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Via Mechanics (USA), Inc. announces that BETZ & Company of Michigan City, Indiana has been appointed as their Sales Representative in the Midwestern and Eastern United States. BETZ & Company previously represented Hitachi Via Mechanics from 2003 through 2012. They will offer the complete line of Via Mechanics laser drilling, routing, and skiving machines, mechanical drilling and routing machines, precision measuring machines, and direct imaging machines to the PCB fabrication and related industries.
About Via Mechanics
In 2012 Via Mechanics, Ltd. acquired the engineering and manufacturing facilities and the complete product line from Hitachi Via Mechanics, Ltd. when Hitachi elected to exit that business. In the intervening five years Via Mechanics has upgraded the product line and introduced some new models. All of their machines are designed and manufactured in the same facility in Kanagawa, Japan as Hitachi machines were. Besides offering new machines, Via Mechanics offers post-sale support, original spare parts, and in-house spindle repair service for new machines as well as for all machines previously sold under the Hitachi name. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Kiersten Rohde and Jonathan Zinski, I-Connect007
Recently, Anaya Vardya, CEO of American Standard Circuits, invited two of I-Connect007’s newest team members, IT coordinator Jonathan Zinski and Editor Kiersten Rohde, to tour his facility in West Chicago, Illinois. Happy Holden, resident PCB expert, also joined the newbies on their field trip to ASC. In the following articles, Jonathan and Kiersten describe their experience touring ASC. Special thanks to Anaya for hosting the I-Connect007 team.
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.
Gene Weiner, Weiner International Inc.
On the way back from Hong Kong last week I had the good fortune of meeting an officer of Allegro Microsystems and enjoyed a wide ranging discussion with him. One of the "take home" items was concern about an expanding shortage of rare earth metals used to make ICs for the burgeoning automotive sensor market. The second was how important the roles of partnering and consortia are in the rapidly advancing autonomous automotive electronic field.