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Minneapolis — The SMTA has launched two certification programs, one for SMT Processes and one for SMT Systems that are intended for engineers with at least one year of SMT experience and competence in engineering math.
Each program is a three-day workshop consisting of refresher topics and course materials on the first two full days and examinations on the third day.
Both SMT Processes and SMT Systems will be offered from September 22 through 25 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., in conjunction with the SMTA annual conference, SMTA International, and Assembly Tech Expo (ATExpo).
The SMT Processes curriculum (September 22 through 24) covers SMT Materials, SMT Components, Stencil Printing, Dispensing, Component Placement, Reflow Soldering, Wave Soldering, Test and Inspection, and Line Balancing. The SMT Systems curriculum (September 23-25) covers Statistical Process Control (SPC), Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design of Experiments (DOE), and Problem Solving/Failure Analysis.
The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations. For more information, visit www.smta.org.