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SMTA Capital Chapter Presents “Enabling Implementation of Advanced Technologies” Tutorial Program on June 9th at ZESTRON Americas

May 18, 2015

Denis Barbini

Denis Barbini

The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce it will welcome Denis Barbini, Universal Instruments Corporation, on June 9th to instruct a tutorial on Advanced SMT Technologies at ZESTRON Americas located at 11285 Assett Loop, Manassas, VA 20109. The tutorial is scheduled from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and includes lunch. The following should attend: quality engineers, failure analysis engineers, reliability engineers, procurement specialists, design engineers, process engineers, project managers. Registration is required for this learning event.

What you will learn:

  • Trends in component evolution and how to overcome the associated implementation challenges

  • Best practices in assembly – printing, inspection, placement, & soldering

  • Understanding challenges in materials – alloys, pastes, PCB finishes, etc.

  • Analytical testing techniques and how to identify root causes for production failures

  • Lead-free laminate selection and testing procedures: Can your board withstand 9x reflow?

  • Learned lessons from actual failure analysis case studies

  •  Mr. Barbini is the Associate Director of the Universal Instruments’ Advanced Process Laboratory. He started his career in the electronics manufacturing world after earning his Doctorate in Chemistry from Binghamton University. His current focus is identifying the critical needs in emerging technologies and electronics assembly processes in order to develop specific research and development projects. Mr. Barbini has authored hundreds of peer reviewed articles, several books and presented to thousands of his peers on the results of his research over the past 14 years. He has traveled the electronics manufacturing world visiting over 30 countries providing guidance and solutions to people and companies designing and manufacturing devices such as cell phones and computers to pacemakers and aerospace devices. These companies look to implement cost effective, reliable and robust processes that deliver the specified functionality and reliability. Mr. Barbini volunteers his time serving on the board of the Surface Mount Technology Association. For the past 7 years, his focus has been on implementing new programs that deliver leading edge technology solutions for the user.

Location:

ZESTRON Americas 11285 Assett Loop Manassas, VA 20109 (703) 393-9880

The registration fees are the following: $200 for members, $275 for non-members (A one-year Individual SMTA Membership is included in the non-member price), $100 for Capital Chapter Officers, $100 for ZESTRON employees, $50 for student chapter members, $55 for student non-members (A one-year Student SMTA Membership is included in the non-member price).

Contact Karen Frericks at (952) 920-7682 with questions. To RSVP, please click on the following link:

http://www.smta.org/education/registration/event_registration.cfm?EVENT_ID=1190.


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. For more information or to join, please visit www.smta.org.

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