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Huntsville Expo & Tech Forum

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Location: Embassy Suites Hotel
800 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL 35801

Attendees

tintronics
Special Thanks to our Coffee Sponsor, Tintronics!


Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!
STI
Special Thanks to our Technical Sessions Sponsor, STI Electronics!






Free Technical Program & Schedule:

8:00AM
Registration opens

9:00AM – 10:00AM
Todd May KEYNOTE: Mars and Beyond: Enabling Human Exploration in Deep Space
Speaker: Todd May, Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
NASA is developing the foundational technologies and systems needed to support human exploration of Mars and other deep space destinations. While the Space Launch System (SLS) is the cornerstone of America’s emerging deep space exploration program, the scope of this endeavor extends beyond how astronauts and hardware are transported from Earth to space—from advancing innovative materials and manufacturing, to Earth-independent propulsion and life support systems. Mr. May’s remarks will focus on the challenges and opportunities shaping our nation’s push to put deep space within reach of humankind, and how Marshall Space Flight Center and its partners are leading the effort.
 

10:00AM
Expo opens

11:00AM – 12:00PM
Bill Cardoso 2D, 2.5D, and 3D X-Ray Inspection – What’s a “D”?
Speaker: Bill Cardoso, Ph.D., Creative Electron
The use of x-ray inspection in the electronics industry has gained wide adoption in the past 20 years, driven mainly by the development and use of bottom terminated components (BTC). The use of ball grid arrays (BGA), for example, allowed the development of standards and guidelines that dictate the maximum void size in each ball. In consequence, x-ray machine manufacturers developed solutions that address these requirements to become an integral part of the quality assurance function of modern electronic manufacturers.

However, as new x-ray technologies are introduced – from new algorithms to new hardware – users are faced with a growing range of options to choose from. Users need a solid technical background to understand these options to make an educated decision when acquiring x-ray inspection capabilities. Unfortunately, x-ray companies are not always clear about the pros and cons of each option. As a result, users end up buying too much or too little capabilities. In either situation, the user is left without the right x-ray inspection solution.

The goal of this presentation is to give the audience the tools needed to avoid making mistakes when acquiring x-ray inspection capabilities. We will set the record straight and clearly define critical concepts in x-ray inspection. The different x-ray modalities, 2D, 2.5D, and 3D x-ray inspection will be explained in details at the user level – no math involved. Most importantly, this presentation will cover when each modality must be utilized for a successful quality assurance program. A rich set of images and videos will be used to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of each x-ray inspection modality.

12:00PM
Complimentary Lunch

Join us for Complimentary lunch!

STI






Special Thanks to our Lunch Sponsor,
STI Electronics!


1:30PM – 2:30PM
Bill Cardoso Printed Materials with Embedded Electronics
Speaker: Janice Booth, Weapons Development and Integration Directorate of the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, U.S. Army
There will be a demonstration of a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printer. While a relatively inexpensive technology, FDM 3D printers are ideal for demonstrating the additive manufacturing characteristics pervasive across different grades of equipment. The demonstration will include manipulation of a 3D model, preparation for printing, and the material deposition process.

Kyzen





Special Thanks to our Door Prize Sponsor, KYZEN!


3:00PM
Expo Closes



Sincerely,
Huntsville Chapter Officers






2017 SMTA Grant and Scolarship Opportunities

The SMTA has two great opportunities for students! Please help us spread the word and encourage qualifying students to apply. Applications must be received on or before Monday, April 17, 2017.

 

For graduate students:

$5000 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant

The SMTA and co-sponsor, Circuits Assembly magazine, are now accepting applications for the 20th annual Charles Hutchins Educational Grant, awarded to a full time graduate level-student working on thesis research in electronics assembly, packaging, or a related field.

 

To be eligible for the grant, applicants must be members of the SMTA (a student membership is only $20), be a full time student attending a university in North America, and have an expected degree completion date of April 1, 2018 or later. Click here to view the eligibility requirements and application for the Hutchins Grant.

 

The grant is intended for the purchase of technical books and research materials, for participation in conferences related to electronics assembly and packaging, and for living expenses if necessary.

 

For undergrads:

$3000 JoAnn Stromberg Leadership Scholarship

The $3000 JoAnn Stromberg Student Leadership Scholarship was created to encourage undergraduate students to take on more leadership opportunities and strengthen the connection between students and the electronics industry.

 

The Stromberg Scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in electronics and actively involved in the SMTA. Click here to view the eligibility requirements and application for the Stromberg Scholarship.

 

The scholarship is intended for the purchase of technical books and research materials, for participation in conferences related to electronics assembly and packaging, and for living expenses if necessary.






Joint ASQ February 21 Meeting @ Adtran

What a great meeting last night!  Thanks to all who made it happen!

Special thanks to Adtran for letting us use thier facilities and cater our meal, ASQ for helping set up and co-sponsor the meeting, and to Jeffrey Gaddes for the wonderful presentation!

The 3D printer produced a small vase on-site.  It was very interesting to watch the vase being created as we had dinner and enjoyed the presentation.

Attached is Mr. Gaddes presentation, with pictures to follow:
http://www.smta.org/chapters/files/huntsville_Additive_Manufacturing_Overview.pdf

Speaker Info:

Mr. Jeffrey Gaddes is an engineer in the Manufacturing Science & Technology Division of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC).  He currently supports Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) programs and promotes adoption of additive technologies at AMRDEC.  Mr. Gaddes has designed and evaluated both polymer and metal additive manufacturing equipment, and holds master and bachelor mechanical engineering degrees from Auburn University.
 

About the 3D printer:

There will be a demonstration of a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printer.  While a relatively inexpensive technology, FDM 3D printers are ideal for demonstrating the additive manufacturing characteristics pervasive across different grades of equipment.  The demonstration will include manipulation of a 3D model, preparation for printing, and the material deposition process.

Location:
The Adtran Bridge conference room 

www.smta.org/chapters/files/huntsville_ADTRAN_Area_Map.pdf

Menu catered by Adtran Services:

Taste of Italy Pasta Bar



Huntsville Chapter Officers






Chapter Calendar of Events
Date / Time Event Location Phone Contact/Email
February 21, 2017
05:30 pm
3D printing Adtran Bridge Conference Room 256-656-2155   Cheryl Campbell 
chrlcamp32@gmail.com
April 11, 2017
09:00 am
EXPO Embassy Suites Huntsville 952.920.7682   Kaitlyn 
kaitlyn@smta.org
April 11, 2017
Vendor-Expo-Huntsville 2017 Embassy Suites Hotel 256-539-7373  Kaitlyn Gherity 


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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Jon M. Roberts  (Sanmina)
Phone : 256-858-0511
Email : jon.roberts@sanmina.com

Vice President : Janet L. Cross  (US Government)
Phone : 256-221-0728
Email : Janet.L.Cross.civ@mail.mil

Secretary : Chelsea Jewell  (KYZEN Corporation)
Phone : 615-983-4567
Email : chelsea_jewell@kyzen.com

Treasurer : Cheryl Campbell  (All Points Logistics)
Phone : 256-379-2295
Email : cheryl.b.campbell@nasa.gov

Newsletter Editor (Appointed) : Chelsea Phillips  (Sanmina Corporation)
Phone : 256-479-4918
Email : chelsea.phillips@sanmina.com

Board Liaison : Richard Henrick (Sanmina Corporation)
Phone Contact : 256-882-4579
Email Address : richard.henrick@sanmina.com

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter

IDENTCO

KYZEN Corporation



Corporate Members of our Chapter

AGI Corporation

ITM Consulting

Sanmina Corporation

STI Electronics, Inc.

Tintronics



SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. Creation Technologies Inc. FCA Group Harris Corporation Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO Jabil Circuit Sdn. Bhd. Keysight Technologies KYZEN Sdn. Bhd. Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG Microsoft Corporation NCAB Group USA NEO Technology Solutions Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics SMAC Specialty Coating Systems Vexos Vitronics Soltec USA ZESTRON Americas

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