Electronex moves to MCEC
Electronex – The Electronics Design and Assembly Expo, Australia’s dedicated trade event for the electronics industry, will be staged in Melbourne this year from 11–12 September.
Now in its 10th year and alternating annually between Sydney and Melbourne, the expo has outgrown its previous venue at Melbourne Park Function Centre and relocated to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre — a move which has seen a record number of companies participating in this year’s event. With more than 100 companies now represented at the expo, a technical conference plus free seminars featuring leading international and local industry experts, this is a must-see event for decision-makers, managers and engineers designing or manufacturing products that utilise electronics.
This year’s event will feature a host of new product releases as well as advanced manufacturing solutions as Australian companies move towards hi-tech specialised manufacturing applications. Companies are sourcing more products and solutions from Australian-based suppliers as local manufacturers seek out specialist applications and recognise the expertise and quality control that is available from local suppliers.
In addition to featuring a wide of range of electronic components, surface mount and inspection equipment together with the latest test and measurement products and other ancillary products and services, companies can also discuss their specific requirements with contract manufacturers that can design and produce turnkey solutions for specific applications.
The last expo in Melbourne in 2017 attracted over 1000 electronics design professionals, including electronic and electrical engineers, technicians and management, along with OEM, scientific, medical, IT and communications professionals, defence, government and service technicians. A series of free seminars on the latest hot topics will also be held on the show floor. Trade visitors can register for free online.
Since 1988 the Surface Mount & Circuit Board Association (SMCBA) has conducted Australia’s only conference dedicated to electronics design and manufacture, bringing together local and international speakers to share information critical to the successful design and development of leading-edge electronic products and systems engineering solutions. The 2019 conference will once again be held in conjunction with Electronex, featuring a comprehensive two-day workshop program presented by Martin O’Hara from the UK, Jasbir Bath from the USA and Andy Kowalewski.
O’Hara is conducting the two-day workshop ‘New Product Development and Introduction’, which will cover from start to finish the processes and procedures for new product development and introduction. O’Hara is a successful engineering manager with a strategic mindset and drive to improve quality and environmental issues within development and manufacturing.
Bath is conducting the two-day workshop ‘Improving Manufacturing Yield and Reliability’, which will be presented in six parts. He has over 25 years of experience in research, design, development and implementation in the areas of soldering, surface mount and packaging technologies, and extensive knowledge of soldering technologies.
Finally, Kowalewski is conducting the two-day workshop ‘PCB Design’ — a comprehensive course covering many of the trade-offs and design that make PCB design ever more difficult. Kowalewski has been a board designer for 39 years, and so will be a useful source for PCB designers and engineers looking to stay in tune with the industry in order to be successful in bringing products to the market on time, on budget and with a minimum of development cost.
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