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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9, 2019
What is IPC/WHMA? What can IPC/WHMA do for you?
IPC/WHMA – David Bergman
David W. Bergman is vice president of standards and technology at IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries and executive director of the Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association (WHMA). He has worked at IPC for nearly 40 years of which more than 30 leading the staff team responsible for IPC standardization efforts, education and certification programs. In early 2019, David assumed the executive director position at WHMA to help the association lead, educate and connect with companies in the cable and wire harness industry.
David is also responsible for joint activities with related sister organizations and was selected to serve 10 years as Secretary General of the World Electronic Circuit Council. In recognition of his efforts to identify alternatives to CFCs for defluxing Printed Wiring Board Assemblies, David was awarded the U.S. EPA’s Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award as well as EPA’s “Best of the Best” Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award. He is also a recipient of Soldertec Global’s Lead Free Solder Award.
In 2018 David was selected to receive the American National Standards Institute Astin-Polk International Standards Medal for distinguished service in promoting trade and understanding among nations through personal participation in the advancement, development, or administration of international standardization, measurements, or certification.
Cesar-Scott – Fernando Moreno
Managing the Risks of your Supply Chain
Tsunamis and Earthquakes and Tariffs – Oh My!
We are all aware of the huge events that have caused some very large problems in Supply Chain deliveries this past year. We are all looking for the next tariff adjustment or the next natural disaster. Is that where we should be looking?
We might be wiser to focus on smaller more frequent events that bleed our profits. Tsunamis are much more interesting than Compliance or Non-compliance costs, redundant inventories, increasing transportation costs, and time loss.
If we can eliminate a risk, do we eliminate the cost? If we recognize a risk can we mitigate its impact? We have many things to cover to understand how we can better protect our Supply Chain endeavors and how to plan for events that may not happen.
Plan to attend this session and bring your questions and your thoughts and we will discuss a range of options and explore the up sides and down sides of various tactics and strategies when it comes to Managing Supply Chain Risks.
APICS – Chet Frame
Mr. Chester H. Frame, CPIM, CSCP, CPSM, CLTD is an educator, trainer, seminar presenter and management consultant with experience in implementations and support for customers around the world. Chet is the founder and head of Border Business Consultants, a bilingual, international consulting and training firm focused on improving efficiency in Operations Management. Mr. Frame has more than forty years of hands on experience working in Operations Management and Logistics Management, having worked with companies like Tyco, Thomson Consumer Electronics, Teleflex, Philips, Cummins, Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, Johnson Controls, Delphi, Lexmark, Scientific Atlanta, BRP, 3M, Cardinal Health Care, and Lear.
Chet holds a Six Sigma Administrative Green Belt. He started learning Materials Management and SPC in the 1970’s while working for a U.S. automotive parts manufacturer. He has used his SPC and Six Sigma skills to improve manufacturing processes and administrative processes. He has applied the techniques to Supply Chain Management with a very high level of success.
One of the APICS nationally recognized Master presenters and trainers; Chet trains the trainers and led the TEAM Process in APICS. Chet is certified as a Master Instructor for CPIM, CSCP, and Train-the-Trainer, Learning Dynamics, and Applied Instructor Skills for Instructors. Recently, he helped create and present the first Learning Dynamics for Instructors on line class for APICS. He has helped to write and edit the courseware for Principles and Fundamentals classes. He has presented at International Conferences in Europe and North America. Chet is on the Board of Directors of the El Paso/Juarez Chapter of APICS. He is also a member of AME and ISM.
Crimping Beyond the Basics
The terminal crimp is made up of several well-established fundamentals. Validating and Monitoring the Crimp Process during production is important to ensure acceptable electrical performance. Basic crimp measurement is an essential part of validation and in process monitoring. But is it enough given the future demands on electrical reliability?
Prepare for the new reality. We will explore basic crimp fundamentals and consider how new electrical technology will require wire harness manufacturers to consider their future crimp quality standards. New trends in crimp quality will be discussed to address the gap between the current and the emerging new reality.
Crimping & Stamping Technologies – Terry Curtis
Terry Curtis is President of WireProcess Specialties. WireProcess Specialties has served companies producing wire assemblies for over four decades. Terry’s passion to help companies improve production efficiencies and reduce processing costs is also the driving factor behind WireProcess Specialties.
WireProcess is proud to partner with C&S Technologies. C&S and WireProcess co-created our Expo presentation.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 10, 2019
IPC-WHMA-A-620 Emerging Needs for Criteria – Repair/Rework, Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Issues, High Voltage Electric Mobility
WORKSHOP [1.5 – 2 HRS] – ROUNDTABLE [1/2 HR] The workshop and roundtable will cover the points listed below. Come to have an active participation and to interact with experts of the Cable & Harness Industry.
“IPC-WHMA-A-620 “EMERGING NEEDS FOR REQUIREMENTS –
REPAIR/REWORK – Cable & Harness manufacturers and users perform today many repairs & reworks operations. These occurred when the user received the product and during in-process manufacturing. Today we do not have an official standard that provide users with the requirements to perform reliable repairs & rework operations. We will go over the format of the current IPC-7711-21 Repair, rework & modification guidelines, and use it for the development of procedures involving the following discrepancies:
- Damaged insulation, defective wires (broken)
- Continuity, shorts
- Correct wire gauge, length
- Crimping, soldering
- Moisture & corrosion
- Wire placement within connector, Push-Pull failures
DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING [DFM]
DFM is one area overlooked greatly in the cable & harness industry, and some of the issues to be discussed:
- Complete & correct drawings [checklist]
- Design for testability
- Prototype pilot runs rules
- Packaging issues
- IPC-D-620 [Wire and harness design standard]
HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRIC MOBLITY”.
- Visual Acceptability Criteria
- Process Requirements [tooling, cable gland (shielded or not), Cable holder]
- Tests (hi-pot, continuity, continuity test under load, shield testing…)
- Motor connection, cable movement, suspension travel
- Ingress protection testing (seals)
- Safety procedures
- Battery assembly [safety procedures, testing, sealing…]
- Other Issues
IPC/WHMA – Constantino González
Constantino Gonzalez, Chairman of the IPC Acceptability Standards Committee, is recognized by the EMS OEM Industries as an authority on all aspects of:
- Soldering Technology
- Workmanship Standards
- Process Control Systems
- Manufacturing/Design for Manufacturing
- Customer/Supplier Relationship
- Quality Systems, Process Documentation, World Class Repair/Rework Systems
Arcadia Wire Harness Software
Cadonix – Jon Collins
Jon Collins has over 25 years’ experience in the development of software tools and processes for electro-mechanical systems. Positions held include Product Line Director, Cabling Design and Analysis for Mentor Graphics Corporation based in Wilsonville, Oregon, USA and General Manager and Director of R&D. Equipment & Systems Division for Dassault Systèmes, in Paris. Jon founded Centricity Consulting in 2003 and continues as a partner in the business today. He has a wealth of experience having worked with some of the largest automotive and aerospace OEM’s and wire harness manufacturers world-wide, as well as many small to medium enterprises advising on selecting and deploying new ECAD software tools and processes. Jon is currently the business development manager for Arcadia wire harness software with Cadonix in the UK.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 11, 2019
Schunk Sonosystems – Javier Tenreiro
Mr. Javier Tenreiro has over 25 years of experience with ultrasonic metal welding industrial technique for automotive, appliance, battery and other electrical segments. Javier holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in the field of science from the University of Connecticut. Positions held include project engineer, project manager, Sales Manager for Stapla Ultrasonics Corp. Javier is currently the VP for Stapla Ultrasonics Corp., now Schunk Sonosystems NA.