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WPI Vision, a division of World Precision Instruments, is pleased to announce that it has signed on Circuit Technology, Inc. (CTI) as its manufacturers’ representative. Bob Doetzer will represent the new 3D SpectaSCOPE™ inspection microscope systems in North and South Carolina.
CTI is a manufacturers’ representative group and IPC Master Training Center. The products represented by the company are used in electronics manufacturing and cover nearly every facet of circuit board production and repair as well as IPC training.
Under the new agreement, CTI will represent the 3D SpectaSCOPE – a game changer for the PCBA industry. For the first time, the microscope has increased return on investment (ROI) by solving some of the problems in the PCBA process. With patent-pending technology and intuitive copyrighted software, the 3D SpectaSCOPE inspection microscope utilizes enhanced reality screen technology with high resolution cameras.
The ergonomic 3D inspection microscope features an incredible working distance of 300 mm, automatic self-focusing, integrated image capture and true 3-dimensional viewing. The 3D SpectaSCOPE lets users increase throughput while achieving greater accuracy at the highest detail. The 3D SpectaSCOPE is optimal for rework, through-hole assembly and inspections, and it is available in multiple configurations.
Reduce time and errors and increase ROI by adding the 3D SpectaSCOPE into your inspection process. Available with a free 14-day try before you buy, 3D SPECTASCOPE can be tested out to prove its effectiveness on your inspection bench.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
There has not been a time in recent memory when the U.S. legislative body is putting as much focus on the microelectronics industries. One bill, the CHIPS Act, was signed into law last year. A new bill introduced this year seeks to allocate funding for printed circuit board fabrication. In this exclusive interview, our team spoke with Travis Kelly, CEO of Isola Group and president of the Printed Circuit Board Association, and U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (R-Utah), who has co-sponsored the bill now before the House. Travis and Blake both express optimism about onshoring domestic production, but the realities of the legislative calendar may pose some risks.
Randy Cherry, IPC
If you work for a U.S. defense prime contractor, do you have concerns that the controlled unclassified information (CUI) for your printed circuit boards, your printed circuit board assemblies, and your cable and wire harnesses is safe? What about the design and the development process for your products? Is the controlled technical information (CTI) safe and protected? Are the suppliers that your company selected maintaining a quality system, a supply chain risk management process, a security system to protect products and services from unauthorized access, and a Chain of Custody policy for electronic and physical materials?
Barry Matties and Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
IPC Mexico has been growing for the past few years, and it’s no wonder: Mexico has become a major hub in the world of PCB manufacturing, spurred in part by reshoring as companies pulled work back from China during the pandemic. As the country’s maquiladoras thrived, IPC began expanding the Mexican educational and training operations, and the group recently named Lorena Villanueva as director of IPC Mexico. Andy Shaughnessy and Barry Matties recently spoke with Lorena and IPC Vice President of Education David Hernandez about IPC Mexico’s growth, as well as the office’s plans to provide PCB manufacturers the training resources they need to succeed.