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With topic of new equipment, the January 2018 issue of PCB007 Magazine has published and is now available for download.
First, to bring in the new year, we’ve made a few changes to our magazines. You may have noticed that our name has changed from The PCB Magazine to PCB007 Magazine. Not only did we update our magazine’s name, we refreshed the interior pages of the publication, as well. As an I-Connect007 publication, PCB007 Magazine fits nicely with our other publications, which also carry through with the naming convention starting this month: SMT007 Magazine and Design007 Magazine. We hope you enjoy the fresh new look.
As new equipment gets more sophisticated and costly, determining equipment needs has become far more complicated. Choosing wisely—and correctly anticipating your and the market’s needs—has never been more critical. Our experts are well equipped to give us their professional perspectives on just what to consider when evaluating new equipment.
Check it all out this month in PCB007 Magazine, now on the virtual newsstand and available for delivery in your e-mailbox each month by subscribing here.
You can also download the pdf version here for future reference.
James Hall, CHEMCUT CORPORATION
Congratulations! Your process development team has completed its DOEs and is convinced they are ready to scale up. The facilities crew has found space for your new operation or, even better, your manufacturing team will have a newly-built building in which to locate the project.
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.
Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007
In an interview with I-Connect007, she discusses the latest developments in the Connected Factory Initiative (CFX), the machine data interface standard that would enable manufacturers, equipment, device and software suppliers to achieve Industry 4.0 benefits, and CFX demos at IPC APEX EXPO 2018.