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The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Tampa Bay Florida Suncoast Chapter 159 will be holding a webinar titled “Transforming the High Tech Educational Pipeline."
The free webinar will be presented by Tom Borkes, founder of The Jefferson Project, and will be held from Tuesday through Thursday, August 20–22. Multiple viewing times are available.
This webinar analyzes the traditional role the educational system plays in making a student ready for a real-world career and the widening gap in product design, engineering, and manufacturing. The webinar asserts that to be most effective in a globally competitive, cost-sensitive environment, students need to be introduced to product design, engineering, and production when they enter the educational pipeline and continue to be exposed to elements of the ever-changing technology as they move along through the pipeline’s primary segment.
For more information or to register for the webinar, click here.
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
At SMTA Dallas, Andy Shaughnessy stopped by the booth for The Test Connection, to find out from Bert Horner why the company has evolved into spending more time educating and consulting with their customers when it comes to testing new designs.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
Barry Matties leads this engaging retrospective conversation with Dave Hillman, a Fellow, Materials and Process engineer at Collins Aerospace, who talks about mentorship, pandemic changes, and solder. “Soldering is soldering,” Dave says. “But how we do that keeps evolving in response to the new technologies and smaller packages.” What’s the key to his success and longevity? “Find your passion.” Here’s how he’s done it.
Tracy Riggan, IPC
A significant number of automotive activities made notable strides at this year’s IPC APEX EXPO. Several committees dedicated to creating and updating automotive addenda for existing IPC standards, like assembly processes, PCB fabrication, and high-voltage cable, met and were led by companies like Toyota, Bosch, Continental, and Elmatica. Automotive dedicated groups, like the Cold Joining/Press-fit Task Group, also met and discussed inclusions in its next planned revision.