IPC and SMTA to Present High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference


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IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries in partnership with Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) will host the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference, November 13–15, at the Chicago Marriott in Schaumburg, Illinois. The 2018 conference will focus on electronics assembly and the influence of cleanliness and coating on producing reliable hardware.

Prior to the technical conference, a full-day of classroom tutorials will be held on November 13 and will introduce attendees to basic/intermediate-level instruction. In the morning, Doug Pauls, Rockwell Collins, will present “IPC-J-STD-001G Am1-Cleaniness Requirements.” In the afternoon session, instructor Jason Keeping, Celestica, will present “Conformal Coating Best Practices.”

The technical conference begins on November 14 with opening remarks from Program Chair Dr. Mike Bixenman, KYZEN Corporation. Conference sessions on day one include: cleanliness considerations for building reliable hardware, jet printing cleaning challenges, adapting coating applications for high density electronics and improving reliability of circuit assemblies in harsh environments.

Conference sessions on day two will cover ultra-thin conformal coatings advancements, cleaning/coating test methods and process considerations links between design manufacturing, methods for conformal coating masking and engineering performance, compatibility and environmental conformance of cleaning agents.

“Today, how to address the issue of ‘how clean is clean’ is quite a challenge, as conductors and circuit traces have become increasingly narrower. What is acceptably clean for one industry segment may be unacceptable in others” said conference program chairman Dr. Mike Bixenman, CTO and founder of KYZEN Corporation. “This comprehensive event includes technical sessions, tutorials, tabletop exhibits and networking activities. It will cover technological developments in all areas of cleaning and coating with an emphasis on real-world problems and solutions.”

About IPC

IPC is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 4,400 member-company sites which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

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