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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.

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Sign Up Now for Workshops at SMTA International

September 25-29, 2016 | Rosemont, IL

SMTA International Learn from the experts to solve your toughest assembly problems. This year there are 8 new workshops to choose from on topics including Intro to DfX, PCB Manufacturing, PoP Assembly and Reliability, PCB Inspection, Defect Analysis and Process Troubleshooting, Surface Finish, and more. Visit the website to see the full list of courses offered this year.

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No travel budget? No problem.

Hear about the latest research right from your desk!

Listen to outstanding speakers without leaving your desk. SMTA Webinars and Webtorials are a great solution for getting the latest information on electronics assembly and advanced packaging at the best price.

Nov 3, 2016
Webinar: The Three Fundamentals to the Ultimate Reliability in Consumer Electronics

Nov 8 & 15, 2016
Webtorial: Robotic Iron and Laser Soldering for Lead-Free and High Temperature Alloys

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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.

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Printed Circuits Handbook, 7th Edition Released!

Contains various chapters penned by SMTA members

Printed Circuits Handbook, 7th Edition The Printed Circuits Handbook has served as the definitive source for coverage of every facet of printed circuit boards and assemblies for 50 years. The book is the cumulative effort with contributions by many SMTA members such as Happy Holden, Vern Solberg, Don Dupriest, Mike Carano, Jason Keeping, Laura Turbini, Gary Freedman, Reza Ghaffarian, Mudasir Ahmad, Joe Fjelstad, Marc Carter, and Jean-Paul Clech. The new edition of this essential guide provides time-saving tools for success in the area of printed circuit supply chain management, including an entire new section on the elements of design, supplier identification and qualification, process control, product acceptance processes, and quality and reliability specification and assurance.

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Video Tutorials on Electronics Assembly Process Basics

Free for members!

free electronics assembly process tutorials 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!

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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!

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