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EPP Europe P2.2018

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  • Inspection
  • November
  • Manufacturing
  • Solder
  • Electronics
  • Software
  • Assembly
  • Components
  • Soldering
  • Solutions


TRADE SHOWS + EVENTS The next IPC Apex Expo show will occur in late January 2019, with a focus of “Technology’s future comes together”. Source: IPC Source: IPC Live demonstrations, technical conferences, professional and standards development will occur at the show, along with the hand soldering competition. The annual Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will occur after the keynote speech on opening day. Source: IPC Successes of the future Innovative technology coming together Returning at the San Diego Convention Center, IPC Apex Expo will take place from January 29 th to the 31 st , 2019. With this year’s focus “Technology’s future comes together”, it will be paced with far-reaching ideas and insights for the electronics manufacturing industry. Like every year, application-focused professional development courses, innovation-driven exhibit floor, and plenty of networking opportunities will take place. The previous event brought more than 9,000 visitors from 45 countries together under one roof. It will be no different this year, as 85 % of the floor space was already sold in June 2018. Technical experts, industry leaders, engineers, researchers, and more will take part in all activities that will surround this tradeshow. JB Straubel, the Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder of Tesla, Inc. will present his keynote speech, “Accelerating and Disrupting Innovation: The Tesla Story”, on opening day. He will discuss the power of innovation, as well as, creating products and ideas for the 21 st century. This is open to all registered attendees. Visitors to the tradeshow will have access and learn more about trending materials, applications, and processes that follow today’s markets, such as Industry 4.0 and wearables. Live demonstrations, technical conferences, professional and standards development, as well as, workshops and tutorials are all done by corporate technologists, consultants, training center staff and university faculty, and will cover all trending topics in this industry. This includes automation, rework processes, handling performance, lead-free fabrication, etc. Activities taking place will offer endless education and networking opportunities that provides the knowledge, technical skills and best practices to address challenges and difficulties. The CFX demonstration will once again be a highlight this year, since it connects all areas of the production line together. It is a free data and control method used to communicate across the entire process. This includes machines, sensors, software, etc. With this demonstration, visitors will have access to analytical reports and live machine activity data, which is connected via the CFX cloud server, all in real-time. Another activity that will occur is the world championship hand soldering and rework competition. Participants will be asked to remove components and old solder on a board, to then place and solder new components, all in 90 minutes. The competition will be scored according to IPC standards and evaluated by a Master Instructor. Competitors from around the world representing Britain, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam will compete for the crown and the title of first champion. The show will also have their reoccurring technical paper competition where members of the Technical Program Committee selects the best paper based on its content. This also includes processes and data used for the conclusion, as well as, writing professionalism, and its value to the industry. Visitors can also look forward to the Innovation Awards, which recognizes and celebrates innovators and forward thinkers who are changing the technological landscape of the electronics industry. 14 EPP EUROPE November 2018

GET YOUR 20% DISCOUNT! WHEN YOU REGISTER BY 12.21.2018 SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER, CA, USA MEETINGS AND COURSES: JANUARY 26–31, 2019 CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION: JANUARY 29–31, 2019 4 WAYS TO SAVE WITH OUR IPC APEX EXPO 2019 DEALS AND OFFERS! • Get the best deal by purchasing the All-Access Package — members see nearly 70% in savings. • Bring a first-time attendee and save 0! Use the promo code “BUDDY” when you purchase an All-Access Package for yourself and a first-time All Access Package for a colleague to save 0 on each registration. • Register by December 21 to take advantage of a 20% additional discount. • Share that you registered for Exhibit Hall Only on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter with #IPCAPEXEXPO #BESTSHOWFLOOR to be entered to win a Technical Conference Registration! Go to to register today! EPP EUROPE November 2018 15

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