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The SMTA Capital Chapter is inviting the industry to its upcoming Capital Expo and Tech Forum, which will be held at Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, Maryland, on August 24.
During this year's expo, the Capital Chapter will host technical presentations by ITM Consulting, Summit Interconnect, and GVD Corp. Specific topics include "The 'Deadly Sins' of SMT Assembly," "Density, Advanced Materials and Cost Drivers Associated with Advanced Circuit Design, Fabrication and Assembly," and, "Reliability without Hermeticity: Commercial Vapor Deposited Coatings for High-Frequency RF Micro-Electronics."
Registration opens at 8 am and includes a complimentary lunch on the show floor. Exhibits are open from 9-3 pm and the first technical presentation will start at 9:30 am.
To register online to attend or exhibit, please click here.
Michelle Te, I-Connect007
It’s officially fall, and that means it's time to start planning your trade show attendance. To help you make decisions about when and where to go, we’ve put together a list of industry trade shows. It has been two long years with no or few in-person trade shows, and we’ve felt it. So, now we’re back in business and ready to hit the road. Do you have a show or conference to add to our list? Let us know!
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Solder defects in surface-mount technology (SMT) assembly have been an issue for decades. Further, the combined challenges of Pb-free soldering and ever-increasing miniaturization have resulted in new or exacerbated defects in electronics assembly, but there are proven ways to avoid defects. This book will be especially beneficial to PCB assemblers in improving their assembly processes and the reliability of the end-product, eliminating field failures, and reducing costs.
Mark Laing, Siemens Digital Industries Software
New product introductions (NPIs) and customization have been increasing rapidly over the past few years—with the results that the already-small profit margins in electronics assembly are shrinking even further. Fifteen years ago, the PCB was the product. Today, most products are a system, with multiple PCBs, cables, and enclosures. Many manufacturers want to provide turn-key products that have multiple BOMs, making the assembly process even more complicated.