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SMTA Capital Chapter’s Expo and Tech Forum to be Held on May 23May 9, 2023 | SMTA
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The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to invite you to its upcoming Capital Expo and Tech Forum at Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Lab, Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723, on Tuesday, May 23.
The SMTA Expo provides attendees with valuable technical information and the chance to meet leading suppliers and other electronic professionals in your region. The goal is to provide an intimate setting to network and gain knowledge about current advancements within the electronics world. This year we are pleased to host technical presentations by Zentech Manufacturing, Plasmatreat, and Dymax.
Please join us for this great networking and educational event. Registration opens at 8:00 AM, and the first technical presentation starts at 9:00 AM. A complimentary lunch is included on the show floor, and exhibits are open from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM, followed by a local Happy Hour.
- 8:00 a.m. - Registration
- 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. - Keynote Presentation – Michael Seltzer, Zentech Manufacturing (Home is Where the Start is: Exploring Aerospace and Defense Market Trends in Manufacturing & Disruptive Technologies)
- 10:00 a.m. - Exhibits Open
- 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. - Technical Presentation – Richard Burke, Plasmatreat (Atmospheric Plasma for Surface Cleaning, Activation, and Deposition of Functional Nano Coatings in Electronics Manufacturing)
- 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. - Complimentary Lunch and Door Prizes
- 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. - Technical Presentation – Dr. Aysegul K. Nebioglu, Dymax (Low Outgassing and Ionic Content, High-Performance Light and Moisture Dual Curable Conformal Coating)
- 3:00 p.m. - Exhibits Close
- 3:30 p.m. - Happy Hour at Kloby’s Smokehouse Bourbon & Beer
With the seemingly endless ways that electronic products are worming their way into our lives, what was once “nice to own” is increasingly considered indispensable. The capabilities of these products have been driven by relentless improvements at every level of the manufacturing chain, from individual transistors (which are approaching Angstrom levels) to systems the size of buildings supporting Bitcoin mining and increasingly distributed AI products.
Maggie Benson was in an expansive mood. It had been almost three years since her grandfather asked her to take over Benson Electronics. By using Lean techniques, cost modeling the assembly process, and implementing continuous improvement, the company made significant profitability improvements.
ROCKA Solutions is proud to announce that Justin Worden, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, has been appointed as President of the Austin (Central Texas) Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) Chapter.
Varioprint, a global player in high-end PCB manufacturing offering decades long RF expertise is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Fortify, an innovative additive manufacturing company enabling the design and production of advanced RF devices, based in Boston, US. This partnership marks a significant milestone as Varioprint and Fortify join forces to introduce this transformative RF design and manufacturing technology to the European market.
IPC White Paper Emphasizes Critical Importance of Data Analytics for Electronics Manufacturing Process02/26/2024 | IPC
The increasing complexity of electronics manufacturing requires embracing data analytics to manage electronics factories, according to a new white paper from IPC’s Chief Technologist Council (CTC), "Outlook for Data Analytics in the Electronics Manufacturing Industry."