LA/OC SMTA is Proud to Present 2017
7th Annual Expo & Tech Forum


Free Lunch!
Free Technical Sessions!
Free Parking!
Free Raffle!

4 $25 gift cards will be Raffled every hour
+ 2:30pm Exhibit Floor Raffle

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
(1st Thursday of the Month)

The Grand
4101 E. Willow St.,
Long Beach, CA 90815
T. 562.685.8198

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Show Hours
10am to 3pm

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Technical Session 1
11am to 11:30am
Thermal imaging for R&D and PCB inspections

Tony Shockey
Applications Development Manager
Fluke Corporation

Speaker Bio
Tony Shockey is the Fluke Applications Development Manager for the US. He comes from a variety of industries such as Automotive, Water/Wastewater and Systems integration and has a background in Instrumentation, Electronics, Automation and Process Control from Bellingham Technical College as well as Infrared Level III – ASNT compliant training and Vibration Level I. As a Subject Matter Expert at Fluke for 10 years, he’s presented worldwide on these subjects, performed extensive training to channel partners and key end users and continues to be back line technical support for Fluke Corporation.

Presentation Abstract
"Our world in infrared, what it appears to be and where it can be used." This presentation will cover applications, tips, and tricks to help use thermal imaging technology most effectively for PCBA inspection and trouble shooting.

Free for All

11:45am to 12:45pm

Technical Session 2
1:00pm to 1:30pm
Unforgiving Environments - Proper Handling & Storage Controls Go a Long Way Toward Print Quality

Timothy O'Neill
Technical Marketing Manager
AIM Solder

Speaker Bio
Timothy O'Neill is the Technical Marketing Manager for AIM Solder. Operating out of AIM U.S. Headquarters, Mr. O'Neill is responsible for developing and optimizing product and technical information, collaborating with complementary suppliers and equipment manufacturers and ensuring AIM’s products exceed the end user's expectations and meet market requirements.

Mr. O'Neill is also a technical writer and presenter for industry trade publications and events. He has co-authored several papers on PCB assembly subjects and is currently working on several new studies. Mr. O’Neill has a B.A. from Assumption College and post-graduate studies in education. He began his career in 1994 with EFD, heading their business development of fine pitch solder paste dispensing technology. He joined AIM in 1997 and has since assisted many clients with production challenges, specializing in Pb-Free process development and material selection.

Presentation Abstract
Solder paste is the foundation of SMT assembly process and the importance of consistent paste performance cannot be overstated. This presentation explains the basics of how a solder paste formula is developed and manufactured and how the end user can optimize handling and usage to maximize performance, reduce defects and minimize waste.

Technical Session 3
2pm to 2:30pm
Effective Cleaning Approaches for Southern California Electronics Assemblers

Barbara & Edward Kanegsberg
BFK Solutions

Speaker Bio

Barbara and Ed Kanegsberg of BFK Solutions are recognized consultants in critical and precision product cleaning. They work with manufacturers to develop and troubleshoot processes in applications that include electronics components manufacturing, electronics assembly, and final product assembly (eg. aerospace and medical). Their workshops and training programs are dynamic and interactive. They are co-editors of and contributors to the two-volume "Handbook For Critical Cleaning,” second edition, CRC Press, 2011.

Presentation Abstract
The best way to clean electronics assemblies depends on the flux, the design of the assembly, and on your customer requirements. Not cleaning or cleaning with water alone is not always the right approach. Cleaning process options have changed over the past few months; there are new cleaning agents and new cleaning equipment. We will tell you about the advantages and problems of new and familiar cleaning agents. We’ll get you up to speed on cleaning agents that are allowed or even encouraged by regulators and on some cleaners that may be banned, locally and at the National level. We will also answer your questions about cleaning process effectiveness, regulatory requirements, and process costs.

Exhibit Floor Raffle
Special Thanks to our Raffle Sponsors

Exhibitor COST
Corporate Members = $375/$475 (early/late)
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Non-Corporate Member = $450/$550 (early/late)

Exhibit package includes: one 6ft draped table, two chairs, company sign, lunch, directory listing and attendee list. Electricity is an additional $25 per outlet. Early bird pricing ends on October 6th, 2017!

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