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SMT Assembly "Boot Camp" Course

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SMT BOOT CAMP

The SMT Assembly "Boot Camp" Class is a practical overview of the many differnt processes and materials used in through-hole and surface mount technologies (SMT). It is a focused three-day class, which provides students with the opportunity to learn and understand the processes, tools, and materials used in today's manufacture of electronic assemblies. It is taught by a team of experienced and knowledgable engineers and technicians that have worked in a variety of electronics manufacturing related fields. What makes this class unique is that students will see, first hand, the different parts of the SMT assembly process as well as getting some real world experience "under their belts" at various company locations and from a variety of view points.

This is a 3-day lecture and practical “observation” course which teaches students the basic processes for PCB assembly.  


MATERIALS PROVIDED
  • SMT Assembly certificate of completion
Course Outline




DAY 1 - 2

  • Introduction
    • Introduction and overview of the SMT assembly process
    • RoHS
  • PCB Board Fabrication
    • How boards are fabricated
    • Surface finishes
    • Laminates
    • Flux
  • Solder Paste
    • Basics of the soldering process including alloys, fluxes, solder paste, rheology, and intermetallic bond
    • Analysis of the stencil printing process including using Gerber data to manufacutre stencils, different stencil considerations, squeegee selection, etc. Paste deposition will be discussed along with common defects found during the stenciling process and the best resolution
  • Stencil Design
    • Chem-etch, laser cut, e-form
    • Aperature designs
    • IPC-7525 stencil design guidelines
  • Printing parameters
    • Squeegee speed and pressure plus other important parameters
    • Under stencil wiping - wet and dry
    • Solder paste inspection
    • Defects typically associated with the printing process
  • Component Placement
    • Analysis of component placement process, machine types, where typical defects can occur and the best resolution
    • Machine architecture
      • Turret machines
      • Modular-all manufacturers now
      • Hybrid machines
  • Overview of the placement process - SMT Tour
    • Board profiling
    • Reflow
  • Analysis of the reflow process and profiling
    • How to build a robust SMT profile, typical defects and the best resolution
    • Straight ramp vs. ramp/soak/spike
    • Impact of cooling cycle
    • Effect of N2
    • Defects caused by improper profile
  • Wave Soldering
    • Analysis of the wave solder and selective solder process including profile generation, flux application, and defect recognition/root cause analysis. Hands-on trainign at the wave solder machine
    • Flux application - spray, foam, drop jet
    • Effects of N2
    • Defects at the wave
  • Cleaning and cleanliness testing
    • Why clean
    • Cleaning chemistries
    • Manuel cleaning
    • Cleaning equipment - automated cleaning
      • vapor degreaser
      • aqueous/semi aqueous-batch and in-line
    • Cleanliness testing
  • Testing
    • Overview of the test process including AOI, AXI, ICT, flying probe and functional

DAY 3

  • Component ID
  • PCB fab process and tour
  • Stencil fab tour
  • Prining demonstration
  • Solder paste printing and placement demo
  • X-Ray equipment demo
  • Tour of testing faciltiy ICT and flying probe
  • Testing and certification
Course Schedule

Click Here to register for a course. For the enrollment form in PDF format, click here.
Click Here to download the 2018 Training Schedule (January - June) in PDF format.
Click Here to download the 2018 Training Schedule (July - December) in PDF format.

All classes are available at our locations and on-site at your facility, or throughout the USA in our Mobile Training Center . Contact BEST at 847-797-9250 to register!

Locations

BEST Headquarters - Chicago, Illinois

Detroit, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cleveland, Ohio

Huntsville, Alabama


BEST Headquarters - Chicago, Illinois

- Certifications held at BEST in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, right outside of Chicago -


IPC INSTRUCTION (CIT) CERTIFICATION

IPC J-STD-001 Instructor Certification        IPC J-STD-001 GS Space App       IPC J-STD-001 Instructor Recertification
July 9 - 13                                                       July 13                                             July 19 - 20
September 17 - 21                                           September 21                                  September 13 - 14
November 5 - 9                                                November 9                                     November 15 - 16

IPC-A-610 Instructor Certification              IPC-A-610 Instructor Recertification
August 7 - 10                                                   July 17 - 18
October 2 - 5                                                    September 11 - 12   
December 4 - 7                                                 November 13 - 14                                             

IPC/WHMA-A-620 Instructor Certification    IPC/WHMA-A-620 Instructor Recertification      
July 23 - 26                                                       July 31 - August 1
September 24 - 27                                             October 23 - 24  
November 26 - 29                                              December 11 - 12

IPC 7711/21 Instructor Certification           IPC 7711/21 Instructor Recertification
August 13 - 17                                                   August 2 - 3
October 8 - 12                                                    October 25 - 26 
December 3 - 7                                                  December 13 - 14

IPC OPERATOR (CIS) CERTIFICATION

IPC J-STD-001 Operator Certification        IPC-A-600 Operator Certification      IPC-A-610 Operator Certification
August 20 - 24                                               August 22 - 24                                     August 27 - 29
October 29 - November 2                                October 10 - 12                                    December 17 - 19

 

IPC/WHMA-A-620 Operator Certification    IPC 7711 Operator Certification
August 6 - 8                                                     August 27 - 31
October 15 - 17                                                October 1 - 5

 

BEST CERTIFICATION

Soldering 101                  Wires/Terminals 101
September 5 - 6                 September 7
November 19 - 20               November 21
                           

SMT Rework                    Advanced SMT Rework         SMT Boot Camp
October 15 - 16                  October 17                             August 13 - 15

Mixed Tech. Rework        Lead-Free                  ESD Awareness
September 24 - 28             September 10              September 21         
November 26 - 30

                           
BGA Rework/Profiling     Cable/Wire Harness Assembly
February 21 - 23                August 9 - 10
May 30 - June 1                 October 18 - 19                 

 

Custom classes also available on dates that work with your schedule!
For more information, please call BEST at 847-797-9250
Course Registration

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