DDM Novastar Inc

Turnkey SMT assembly solutions, manual & automated stencil printers, manual & automatic pick & place systems with dispensers, wave solder & selective solder machines, lead free solder reflow ovens, component counters, & thru-hole

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Pick and Place, Screen Printing, Soldering, Selective Soldering

DDM Novastar, Inc, was established in 2011, following the close of APS Novastar, LLC.   Many of the key people from APS were then hired by DDM Novastar to continue the legacy started by APS in 1981.  The former APS Novastar company was the recipient of a 2009 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award. With most of the same key people in place, DDM Novastar expects to continue in their footsteps, as the global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of OEM equipment for the short to medium run surface mount technology (SMT) and printed circuit board (PCB) markets.

DDM Novastar's products include stencil printers, automated pick and place robots, reflow ovens, wave and selective solder equipment, component counters and lead forming equipment.  DDM Novastar's experienced team has installed over 20,000 product solutions in the telecom, defense and aerospace, security, transportation, automotive, medical device and diagnostics, personal computer, display and academic markets.

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SPR-45VA Cost-effective Automated SMT Stencil Printer

Cost effective automated stencil printer with SMTrue(TM) Vision Assist for precise alignment of stencil to PCB boards down to 12 mil ultra fine pitch components. Obtain high quality stencil printing of printed circuit boards with the S...

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SPR-45VA Cost-effective Automated SMT Stencil Printer

SPR-45 Automated SMT Stencil Printer

Cost effective automated stencil printer compatible with standard frames covering a 16" X 18" (406mm x 457mm) print area with power sweep squeegee.  Automate Stencil Printing using the SPR-45 with power sweep squeegee an...

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SPR-45 Automated SMT Stencil Printer

SPR-20 Benchtop Manual SMT Stencil Printer

Cost effective manual stencil printer designed for low to medium volume assembly production runs. The SPR-20 benchtop, manual stencil printer is designed for low to medium volume assembly runs. Precise X,Y, Z, and theta axis controls a...

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SPR-20 Benchtop Manual SMT Stencil Printer

SPR-25 Benchtop Manual SMT Stencil Printer

Cost effective manual stencil printer compatible with standard frames covering a 16" X 18" (406mm x 457mm) print area. The SPR-25 benchtop, manual stencil printer is designed for low to medium volume surface mount assembly ru...

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SPR-25 Benchtop Manual SMT Stencil Printer

LS40V Pick and Place Machine with Vision

Premium model with unmatched precision for low to medium production runs utilizing Cognex® Vision system. The LS40V is our most popular model with Vision. The LS40V offers technologically advanced features with a 13" x 22&...

Pick & Place

LS40V Pick and Place Machine with Vision

LE-40V Benchtop Automated Pick & Place Machine

Benchtop Automated Pick & Place with Vision Centering The DDM Novastar LE40V Pick & Place Machine, with Cognex(R) Vision System, provides SMT and PCB assemblers with the accuracy they require for placement of virtually all ...

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LE-40V Benchtop Automated Pick & Place Machine

LE40 Benchtop SMT Pick and Place Machine

Benchtop model with the finest assembly precision for low to medium volume assembly production. LE40 benchtop model of pick and place machines offers technologically advanced, low cost solutions for low to medium volume SMT placeme...

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LE40 Benchtop SMT Pick and Place Machine

CS40 Benchtop Automated Pick and Place Machine

Cost effective automatic pick and place machine, built with the highest quality at affordable capital expenditure. Benchtop model with advanced, low cost solutions for low volume SMT placement applications. The CS40 Pick and Place ...

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CS40 Benchtop Automated Pick and Place Machine

LS60V Pick and Place Machine with Vision

Most flexible pick and place model with Vision offers technologically advanced features and automation with a 13" x 32" (330mm x 813mm) work area, 132 feeder positions where quick setup, ease of operation, and high reliablity are...

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LS60V Pick and Place Machine with Vision

LS60 Pick and Place Machine

The most flexible pick and place system, the LS60, offers technologically advanced features with a 13" x 32"  (330mm x 813mm) work area, 144 feeder positions where quick setup, ease of operation and high reliablity are paramount....

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LS60 Pick and Place Machine

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Horizontal Convection Reflow Technology Defined

Dec 23, 2009 | APS Novastar

Leading up to the development of lead-free soldering alloys, Horizontal Convection* was developed for the reflow process. Getting the correct temperature profile, with the narrow process window in lead-free applications, is now more important than ever. In each chamber or “zone”, air is circulated toward one side of the oven above the PCB and toward the opposite side of the oven below the PCB, forming a “cyclone” around the board. The forced air circulation results in a uniform temperature profile along the entire circuit board assembly. This technology is ideal for the precise profiles needed for lead free soldering....

How to Profile a PCB

Apr 22, 2009 | P. John Shiloh, John Malboeuf.

An optimal reflow profile is one of the most critical factors in achieving quality solder joints on a printed circuit board (PCB) assembly with surface mount components. A profile is a function of temperatures applied to the assembly over time. When graphed on a Cartesian plane, a curve is formed that represents the temperature at a specific point on the PCB, at any given time, throughout the reflow process....

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DDM Novastar Awarded Custom In-Line Pick-and-Place System

Aug 30, 2016 | DDM Novastar was awarded an order to design, build and commission a unique reel-to-reel in-line PCB assembly line. The customer, a large international medical device manufacturer, sought a company that could take a reel of substrate, populate it with BGA logic circuits, reflow them in place, and finish by rolling the completed strip onto an outboarding reel interlined with paper.

DDM Novastar Delivers Custom Pick-and-Place Machine

Aug 16, 2016 | DDM Novastar, a U.S. manufacturer of SMT and PCB assembly equipment, shipped a custom pick-and-place machine to a large multi-national laser cutting tool manufacturer.

DDM Novastar Announces Schedule for Fall Paste-Place-Reflow Workshop

Aug 15, 2016 | DDM Novastar, a U.S. manufacturer of SMT and PCB assembly equipment, has set the schedule for its popular Paste-Place-Reflow workshop, on September 14 and 15, 2015.

Plan to attend DDM Novastar's Open House!

Sep 02, 2015 | For the third consecutive year, DDM Novastar is holding our annual Open House on September 17, 2015!

DDM Novastar Announces Expanded Service & Support

Feb 04, 2015 | DDM Novastar has expanded its service and support staffing to provide quicker response times and more direct focus on service requests, troubleshooting, field service, application assistance, parts identification, and customer training.

DDM Novastar Announces Second Open House

Aug 06, 2014 | DDM Novastar announces its second annual open house. Customers, prospective customers and trade media representatives are all invited to attend - scheduled for Thursday and Friday, September 11 & 12, 2014. For potential buyers who may be interested in purchasing any type of PCB assembly equipment or a turnkey system in the next few months, this is the best opportunity to see all of DDM Novastar's products demonstrated in one place, ask any technical questions, and get a first-hand tour of DDM Novastar's U.S.A. manufacturing and assembly facility.

DDM Novastar Launches New Low Cost Automatic Pick and Place Machine

May 12, 2014 | DDM Novastar launches of a brand new entry-level pick and place machine. The L-SF40 is a complete, affordable turnkey automatic pick and place system that can be put in production right out of the box. The system is managed by a full desktop Windows® computer with flat screen monitor.

DDM Novastar Launches New Low Cost Automatic Pick and Place Machine

May 12, 2014 | DDM Novastar introduces new entry-level pick and place machine.

DDM Novastar Announces Steamlined Leasing Option for Its Customers

Jan 20, 2014 | DDM Novastar now offers in-house leasing services for its new and existing customers. "The process is extremely fast and efficient," said Vice President Barbara Kirkpatrick. "Potential customers only have to fill out a simple 1-page application, and they'll know in 24 hours if the deal is a go. This reduces transaction headaches for everyone and facilitates the process so customers can start using their new equipment faster."

DDM Novastar Launches New 5-Zone Horizontal Convection Reflow Soldering Oven

Jan 08, 2014 | DDM Novastar is pleased to announce the launch of the company's newest reflow oven, model GF-125 HC/HT, designed with five zones to provide a longer conveyor length and 2 additional zones to give better control over the soldering profile.

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TWEEZER-VAC ELITE Vacuum SMD Tweezer Kit

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