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Guide to QFN/LGA & BTC Process Defects Launched by SMART Group

Sep 05, 2017 | SMART Group, Europe’s largest technical trade association focusing on Surface Mount And Related Technologies, announces that its latest Process Defect Photo Guide “Guide to QFN/LGA & BTC Process Defects” will be released on 16th October. This optical and X-ray guide covers the most common components, assembly process and reliability failures that may occur using these parts. It shows issues at goods receipt, typical assembly-related problems plus solder joint and cleanliness failures that can occur in the field. The guide provides example images of satisfactory print, placement and reflow with many common defects found with optical and X-ray inspection.

SMART Group Launches Next FREE Guide in the Series: PCB Surface Finish Defect Guide

Apr 04, 2017 | SMART Group announces that the “Printed Circuit Solderable Finish Defect Guide” has been printed and is available free of charge.

SMART Group Releases “Conformal Coating & Cleaning Defect Guide”

Feb 20, 2017 | MART Group, Europe’s largest technical trade association focusing on Surface Mount And Related Technologies, announces the release of its latest colour guide: “Conformal Coating & Cleaning Defect Guide 2.”

SMART Group to Host Soldering Void Workshop 

Oct 04, 2016 | SMART Group announces that it will host a workshop called “Soldering Voids: Formation, Causes and Mitigation” on Tuesday 25th October 2016 at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Ansty Park near Coventry.

SMART Group to Host smart-e-webinar about Achieving Compliance with a Modern ESD-Control Standard

Apr 29, 2016 | SMART Group, Europe’s largest technical trade association focusing on Surface Mount And Related Technologies, announces that it will host the Webinar "ESD Three Steps to Heaven" on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 2:30 PM BST.

ASM COO to Keynote SMART Group’s 2015 European Conference

Aug 17, 2015 | SMART Group announces that its European Conference Management Session will be headlined with a keynote from Günter Schindler COO of ASM Assembly Systems.

SMART Group Adds Important Topic to Its 2015 European Conference

Aug 04, 2015 | SMART Group, Europe’s largest technical trade association focusing on surface mount and related technologies, announces that it has added an Industry 4.0 session to its two-day European Conference at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, London. The conference will take place from September 22-23, 2015, and the Industry 4.0 event will take place on 23rd September. The NPL is an internationally renowned centre of excellence and technology.

Space Is Filling Quickly for SMART Group’s 2015 European Conference & Exhibition

May 22, 2015 | Reservations from overseas for delegate places and bookings for Table Top Exhibition space are already being received for the SMART Group European Conference & Exhibition, which will be held at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), one of the UK’s leading science and research facilities based in Teddington, London, on the 22nd and 23rd September 2015.

Value Add: SMART Group and NPL to Host Free Hands-on Conformal Coating & Cleaning Experience PLUS Webinar

Feb 21, 2014 | SMART Group, and NPL announce that they will cohost a free, three-day Hands-on Conformal Coating & Cleaning Experience from 8-10 April at NEC, Birmingham.

SMART Group Launches Free Conformal Coating & Cleaning Defect Guide

Feb 21, 2014 | SMART Groupannounces that it has created a colour “Conformal Coating & Cleaning Defect Guide”.

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