BEST: Phil Zarrow to Teach SMT Assembly Boot Camp in Chicago


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BEST has announced that renowned subject matter expert Phil Zarrow will be in Chicago teaching a 3 day course on SMT assembly November 29 through December 1, 2016.

This class is for those wanting to get a high-level view of SMT assembly and have their questions answered by an instructor with decades of experience and expertise in the field of board assembly. Engineers who are new to this field, applications engineers employed by device manufacturers, and PCB designers would do well to spend three days in this seminar/tour-formatted class.

The class will be both theoretical and practical, with local tours and demonstration augmenting the learning. As in all of his classes, Zarrow will include a mix of war stories, funny anecdotes and real-world experiences.

The outline of the class is:

  • Introduction
  • PCB fab
  • Solder paste
  • Stencil design
  • Printing parameters
  • Component placement
  • Overview of the placement process in SMT tour
  • Analysis of the reflow process and profiling 
  • Wave soldering
  • Cleaning and cleanliness testing
  • Testing 

In addition students will be invited along for local tours of a PCB fab, stencil fab, x-ray and ICT/flying probe testing facility.

About Phil Zarrow

Zarrow is a popular speaker and workshop instructor and is the principal of ITM Consulting, an SMT process consulting firm. He has chaired and instructed at numerous seminars and conferences in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. He has published many technical papers and magazine articles as well as contributed a number of chapters to industry books including "SMT Glossary-Terms and Definitions." Zarrow holds two US patents concerning PCB fabrication and assembly processes and audit methodologies. 

About Business Electronics Soldering Technologies (BEST)

Headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, BEST is a master IPC-certified solder and wire harness training center certifying students and instructors in IPC-A-620, J-STD-001, IPC-A-610 and IPC 7711/21. In addition, BEST is a supplier of PCB rework and repair services as well as tools for those services in the communications, computer, industrial, automotive, avionic and military sectors.

 

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