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96 SMT007 MAGAZINE I MAY 2020 1 Exclusive Interview With Burt Rutan, Aerospace Legend E If you follow advancements in aerospace technologies and expeditions, then you know the name Burt Rutan. Described by Newsweek as "the man responsible for more innovations in modern aviation than any living engineer," Rutan is a bold visionary with a passion for the advance- ment of technology, who has designed 46 air- craft throughout his career. 2 Powerful Prototypes: Manufacturing in an Uncertain World E In the best of times, electronics manufacturing is an exercise in taking chaos (in the form of data and information of multiple non-aligned forms and formats) and creating order (in the form of a working PCB). Duane Benson shares four things you can do to better ensure that your projects can be built and improve your habits. 3 Foundations of the Future: The Substantial Growth of IPC Student Chapters E The IPC Education Foundation launched the IPC Student Chapter Program in February 2019. The program aims to connect students in relevant two-year, four-year, and graduate programs to the electronics industry and IPC member companies. Aaron Birney provides an update on the substantial growth of IPC Stu- dent Chapters over the past year. 4 SMTA Europe's Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference and Exhibition: A Taste of Things to Come E SMTA Europe's Electronics in Harsh Environments Confer- ence has become a must-attend annual event; unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, it has been postponed until December 1–3. Pete Starkey reports on a preview seminar presented by SMTA Europe. Editor's Picks from SMT007.com Burt Rutan Pete Starkey

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