Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Come See Q Source at the Long Island SMTA Expo and Technical Forum on 10/4/18

Q Source will once again be one of the dozens of exhibitors at the annual Long Island SMTA Expo and Technical Forum being held Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the Melville Marriott in Melville, NY. A valuable resource for the SMTA community, the Expo runs from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and offers registration and free admission at the event.

This event offers a great opportunity to network with fellow colleagues, discover new products and resources, and attend the informative technical sessions. The SMTA Expo is focuses on the needs and interests of process engineers, SMT machine operators/technicians, quality engineers, test and component engineers, and project managers.

This year’s technical sessions will be held in the Whitman Room and include:

12:30 p.m. - SMT-WARS - Lessons Learned from a Contract Manufacturer and Their Customer Who Sued Them - Mike Konrad, President Aqueous Technologies

What happens when an electronic contract manufacturer follows their customer's instructions to the detriment of the product? Product failures, blame, drama, and a huge lawsuit. Mike Konrad will review the trials and tribulations of a contract manufacturer and their customer.

1:45 p.m. - Cleaning and Reliability in Review - Mike Konrad, President Aqueous Technologies
Combining the "best of" recent reliability-related presentations, this session features:

  • The increased need for contamination removal based on miniaturization and proliferation of electronic assemblies
  • The relativity of harsh environments
  • The proliferation of electronic assemblies (with a forecast of connected devices (i.e., IOT))
  • The results of a cleaning and coating survey
  • How clean is clean enough?

2:45 p.m. - In-House SMT Assembly Within Reach - Peter Swann, President Neoden USA, Founder and chief design engineer, Useful Arts Audio

Examining the capabilities and technology needed for affordable SMT production, this session provides a live demo showing the process of importing board layouts from CAD software, demonstrating the main configuration parameters, and populating a full board using tape, tray, and tube-fed components. The demo will offer strategies to maximize placement accuracy and assembly speed.

The demo will use parts as small as 0402 and place TQFP40 chips. The Neoden 4's 2-camera vision system will be used to illustrate the flexibility that allows creation of tray and short-tape feeders on the fly.

Please visit us at this excellent SMTA show to learn how we can help with your industry needs. For more info about the Long Island SMTA Expo and Technical Forum please visit their Web site. For info about Q Source, or to purchase products from our wide online selection, please check out the new QSource.com. You may also contact us by phone (800-966-6020), email, or live chat via our Web site.

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