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The next meeting of the IPC Designers Council Cascade Chapter will take place December 4, 2019 at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, Washington.
The guest speaker is Chris Hunrath, vice president of technology at Insulectro, with a presentation on PCB materials. With all of the technological changes happening all around us, it is more important than ever to keep up with what PCB materials you should be using and maybe what you should not be using any longer.
There are also a lot of changes happening with the IPC Designers Council for 2020, so please sign up for the meeting and we'll share some of this information with you. It will also give you some time to network with friends, associates and others involved within the different aspects of the PCB design industry.
The meeting will held on December 4 from 6-8 pm at Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland in Room A102. There is no charge for this event, although donations are greatly appreciated. Please come join us and expand your knowledge and design experience.
We've got dinner covered, for you so all we ask is that you please sign up through our website below and come join us. You may have to click on Live Events to see the December Meeting Ticket, and then click on the ticket to complete the registration.
To register, visit: http://cascade-ipcdc.org
Tim Mullins, President
IPC Designers Council – Cascade Chapter
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