Datest to Showcase Imaging Services at NEDME / OctoberBest


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Datest will exhibit at the Northwest Electronics Design and Manufacturing Expo (NEDME, a.k.a. OctoberBest), scheduled to take place Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Tektronix in Beaverton, Oregon, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Robert Boguski and Regina Lathrop from Datest will discuss the company’s testing, engineering, imaging, and analytical services, including:

  • 3D and CT-Scan X-ray/Failure Analysis Service
  • Volume Graphics VG Studio MAX 3.0 Image Analysis Software
  • Bonepile Rehabilitation Services
  • Improved and enhanced flying probe test development services
  • Improved and enhanced in-circuit testing and test development services
  • JTAG/Boundary Scan testing and test development services
  • Reverse engineering and reconstruction services
  • Reliability and lifecycle analysis
  • Datest’s “ecosystem” of partner companies providing analytical laboratory services in the areas of failure analysis, root cause detection, elemental/metallurgical analysis, and materials science studies

Datest will feature their 225kV custom-made VJ Technologies advanced digital radiographic inspection imaging system, which can X-ray parts up to 110lbs at resolutions as small as 5 microns. This system provides Datest with a reliable high precision Micro Focus X-ray inspection platform for numerous failure analysis, materials science, metrology and inspection applications. High-level assistance in the form of Ph.D.-level radiographic and ASNT Level III technicians also is available on a project-by-project basis.  System applications include digital radiography, volumetric comparisons, metrology, nominal/actual comparisons for additive manufacturing, and porosity analysis of castings, to name just a few of many capabilities. This high precision platform has allowed Datest to expand its X-ray and CT offerings to such diverse industries as biotech, automotive, aerospace, academia and many others.

Datest will also feature its newest acquisition, a 160kV ValuCT CT scanning system from VJ Technologies. This system is suitable for rapid inspection and defect screening of smaller parts, to a resolution of 50 microns. The ValuCT is Datest’s fourth X-ray system, and further cements Datest’s reputation as the source for rapid inspection of critical components and parts.

NEDME brings engineers, entrepreneurs and purchasing professionals together with local and regional suppliers who can help them develop innovative products and services within the electronics manufacturing industry. Attendees and exhibitors benefit from valuable keynotes and technical sessions. NEDME contributes 100 percent of net entrance proceeds to the Oregon Food Bank. For more information about NEDME, visit www.nedme.com.

About Datest

Datest was founded in 1984 to address the growing trend of outsourcing assembly test services, together with increasing OEM demands that EMS providers deliver fully tested, functioning product. The company integrates traditional electrical board test methodologies (ICT, Flying Probe, and JTAG/Boundary Scan) with failure analysis (nondestructive as well as destructive), reverse engineering and “bonepile” rehabilitation, functional test development, and analytical laboratory services. Datest also offers comprehensive X-ray services (2D, 3D, and CT) for root cause analysis, high-level inspection and metrology, and dispute resolution. The Datest suite of services includes a 225kV microfocus CT system from VJ Technologies, offering CT scanning and failure analysis services for all manner of larger objects besides printed circuit board assemblies, as well as the new ValuCT system for scanning smaller parts. Datest is ITAR registered and has a quality management system (QMS) that is certified to ISO9001:2015 and AS9100D. 

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