Welcome to SMTA
The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.
Hear more from members about the value of joining SMTA...
Video Tutorials on Electronics Assembly Process BasicsFree for members!
Cisco Systems, Inc. was gracious enough to provide some training videos outlining the basic process steps used in electronics assembly including printing, paneling, placement, reflow, wave, and depanelization. These short tutorials are a great introduction for students and anyone who is new to the industry. Active SMTA members can view them for free!
We Want You for the SMTA Board of DirectorsApplication Deadline: April 24
Perhaps you have served as a chapter officer and would like the greater leadership challenges we offer. Perhaps you possess valuable skills and have ideas that would benefit SMTA members. We need committed individuals like you to continue our mission of helping members succeed. The only requirement is that you be an SMTA member who has demonstrated commitment to the association. That's all it takes, and there are many of you out there. The numerous benefits of serving on the board include exposure to personal and professional contacts and the chance to exchange ideas with fellow leaders. You can help others while learning a few things yourself.
5 Ways to Increase Your Technical Knowledge
The phrase "Knowledge is Power" certainly rings true for engineers and businesses. In our fast-paced world of information overload, it is critical to have the right information to make knowledgeable decisions and stay competitive. Here are five ways to get trusted information you can confidently use to make the right decisions in your work.
1. Search from thousands of published technical articles in the SMTA Knowledge Base
2. Attend our free quarterly webinars
3. Network with local professionals and hear quality technical presentations at your local chapter meeting
4. Browse the Book Store for new titles relevant to your work
5. Find contact information in our Member Directory of industry experts who can answer your questions in one conversation
Best of all, you can do each of these at no charge or at deeply discounted rates with an active SMTA Membership.
Search Our Knowledge Base for Papers on Reducing Assembly Defects and Controlling Your ProcessesSMTA members can download articles FREE on-demand!
The SMTA Knowledge Base contains thousands of full-length technical research articles from our conferences, journal, and even webinars! You can search and browse the titles anytime, but PDF downloads are FREE only to SMTA members. Non-members can purchase individual articles for $10 each, or become an SMTA member for as little as USD$75 and get real-time access to the Knowledge Base.
Recently Released: Handbook of Electronic Assembly and A Guide to SMTA Certification
Originally conceived as a supplement to the SMTA Certification Program, this book is a must-have reference manual for all process engineers working in the electronics industry as well as anyone just entering the industry. The book provides an in-depth understanding of the entire electronic assembly process. Chapter topics include soldering and materials, printed wiring boards, components, paste-print stencil, component placement, assembly line design and optimization, solder reflow, wave soldering, dispensing, and inspection and test.
Find Your Dream Job or Hire a New Employee in the SMTA Career Center
The SMTA Career Center can help engineers, operators, managers, technicians and executives find a job or fill a position in the electronics assembly industry. Go to the Job Listings page for a complete listing. Members post on-line for free!