SMART Group - Surface Mount and Related Technologies

Agenda

  1. Sep
    22
    Tue

    1. SMART Group European Conference 2015 plus Industry 4.0 Your Opportunities & Industry Trends (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.

      The 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
      Successful Audits to IPC,  AS9100 & NADCAP – What Any Company Must Know
      Reliability Failure & Contamination in the Real World

      ADDITIONAL PARALLEL MANAGEMENT SESSION – 23RD SEPTEMBER 2015

      INDUSTRY 4.0 – YOUR OPPORTUNITIES AND INDUSTRY TRENDS

      Acknowledged experts will share their views of the current global manufacturing makeup and what will shape our tomorrows, this is necessary listening for any Manager planning a successful business future

      • Introduction from Philip Stoten on Industry 4.o and the importance to manufacturing companies and the vendors that supply them.  This will outline some of the key language, the benefits and the risks of ignoring Industry 4.0 and the associated technologies such as IoM and Cyber Physical Systems.
      • Keynote from ASM Assembly Systems COO Günter Schindler on how they see industry 4.0 and how to get on the path to the Smart factory of the future
      • Vitor Barros from KIC Thermal on making ovens one of the smartest parts of the line and the benefits that can bring in terms of quality, traceability, performance and faster changeover
      • Dr Nolting from Aegis Software on the paperless transparent factory where data provides the lubricant for the entire manufacturing process.  This will also explore why Industry 4.0 principles can be applied to make a better more efficient, flexible supply chain
      • Keith Bryant from SmartLoop talks Intelligent feedback loop and how a real cyber physical system can benefit the product when machines talk together and are integrated

      Join us for a Power Breakfast followed by keynote presentations, a workshop and Q and A Round table, that will allow you to understand and start your journey to Industry 4.0 enlightenment and gain valuable market knowledge

      Additional Benefits

      Delegates attending this parallel event can also take advantage of the table top exhibition, attend any conference presentation and receive a copy of all of the presentation material. Industry 4.0 attendees may also join the conference reception being held on the evening of 22nd September.

      To book this session please contact Paula on info@smartgroup.org or +44 (0)208 4322741

      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 plus Industry 4.0 Your Opportunities & Industry Trends @ NPL, Teddington (all-day)
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Nov
    17
    Tue

    1. Printed Circuit Board Failures – Causes & Cures – smart-e-webinar
      2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      Printed Circuit Board Failures – Causes and Cures
      Presented by Bob Willis

      Tuesday, 17th November 2015, 14.30 – 16.00 UK Time
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      The printed circuit board is the building block of any electronic assembly and as such must exceed specification and be totally compatible with the assembly processes used in modern assembly. Failures in PCBs can be cosmetic, often the most common reason for rejection in manufacture or assembly. Failures can be found during assembly and final test which are not ideal but much better than field returns.

      In his presentation Bob will highlight test methods you can try and tricks of the trade to understand how PCBs can fail and how to eliminate many of the common causes. 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. A copy of the slides is sent to each delegate after the webinar
      pcbFailure2Selected topics covered

      Through hole plating failures
      CAF contamination shorts
      PCB Delamination
      Nickel/Gold – Black pad & Black Tar
      Inner layer separation
      Solder mask cracking
      Outgassing
      Need for product specifications
      Auditing a PCB supplier

      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 Webinar Guide

      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
      Printed Circuit Board Failures – Causes & Cures – smart-e-webinar
  5. Nov
    24
    Tue

    1. Rapid Oven Setup & PCB Profiling – Seminar @ The Manufacturing Technology Centre
      10:00 am – 4:00 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.

      For more information and to may a booking Click here

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      10:00 am
      Rapid Oven Setup & PCB Profiling – Seminar @ The Manufacturing Technology Centre
  6. Dec
    1
    Tue

    1. Ion Chromatography – Smart-e-Webinar
      2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      Ion chromatography is a tool finding increasing use in the electronics industry for determining the cleanliness levels of printed boards and assemblies.  This webinar will cover the basics of what ion chromatography is, how it is used to determine electronic cleanliness, critical equipment considerations if you are considering developing this capability, what IC based specifications exist and how they were derived, and how you would use this tool for process troubleshooting and optimization.

      Doug Pauls, Rockwell Collins, will be the presenter and presently serves as the IPC Cleaning and Coating Chair.  He has over 25 years experience in using IC for electronics assembly improvement.

      Topics will include:

      • What is ion chromatography.
      • What do you need to do get started.
      • How it helps to set up your processes.
      • How it helps you to diagnose when something goes wrong.
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      2:30 pm
      Ion Chromatography – Smart-e-Webinar
  7. 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
  8. 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)