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Michigan Expo & Tech Forum

 Thursday, May 11, 2017 
Location: Crossroads Conference Center 
6569 Clay Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49548


Plan now to join us for complimentary technical sessions, lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!
Special Thanks to our Technical Sessions Sponsor, KEM-TRON, Inc.!

Free Technical Program & Schedule: 
Registration opens

Special Thanks to our Coffee Sponsor, Aligned Solutions!


Expo Opens

11:00AM – 12:00PM
Mel ReimelPractical DFx – DFM – A Review Process
Speaker: Mel Reimel, Nypro a Jabil Company 
DFx = Design for (x); (Manufacturability, Test, Assembly, etc.)

DFx engagement with design is becoming more important as the separation between designers and manufacturers becomes greater. This separation can be in the form of different companies such as contract manufacturers and OEM’s or within the same company where design and manufacturing are in separate facilities or even countries. It is critical to develop a review process that includes DFx awareness of early engagement points, data requirements and a defined DFx process. 

Complimentary Lunch

Special Thanks to our Lunch Sponsor, KEM-TRON, Inc.!


1:30PM – 2:30PM
Tim ONeillConformal Coating Over No Clean Flux Residue
Speaker: Tim O'Neill, AIM 
As the proliferation of modern day electronics continues to drive miniaturization and functionality, electronic designers/assemblers face the issue of environmental exposure and uncommon applications never previously contemplated. Furthermore, the need to increase package density and reduce costs has led to the rapid deployment of leadless packages such as QFN, POP, LGA, and Micro-BGA. In many cases, the manufacturers of these devices will recommend the use of no clean fluxes due to concerns over the ability to consistently remove flux residues from under and around these devices. These concerns, along with the need to implement a tin whisker mitigation strategy and/or increase environmental tolerance have led to the conundrum of applying conformal coating over no clean residues.

Expo Closes

Current Exhibitor List:

Acculogic Inc. 
ACE Production Technologies 
ACL Staticide, Inc. 
Advanced Tech Sales, Inc. 
AGI Corporation 
Alpha Assembly Solutions 
Amitron Corporation 
ANA Trading Corporation 
Apex Tool Group - Weller 
APG - Kilews West USA 
Ascentech LLC 
ASM Assembly Systems, LLC 
Aven Tools, Inc. 
BEST Inc. 
BTU International 
Cirexx International 
CN Sales 
Conductive Containers, Inc. 
Creative Electron, Inc. 
CTI Systems 
Digitaltest, Inc. 
Electronic Assembly Products, Ltd 
Eternity Technology Corporation 
Excel Electronics, Inc. 
FCT Assembly 
Fuji America Corporation 
GSC - Garland Service Company 
Heller Industries/KIC 
Henkel Electronic Materials 
Hisco Inc. 
Horizon Sales 
ICAPE Group 
Indium Corporation 
JBC Tools USA Inc. 
Jendco Technologies 
Koki Solder America/Tagarno USA 
KYZEN Corporation 
LPKF Laser and Electronics 
MET Stencil 
Multicircuits Inc. 
Murray Percival Company 
Nikon Metrology, Inc. 
PACE Worldwide 
Panasonic Factory Solutions 
PFC Flexible Circuits Limited 
Purex, Inc. 
Quality Associates 
RBB Systems, Inc. 
Rehm Thermal Systems LLC 
Safari Circuits, Inc. 
SEHO North America 
Seica Inc. 
Smart Splice LLC 
Specialty Coating Systems 
TestEquity LLC 
Texmac/Takaya Inc. 
Tharium Corporation 
Tin Technology and Refining 
Universal Instruments Corporation
ZESTRON Americas 


SMTA Michigan Chapter


Chapter Calendar of Events
Date / Time Event Location Phone Contact/Email
May 11, 2017
Vendor-Expo - Michigan 2017 Crossroads Conference Center 616-656-7777  Kaitlyn Gherity 

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Our Chapter Leaders

President : Cory Michael Hayes  (IDS Electronics)
Phone : 8104792726
Email : cory.hayes@idselectronics.com

Vice President : Kyle Keydel  (Accurate Technologies Inc)
Phone : 248-762-3537
Email : Kkeydel@accuratetechnologies.com

Treasurer : Mario Sciberras  (Saline Lectronics, Inc.)
Phone : 734-944-1969
Email : MSciberras@Lectronics.net

VP of Technical Programs : David Trail  (Horizon Sales)
Phone : 800-234-8688
Email : dtrail@horizonsales.com

VP of Membership : Don Ernst  (BarTron, Inc.)
Phone : 810-922-2262
Email : Don@BartronInc.com

Acting Secretary : Brad Kendall  (Quality Associates)
Phone : 810-227-7643
Email : brad@quality-associates.net

Board Liaison : Robert Kinyanjui (John Deere Electronic Solutions, Inc.)
Phone Contact : 701-451-3785
Email Address : KinyanjuiRobertK@JohnDeere.com

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Global Members of our Chapter

FCA Group

Global Participating Members of our Chapter

FCA Group


Corporate Members of our Chapter

ADCO Circuits, Inc.

Amphenol Borisch Technologies

Apollo Seiko

Applied Dynamics International

Aven Tools, Inc.

Debron Industrial Electronics Inc.

FCA Group

Firstronic LLC


IPS Assembly Corporation


K & F Electronics, Inc.

Murray Percival Company

Nikon Metrology, Inc.

Odyssey Electronics

Pinnacle Technology Group Inc.

Progressive Dynamics, Inc.

Safari Circuits, Inc.

Saline Lectronics, 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 Microsoft Corporation NCAB Group USA NEO Technology Solutions Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics SMAC Specialty Coating Systems Vexos ZESTRON Americas

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