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Leading PCB service and equipment supplier, Viking Test will be exhibiting at this year’s productronica in Munich, Germany. Viking will be demonstrating the UCE Nano precision etching machine, with vacuum technology which eliminates puddling and greatly improves etching uniformity on ultra-fine structures, complete with automated loading and unloading. Also featured will be the Sowotech automatic hot-roll cut-sheet dry film laminator, with full auto-load and unload, and the Pluritec solder mask spray coating system for automatic in line production.
To learn more about Viking Test and the products they offer, visit them on the show floor in Hall B3 Booth 444.
After a long-term program of cooperative development, evaluation and qualification, Taiyo America’s solvent-free ink-jet solder mask formulation is working successfully in a technically demanding production environment. Don Monn recounts his experiences from the show floor at productronica 2017.
Andreas Lydersen, ELMATICA
As automation works its way onto the shop floors, it still struggles to replace humans in the supporting roles, such as designers, purchasers, brokers, and back-office staff. Where automation on the shop floor replaces humans in doing repetitive manual tasks, the supporting roles (at least some of them) require intelligence to understand and utilise information.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
I was introduced to liloTree and Chief Scientist Kunal Shah by Joe Fjelstad. It seems this small company (with Intel as part of its pedigree) has developed a novel ENIG process that just may shake up the regular chemistry suppliers. This new process is described as cost-effective and ecofriendly while completely eliminating black pad and brittle solder joints.