• Top 5 SMT Industry Trends for 2019

    We examined future trends in the electronics industry, and more specifically the surface mount process. Here is our summary of SMT trends that will dominate in 2019 and beyond. Solder Usage for Electronic Miniaturization The continuing trend for miniaturization of electronics creates ongoing challenges for soldering product formulators and stencil manufacturers. Usage of smaller components […]

  • BlueRing Stencils Showcases Cutting Edge Printing Technologies at SMTA International 2017

    Lumberton, NJ – Formed from the merger of two powerhouse stencil manufacturers (FLS and MET); BlueRing Stencils will be highlighting advanced printing technologies at SMTA International in Rosemont, IL on September 19th-20th. In booth #905, BlueRing Stencils will have their broad portfolio of printing products and services on display, and will also take part in […]

  • Fine Line Stencil and Metal Etching Technology Announce Merger

    Lumberton, NJ – Fine Line Stencil (FLS) and Metal Etching Technology (MET) Associates announce they are merging. The new company will be known as BlueRing Stencils. BlueRing Stencils will maintain 8 manufacturing locations across the USA (TX, NJ, NH, CA, FL, IN, MN & NC). Fred Cox of MET has been appointed President of BlueRing […]


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Ohio Expo & Tech Forum

Thursday, August 8th
Location: Holiday Inn Cleveland Strongville
15471 Royalton Road
Strongsville, OH 44136

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Capital Expo & Tech Forum

Thursday, August 22nd
Location: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab
Kossiakoff Center
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723


SMTA International 2019

September 24-25
Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL
Booth #1117

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New England Expo & Tech Forum

Tuesday, October 8th
Location: Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center
242 Adams Place
Boxboro, MA 01719

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Long Island Expo & Tech Forum

Thursday, October 17th
Location: Melville Marriott Long Island
1350 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747

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Silicon Valley Expo & Tech Forum

Wednesday, December 4th
Location: Bestronics Box Build Facility
2243 Lundy Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131

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Tuesday, February 4th – 6th
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA