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Test Research Inc. (TRI), through its distributor Niche Tech (2004) Co. Ltd, will take part in NEPCON Thailand 2018 to showcase its test and inspection systems. The exhibition will take place in at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Thailand from June 20–23, 2018. Niche Tech will be in Booth #8B49-1 in Hall 98.
TRI offers a one-stop solution for PCB assembly testing and inspection. Among its products to be showcased are 3D SPI, 3D AOI, 3D AXI, and ICT and functional testers.
Jens Kokott and Matthias Muller, Goepel electronic
Production runs of 10–1,000 assemblies are everyday life for an EMS provider. But what if important staff are on vacation, and component deliveries are very much delayed? And then the customer is determined to have AOI, but the layout of the assembly is highly customized, making it virtually impossible to use complete library entries. Here's how AOI programs can help you in these scenarios.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Based in San Francisco, Tempo Automation specializes in rapid PCB assembly and on low volume production for a wide range of board complexities. It recently held an open house at its brand-new facility in the South of Market (SoMa) district—which is normally restricted under customer non-disclosure agreements as well as International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regulations—to customers, vendors, local designers, and government officials.
Jeff Leal, Gustaf Mårtensson, and Nerijus Augustis, Mycronic AB
Solder paste jetting is a technique that differs greatly from traditional solder paste deposition methods. In this article, solder paste jetting is compared with the other solder paste deposition methods—solder paste dispensing and solder paste printing and solder paste jetting—and highlights why it is becoming a viable option and how it increases the flexibility of a single production system.