EU RoHS Regulations & The Monte Carlo Simulation

Complying with the Latest EU RoHS Regulation by Thomas Bowles (Dir of QA, FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.)

RoHS regulations within the European Union (EU) have evolved since their introduction in July 2006. The original regulations allowed numerous exemptions and categories of materials not within the scope of the directive. The RoHS directive was “recast” in 2011 to clarify the regulations and close many of the exemptions. This revised directive was formerly released as RoHS II in January 2013. This revised directive expanded the applicability of the standard by adding an 11th category to include all other electronic equipment not included in the original 10 categories. It also placed firm expiration dates on exemptions available under the original directive. For example, the exemption for “medical devices” has already expired. The recast RoHS directive also requires that electronic equipment covered by this directive also be certified to the CE Directive and have the CE Mark applied to the equipment.

By attending this presentation, you will gain:
• Insights into the latest changes in RoHS II and CE certification
• Improve your understanding of the linkage between these two standards
• Gain a perspective of RoHS testing and certification
• Understand the relationship of RoHS to REACH/SVHC Prohibited Materials

About our speaker:
As Director of Quality Assurance for FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. in Irvine, CA, Thomas oversees all Quality, Training and Safety operations for the Corporation that manufactures and markets advanced force, load, torque and pressure sensors domestically and in 49 countries around the world. In his 14 years as the head of Quality for FUTEK he has led the Quality team on every major technological sensor program including sensors for the NASA Mars Rover Curiosity program which continues to provide extraordinary scientific discoveries from the surface of Mars. Thomas also oversees the company’s ISO certifications including ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 17025 and AS9100. Prior to joining FUTEK, Thomas was the Manager of Reliability and Test Systems for Ultraviolet Devices, Inc. in Valencia, CA, where he directed reliability engineering and reliability growth testing programs for ultraviolet disinfection and sterilization equipment. He holds a US Patent for HVAC sterilization equipment. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Program Manager of GPS Programs at Magnavox Advance Systems in Torrance, CA where the first production GPS receivers for military and civilian use were built. His professional career began at Hughes Aircraft Company after receiving his Masters’ Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cal State University, Northridge. At Hughes he participated in electronic and digital design of radar and missile systems including various black programs. Hughes also sponsored his post-Graduate work at USC. Prior to joining Hughes, he taught Electrical Engineering as an instructor at his university. Thomas is also an FAA licensed Commercial Pilot and a former LAPD Police Officer.

Monte Carlo Simulation by Dr. Jack Revelle (Consulting Statistician @ Revelle Solutions)

This is a new presentation Dr. Revelle has developed and if you have had the pleasure of attending any of his presentations, you know it's sure to be a great one! We are looking forward to it and we hope you will join us in its premiere at ASQ San Gabriel Valley.

About our speaker:
Dr. Jack B ReVelle provides his advice and assistance as a consulting statistician to manufacturing, residential construction, and service organizations throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and China. In this capacity, he helps his clients to locate and significantly reduce their process pain. This pain includes excess cycle time duration and variation, excess labor and material costs, excess defects in production and errors in administration, excess process complexity, insufficient process documentation and unacceptably low customer satisfaction scores. Better understanding and continuous improvement of his clients’ processes are accomplished through the use of a broad range of Lean Six Sigma and Total Quality Management (TQM) related tools, techniques and methods. These include, but are not limited to: business process mapping, statistical sampling, root cause analysis, strategic planning, quality function deployment, design of experiments, statistical process control, as well as integrated product and process development. Dr. ReVelle also provides his technical assistance as both a quality and an industrial engineering expert to attorneys involved in litigation. He was the FY2008 Chair of Orange County SCORE-114.

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