February, 2018 – The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce that it will host a Chapter Tutorial Program on March 15 with Phil Zarrow of ITM consulting presenting “Understanding and Implementing Best Practices in Electronic Assembly Processes”. To RSVP, please click on the following link:https://www.smta.org/education/chapter_tutorials/chapter_tutorials.cfm#capital

Topics will cover best practices for the following processes: assembly, solder paste printing, pick and place, reflow soldering, wave soldering, selective soldering, and cleaning vs No-Clean considerations. The event will conclude with a Q&A session with the presenter.

This course drives awareness and solutions to the adverse impact that non-optimal assembly practices and processes have on the product quality and financial success of electronic assembly businesses. A comprehensive perspective on problem issues is developed for the most currently critical electronic assembly process, materials (both existing and emerging), equipment, procedures, and methods. Most importantly, practical solutions are presented. Key issues that consistently result in assembly problems and low yields are identified and resolved. 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.


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.