IPC will present the International Conference on Lead Free Materials and Surface Finishes on May 8 and 9 in San Jose, Calif. The conference is intended to help attendees address the materials and finish issues facing the electronics industry. Presenters will include representatives from companies that have implemented lead-free technology and have overcome the challenges involved in shifting to lead-free solder and finish surfaces.
The IPC conference with highlight the new base materials coming into the market and look at how these materials compare to existing materials and current industry specifications. In addition, presenters will look at curing agent changes, opportunities to improve resin systems and how Underwriters Laboratories’ approval fits into the shift to lead-free materials.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is