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The State-of-the-Art in PCB Pre-production Engineering

September 21, 2017 | Pete Starkey, I-Connect007

If there’s one benefit of old age, it’s being able to remember the introduction to our industry of technologies that may be taken for granted by the present generation, but were revolutionary at the time. I can recall the history of Ucamco as far back as the late 1980s when, as one of the very early adopters of the DISC laser plotter and its associated electronic PCB front-end tooling system, our company gained entry to a spectacular new world of pre-production engineering capability.

Ladle on Manufacturing: Back to Basics

September 19, 2017 | Marc Ladle, Viking Test Ltd.

Many companies in the printed circuit industry are based in a single factory. When everything is going well, this can really help to get the best out of people and machinery. The main drawback is that seeing the same issues day after day, it can be easy to accept your manufacturing problems as being normal.



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All About Flex: Flexible Circuits for Reusable Medical Products

September 21, 2017 | Dave Becker, All Flex

Flexible circuits have been used in medical devices and medical instrumentation for several decades. Flex circuits and flexible heaters can be ideal solutions in applications requiring lightweight, continuous movement, and highly...

Ladle on Manufacturing: Back to Basics

September 19, 2017 | Marc Ladle, Viking Test Ltd.

Many companies in the printed circuit industry are based in a single factory. When everything is going well, this can really help to get the best out of people and machinery. The main drawback is that seeing the same issues day after...

It's Only Common Sense: Train the Youngsters and Reveal the Possibilities

September 18, 2017 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

There is no doubt there is a shortage of young people in our business. As we all get older, the challenge of finding young people to replace us is getting more severe. Last week in this column, we talked about finding young people in...

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