February , 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”.

This seminar is intended for anyone involved in directing, developing, managing and/or executing assembly line operations including managers, line supervisors and line engineers involved in manufacturing, design and quality engineering. Topics covering: 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.

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. He is co-author of the book, “SMT Glossary- Terms and Definitions”. Mr. Zarrow holds two US Patents concerning PCB fabrication and assembly processes and audit methodologies. Phil is a member of IPC, SME, IMAPS, a co-founder of ITM Consulting, and is a past national level officer and national director of the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA).

Location:

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.

To RSVP, please click on the following link: https://www.smta.org/education/chapter_tutorials/chapter_tutorials.cfm#capital