New online feature - practical solutions forums

Soldering & Surface Mount Technology

ISSN: 0954-0911

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




(2000), "New online feature - practical solutions forums", Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Vol. 12 No. 1.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

New online feature - practical solutions forums

New online feature - practical solutions forums at

Keywords: SMTA, Internet, Electronics industry, Discussion lists

Surfers are invited to join with the SMTA and industry colleagues online in hard-hitting discussions targeted at key issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. The practical solutions forums bring users and suppliers together to confront specific technical and operational requirements causing higher cost or lower quality, yield, and reliability. The objective of the new forums is to identify potential solution paths and enhance customer-supplier communications. The forums are arranged according to the following topics:

  • adhesives, underfills and encapsulants;

  • advanced packaging;

  • automated optical inspections (AOI);

  • component placement;

  • design for manufacture/cost;

  • employment opportunities;

  • EMS issues;

  • lead-free assembly;

  • PWBs;

  • soldering technology;

  • test and product verification.

While only members may post and respond, non-members of the SMTA are free to browse our forum listings. To be able to post and respond as a member, you must first register with the SMTA. To do so, click on the "Forums" command on the homepage navigation bar. Once at the forum, choose the "Members" option below the title and introduction. You will then be asked for contact and registration information including your name, username (last name/member number, i.e. smith12345), password (member number), phone number, and E-mail account. Your account should be active in a day or two. Following approval of your registration, you can use your username and password to post and reply within any of the forums. So bring your problems to the practical solutions forums and find the answers!

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