SMART Group - Surface Mount and Related Technologies

Agenda

  1. Nov
    3
    Mon

    1. Good Practice in Design & Rework Considerations – Smart-e-link Webinar
      9:30 am – 10:30 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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      9:30 am
      Good Practice in Design & Rework Considerations – Smart-e-link Webinar
  2. Nov
    6
    Thu

    1. “Wave or Selective Soldering?? – That is the Question” @ BAE Systems Maritime Services
      8:30 am – 3:00 pm

      This one day seminar event is being held in the Demo Room at BAE Systems in Dunfermline and looks at how the use of Selective or Wave Soldering can be influenced by various factors.  The seminar will cover all aspects of these complex and challenging processes.  Due to security arrangements Passports or Proof of ID will be required on the day and attendance must be registered 2 days in advance. (Foreign Nationals 1 week in advance)

      Speakers include:

      John Cowan Senior Engineer – BAE Systems

      Tom Berx – ERSA

      Dr. Ronny Horn – Seho Systems GmbH

      Mr Gerjan Diepstraten – Soltec Vitronics

      Topics include:

      - Tooling cost comparisons for Wave and Selective

      - Copper dissolution

      - Soldering thermally challenging designs

      - Preheat temperature evenness during soldering cycle.

      - Nitrogen purity and its effect on solder performance / quality

      - Keep out areas proximity to SMT parts and tall bottom side parts

      - Cycle time obviously depended to design but compared with hand solder as a justification for saving costs

      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 tour the BAE facility at no extra cost too.

      For more information and to book your place Click here

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      8:30 am
      “Wave or Selective Soldering?? – That is the Question” @ BAE Systems Maritime Services
  3. Nov
    27
    Thu

    1. Data Collection Requirements for Environmental Legislation Compliance – Smart-e-Webinar
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
       

       

      Data collection requirements for Environmental Legislation Compliance

       

      27th November 2014  2.30pm – 4.00pm UK Time

       

      This webinar will be presented by Ashley Barron of Farnell UK, introduced by members of the SMART Group Technical Committee.

       

      Ashley is Farnell’s Legislation Specialist and handles the data collection requirements for the business to ensure customers have the necessary information for compliance with the EU’s RoHS Directive and REACH Regulation (and other countries’ implementations of similar laws)  and the USA’s Conflict Minerals Reporting requirements.

       

      Topics will include:

      -          Summaries of the various important environmental laws that must be complied with in a global marketplace

      -          What information you need to collect

      -          How to collect and store that information

      -          How to make relevant information available and in what form to present it to your supply chain, both upstream and downstream

      -          The difference in data collection and reporting requirements between REACH and RoHS and EU advice on managing this when the same substance is controlled by both prices of legislation

       

      Who Should Attend?

      Anyone working in the design, purchasing, distribution or manufacturing of electronics products.

       

      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

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      1:30 pm
      Data Collection Requirements for Environmental Legislation Compliance – Smart-e-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
      1:30 pm – 3:30 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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      1:30 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 – Advances in AOI Technology – 3D AOI, exploding the myths and looking at new technology @ MTC
      9:30 am – 4:30 pm

      ADVANCES IN AOI TECHNOLOGY

      3D AOI, exploding the myths and looking at new technology

      Tuesday, 2nd December 2014 – 0930 to 1600 – MTC, Coventry

      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. Line Scan and FOV.

      This event brings together many of the key AOI Companies who will present their latest technology and its advantages in Advanced AOI Systems, there are several different approaches and this day will look at them in detail.

      The Speakers will include:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

      Keith Bryant – SMT Today, Technology Editor

      KK Wee – Vitrox  - General Manager

      Andy Bonner – NordsonYestech Europe, Managing Director

      Sean Langridge, CyberOptics – European Managing Director

      Doug Jones – TRI – Director

       

      Topics will include:

      .               Combining 2D & 3D AOI Inspection from Nordson Yestech

      .               Recently launched advanced AOI Technology from Cyberoptics

      .               Plus presentations from other leading compaies including:  TRI, Vitrox and Mirtec

      .               The final presentation of the day from SMT Today’s Keith Bryant, will offer a balanced view of the technology and Keith will act as moderator for a short panel discussion and Q and A

       

      Who should attend?

      This event is ideally suited to any member of staff working in electronics manufacturing and design.  3D Technology is changing rapidly within AOI and this event will allow those looking to upgrade their systems to get access to the latest technology and to evaluate the different approaches of the major players in the industry.  This seminar will also benefit those companies who are looking at getting into AOI for the first time.  So even if you have recently purchased equipment the seminar will allow you to see what you may need to add to your roadmap.  The costs for delegates includes tea, coffee and lunch and full access to all copies of the presentations immediately after the event.

      For more information and to make a booking Click here

       

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      9:30 am
      Seminar – Advances in AOI Technology – 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
      8:30 am – 2:45 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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      8:30 am
      Cleaning Printed Circuit Assemblies, Design, Evaluation & Process Control @ Enterprise Ireland
  7. Apr
    9
    Thu

    1. The Printing & Assembly Automatic Optical Inspection Experience FREE online Webinar
      2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      Register free at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/157291057

      The Printing & Assembly Automatic Optical Inspection Experience FREE Online Webinar 2.30pm Thursday 9th April

      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 inspections is required in other AOI applications like solder joint analysis

       

      This is a pre-show webinar prior to the Hands On NPL & SMART Group Experience at NEW Exhibition, NEC  in Birmingham 21-22nd April

       

      Topics covered in the webinar:

       

      Solder paste inspection standards

      Soldering yield impact with poor printing Impact on reliability based on paste thickness Solder joint inspection for AOI Assessment of AOI and SPI Common process defects causes and cures

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      2:30 pm
      The Printing & Assembly Automatic Optical Inspection Experience FREE online 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