The Huntsville Expo & Tech Forum has SOLD OUT! Please contact Kaitlyn to be put on a wait list at email@example.com or call 952-920-7682. Thank you!
The cost to exhibit for corporate members is $375/$475 (early/late) and $450/$550 (early/late) for non-corporate members. The cost to exhibit includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, reception, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $30 per outlet. Earlybird pricing expires March 10th, 2017!
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Important Exhibitor Materials:
Hard Copy of Exhibitor Application
Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Kaitlyn Gherity with questions or for additional information.
Pre-Register & Attend for a Chance to Win a 3-D printer by, Monoprice!
Special Thanks to our Door Prize Sponsor, KYZEN!
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!
Special Thanks to our Technical Sessions Sponsor, STI Electronics!
Free Technical Program & Schedule:
9:30AM – 10:30AM
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.
11:00AM – 12:00PM
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.
Join us for Complimentary lunch!
Special Thanks to our Lunch Sponsor, STI Electronics!
1:30PM – 2:30PM
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.