -          What is a conformal coating.

      -          How to select a coating and the coating process

      -          Coating equipment / methods

      -          How to design to allow for effective coating?

       Presented by David Greenman of HumiSeal Europe Ltd & Members of the SMART group committee

       Who Should Attend?

      Anyone working in manufacture or design of high-reliability electronics or interested in understanding the issues associated with their protection and coating needs.

      SMART Group price is £65 plus VAT for members and £85 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

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      2:30 pm
      Webinar: Selection and Application of Conformal Coatings
  2. Sep
    9
    Tue

    1. Webinar: Advances in Rework Technology and how to get it right!
      9:00 am – 10:30 am

      Webinar:  Advances in Rework Technology and how to get it right!  Jason O’Dell, SMART Technical Team

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      9:00 am
      Webinar: Advances in Rework Technology and how to get it right!
    2. Making Ball Grid Array & Land Grid Array Rework Simpler to Perform – Webinar @ Online Webinar
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Ball Grid Array and all bottom termination components can bring challenges during rework and repair. Each component is part of mainstream assembly in both low and high volume manufacture. The parts are used in commercial and military products and need to be reliable after any rework process.

      With this webinar we will introduce you to the best procedures and demonstrate many tricks of the trade. In a second part SMART Group will be running a hands on workshop in the UK to put theory into practice. Any delegate that attends the webinar will be entitled to a special discount on the practical session if they want to attend.

      For further information or to make a booking Click Here

      Presentation will be made by Jason O’Dell SMART Group Committee

      Presentation will last between 60-90min

      Topics to Include:

      Removal processes for BGA and LGA package
      Different methods for pad preparation
      Dipping paste and printing paste to packages
      Rework Stencils and requirements
      Re-balling or pre-forms
      Replacement of packages
      Correct temperature profiling
      Inspection criteria
      Common failure modes

      For further information or to make a booking Click Here

       

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      10:30 am
      Making Ball Grid Array & Land Grid Array Rework Simpler to Perform – Webinar @ Online Webinar
  3. Sep
    11
    Thu

    1. Seminar: Reliability and Standards in Real Life, an event with the IPC
      9:30 am – 4:00 pm

       

      This one day seminar event is being held in the lecture theatre at the historic STEAM museum in Swindon and looks at how the use of international standards can increase the reliability and quality of Printed Circuit Board manufacturing and assembly processes and lead to reduced costs and increased profits.Speakers include:Lars Wallin – IPC European Representative

      Karthik Vijay – Indium Corporation Europe, Technical Manager

      Ashley Luxton- Graphic Plc. Applications Engineer

      Sue Knight – STI Ltd and SMART Group Technical Committee Member

      Nigel Burtt – Renishaw and SMART Group Technical Committee Member

       Topics include:

      -What quality and reliability problems can occur in Printed Circuit Board Assembly?

      -A tour through the entire production chain of a PCBA to see which IPC Standards apply at each stage.

      -Do standards guarantee quality? What if your requirements lie outside the sphere of normal standards?

      -What are the benefits of using internationally recognised standards and the framework they provide for controlling your own manufacturing processes or for working with a subcontractor.

      -How PCB suppliers and electronics manufacturing consumables use standards to guarantee the quality of the product they provide to downstream customers.

      -How quality and continuous improvement can be driven by adherence to standards by making these a key part of the initial PCB and process design.

       Who should attend?

      This event is ideally suited to any member of staff working in electronics manufacturing and design. Managers will also benefit from a fuller understanding of the issues currently being experienced in our industry. The costs for delegates include drinks, lunch, and full access to all copies of the presentations immediately after the event. There will be an opportunity for delegates to explore the museum during the lunch break at no extra cost too.

      For further information and a booking form Click here 

       

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      9:30 am
      Seminar: Reliability and Standards in Real Life, an event with the IPC
  4. Sep
    28
    Sun

    1. SMTA International 2014 with “Power and High Temperature Electronics Manufacturing Experience” @ Donald Stephens Convention Center
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      This year in Rosemont, attendees and exhibitors can expect a focused event with the strongest technical conference for which SMTA International has come to be known. SMTAI has been recognized as a truly different type of industry event because of the high quality technical information and the networking opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else in the industry.

      SMART Group have been a supporter of the SMTA for many years. This year Bob Willis and Chris Hunt are organising the “Power and High Temperature Electronics Manufacturing Experience” which aims to help engineers understand what is involved, what are the new materials and challenges plus the nuts and bolts assembly issues. for further information Click Here

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      10:00 am
      SMTA International 2014 with “Power and High Temperature Electronics Manufacturing Experience” @ Donald Stephens Convention Center
  5. Oct
    14
    Tue

    1. Webinar: 3D AOI, exploding the myths and looking at new technology
      11:00 am – 2:30 pm

      Webinar:  3D AOI, exploding the myths and looking at new technology Keith Bryant, SMART Chairman

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      11:00 am
      Webinar: 3D AOI, exploding the myths and looking at new technology
  6. Nov
    9
    Sun

    1. Seminar: Advances in Rework Technology and how to get it right!
      9:00 am – 11:30 am

      Seminar:  Advances in Rework Technology and how to get it right!  SMART Technical Team and other industry experts.

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      9:00 am
      Seminar: Advances in Rework Technology and how to get it right!
  7. Dec
    1
    Mon

    1. J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 – Updates to Conformal Coating section – An insider’s guide presented by Doug Pauls – Smart-e-link Webinar
      2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

       

       

      J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 – Updates to Conformal Coating section

      An insider’s guide.

      1st December 2014     2.30 – 4.00pm UK Time

      The conformal coating provisions in J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 have been need of improvement for a long time.  With Revision F of both documents, the IPC conformal coating groups have reworked the requirements.  This presentation goes over the new requirements and the underlying rationale for changes.

      The baseline standard used by the electronics industry are under constant review, with the latest update of the standard amongst other changes the requirements for conformal coating are to be updated to reflect the latest technology and methods.

      Following the up-issue of HDBK-830 in 2013 members of the same IPC committee have gone on to look at the corresponding provisions for conformal coating in the workmanship and inspection standards.  Their recommendations are now ready for release.

      The SMART group is pleased to be able to offer a ‘direct from the committee’ update on the changes that are being made.

      Presented by:

      Doug Pauls: Principal Materials and Process Engineer of Rockwell Collins and Chairman of the IPC Cleaning and Coating Committees, will provide a first hand technical guide as to the changes in his own inimitable style.

      Topics will include:

      -          What changes are being made to J-STD 001 and IPC-A-610.

      -          What the rationale for the changes is. 

      Who Should Attend?

      Anyone working in manufacture or design of high-reliability electronics or interested in understanding the requirements associated with their protection and coating needs.

      SMART Group price is £65 plus VAT for members and £85 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

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      2:30 pm
      J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 – Updates to Conformal Coating section – An insider’s guide presented by Doug Pauls – Smart-e-link Webinar
  8. Apr
    21
    Tue

    1. “NPL & SMART Group Printing & Assembly Automatic Optical Inspection Experience” @ NEC, Birmingham
      9:30 am – 4:30 pm

      Printing solder paste or other conductive material requires zero defects printing if a high first pass yield is to be achieved when using fine pitch components. Monitoring and control of paste height and volume are becoming the norm in many markets, but what capability can we expect?  Correct printer set-up, good stencil design and manufacture plus consistent printing materials are key to successful manufacture but inspection and monitoring the performance makes a process more robust. The same three dimensional inspection is required in other AOI applications.

      This year’s special feature area at NEW will include printing ultra-fine pitch deposits, inspection and measurement of different combinations of materials plus some of the key in process inspection steps to make a process perform correctly. It will also include AOI inspection of assemblies for open joints, lifted leads, partial lifting of passives and other less common defects. For further information on NEW go to the web site Click Here

      The feature will also include our popular mini seminars on related topics and the “NPL Defect Database Live” free process support on all of the your printing and the inspection defects.

      Join the team early as we define the process, materials and how to make this production feature the best ever. Joining the team early benefits your company with increased exposure pre show.

      Companies who could participate in the feature area and the seminars are listed below:

      One PCB supplier
      Prototype PCB system
      Stencil suppliers
      Laser cut stencil machine supplier
      Nano coating supplier for stencils
      Stencil inspection AOI supplier
      Solder paste suppliers
      Stencil printer suppliers
      Manual inspection supplier
      Solder Paste Optical Inspection suppliers
      Automatic Optical Inspection suppliers
      Stencil cleaning supplier
      Stencil cleaning materials

      Introduction video for the feature can be seen Click Here

      We will be holding a pre-show webinar on Thursday 9th April presented by Bob Willis, feature co-ordinator

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      9:30 am
      “NPL & SMART Group Printing & Assembly Automatic Optical Inspection Experience” @ NEC, Birmingham