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The August 2017 edition of The PCB Magazine is now available.
Exactly what defines process step elimination and/or automation? So many possibilities! Does it include reducing the number of steps in manufacturing a PCB? Eliminating queue times, inspection or cleaning steps? Is automation adding a hoist to your plating line, or conveyorizing everything? These considerations and more by industry experts will give you plenty to think about as the summer sun sets on the horizon.
Read all about it this month in The PCB Magazine, now on the virtual newsstand and available for delivery in your e-mailbox by subscribing here.
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Tulip Gu, I-Connect007
The topic of the July issue of PCB007’s China Online Magazine is “Automatic PCB Factories,” focusing on the pressures of cost, delivery time and process, and the irreversible trend toward automated PCB factories. Centering on this theme, we interviewed Andy Zhou, COO of Victory Giant Technology (HuiZhou) Co. Ltd., the first domestic PCB manufacturer who carries out large-scale implementation of intellectualization throughout the factory.
Dr. Wolfgang Babel, CEO and president of Helmut Fischer Group, discusses Industry 4.0, automation, and advanced solutions in PCB measurements.
Mehul J. Davé, Entelechy Global Inc.
As volume production in PCB has shifted significantly to Asia, manufacturers in Europe and North America have been focusing on high technology, quick-turn, prototype, and lower-volume production.