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High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference Program Finalized and Registration Now Open

Sep 26, 2012

SMTA and IPC announce the program for the High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference. The conference will be held November 13-15, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel-O'Hare in Chicago, Illinois.  Registration is now available on-line. This event is focused on electronics assembly reliability and the influence of cleaning and coating on the production of reliable hardware.  A half-day workshop will be followed by a two-day technical conference which will include tabletop exhibits, luncheons, and a networking reception.

Doug Pauls from Rockwell Collins and Jason Keeping from Celestica will instruct a half-day workshop titled "Conformal Coatings: Types, Uses and Specifications" on Tuesday, November 13.  This course covers the basics of conformal coating and coating processes including popular misconceptions and common causes.  The second half of the workshop is dedicated to discussion about conformal coating in the manufacturing environment.

The conference agenda features leading research on topics such as Nano-Coatings, Conformal Coating, Cleanliness Assessment & Process Control, Environmental Standards and Regulations, Electronics Assembly and PCB Failure Mechanisms & Reliability, and Assembly Cleaning and Challenges.

Visit http://www.smta.org/cleaning/ for more information.

Contact Patti Hvidhyld at 952-920-7682 or patti@smta.org with questions.


The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.

IPC is a global industry association dedicated to furthering the competitive excellence and financial success of its members, who are participants in the electronics industry.

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