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October 16, 2019 

Quest for Reliability: SMTAI 2019 Thoughts

Eric Camden, Foresite

I have been going to SMTAI for nearly two decades and still find it to be a very valuable conference. Long ago, I went with the purpose of taking in the educational sessions; I had a lot to learn, and I still do. After a few years, I moved to the front of the room, doling out my experience and hands-on knowledge related to failure analysis as well as lessons learned, hoping that others would become aware of what might be news to them... More >

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WEBINAR: 100% Inspection of Hidden Solder Joints w/ AXI within Line Cycle Time
Densely populated and complex assemblies always have one thing in common: a large number of hidden solder joints under the housings of the components. These must be inspected to ensure quality. Automatic X-Ray systems (AXI) ensure greater confidence and much higher degree of quality. Learn this and more during the Goepel webinar on Oct 22nd. Click to Register.
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Smart Factory Insights: Trends and Opportunities at SMTAI 2019

Michael Ford, Aegis Software

SMTAI is more than just a simple trade show. For me, it is an opportunity to meet face to face with colleagues and friends in the industry to talk about and discuss exciting new industry trends, needs, technologies, and ideas.

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Punching Out! SMTAI 2019
Tom Kastner
It’s Only Common Sense: A Great Relationship With Your Sales Reps
Dan Beaulieu
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This Month's Jobs
Sr. PCB Designer – Mentor Xpedition

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Technical Sales Engineer - Rigid Flex and Flex Circuitry

AGC Nelco America, Inc. is a global advanced materials company which develops and manufactures high-technology digital and RF/microwave printed circuit materials principally for the telecommunications and internet infrastructure and high-end computing markets...

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"Additive Electronics Conference: PCB Scale to IC Scale” The SMTA will organize the “Additive Electronics Conference: PCB Scale to IC Scale” on October 24, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose in San Jose, California. The conference examines the manufacturing and design processes enabling line width and space from .003" to 5 microns as well as other new advanced technologies intended to meet the ever-increasing challenges of smaller, lighter and more powerful electronic devices. Click for more info.

Current SMT007 Magazine Table of Contents

The Landscape of the Industry

With so many new and emerging market drivers and influences—from technology to new product applications, environmental and government pressures, and human factors, such as staffing and expertise—the landscape of the industry is undergoing multiple changes...

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