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Ofer Ton, president of FASTechnologies talks with Guest Editor Steve Williams about drill room automation and the associated cost savings and productivity improvements. Users of this drill room software immediately see a reduction in set-up time and scrap, while reducing the need for operator input.
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The Automated Future of PCB Fabrication
03/21/2023 | Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group
I have always felt that automation has the potential to make a big difference in our PCB industry, especially domestically, where labor is at premium. For the past year, I have been looking for the story of how automation can and will make a significant difference in established PCB shops. I was fortunate enough to find that story in Multicircuits, located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Only a few short years ago, this company was considered a “plain vanilla” PCB fabricator holding its own in our industry; now it has suddenly assumed a true leadership position in the industry in terms of capability, technology, operations, and profitability.
Real Time with... IPC APEX EXPO 2023: PCB Automation
02/23/2023 | Real Time with...IPC APEX EXPO
Robert (Bob) Berg, vice president of business development at Matrix Electronics, talks about PCB automation trends with guest editor Jesse Vaughan. He also talks about upcoming issues, including retrofitting new process automation solutions with existing equipment and process footprint, and recommendations for implementation.
Real Time with... IPC APEX EXPO 2023: The Buzz About Automation
02/20/2023 | Real Time with...IPC APEX EXPO
Lino Sousa of Pluritec explains to Pete Starkey that with all the buzz about "automation," PCB manufacturers need to consider automation in a broader context and understand how to take real advantage of its capability.