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Technical Meeting - November 9th 2017

The SMTA Western Pennsylvania Chapter cordially invites you to attend:
 
"Solder Paste Rheology and Recycling Solder Dross”
Mitch Holtzer – Alpha Assembly Solutions
 
Date: Thursday November 9th, 2017
 
Time: 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
 
Location:
Alpha Assembly Solutions
4100 6th Ave
Altoona, PA 16602
Driving Directions from Pittsburgh
Parking Information
 
COST:
  • Members: $15
  • Non-Members: $25
Note: Non-members that join at the meeting can attend this meeting for free.  Membership is $75. Join online the day before or during registration with your credit card. Become a member today! SMTA Membership
 
Includes coffee, refreshments, lunch, and plant tour.
 
AGENDA:

  • 9:00 am to 9:30 am – Registration / Introductions
  • 9:30 am to 11:30 am – Technical Presentation
  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – Lunch
  • 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Round Table
(Open Discussions – Current Challenges in EMS Industries)

  • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Tour of the facility
 
SPEAKER BIO:
 
Mitch is the director of Alpha’s reclaim business.  He has been global product manager for solder paste, Global R&D Director, and Global Director of Technical support for Alpha Assembly Solutions.  Mitch has a BS in Chemistry from Purdue and an MBA in Finance from Temple University.
 






West Penn Bowling Party




Please “spare” some time for an afternoon of bowling at the SMTA West Penn membership appreciation bowling party

Date – Thursday August 3rd, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

LocationLokay Lanes - 2127 Mosside Blvd, Monroeville PA, 15146

 Members – No Cost, Non-Members - $15; anyone is welcome to attend!! 

Includes bowling, shoes, pizza, and pop; there is a cash bar and fully loaded snack bar

There will be door prizes, 50/50 drawings, games, and more!!

Please RSVP at http://www.smta.org/chapters/rsvp.cfm?BEE_ID=4248 by August 2, 2017


Lane sponsors needed.  $75 per lane includes your company banner and any samples, literature, or other material you would like to display!

Please contact Jason Emes with any questions:

enigma300@gmail.com or 717-379-4024

 






Compunetics SMTA Free event

The SMTA Western Pennsylvania Chapter cordially invites you to attend:

Complimentary Membership Appreciation Meeting


Date: Friday, June 16, 2017

Time: 8.00 am to 2.00 pm

Location:

Compunetics Inc

730 Seco Dr,

Monroeville, PA 15146

Directions: From Airport

Parking:

Please park in the (main lot) as shown below and use the main door to enter the facility.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!!

COST:

FREE!!

AGENDA:

 

  • 08.00 am to 08.30 am – Registration
  •  08.30 am to 08.45 am – Announcements
  • 08.45 am to 10.45 am – Technical Talk by Chrys Shea, Shea Engineering on “Solder Paste Printing and Inspection”
  • 10.45 am to 11.00 am – Break
  • 11.00 am to 12.30 pm – Technical Talk by Shantanu Joshi, Koki Solder America Inc. on “Recent Issues in the Industry and Countermeasures”
  • 12.30 pm to 01.15 pm – Lunch
  • 01.15 pm to 02.00 pm – Tour of the facility

    







Technical Meeting - Feb 22, 2017


The SMTA Western Pennsylvania Chapter cordially invites you to attend:

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2016 
 
Time: 8.30 am to 3.00 pm
 
Location:
Cygnus Manufacturing Company
491 Chantler Dr.
Saxonburg, PA 16056
 
Directions: From Airport
 
Parking:
 
Please park in the area as shown below in the back of the building. You will be escorted by CMC personnel from the arrow shown below.
 
 
 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!!
 
COST:
 
  • Members: $20
  • Non-Members: $25
 
Note: Non-members that join at the meeting can attend this meeting for free.  Membership is $75. Join online the day before or during registration with your credit card. Become a member today! www.smta.org
 
 
AGENDA:
 
  • 08.30 am to 09.15 am – Registration and Snacks 
  • 09.15 am to 12.00 pm – Technical Talk by Mark Ecker on “How to choose the appropriate adhesives/ material and its application to mechanical systems”
  • 12.00 pm to 01.00 pm – Lunch
  • 01.00 pm to 02.30 pm – Round Table Discussions on Mechanical Assembly 
  • 02.30 pm to 03.00 pm – Tour
  
(Snacks, coffee/ tea and lunch are brought to you by Henkel)
 
 






Technical Meeting - November


We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you to make yesterday's meeting a grand success! We really appreciate your support!

Also, we would like to thank Don Tyler, Eric Camden and Dr. Mike Bixenman to give such enlighitng talks on  Robotic Hot Solder Dip as a Solution to Gold Embrittlement, Weak Solder Joints, and Tin Whiskers , How Clean is Clean , Cleaning No Clean Flux resepctively. 

(You can download their talks on clicking on the links)
 
Lastly, we would like to thank all the staff from Human Engineering Research Laboratories at University of Pittsburgh to make this event possible and giving such a wonderful tour of the facility!!
 






Technical Meeting


The SMTA Western Pennsylvania Chapter cordially invites you to attend:
 
Technical Meeting 

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016 
 
Time: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
 
Location:
Human Engineering Research Laboratories (University of Pittsburgh)
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
6425 Penn Avenue, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Directions: From Airport
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!!
COST:
  • Members: $20
  • Non-Members: $25
 Note: Non-members that join at the meeting can attend this meeting for free.  Membership is $75. Join online the day before or during registration with your credit card. Become a member today! www.smta.org
 
 
AGENDA:
 
  • 08.30 am to 09.00 am – Registration and Snacks 
  • 09.00 am to 10.00 pm – Robotic Hot Solder Dip as a Solution to Gold Embrittlement, Weak Solder Joints, and Tin Whiskers. by Don Tyler – Corfin Industries LLC
  • 10.00 am to 11.00 am – How Clean is Clean by Eric Camden – Foresite Inc.
  • 11.00 am to 12.00 pm – Cleaning No Clean Flux by Dr. Mike Bixenman - Kyzen North America
  • 12.00 pm to 01.00 pm – Tour

PARKING:  Bakery Square Garage located one block from the lab.  0-3 hours is free.  3-5 hours is $6.00.

  (Coffee/tea and other refreshments are brought to you by KIMCO:)
  






We are Online!!

                                                                                       

Check out our new LinkedIn group / Facebook page dedicated for SMTA West Penn Chapter!!

Don't forget to like the page and become member of the group!!






West Penn Bowl-A-Thon - Look for re-schedule soon!!

 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED TO THE FALL.  STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES LATER IN THE YEAR.
(Moved to Winter, Announcement later in the year)

Our next event of the year will be West Penn Bowl-A-Thon on June 16th 2016 at 
North Versailles Lanes in North Versailles, PA (15 miles east of Pittsburgh).

Please “SPARE” some time for an afternoon of bowling!!

Take on your fellow SMTA West Penn members and friends in a friendly bowling competition.

Anyone is welcome to attend!!
Members - $15, Non-Members - $20
Cost includes bowling, shoes, pizza, and pop

New memberships will also be accepted at the event

There is a cash bar and fully loaded snack bar!

Vendors / suppliers may sponsor a lane for $150.  This would include the option to bring a banner to hang above the pins, product literature / samples, and network throughout the event.

Please contact Jason Emes for for details or questions:

enigma300@gmail.com or 717-379-4024






Electronic Engineering Boot Camp

 
The SMTA Western Pennsylvania Chapter cordially invites you to attend:

SMTA West Penn

Electronic Engineering Boot Camp


Date: Friday, August 12, 2016 

Time: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Location:

PNC Park – Pittsburgh Pirates
115 Federal St

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Directions: From Airport

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!!

COST:

 

  • Members: $30
  • Non-Members: $35

Note: Non-members that join at the meeting can attend this meeting for free.  Membership is $75. Join online the day before or during registration with your credit card. Become a member today! www.smta.org

 

Cost Includes: Lunch

 

AGENDA:

 

  • 08.30 am to 09.00 am – Registration
  • 09.00 am to 10.00 pm – The Art of the Wave Profiling by Jasbir Bath
  • 10.00 am to 11.00 am – The Hidden Cost of Lost or Missing Inventory by Ben Khoshnood
  • 11.00 am to 12.00 pm – The Basics of Oven Profiling by Pete Carry
  • 12.00 pm to 01.00 pm – Lunch
  • 01.00 pm to 02.00 pm – What you need to know when starting a batch wash system by Michael Konrad
  • 02.00 pm to 03.00 pm – All You Need to Know about Handling Solder Paste and Solder Wire by Shantanu Joshi
  • 03.00 pm to 04.00 pm – Tour

 

“Electronic Engineering Boot Camp”

 

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Inventory Control
  • Solder Paste 101/ Process Optimization / Defect Analysis
  • Reflow Basics including how to probe up a circuit board
  • Wave defects 101
  • Wash basics 101

 

HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT:

The presentation will help you in your day-to-day activities on shop floor and will give you a big picture of how each activitiy contributes to the final product condition.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Process Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Technicians, New Product Introduction Engineers / Managers, Anyone who is interested in the topic

 

This is a lunch meeting and we will need to have everyone who is planning to attend to register prior to the meeting. There are still a few spaces left so RSVP with the link above or directly to Shantanu Joshi at shantanu@kokiamerica.com / 760-504-2544

GETTING THERE:

All guests will enter via the Press Doors along General Robinson Street.  A PNC Park security staff member will be at the entrance 30 minutes prior to your event start time.  She/he will direct guests to the space we are using for the event. 
How to enter PNC Park for the SMTA meeting.

Pay parking is available in any of the Gold or Red lots near the stadium as listed in the map below. Street parking is available but may be limited due to the football game that night.
PNC Stadium Parking Lot Map






West Penn Expo and Tech Forum


 
 
Thursday May 5, 2016 
Location: DoubleTree Monroeville 
101 Mall Plaza Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146

Attendees:

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!

Click Here to Register for the Expo.

Directions:

From Airport
From Downtown

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday, May 5, 2016
10:00AM–3:00PM


Free Technical Program & Schedule: 
  (Click on the respective technical presentation titles for speaker biography)

8:00AM
Registration opens
 

8:30AM-9:15AM 
Electrostatic Discharge Awareness Training
Marilyn Lawrence, MIT CIT, Conformance Technologies 

Workers in the electronics manufacturing industry handle or work around electrostatic discharge sensitive (ESDS) components in some manner on a daily basis. Though ESD cannot be entirely eliminated, a basic awareness can help keep ESD levels low and damage to components to a minimum. There are also misconceptions about handling ESDS components and the materials used to protect them. 
 

 9:15AM – 10:00AM 

Board Pad Design and Stencil Design and their Effect on Reliability 
Jasbir Bath, Owner, Bath Consulting LLC 

There are challenges in electronics manufacturing to improve manufacturing yield and reliability with the variety of components being assembled on the board. The presentation will review board pad design and stencil aperture design for a variety of components including chip components, BGA/CSP components, BTC/MLF/QFN/ LGA components and lead-frame components and look at their effect on manufacturing yield and board level reliability with reference to various IPC and related industry standards. 
 

10:00AM
Expo Opens

11:00AM – 11:45AM
Industry 4.0 
Mark Northrup, VP of Advanced Technical Operations and Strategy, IEC Electronics 

 

The implementation of Industry 4.0 will be accompanied by changing requirements and demands for the human in the factory. The manufacturing personnel will be facing a new assortment of jobs involving data security, specifications, monitoring, cyber-space production systems, and a verification of production strategies. This will require training and technological support so that the workers can realize their full potential and adopt the role of strategic decision-makers and flexible problem-solvers. This paper demonstrates examples and solutions of implementation of cyber-space production systems , technological support of workers, intelligent user interfaces, data security, and adequate qualification strategies. Industry 4.0 will require a inter-disciplinary understanding to be successful. 

12:00PM
Complimentary Lunch

1:30PM – 2:15PM
Practical Guidelines in Handling Moisture Sensitivity of SMT Packages

Mumtaz Bora, Sr. Staff Packaging Engineer, Peregrine Semiconductor 
 

Handling of moisture sensitive packages is an ongoing learning process in volume manufacturing. Improperly handled and stored MSDs can impact yields and reliability. The presentation will cover a review of the industry standards for MSDs( J-STD-020, J-STD 033 and J-STD 075) and their applications in moisture control. PWBs used for assembly also require controlled storage and handling. Board surface finishes, storage and baking guidelines will be reviewed per the IPC 1601 standard. Handling of MSDs from receipt to use at reflow will be reviewed, including practical guidelines in labeling, tracking, packing , storage and supplier audits.  

  
3:00PM

Expo Closes
 

Current Exhibitor List:
 

ACE Production Technologies 
Alpha EPM 
American Standard Circuits 
Ascentech LLC 
Compunetics, Inc. 
Conductive Containers, Inc. 
Conformance Technologies, Inc. 
Easy Braid Co. 
ECD 
Electronic Assembly Products, Ltd. 
GSC - Garland Service Company 
Horizon Sales 
ICAPE Group 
Inovaxe Corporation 
JBC Tools USA Inc. 
KOKI Solder America 
KYZEN Corporation 
Matric Group 
MET Stencil 
Nikon Metrology, Inc. 
PFC Flexible Circuits Ltd. 
Phoenix United Assoc., Inc. 
PNC Inc. 
RBB Systems, Inc. 
REStronics 
RS Simmons Co. 
Smart Splice LLC 
StenTech Ltd. 
Sunshine Global PCB Group 
The Murray Percival Company 
The W.E.W. Co., Inc. 
ZESTRON 

Companies in bold are SMTA corporate members


The West Penn Expo & Tech Forum has SOLD OUT! Please contact Emily to be put on a wait list at emily@smta.org or call 952-920-7682.

For Sponsorship Opportunities please contact Emily! Thank you!






Technical Meeting Presentations


Hello Folks,

After our meeting at Industrial Scientifc on Thursday, February 25th, many members asked for the copy of Dr. Borgesen's presentation. Please find the links to the presentaions below:

1. Stencil Printing

2. Defects






FULL HOUSE Meeting at Industrial Scientific!


   

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you to make this meeting a grand success! We had 58 members show up for the event despite bad weather conditions. We really appreciate your support!

Also, we would like to thank Dr. Peter Borgesen for driving all the way down from Binghamton, NY to give such a enlighitng talk on stencil printing and SMT defects!

Lastly, we would like to thank all the staff from Industrial Scientific Corporation to make this event possible and giving such a wonderful tour of the facility!!

Click here for the photos of today's event!


Our next and the biggest event of the year will be West Penn Expo and Tech Forum on May 5th 2016 in Double Tree Monroeville.

Please show such generous support for this event too!

We will keep you posted with the details in next 3-5 days.

Thank you.






Technical Meeting - Thursday, February 25 2016

 

The SMTA Western Pennsylvania Chapter cordially invites you to attend:

"Assembly & Reliability Challenges"

Dr. Peter Borgesen – Professor, Binghamton University
Date: February, 25th 2016
Time: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Location:

Industrial Scientific Corporation
1 Life Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
United States
Phone: +1 412-788-0400

COST:

Members: $15
Non-Members: $20
Note: Non-members that join at the meeting can attend this meeting for free. Membership is $75. Join online the day before or during registration with your credit card. Become a member today! www.smta.org

Cost Includes: Lunch

AGENDA:

9.00 am to 10.00 am – Registration
10.00 am to 12.00 pm – Technical Presentation
12.00 pm to 1.00 pm – Lunch
1.00 pm to 3.00 pm – Round Table (Open Discussions)
3.00 pm to 4.00 pm – Tour of the facility

TOPICS COVERED:

Stencil Printing 101
Common defects in printing / Countermeasures
Reflow 101
Effect of reflow profile on solder properties
Reliability Challenges

HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT:

The presentation will help you in your day-to-day activities on shop floor and will give you a big picture of how small changes in printing and reflow affect the reliability in the longer run.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Process Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Technicians, New Product Introduction Engineers / Managers, Anyone who is interested in the topic

ABOUT Dr, Peter Borgesen:

Peter Borgesen was born and educated in Denmark, worked in national laboratories there and in Germany, and came to Cornell University in 1986. During 8 years of research in the department of Materials Science and Engineering he developed, among other, a particular interest in the assessment of microelectronics reliability at both the chip and the packaging level. As a result he was recruited by Universal Instruments in Binghamton where he ended up managing a multimillion dollar manufacturing research effort conducted by a team of staff and graduate students and sponsored by an international consortium of companies from across the electronics industry. After 15 years at Universal Instruments he finally joined Binghamton University in January of 2009. He continues to maintain strong relations with industry but has also secured government funding for his ongoing research on electronics packaging and new initiatives on solar power technologies.

ROUND TABLE TOPICS INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Tribal knowledge
PCB Handling
Work flow management
Proper documentation
Leadership / management
Inventory management
ESD
Moisture Sensitive Devices
Material storage / Packaging
Tooling
Time management
Material availability

This is a lunch meeting and we will need to have everyone who is planning to attend to register prior to the meeting. Please RSVP by Monday, February 22, 2016. RSVP to Shantanu Joshi at shantanu@kokiamerica.com / 760-504-2544

Please make sure you RSVP before 22nd of February as there is limited seating capacity in the conference room! Unfortunately for this meeting, we will not be accepting any RSVPs on the day of the event!

This outstanding professional development program was made possible with support from Industrial Scientific Corp.






Chapter Calendar of Events
Date / Time Event Location Phone Contact/Email
February 25, 2016
09:00 am
Technical Meeting Industrial Scientific Corporation (760) 504-2544   Shantanu Joshi 
shantanu@kokiamerica.com
April 5, 2017
9:00 AM
West Penn Expo DoubleTree Monroeville 814-534-8451   William Capen 
william.capen@drs.com
June 16, 2017
08:30 am
Compunetics visit Compunetics 814-534-8451   william capen 
william.capen@drs.com
August 3, 2017
01:00 pm
West Penn Bowling Party Lokay Lanes Monroeville PA 7173794024   Jason Emes 
enigma300@gmail.com


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Our Chapter Leaders

President : William Capen  (DRS Technologies)
Phone : 814-534-8451

Vice President : Jason R. Emes  (Pennatronics Corporation)
Phone : 717-379-4024

Secretary : Shantanu Mangesh Joshi  (KOKI Solder America)
Phone : 760-504-2544

Treasurer : Marilyn C. Lawrence  (Conformance Technologies, Inc.)
Phone : 4123738969

VP of Technical Programs : Jonathan Hoffman  (Intervala, LLC.)
Phone : 412-829-4878

VP of Membership : Julia Ann Markardt  (Performance Review Institute)
Phone : 724-772-8649

Board Liaison : William Capen (DRS Technologies)
Phone Contact : 814-534-8451

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Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Samtec



Corporate Members of our Chapter

4Front Solutions

Compunetics, Inc.

Intervala, LLC.

Matric

Pennatronics Corporation

Smart Splice, LLC

WinTronics, Inc.



Professional Members of our Chapter

Conformance Technologies, Inc.



SMTA Global Members

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

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6600 City West Parkway, Suite 300
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA

Phone 952.920.7682
Fax 952.926.1819