SMART Group - Surface Mount and Related Technologies

Agenda

  1. 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
  2. Oct
    14
    Tue

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

      Advances in AOI Technology

       14th October 2014     2.30 – 4.00pm UK Time

      AOI Systems have changed dramatically in recent years.  We have gone from very basic 2D image recognition to full 3D Systems and in between we have 2.5D, Pseudo 3D, side cameras, huge cameras, Line Scan and FOV.  Keith will explain the strengths and weaknesses of these systems and give you a flavour for the full Seminar to be held on 2nd December 2014 at the MTC            .

      Presented by:

      Keith Bryant, SMART Group Chairman – AOI and X-Ray Technology Consultant

      Who Should Attend?

      Anyone looking to purchase or upgrade their AOI Equipment or anyone who would like a greater understanding of the subject.

      Members £65.00 plus vat Non Members £85.00 plus vat

      All participants will be entitled to a 10% reduction from the cost of the Seminar being held on 2nd December 2014

       Please contact Paula Muller, Business Manager, SMART Group on 02084322741 or 07504 231575 to reserve your space or email info@smartgroup.org

       

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

    1. Good Practice in Design & Rework Considerations – Smart-e-link Webinar
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      The aim of the webinar is to provide participants with an understanding of the mechanisms of achieving reliable hand soldered joints in a consistent manner through the understanding of the soldering process, component and PCB requirements. Good design practice for modern printed boards will also be discussed with the impact it can have on the assembly and rework operation and the type of failures that can occur.

      The topics addressed in this smart-e-webinar will include:

      Adapt a ‘Right First Time’ Approach – Correct Tip Contact – Thermal Bridge

      Minimise Heat Cycles

      Solder Alloy Wetting Times and temperatures,

      Soldering difficult thermal areas

      Component access

      Impact of more aggressive fluxes

      Good PCB layout

      Component position and pad to track interconnection

      Impact of solder finish on soldering

      Defects associated with poor design

       

      Presented by Rob Mullane & Bob Willis the SMART Ireland Committee

       

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

      To reserve your place please contact Philip O’Rourke on +353 (0)1 8186321 or email admin@smartgroupireland.com

      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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      10:30 am
      Good Practice in Design & Rework Considerations – Smart-e-link Webinar
  4. 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
  5. Dec
    2
    Tue

    1. Seminar – 3D AOI, exploding the myths and looking at new technology @ MTC
      9:30 am – 4:30 pm
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      9:30 am
      Seminar – 3D AOI, exploding the myths and looking at new technology @ MTC
  6. Feb
    12
    Thu

    1. Cleaning Printed Circuit Assemblies, Design, Evaluation & Process Control @ Enterprise Ireland
      9:30 am – 3:45 pm

      Cleaning Printed Circuit Assemblies, Design, Evaluation & Process Control Workshop

      12th February 2015 – Enterprise Ireland, East Point Dublin

      Workshop starts at 10.00am with coffee and table top exhibition from 9:30 am. The event will conclude by 3.45pm

      The majority of the industry worldwide have been running no clean processes for many years and have 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 into fashion. 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 produces that use coating with no clean others want that extra confidence.

      The workshop is sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and presented by Bob Willis.

      Workshop includes:

      PCB Design for cleaning

      Testing component compatibility

      Flux compatibility with cleaning solvents

      Solubility of soldering residues

      Cost of process chemistry and equipment

      Inline or batch cleaning options 

      Who should attend?

      This workshop is for process/quality engineers, supervisions and production staff involved with cleaning and contamination testing of printed board assemblies

      For more information and a booking form Click here

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      9:30 am
      Cleaning Printed Circuit Assemblies, Design, Evaluation & Process Control @ Enterprise Ireland
  7. 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