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Tech. Forum at SUNY Poly Albany NanoTech Complex
Date: Thursday October 26, 2017
Location: SUNY Poly Albany NanoTech Complex
Address: 255 Fuller Road, Albany, NY
Building: NanoFab South Rotunda
Fee: No Charge*
10:30am Welcome & Introductions
10:45am Phil Zarrow, ITM Consulting:
"Electronic Assembly - It’s What We Do!"
How many times have we been asked about our profession? Perhaps at a social event, by a neighbor, your family, etc.. you try to explain that you "work in electronics" and are immediately asked about a problem they've been having with their Window's software or with their Apple account. You go on to say that you're not in IT, but rather in electronic assembly - "I can tell you how your computer was built, but not how to program it". You further elaborate, "I work with circuit boards..."
This seminar is the long (and illustrated) answer to that question. It's about what we do - Surface Mount Electronic Assembly. The evolution of electronic products is discussed as well as component and circuit board technologies that have enabled these applications.
PCB fabrication is described (though not ad nauseum). The SMT assembly process is described and illustrated with discussion of such key elements as:
- Solder Paste - What is it and why is it?
- Solder Paste Printing
- Component Placement
- Reflow Soldering
- Wave and Selective Soldering
- Test and Inspection
- Human Operations
12:00pm Tayler Swanson, Rochester Institute of Technology:
"Industry Driven Student Research at RIT"
Discussion of active projects at RIT's Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly (CEMA) to include:
- Large aperture solder paste transfer study
- Adhesive jetting capabilities in pick-and-place
- Low reflow temperature solder paste profile optimization for BGAs
- IPC-2581 File Adoption for pick-and-place
12:30pm Complimentary Lunch
1:00pm Phil Zarrow, ITM Consulting:
"10 Deadly Sins of SMT Assembly"
Everyone has heard of the "7 Deadly Sins" that will, supposedly, lead one to Hell. There are also the "Deadly Sins" of SMT - there are more than just 7 - and they can make your assembly process a "hell on earth".
During the course of our assembly process audits and troubleshooting work, we tend to see trends in the types of errors and problems. In other words, a lot of people are making the same mistakes. The resulting process problems wreak havoc with an impact on assembly yields ranging from 5% to 20%. In addition to this direct cost, there is also additional financial impact with regard to time spent reworking and repairing, the on corrective action by QC, Engineering, and Management, and, of course, "do-over".
This workshop identifies the "deadly sins" of SMT assembly, both for Pb-free and "leaded" processes. Besides the symptoms and consequences of each type of error, root-cause, rectification and prevention techniques will be presented. Best Practices will be discussed for each of the key process steps. The workshop will, thus, provide the participant with an understanding of how to identify and correct the most common SMT assembly problems. It will include identification of vendor and source problems including components and materials as well as design related problems.
2:30pm NanoFab Cleanroom Window Tour (RSVP Required!)
Reference Web Links
*All event costs are provided via SMTA Empire Chapter Funds. Chapter donations will be kindly accepted at Registration.
Questions? Contact Jeff Schake, Secretary email@example.com
|Date / Time||Event||Location||Phone||Contact/Email|
October 26, 2017
|Albany (Nano)Tech Forum||SUNY Poly Albany NanoTech Complex||607-222-6154||
April 24, 2018
||Vendor-Expo - Empire 2018||Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool||315-457-1122||
Drew Ake (Harris Corporation)
Phone : 585-242-4469
Vice President :
Mark Northrup (IEC Electronics)
Phone : 315-332-4283
Jeff Schake (ASM Assembly Systems)
Phone : 607-222-6154
Andrew C. Davis (SennTec Sales Corp.)
Phone : 585-385-9461
VP of Technical Programs :
Brook Sandy-Smith (Indium Corporation)
Phone : 315-853-4900
VP of Membership :
Brian Joseph Leach (Moog)
Phone : 716-725-5982
Board Liaison :
Martin Anselm (Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT))
Phone Contact : 585-475-2005
Applied Technical Services
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