SMART Group - Surface Mount and Related Technologies

Agenda

  1. Mar
    31
    Tue

    1. Printing vs Jet Printing – Smart-e-Webinar
      2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      Printing Vs Jet Printing

       Tuesday, 31st March 2015 14.30 – 16.00 UK Time

       Since its inception Solder Paste dispensing has matured as a technology and several printers now offer dispensing heads within their box.  Therefore it is a good time to revisit these technologies and do a comparison of their strengths and weaknesses.

      This webinar will contrast the two technologies and look at several of the key manufacturers in each space.

      Keith Bryant as Technology Editor of SMT Today is in the perfect position to present this in a truly unbiased fashion giving the attendees the ‘reality, and not a ‘sales pitch’.

      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
      Printing vs Jet Printing – Smart-e-Webinar
  2. 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
  3. Apr
    16
    Thu

    1. Counterfeit Components – smart-e-webinar
      2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      Specifications, Avoidance & Detection of Counterfeit Components – SMART Group Ireland Webinar

      Thursday 16th April at 2.30pm GMT

      Rather than making complicated copies of parts the simplest thing is to remark the packaging or the component body. Remarking the packaging is simple and quick, provided the component identification is not checked all the parts would be placed and soldered to the board before the problem was identified. AOI should find incorrectly marked or variations on the parts but the level of quality in remarking is now becoming far more sophisticated.

      The session will not only illustrate the problems raised by counterfeit components within the electronics industry but it will also show you some of the different test methods that can be used to confirm the integrity of the components. It will list the common shop floor tools that are necessary for inspecting parts and failure analysis techniques which are now frequently being used to see if components are what they say they are rather than finding failure modes.

      The session will also highlight what and where to places resources and the need for all departments to be involved from senior management to shop floor staff who are the practical eyes in the company. Presented by Bob Willis for SMART Group Ireland

      Topics covered:

      Counterfeit component specifications & procedures

      IDEA, SAE Standards & IPC   

      Counterfeit avoidance strategy

      Component identification

      Practical methods of spotting counterfeit components

      Testing methods in IDEA-STD-1010-B

      Goods in inspection tools for inspecting parts

      Practical examples found in industry

      Industry counterfeit databases anti-counterfeiting forum

      SMART Group price is €90.00 for members and €125.00 for non members

      Please contact Philip O’Rourke of SMART Group Ireland on +353(0)86 806 1998 to reserve your space or email admin@smartgroupireland.com

      Payment can be made via credit/debit card or by Direct payment to SMART Group Ireland’s Bank Account.

      Book a place for you or your engineering team in one conference room 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  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

       

       

       

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      2:30 pm
      Counterfeit Components – smart-e-webinar
  4. 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
  5. May
    5
    Tue

    1. High Reliability Manufacturing & Test Seminar – Ireland @ E I Dublin
      9:30 am – 4:30 pm
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      9:30 am
      High Reliability Manufacturing & Test Seminar – Ireland @ E I Dublin
  6. May
    12
    Tue

    1. Advances in Assembly Technology – Free Smart-e-Webinar
      2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

         

      Advances in Electronics Assembly Technology

      FREE WEBINAR – 12th May 2015 – 2.30pm UK Time

      Smaller, lighter, faster, the three key words that embody advances in electronics from hand held devices to high-reliability aerospace and defence systems. SMART group are holding a seminar on 16th June 2015 where the latest advances in assembly technology and reliability will be discussed by industry and subject experts. If you wish to keep abreast of the latest developments, this is the place to be.  As a taster to the seminar there will be a FREE smart-e-webinar on 12th May 2015.

      The seminar will feature full technical presentations and the webinar will give an overview of the subjects to be presented

      Seminar topics are to include:

      The role of academia in the electronics of tomorrow

      Assembly of no lead packages

      Aqueous and ultrasonic cleaning advances

      Solder deposition – screen printing advances and jet Printing

      Tin Whiskers and their mitigation

      Advances in PCB laminate technology

      Printed electronics

      If you are involved in the design or assembly of electronic equipment this is the event for you.

      This Webinar is free of charge. 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:

      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
      Advances in Assembly Technology – Free Smart-e-Webinar
  7. Jun
    9
    Tue

    1. Thermal Management – Smart-e-Webinar
      2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
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      2:30 pm
      Thermal Management – Smart-e-Webinar
  8. Jun
    16
    Tue

    1. Advances in Assembly Technology – Seminar @ Aston University
      9:15 am – 4:00 pm

      Advances in Electronics Assembly Technology

      SEMINAR – 16th June 2015
      Aston University Recreation Centre, Birmingham

      Smaller, lighter, faster, the three key words that embody advances in electronics from hand held devices to high-reliability aerospace and defence systems. SMART group are holding a seminar on 16th June 2015 where the latest advances in assembly technology and reliability will be discussed by industry and subject experts. If you wish to keep abreast of the latest developments, this is the place to be.  As a taster to the seminar there will be a FREE smart-e-webinar on 12th May 2015.

      The seminar will feature full technical presentations and the webinar will give an overview of the subjects to be presented

      Seminar topics are to include:

      The role of academia in the electronics of tomorrow

      Assembly of no lead packages

      Aqueous and ultrasonic cleaning advances

      Solder deposition – screen printing advances and jet Printing

      Tin Whiskers and their mitigation

      Advances in PCB laminate technology

      Printed electronics

       

      If you are involved in the design or assembly of electronic equipment this is the event for you.

      For more information and to make a booking please call Paula Muller on 0208 4322741 or email info@smartgroup.org

       

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      9:15 am
      Advances in Assembly Technology – Seminar @ Aston University
  9. Jul
    14
    Tue

    1. High Voltage – Smart-e-Webinar
      2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
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      2:30 pm
      High Voltage – Smart-e-Webinar
  10. Aug
    18
    Tue

    1. Smart-e-Webinar – Promotion of Two Day September Event
      2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
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      2:30 pm
      Smart-e-Webinar – Promotion of Two Day September Event