OBJECTIVES OF THE SMCBA:
Membership of the SMCBA is available to all those interested and involved in printed board assembly, fabrication and design, marketing, sales, technology transfer and education, technical support and related areas.
The Association operates on a national basis with an Executive Committee comprising 11 dedicated people representing a cross section of the industry. The Executive Officer of the SMCBA, Andrew Pollock, coordinates the services and activities of the Association.
The SMCBA produces a monthly newsletter "Pick 'N' Place" which is distributed only to members. Details of any technical advancements and Member information are included in newsletter mailings. Information received from affiliated overseas associations and publishers will also be distributed to members. SMCBA Members also receive a copy of the SMT Magazine courtesy of IHS Publishing as part of their membership.
Technical meetings are held on a regular basis which feature a guest presenter followed by an industry forum to discuss current issues and provide an avenue for problem solving.
A major conference is held each year featuring international presenters and an exhibition of equipment, components, services etc. Members of the SMCBA receive discounted rates and preferential entry to SMCBA sponsored programs.
The Association sources magazines and books of interest to members.
The SMCBA is a Technical Liaison member of the IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries and also sponsors two representatives on the IPC's Surface Mount Council. The Association also has an agreement with the IPC for the distribution of IPC documents in Australia and the conduct of IPC workshops and the SMCBA is the Australasian Affiliate of the IPC Designers Council.
The publishers of Global SMT and Packaging Magazine make this available to our members by download.
The Technical Committee of the SMCBA collects information for dissemination and publication and liaises with other national and international industry associations and institutions. The Committee will also assist members with technical enquiries.
The SMCBA is an International Affiliate of the SMTA (USA) and SMCBA members can purchase SMTA publications through the SMCBA. This affiliation also provides another source of technical information and enables SMCBA members to attend SMTA events such as SMTA International at SMTA member prices.
An Information Centre and Library has been established for the use of members and the Association is collecting technical publications, training videos and other information for its members. The SMCBA also publishes an Electronics Assembly Directory and a Suppliers Guide and a Design Services Guide.
Please refer to membership form and conditions of membership for individual members. The Corporate Membership structure on the membership form is given as a guideline please ring Andrew Pollock on (03) 9571 2200 for information and clarification on corporate membership.