SMTconnect, which will take place from 10-12 May in Nuremberg offers a highly relevant program for visitors to the exhibition. With important exhibitors in the industry showcasing their latest developments, the fair provides an opportunity to connect, create and drive technology.

In addition to networking, collaborating and exchanging information, participants at the fair can expect all the best of the SMTconnect.

The EMS Park

Following two years of predominantly digital encounters, participants will welcome the opportunity to enjoy the EMS Park. With a natural and open design, reminiscent of a park, the forum offers a clear focus on networking.

In addition to the EMS Park, attendees can visit the special showcase area “PCB Meets Components” with exhibitors covering all aspects of printed circuit boards, components and materials.

The Heartbeat of Electronic Production

Renowned exhibitors to the fair include Asys Automatisierungssysteme GmbH, FUJI Europe Corporation GmbH, Koh Young Europe GmbH, OMRON Europe BV Inspection Systems Division Europe, Panasonic Connect Europe GmbH, smartTec GmbH, SMT Maschinen- und Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG, YAMAHA Motor Europe N.V. Presenting their latest innovations, solutions and products, those attending will be able to gain valuable insights into the industry.

Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration Presents…

Further highlights include the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM, showcasing the highly anticipated update to their production line. The main topic this year is “Trustworthy electronics – digital twin: sense or nonsense.” The sessions include live production slots with commentary daily at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The Best of the Best – IPC Hand Soldering Contest
Following a two year break, participants eagerly await the hand soldering competition held by the IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries from the USA. Soldering professionals will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills on all three days of the exhibition. They are to compete against each other for the manual soldering of complex circuit boards and will be evaluated primarily in terms of speed and precision. The winner of the professional competition will receive a cash prize as well as the chance to win a trip to the Championships later this year in Munich, Germany.

VDMA Market Forecast 

As ever, the VDMA will present its market forecast for electronic mechanical engineering. Participants can look forward to hearing all the latest from Volker Pape, Viscom AG (Chairman of the Department Productronic) and Dr. Sandra Engle, VDMA Productronic. The press conference will take place from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., NCC East, Level 3, Room Shanghai.

SMTconnect – the Place to Be

All those attending the SMTconnect can look forward to a return to normality. Restrictions have been lifted, allowing for a close and personal trade fair experience, although the organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt recommends wearing FFP2 masks indoors.

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