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SMTnet Visits IPC Apex Expo 2017

SMTnet Express, January 26, 2017, Subscribers: 30,126, Members: Companies: 15,096, Users: 41,799


Turn Your Attention to IPC APEX EXPO 2017

Experience Technology's Turning Point Through IPC APEX EXPO 2017 Free Networking Opportunities.

IPC APEX EXPO 2017 attendees can network with industry colleagues, make new connections, and interact with more than 450 exhibitors in one place at one time at the San Diego Convention Center, February 14-16.

From the exhibit floor to the classroom and everywhere in between, including the International Reception, (by invitation); First-Timers' Welcome Breakfast; ribbon cutting ceremony; show floor reception; Women in Electronics Networking Breakfast, awards luncheons, and more, attendees can experience technology's turning point.

Among the highly anticipated special events is a free opening keynote by actress and neuroscientist, Mayim Bialik. On Tuesday, February 14, Bialik will present, "The Big Bang Theory: Making Science Cool (& Funny)" and will discuss how the show, "The Big Bang Theory" has helped to break down perceived science "barriers" to make it cool and fun. On Wednesday, February 15, Mary (Missy) Cummings, Ph.D., Naval officer, military pilot and Duke University professor, will present "The Future of Drones," sharing her research on human-unmanned vehicle interaction and the ethical and social impact of drone technology.

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IPC APEX 2017 Featured Exhibitors

GPD Global - Booth # 2933

Manufacturer of precision automated fluid-dispensing systems.

Hyperion dispense system for high volume production

The latest in dispense technology and the ability to adapt to your ever changing needs.

Heller Industries - Booth # 1632

Manufacturer of reflow soldering ovens.

Mark 5 - 100% Forced Convection Reflow Oven

With up to 40% reduction in nitrogen and electrical consumption, the MK 5 is not only the premier reflow system but the best overall value in the industry!

ZESTRON - Booth # 1941

Manufacturer of high precision cleaning products.

VIGON® N 680 Aqueous-based, pH neutral defluxing agent for spray-in-air low standoff applications

VIGON® N 680 removes a broad range of electronic assembly flux residues with an exceptional ability to penetrate and clean under low standoff components

MIRTEC - Booth # 3101

Manufacturer of desktop, in-line AOI, SPI, and X-ray inspection equipment.

MV-6 OMNI 3D AOI Machine

The inspection industry's most technologically advanced AOI system with unprecedented image quality, accuracy and repeatability.

KIC - Booth # 3019

Provider of tools of varying capabilities to help you achieve world-class thermal processes.

KIC Smart Factory Kit

The retrofitable starter kit has virtually all of the elements of the smart factory concept as it relates to the reflow oven.

VJ Electronix - Booth # 915

Provider of rework and x-ray inspection solutions.

XQuik with AccuCount

Provides a highly accurate count of components stored in tape-and-reel.

SpeedPrint Technology - Booth #523

Manufacturer of full functionality in-line automatic Stencil Printers.

SP710 Screen Printer

The flagship SP710 model offers industry leading accuracy and unparalleled flexibility with the Advanced Dispense Unit Plus.

Europlacer Americas - Booth # 2733

Manufacturer of a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT pick and place systems.

iineo II SMT pick-and-place platform

The industry's largest board size (24" W x 63"L) along with expansive feeder capacity up to 264 x 8 mm + trays.

Count On Tools - Booth # 1537

Manufacturer of high quality SMT nozzles and consumables for pick and place machines.

SMT Assembly Tools & Nozzles

Nozzles and consumables for a wide variety of industry leading equipment manufacturers.

Kyzen Corporation - Booth # 2401

Manufacturer of award winning cleaning chemistries.

Kyzen Analyst

State-of-the-art wash bath concentration monitoring and reporting system that maximizes performance of virtually all chemistries, not just a few.

Metcal - Booth # 3035

High-performance rework systems, fume extraction and dispensing tools.

Solder Wire Feed System

The system speeds up the soldering process and increases efficiency by adding control and convenience to the line.

BTU International - Booth # 835

Global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment.

PYRAMAX� ZeroTurn Dual Chamber System

BTU's new dual chamber reflow oven eliminates process changeover time while preserving the process control

ASC International - Booth # 2727

Supplier of Optical Based Inspection and Measurement Equipment.

VisionPro HSi High Speed 3-D SPI

With only a few minutes training, an operator can perform accurate 3D measurements of solder paste pads, BGA's and many other PCB features.

Nordson ASYMTEK - Booth # 1611

Manufacturer of automated fluid dispensing, jetting and conformal coating products.

Conexis CX-3040 Conformal Coating System

The Conexis� system provides quality and value for all your automated conformal coating process needs.

HEPCO - Booth # 2223

Manufacturer of component lead prep, BGA reballing, and RoHS/WEEE & lead-free testing equipment.

Lead cutting and forming systems

Lead forming solutions from single-stroke forming to bowl-fed systems.

FKN Systek - Booth # 410

US manufacturer of Depanelizers and tools for electronic assembly.

Depanelizers for PCB Singulation

FKN's broad line of depaneling equipment ranges from low cost bench top tools to high volume production systems.

A-Tek Systems - Booth # 1502

Premier distributor of PCB manufacturing equipment.

A-Tek offers vapor phase reflow products, selective solder machines, depanelers, stereo microscopes, storage, PCB cleaning systems and industrial detergents.

IBE SMT Equipment - Booth # 1922

For over 20 years IBE SMT Equipment has provided quality SMT equipment and service.

IBE stocks: Fuji - DEK - Panasonic - Philips - Speedline MPM - Ekra - Electrovert - Conveyor Technologies - JOT

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Meet Us at APEX! Call Derek at 603-828-3077 to set up an appointment!

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New in 2017, IPC Fireside Chats will offer attendees the opportunity to voice their opinion of the direction of IPC. In addition, IPC staff will share expert insight on topics ranging from recruiting and retaining employees to finding the right partner for PCB design.

In addition, tackling the hot topics that have the electronics industry buzzing, nine free Buzz sessions will be offered. The industry’s top technical experts will cover hot industry trends and issues including defining Industry 4.0, printed electronics, working with policy makers, supply chain traceability, REACH regulation, and more.

“The special events at the show add tremendous value for attendees,” says Alicia Balonek, IPC senior director of trade shows and events. “Most of the events are free with advance registration - whether you register in advance for complimentary exhibit hall admission or sign up for our most comprehensive educational package, the All-Access Package. IPC APEX EXPO 2017 will provide attendees unparalleled access to an extensive network of industry innovators and a multitude of opportunities to connect with them.”

Attendees who register for IPC APEX EXPO by January 12, will save 20 percent off registration fees. In addition, attendees who register for the All-Access Package will receive a significant percentage off a la carte options. Details, including registration options and a full program schedule are available at


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