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Conductor Analysis Technologies announces the installation and operation of two OM Thermal Stress Systems at TTM’s Sterling, Virginia manufacturing facility.
Tim Estes, CAT Chief Technology Oﬃcer, and Nick Meeker, CAT Chief Operating Oﬃcer, were personally at the Sterling site to oversee the installation and provided training. The systems perform both convection reﬂow assembly simulation of the recently released IPC-TM-650, Method 2.7.27A and air-to-air thermal cycling of IPCTM-650, Method 220.127.116.11.
About Conductor Analysis Technologies, Inc.
Conductor Analysis Technologies, Inc. is a provider of market-critical data utilized by designers, purchasers, assemblers, and manufacturers of printed circuit boards. Founded in 1994, our products and services provide a standardized, independent, and documented evaluation of printed manufacturing capability, quality, and reliability. For more information, click here.
Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007
At the recent HKPCA and IPC Show 2017 in Shenzhen, China, I was able to interview Les Sainsbury, CEO, and Andrew Kelley, CTO, of XACT PCB, as well as Alex Stepinski, vice president of Whelen Engineering’s PCB Fab Business Unit, to discuss process evolution and technology developments in the PCB manufacturing industry.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
This month, we will discuss the equipment purchasing decision-making process. How many of you can recall the earliest “dippy dunk” PCB shops, so-called because that’s exactly how it was done? There were no conveyorized lines, no automatic hoists, no load/unload stations, maybe not even a lab for analyzing the plating baths.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
The first day of the conference had started and ended in the dark—a long and technically intense day! After a convivial conference dinner and a good night’s sleep we were back on the bus, this time in daylight at the slightly later time of 8:00 a.m., for the journey from downtown Lyon back to Alstom’s conference facility in Villeurbanne, and it wasn’t raining. In fact, there was even some sunshine later in the day!