Real Time with...SMTAI 2020: How to Network Virtually at the Show

September 25, 2020 | Real Time with...SMTAI

Nolan Johnson networks with SMTA’s Tamara Shephard, membership engagement manager, and Karlie Severinson, events and administrative manager. Shephard and Severinson share how SMTAI has built multiple platforms to bring attendees, exhibitors, and presenters together. SMTAI will host networking opportunities on the virtual show floor to connect to exhibitors, multiple servers on Discord to connect technical program participants, live social events hosted on Zoom, and general social media outreach using the hashtag #SMTAI2020.

I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

September 25, 2020 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

In this week’s picks, we bring you news about the upcoming SMTA International 2020, IPC’s plans for the fall, a move for Burkle North America’s headquarters, and advice on how to select the correct CAD tool. And we have the first installment of our newest series: “Just Ask John Mitchell.”



Punching Out! Are We Selling a Business or Watching ‘Die Hard’?

September 15, 2020 | Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

There is a lot of drama involved in selling a business. According to Wikipedia, the movie series “Die Hard” is about “a police detective who continually finds himself in the middle of violent crises and intrigues...

Lean Digital Thread: Data-Driven Decisions and Micro-Solutions in Manufacturing

August 26, 2020 | Sagi Reuven, Siemens Digital Industries

In past columns, Sagi Reuven has written about two pillars: (1) data collection and the basic questions you can answer, and (2) material management and its impact. In this column, he discusses the next level—changing the mindset...

Sensible Design: How to Overcome Conformal Coating Challenges

August 19, 2020 | Team Electrolube, Electrolube

Phil Kinner takes a look at some issues you are sure to face, from areas of the coated board that simply refuse to cure fully to masking components to the orange peel effect and examining the difference between a critical and a...

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