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The Space Coast chapter of the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) is inviting the industry to attend its Technical Conference and Exposition, which will be held on January 18, 2018, from 10:0am to 4:00pm, at the Melbourne Auditorium in Melbourne, Florida.
The event will feature technical programs and an exhibition, as well as a soldering challenge.
For more information or to register, click here.
Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007
In a recent SMT007 survey, we asked the following question: "What are your greatest challenges when it comes to soldering?" Here are just a few of the replies, slightly edited for clarity.
Happy Holden, I-Connect007
Dr. Traian Cucu, group leader of the Global Applications and Technologies Expert Group (GATE)—R&D—within Alpha Assembly Solutions, speaks with I-Connect007 Technical Editor Happy Holden about low-temperature and lead-free soldering applications, and the many critical advantages that can achieved by moving to a low-temperature process. They talk about the industry's transition to lead-free, the first, second and third generation of adoption of low-temperature alloys.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Based in San Francisco, Tempo Automation specializes in rapid PCB assembly and on low volume production for a wide range of board complexities. It recently held an open house at its brand-new facility in the South of Market (SoMa) district—which is normally restricted under customer non-disclosure agreements as well as International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regulations—to customers, vendors, local designers, and government officials.