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At the recent NEPCON China event in Shanghai, Bryan Gass, vice president of Metcal, and Editor Stephen Las Marias discuss their Connection Validation soldering station, and how it will revolutionize hand soldering technology.
Gass also expands upon the need for achieving good intermetallic compound formation, how their Connection Validation technology offers customers risk mitigation and process control, and the SMT China Vision Award they received for this new system.
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Barry Matties, I-Connect007
Mycronic recently announced the acquisition of Vi TECHNOLOGY, with the intent of combining VIT’s inspection technology with Mycronic’s jetting capabilities. In an interview with I-Connect007, Olivier Pirou, Managing Director of VIT, discusses more about the merger and how this will help VIT contend in such a competitive environment.
Many electronics manufacturers tend to compartmentalize or "silo" their departments, such as the design team versus assembly-related functions. The relationship between design and manufacturing can too often be disconnected or otherwise poor, which stalls productivity and increases bottom-line costs. By identifying and addressing these gaps, this financial hemorrhage can be reduced, and profitability increased.
Software, electronics and sensors are making their way into the world of product design. New composites, plastics and alloys are replacing traditional metals. Designs are even reducing the carbon footprint of manufacturers, and more products can be recycled when they reach the end of their use.