Isola to Present at SMTA West Penn Chapter Meeting November 8, 2013

June 14

West Penn Chapter Meeting November 8, 2013

Speaker — morning session: Todd Henninger- Field Applications Engineer with Viasystems

PCB 101: Rigid printed circuit board manufacturing fundamentals, from materials and tooling basics to individual processes, equipment, and quality control.

Surface Finishes: Descriptions of the most widely available PCB surface finishes, including the pros and cons of each.
CAF: Description, causes, and methods of avoiding Conductive Anodic Filament (CAF) as a preventable field failure mode in printed circuit boards.

Speaker — afternoon session: Steven Sekanina- Product Marketing Manager for Isola Group

Printed Circuit Board materials 101:  An overview of just what makes up today’s printed circuit board base materials. We will cover items from copper, glass, and resins to how all of the raw materials come together to make the laminate specified on pwb drawings.

Next generation PCB materials for high speed applications:  An overview of the factors which drive faster data rates and the need for pcb materials to facilitate these faster speeds. We will also discuss how today’s pcb materials must be extremely thermally robust to support lead free assembly and rework operations.

Friday, November 8, 2013
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (Registration Begins at 9:00 a.m.)
Courtyard Marriot North
150 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry, PA 16066

Cost (includes lunch): Cash, check or credit card

  • Members – $35
  • Non-members – $55
  • Note: Non-members that join at the meeting can attend this meeting for free.  Membership is $75. Join online the day before or during registration with your credit card. Become a member today!

This is a lunch meeting and we will need to have everyone who is planning to attend to register prior to the meeting. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 5, 2013. RSVP through this email, or Marilyn at / 412-373-8969.