‘Driving Manufacturing Forward’ at SMTconnect 2024 in Nuremberg, Germany June 11-13

‘Driving Manufacturing Forward’ at SMTconnect 2024 in Nuremberg, Germany June 11-13

SMTconnect stands out as a unique exhibition on the topic of electronics manufacturing in Europe: The event connects people and technologies from the fields of development, manufacturing, service and application of microelectronic assemblies and systems in an inspiring working atmosphere.

In line with its motto “Driving Manufacturing forward”, SMTconnect 2024 provides an ideal setting for sharing ideas within the electronic manufacturing community, developing tailored solutions for electronic assemblies and systems, laying the groundwork for business deals, and improving skills.

With its focus on Surface Mount & Microelectronics Manufacturing Technologies, the SMTconnect is unique in Europe and will once again offer visitors in-depth insights into topics and trends relating to the electronics manufacturing industry this year. The trade fair also serves as a platform for numerous networking opportunities.

At this year’s SMTconnect forum, visitors can look forward to specific presentations by experts from industry and science on the following topics:

  • Manufacturing in power electronics
  • AI in electronics production / Industry 4.0

Challenges in the field of power electronics manufacturing will be the focus of the technical program. Aspects such as improving power density, increasing efficiency and extending the service life of electronic components will be discussed. Insights into these topics will be provided by Nils Thielen, Director of the Electronics Production Research Sector at the FAPS Institute, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, with a keynote speech on Trends from a research perspective and Dr. Markus Meier, Group Leader Reliability & Surfaces at Zestron, with a presentation on HAST quality testing of epoxy mold compounds based on iodine vapor testing and impedance spectroscopy.

Further presentations on the above-mentioned key topics will be given by Dr. Sandra Engle, speaker from the Productronic department, and Volker Pape, member of the VDMA Executive Board, on VDMA Productronic network activities for mechanical engineering in the semiconductor value chain and Olesja Kopp, Product and Innovation Manager at Viscom, on The next level of effective inspection processes.

Annual visitor highlight: The “Future Packaging” production line

Under the motto “See the REAL DEAL”, the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) is presenting its production line at the SMTconnect this year. In particular, the line will be examining how a higher degree of digitalization and automation can make production processes more robust against disruptions and external influences. Visitors can take part in live guided tours every day at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. and gain valuable insights and specialist know-how.

Visitors can look forward to these and other highlights this year. Tickets for the SMTconnect can be found here. The trade fair ticket includes admission to the parallel events the PCIM Europe and the SENSOR+TEST. Separate registration is required for the SENSOR+TEST.

Solder Chemistry to Participate in the Fraunhofer Future Packaging Production Line at SMTconnect

Solder Chemistry, a trusted brand for over 30 years now powered by Indium Corporation, will feature its complete suite of services for PCBA as part of the prestigious Fraunhofer Future Packaging Production Line exhibition at SMTconnect, June 11-13, in Nuremberg, Germany. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2024, Solder Chemistry is committed to maintaining its flexible, customer-oriented structure to deliver the same quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction for which it has become renowned.

Organized by the Fraunhofer IZM, the live production line is an industry-renowned collaboration among various equipment manufacturers, material providers, component suppliers, and research institutes. Inaugurated in 1997, the 26th edition of the joint effort will examine how a higher degree of digitalization and automation can make production processes more robust and responsive to disruptions and external influences.

Solder Chemistry’s BLF083, a lead-free, no-clean paste designed for excellent soldering results with a wide range of process conditions, will be featured on the Future Packaging production line. BLF083 offers outstanding low-voiding, slump, and solder beading resistance, as well as high-temperature stability, long-term processing and standing time. BLF083 paste delivers:

  • Low-voiding performance
  • Excellent low-to medium-speed printing
  • High tackiness
  • Good response-to-pause
  • Low beading
  • Clear residue
  • Easy cleanability

“It is an honor for Solder Chemistry’s BLF083 to be featured on the Fraunhofer line at SMTconnect,” said Werner Wagner, General Manager Indium Advanced Materials GmbH.

“The line is a highlight of the show and provides an invaluable opportunity for attendees to interact with cutting-edge manufacturing processes and technologies in a simulated real-world environment.”

Koh Young will Showcase its Award-winning Inspection Solutions at SMTconnect with SmartRep in Hall 4A.225

Koh Young Technology, the industry leader in True 3D measurement-based inspection solutions, will showcase an array of award-winning inspection and measurement solutions at SMTconnect alongside its sales partner, SmartRep, in booth 4A.225 at NürnbergMesse. The following offers a glimpse into what Koh Young will present at the tradeshow:

Solder Paste Inspection (SPI)

In 2002, we introduced the concept of 3D measurement-based solder paste inspection, revolutionizing the industry. Today, manufacturers recognize the value of 3D measurement data, utilizing it to enhance the print process, thus improving production yield and quality. 3D SPI has now become a standard requirement for SMT lines, no longer optional. The KY8030-2 serves as our SPI workhorse, the most popular SPI solution in the electronics manufacturing market. Featuring patented dual-projection technology, we provide reliable measurement data, enabling manufacturers to optimize the print process effectively.

Automated Optical Inspection (AOI)

The Koh Young 3D AOI Zenith Alpha HS+ represents a True 3D inspection solution powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, combining top-notch mechatronics and algorithm technologies to deliver outstanding performance without compromising accuracy. In the realm of 2D and hybrid 3D inspection, false calls and escapes often result from inferior inspection technologies. To address this, we adopted a distinct approach, basing our AOI on full 3D measurement technology. Our solution does not stem from a 2D inspection methodology; it was conceived from the outset to provide unmatched inspection capabilities, eliminating false calls and field escapes. At Koh Young, the Zenith measures all components in True 3D, assessing the component body based on genuine 3D profilometric information. This approach ensures dependable inspection results, irrespective of component or board color variations. When combined with our AI engine and machine learning algorithms, our 3D measurement data enables manufacturers to benefit from autonomous processes and automated programs, including smart review, aiding operators in identifying issues accurately.

Smart Factory Solutions

AI-powered KSMART solutions facilitate process control automation, emphasizing data management, analysis, and optimization. It gathers data from across the factory for defect detection, real-time optimization, informed decisions, and traceability, enhancing production, elevating quality, and reducing costs by eliminating variances, false calls, and escapes.

To discover how our solutions can enhance your quality, visit SmartRep and us at SMTconnect in booth Hall 4A 225 at NürnbergMesse from June 11-13, 2024. If you’re unable to attend the show, you can still explore more about our best-in-class inspection solutions at www.kohyoung.com.

Visit Mycronic at Hall4A235

Mycronic is a global supplier of high precision production equipment, and together with our customers we are committed to extending the frontiers of electronics technology. Mycronic offers advanced PCB assembly solutions to help streamline the manufacturing process.


SAKI is showcasing its unique range of automated inspection solutions (SPI, AOI and AXI) alongside some innovative software feature highlights

As a key highlight of the Selecs booth #235 in Hall 4, Saki will be showcasing its unique range of automated inspection solutions including the award-winning X-ray Automated Inspection System (AXI) and innovative ‘One Programming’ and AI Solutions Features.

Saki Link  – Saki Link is a unique feature that enables real-time control and management of all Saki inspection systems in the SMT line from one location, linking inspection results and providing predictive inspection coverage for the whole inspection process. With direct communication between related Saki inspection systems, handling complex inspection machinery and optimizing throughput across the SMT line is substantially simplified.

One Programming  – Saki’s One Programming feature is the next step in implementing Saki’s unique “One Software & One Hardware” platform philosophy. One Programming allows for a one-step programming operation to generate and build inspection programs/recipes for subsequent inspection processes. This approach significantly reduces the time required to prepare inspection setups for new products and assures perfect inspection coverage.

AI Solutions  – an introduction to Saki’s unique integration of AI functionality.

SAKI  looks forward to seeing you at SMTconnect!


Meet SEHO in hall 4, stand 245

As one of the leading companies in the industry, we will of course be at SMTconnect 2024!

Join us on an exciting journey into the world of soldering technology. Meet our experts and discuss the latest developments and trends. Be inspired and discover what is possible today in order to be ready for a sustainable and future-proof tomorrow.

We look forward to meeting you at the stand of our representative ANS answer elektronik Service- und Vertriebs GmbH in hall 4, stand 245!

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