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Weller to Supply Stations for SMTA Space Coast Expo Soldering ChallengeNovember 4, 2019 | Weller Tools
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Weller Tools, the world’s No. 1 brand in hand soldering solutions, is providing two soldering stations to support the SMTA Space Coast Chapter’s Third Annual Soldering Challenge at the upcoming exhibition and Tech Forum. The event will take place at 1 p.m. on November 20 at the Melbourne Auditorium in Melbourne, Florida.
During the challenge, 48 contestants, divided into eight heats, will be assigned the task of building a standard IPC mechanical sample circuit card assembly, using current soldering methods and materials, within a specified time frame. Tools will be furnished by participating vendors and suppliers, including Weller. Prizes will be awarded to the most and best solder joints per IPC-610 completed during the challenge.
In addition to donating two soldering stations for the Soldering Challenge, Weller is co-hosting the technical symposium with KIC, Indium Corporation and MicroCare Corporation.
Scheduled to take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., the focus of the full-day reliability event is to gather electronics industry leaders to deliver presentations in the areas of their expertise. Four technical presentations will be presented:
1. Industry 4.0 the Next Revolution: Smart Factory, MB Allen, KIC
2. Understanding Reliability of Low-Temperature Solders and New Developments in Low-Temperature Solder Materials: Kim Flanagan, Indium
3. Reliability of Robotics for Electronic Manufacturing: Bubba Powers, Weller Professional Tools
4. Cleaning for Reliability in Electronics: Emily Peck, MicroCare
The symposium is open to both SMTA member and non-members. Contact the SMTA Space Coast to register.
About Weller Tools
The Weller name stands for pioneering solutions in soldering technology. Founded in 1945, the company quickly grew to become the market leader in manual soldering technology. Weller's extensive range of products includes innovative solutions for industry and trade. The company's areas of expertise include conventional soldering technology such as extraction systems, precision tools and solutions involving screws, bolts and robots as well as many other benchtop products and services.
Weller Tools is part of the umbrella company Apex Tool Group, LLC. Apex Tool Group, LLC, headquartered in Sparks, Maryland, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high performance hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain and electrical soldering products for industrial, commercial and demanding do-it-yourself applications. ATG designs, manufactures, markets, and sells proprietary brands, including GEARWRENCH, Crescent, SATA, Cleco, Weller®, and APEX and also designs and manufactures a number of private label tool brands for retailers. ATG sells its products through direct, retail, professional and trade channels to customers in over 115 countries, and serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail.
Learn more at www.apextoolgroup.com.
Indium Corporation to Showcase Proven EV Products and High-Reliability Alloys at Productronica China02/28/2024 | Indium Corporation
As a materials pioneer and trusted partner in electric vehicle (EV) and e-Mobility manufacturing, Indium Corporation is proud to showcase its high-reliability alloys and soldering solutions at Productronica China, March 20-22, in Shanghai.
Absolute EMS, Inc., an award-winning EMS provider of turnkey contract manufacturing services, continues to harness the power of nitrogen to enhance the quality, reliability and efficiency of their manufacturing processes. The company’s state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with nitrogen reflow ovens and selective soldering machines, ensuring consistent, high-quality results for every project.
KYZEN, the global leader in innovative environmentally friendly cleaning chemistries, will exhibit at the SMTA Monterrey Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, March 14, 2024 at the Cintermex Convention Center, Hall 2A in Monterrey, Nuevo León. KYZEN will showcase the new aqueous chemistry AQUANOX A4618 in addition to highlighting stencil cleaning chemistries KYZEN E5631J and CYBERSOLV C8882.
The challenges of the Corona crisis have further accelerated this trend. Many companies now offer only online events, whether due to time or cost reasons. However, at Rehm Thermal Systems, you have a choice: the provider of thermal systems for various industries offers a variety of short, concise online webinars and complements them with in-depth in-person seminars on various topics.
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