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Interested in smart manufacturing? iNEMI is starting a new project looking into the benefits that artificial intelligence (AI) may bring to automated optical inspection (AOI) of printed circuit board assemblies. The Investigation of AI Enhancement to AOI for PCBA project will investigate the current use of AI for AOI, develop and establish common performance metrics to evaluate the AI value-add to AOI capabilities, and provide recommendations to the industry on opportunities for future improvement and implementation.
By working together with EMS and OEM users, AOI equipment vendors can better understand what to evaluate and how to apply AI technologies for their existing AOI solutions. The ultimate goal of this iNEMI project is to drive inspection efficiency and accuracy and, at the same time, leverage AI-enhanced technologies to reduce manual inspection verification and mitigate the defect escape risk.
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Mycronic’s Kevin Clue shares with guest editor Jesse Vaughan new innovations in Mycronic AOI and their position in the dispensing/coating equipment market. As a leading global partner for flexible PCB assembly solutions, Mycronic continues to respond to growing customer demand for standardized software integration and state-of-the-art inspection technologies. In addition to PCB assembly, jet printing, dispensing, coating and material handling solutions, the company has introduced major advances in 3D inspection technologies and factory connectivity.
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Standards committee work is where much of the heavy lifting takes place for industry standards. To the inexperienced eye, the committee process can also seem as perplexing as it is crucial. In this conversation, Teresa Rowe, IPC’s senior director of assembly and standards technology, highlights what to expect from standards committee sessions at IPC APEX EXPO 2023. New committees, revisions, leadership, awards, and thoughtful pauses to celebrate achieving milestones are all part of the IPC APEX EXPO standards committee experience.
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Clemens Jargon, senior vice president of High Flex at Mycronic, shares his thoughts about the company’s performance in 2022 (it was a strong year), plans for the new year (turnkey solutions), and what visitors to the Mycronic booth at the show can expect to see in the company’s state-of-the-art Iris™ 3D AOI vision technology.