Various SMTA chapters around North America have run annual vendor display and technology days for many years. They are becoming increasingly popular, especially with manfacturers and sales representatives and thus far in 2013 most have received glowing praise.
Last week's Michigan Chapter event was no exception and included two very useful technical presentations by Phil Zarrow of ITM Consulting. Phil spends much of his time auditing electronics assembly factories far and wide and thus brings excellent perspective to all his presentations. The two last week were no exception.
Almost all of our electronics clients are now participating regularly and are pleased with the value. It's an increasingly great way to see new equipment and technology right nearby.
Space Coast is the next one in Melbourne, Florida in mid-June.
Check them out for the rest of the year... http://www.smta.org/expos/