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SMTA Capital Chapter to Host Chapter Tutorial Program

Feb 19, 2018

The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce that it will host a Chapter Tutorial Program on March 15th from 9AM to 3PM in Rockville, MD. Phil Zarrow, ITM consulting, will present “Understanding and Implementing Best Practices in Electronic Assembly Processes”.

Phil Zarrow has been involved with PCB fabrication and assembly for more than thirty-five years. His expertise includes the manufacture of equipment for circuit board fabrication and assembly of through-hole and surface mount technologies. In addition to his background in automated assembly and cleaning, Mr. Zarrow is recognized for his expertise in surface mount reflow soldering technology and in the design and implementation of SMT placement equipment and reflow soldering systems. Mr. Zarrow has chaired and instructed at numerous seminars and conferences in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. He has published many technical papers and magazine articles as well as contributed a number of chapters to industry books.

This seminar will cover: Getting the Most Productivity from an Existing Line, Definition of "Best Practices", Process Characterization, Best Practices in the Assembly Process, Solder Paste Printing Process Best Practices, Pick and Place Best Practices, Reflow Soldering Best Practices, Wave Soldering Best Practices, Selective Soldering Best Practices, and Cleaning vs No-Clean Considerations and Best Practices. The program will end with a comprehensive Q & A with the speaker.

The SMTA Capital Chapter Tutorial Program will be held at the Best Western Plus Hotel & Suites, 1251 W Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD 20850. Please join us for this learning and networking event. The registration fees are $200 for members, $295 for non-members, $50 for student chapter members, and $70 for student-non chapter members. A one-year Individual or Student SMTA Membership is included in the $295 or $70 non-member prices. Registration deadline is March 1st.

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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

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