Sunstone Circuits Boosts Capability; Installs New Machinery


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Sunstone Circuits, the leading printed circuit board (PCB) prototype solutions provider, has just added two new pieces of PCB manufacturing machinery, aimed at improving the PCB manufacturing process for design engineers. The newest piece of equipment is the AccuSystems™ AS-150-MAX CNC V-Score System. With this addition to the manufacturing floor, Sunstone has substantially elevated their quality, capacity and scoring options. The faster feed rate and cutting speed offered by the AS-150-MAX improves the capacity for v-scoring, allowing Sunstone to offer shorter lead times on the PCBpro® Full Feature product and through Custom Quote, than were previously available. The accuracy of the scoring line, the front to back registration of the blades and the control over the material web thickness of the finished product are greatly improved with the addition of this CNC controlled v-score system. Sunstone is also able to offer the option of v-score on smaller boards (down to 0.25” x 0.25”) and” jump scoring,” offering more flexibility than ever to meet the ever growing needs of busy design engineers.

“We are excited to be able to offer our customers what we feel to be the best v-scoring technology available,” said Sunstone’s Director of Operations, Nancy Viter. “Our customers can now receive instant pricing and on-line ordering for projects needing v-score with quicker lead times and no special board size restrictions.”

Sunstone has also just installed a new lamination vacuum press custom built by OEM to upgrade the lamination quality, capabilities and capacity for multi-layer product. This new addition to the manufacturing area gives Sunstone tighter control over temperature rate of rise, platen temperature and cool-down rate that translate to less thickness variation and better control over panel flatness. The added capacity and larger temperature and pressure ranges will allow Sunstone to continue to drive lead times down on multi-layer product, increase the breadth of thicknesses and layer counts offered and increase the material types available. In addition, this press improves the overall safety for Sunstone employees through its many interlocks, light curtains and product movement abilities.

For more information on Sunstone Circuits’ products and services, visit www.sunstone.com.

About Sunstone Circuits®

Sunstone Circuits® is the established leader in providing innovative and reliable printed circuit board (PCB) solutions for the electronic design industry. With over 40 years of experience in delivering high quality, on-time PCB prototypes, Sunstone Circuits is committed to improving the prototyping through production processes for design engineers, from quote to delivery. With live on-site customer support via phone, online and chat, every day of the year (24/7/365), Sunstone Circuits provides unparalleled customer service and leads the industry with a real On-Time Guarantee that is the first of its kind. For more information about Sunstone's innovative PCB solutions, or to learn more about the online quote and ordering process, please visit www.Sunstone.com.

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