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Bay Area Circuits Inc., a leading quick-turn manufacturer of printed circuit boards (PCBs), has purchased and installed an Accu-Score AS-100-MAX V-Scoring machine in its Silicon Valley facility. The AS-100-MAX is a high accuracy, high throughput, 4-axis CNC machine designed to score continuous and segmented ("jump") v-grooves on printed circuit boards (PCBs).
"This purchase is a part of our initiative towards investing in equipment which not only improves our manufacturing quality and precision but also reduces cycle time," said Stephen Garcia, President of Bay Area Circuits. "The Accu-Score AS-100-MAX is the perfect fit for the low volume, high mix PCB fabrication that we’re known to deliver."
About Bay Area Circuits
Founded in 1975 by the late Lawrence Nobriga, Bay Area Circuits has been serving the PCB manufacturing needs of high-tech electronics manufacturers, contract assemblers and design engineers for 40 years. By focusing on quick-turn prototyping and production while leveraging innovative, high quality designs, Bay Area Circuits has become the premiere PCB supplier for discerning customers around the world.
For more information visit www.bayareacircuits.com.
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