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In-Plant Training

While all on-site workshops and seminars are adapted to the client's specific requirements, processes and equipment, ITM specializes in developing and presenting on-site courses customized for specific topics and specifically for the audience in attendance.

For instance, a CEM can contract with ITM to teach Account Managers about SMT processes, on the topics that specifically relate job duties and at a level with enough detail to give them an understanding and make them conversant with their customers.

ITM can also help an OEM bring its outsourcing Program Managers up to speed on what processes, materials and equipment the CEM should be using as well as how to audit suppliers' production. Contact ITM with your specific needs.


10 Deadly Sins of SMT and Lead-free Assembly The Deadly Sinse of SMT and Lead Free Assembly During the course of our assembly process audits and troubleshooting work, we tend to see trends in the types of errors and problems. In other words, a lot of people are making the same mistakes. The resulting process problems wreak havoc with an impact on assembly yields ranging from 5 to 20%. In addition to this direct cost, there is also...
Advanced On-Site Workshops ADVANCED ON-SITE WORKSHOPS These On-Site Workshops are intended for Process, Manufacturing and Quality Engineers and Management (Level 2 Personnel). Bleeding Edge Technologies: An ITM signature workshop that addresses advanced component, material and process technologies. Printing/stencil characteristics and other aspects of processing micro-passives (0201s, 01005s), QFNs, and...
Basics of Cleaning Electronic Assemblies Basics of Cleaning Electronic Assemblies The complexion and complexities of cleaning electronic assemblies has changed drastically over the last few decades. A plethora of flux chemistries and their associated soils prevail today presenting challenges with regard to the proper solvent and equipment. In addition to fluxes, the composition of modern PCBAs present major complexities ...
Best Practices for Class 3 and High Reliability Best Practices for High Reliability (Class 3) Electronic Assembly Processes Where high reliability electronic products involved there is little or no room for error. Whether manufacturing military, avionics, medical, automotive or other “mission critical” applications, “escapes” (defective product that fails for the end-user) can be anything from very ba...
Best Practices in SMT and Electronic Assembly Understanding and Implementing Best Practices in Electronic Assembly Processes Course Instructors: Phil Zarrow, Joe Belmonte and/or Jim Hall ITM Consulting Course Duration: 1 Day or 2 Days Objectives of the Course: This is an important workshop that drives awareness and presents solutions to the adverse impact of non-optimal assembly practices and ...
Class 3 and High Reliability Best Practices Best Practices in High Reliability (Class 3) Electronic Assembly Processes Where high reliability electronic products involved there is little or no room for error. Whether manufacturing military, avionics, medical, automotive or other “mission critical” applications, “escapes” (defective product that fails for the end-user) can be anything from very bad to disast...
Considerations in On-Shoring /Regionalizing Electronic Manufacturing CONSIDERATIONS IN ON-SHORING / REGIONALIZATION ELECTRONIC MANUFACTURING Many electronic manufacturers are experiencing increasing difficulties with off-shoring their manufacturing. These challenges include increasing supply-chain problems costs, loss of control of IP, delays in deliveries, problem resolution, and implementing design changes, inventory costs, among others. As ...
High Reliability Lean Lead-free SMT Manufacturing HIGH-RELIABILITY LEAN LEAD-FREE SMT MANUFACTURING Environmental and economic demands have made electronic manufacturing more challenging than ever. To be competitive In this day and age, the electronics assembler has to be both Lean and Green. A daunting task perhaps, but it can be accomplished. Although many electronics manufacturers are still in transition to the production of RoHS co...
Increasing Assembly Productivity and Profitability with Lean Techniques Increasing Assembly Productivity and Profitability with Lean Techniques With the impressive arrays of enterprise software systems available, one would think that electronic assembly productivity would be at an all time high. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Assembly line uptime has stagnated for years at less than 25% in most facilities. This situation has cost assemblers countless ...
Lead-Free for the Exemptee Lead-Free for the Exemptee Surviving in a Lead-Free World RoHS is upon us and everyone is affected. You’re exempt, deferred or “out of scope” yet much of the industry is going to 100% Lead-free. This inevitably affects a major portion of your supply chain. Concurrently, competitive pressures can significantly impact that viability of long-term exemptions. This creates ...
LEAN Lite Lean Lite LEAN Lite, presented by ITM Consulting, is a 2 day intensive practical course designed to provide an introduction and basic skills in LEAN 6-Sigma (LSS) implementation for Electronic Manufacturing and to facilitate initial improvement programs within the organization . It is targeted at leaders who can appreciate the benefits of significant improvements in efficiency and quality t...
Lean Six-Sigma GREEN BELT Electronics Manufacturing Industry Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Offered exclusively by ITM Consulting Lean Six Sigma is a combined process-improvement methodology that accelerates processes, increases efficiency, and reduces or eliminates variation. Whether you are a CEM or OEM, competition for the same customers is increasing throughout the electronics industry, putting company p...
Low Volume - High Mix Electronic Manufacturing Considerations in Low Volume – High Mix Manufacturing Course Instructors: Joe Belmonte, Phil Zarrow, Jim Hall, ITM Consulting Objectives of the Course: In many regards, Low Volume electronic assembly can be far more demanding than manufacturing high volume of a product. Add to this a high mix of products and the challenges involved in maintaining quality and efficiency b...
On-Site Customized SMT Assembly Workshops On-Site SMT Assembly Workshops Customized for the Client These workshops, performed on-site at your facility and oriented towards the products you build and the equipment, materials and processes you are using. Soldering Fundamentals: Soldering is the predominant assembly technique in the construction of all electronic products This course will present the fundamentals of soldering as a...
Outsourcing SMT To Contract Assembly CONSIDERATIONS IN OUTSOURCING SMT TO CONTRACT ASSEMBLY COURSE The Electronics Manufacturing Services Industry (EMSI) or contract assembly is the largest growing segment of the industry. An ever increasing number of manufacturers are deciding to outsource all or a portion of their electronic assembly. Based upon ITM’s experience in both Process Auditing as well as assisting com...
SIX-SIGMA LIte: Continuous Improvement Plan for Quality (CIPQ) Six-Sigma Lite: Continuous Improvement Plan for Quality (CIPQ) Course Title: Six-Sigma Lite: Continuous Improvement Plan for Quality (CIPQ) Instructors: Dr. Ron Lasky and Jim Hall, Lean Six-Sigma Master Blackbelts Duration: 2 Days Course Description: CIPQ, presented by ITM Consulting, is a 2 day intensive practical course designed to provide a plan for a continuous impr...
SMT Manufacturing - Introduction to the Assembly Process SMT Manufacturing - Introduction to the Assembly Process This course is intended to provide the participant with a thorough yet practical overview of Surface Mount Technology manufacturing. The SMT assembly process will be covered, step by step. Instructors: Phil Zarow, Jim Hall and/or Joe Belmonte Duration: 1 Day Topics Covered: I. The SMT Concept Surface Mount v...
SMT Process Training with ITM Certification SMT PROCESS TRAINING with ITM Certification ITM Consulting is the only organization in the industry that offers Training and Certification on specific SMT processes. These workshops are offered at two levels: Level 2 is intended for Process, ManufacturingandQuality Engineers as well as Engineering Managementand is presented at the appropriate Engineer oriented level. ...
SMT Solder Paste Evaluation and Qualification SMT Solder Paste Evaluation and Qualification terials for most SMT assemblies, yet very few users know how to qualify and evaluate the solder paste appropriate to their process. This course is intended to provide the participant with an understanding of how to evaluate and select the solder paste best suited for the application including circuit board composition and assembly environment. T...
SMT Stencil Printing and Inspection SMT STENCIL PRINTING AND INSPECTION Objectives of the Course: This course is intended to give the participant an in-depth understanding of SMT soldering fundamentals. The various aspects of solder paste including No-clean and water-soluble soldering processes. Fine pitch device and ball grid array requirements, conductive epoxies & adhesives and Reflow of Through-hole will al...
Through-Hole and Mixed-Technology Wave Soldering THROUGH-HOLE AND MIXED-TECHNOLOGY WAVE SOLDERING A critical issue for board level assemblers is forming through-hole interconnections on circuit boards of ever increasing densities. This course provides an overview of through-hole and mixed-technology soldering and describes the principles of wave soldering, key process variables, wave solder processing, alloy selection and flux requirement...
Advanced On-Site Workshops ADVANCED ON-SITE WORKSHOPS These On-Site Workshops are intended for Process, Manufacturing and Quality Engineers and Management (Level 2 Personnel). Bleeding Edge Technologies: An ITM signature workshop that addresses advanced component, material and process technologies. Printing/stencil characteristics and other aspects of processing micro-passives (0201s, 01005s), QFNs, and...
SMT Process Training with ITM Certification SMT PROCESS TRAINING with ITM Certification ITM Consulting is the only organization in the industry that offers Training and Certification on specific SMT processes. These workshops are offered at two levels: Level 2 is intended for Process, ManufacturingandQuality Engineers as well as Engineering Managementand is presented at the appropriate Engineer oriented level. Level...