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During productronica 2019, the I-Connect007 Editorial Team met with some of the industry's top executives, managers, and engineers.
In this video interview, part of the productronica coverage, the I-Connect007 team speaks with Nicola Doria, president and CEO of Pluritec.
Editor Pete Starkey and Doria discuss some of the changes that have taken place at Pluritec over the past few years, from focusing on drilling and routing machines to becoming a company that provides an entire process solution, not just a machine. Doria explains why Pluritec has partnered with a variety of companies recently to help make this plan a reality. And as Doria says, all of the company’s machines can now communicate with each other as Pluritec continues to implement Industry 4.0.
The productronica event is one of the world’s leading trade fairs for electronics development and production. The productronica trade fair is held on alternating years, at the Messe München in Munich, Germany. The next productronica will be held November 16-19, 2021.
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Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
This week, we have some M&A news from Summit Interconnect, and a variety of columns. Chris Bonsell discusses the lack of preventive maintenance planning in PCB manufacturing, and Kelly Dack lays out some solder mask guidelines for PCB designers. Duane Benson helps make sense of the quoting process in a time of 50-week lead times, and Dan Beaulieu has a great review of a book about how shareholder policies have caused many of the problems we see in corporations today.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
This week seems jam-packed with holidays, both major and minor, doesn’t it? We started with “International Pi Day” on March 14. With all the obligatory pricing specials on most all things “pie” here in the U.S., suffice it to say, I’ve got a short stack bake-at-home pizza “pi” in my freezer, thanks to the one-day-only sales price of $3.14. Personally, I’m glad they didn’t make the promotional price = pizza diameter * Pi.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
There were just a few empty seats in the huge, main lecture hall of the San Diego Convention Center on January 25 as IPC APEX EXPO welcomed the opening keynote speaker, science and tech writer David Pogue. Despite the early time of 8:30 a.m., the crowd enjoyed his topic, “Disruptive technology and how it will affect your business: What’s coming by 2026?” Pogue took us on a short journey through some of the technological innovations that continue to accelerate the transformation of our lifestyles and gave us a preview of how we might succeed in a world we’ve never seen before.