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IPC Survey Assesses Leaded Vs. Lead-free Military Electronics Production Costs and Supply Chain Risks

Mar 17, 2015 | IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® launched a “fast facts” survey today to assess the current state of the supply chain for military electronics suppliers and the issues surrounding the trend toward lead-free electronics. All manufacturers of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronic assemblies for military or aerospace applications are invited to participate. The deadline for responses is Friday, March 27.

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

Blue Thunder Adds Conductive Containers ESD Safe Packaging and Storage Solutions

Mar 17, 2015 | Blue Thunder Technologies is excited to announce the addition of Conductive Containers to its Electronics Assembly product offerings. The company will offer a complete line of ESD Packaging, Shipping, Handling, and Storage Solutions.

Blue Thunder Technologies, Inc.

Blue Thunder Technologies, Inc.

Blue Thunder Technologies manufactures a wide variety of wiping products and can supply virtually any type of consumable item used in cleanrooms, assembly lines, laboratories, and manufacturing.

Enfield, Connecticut, USA

Adhesives/Dispensing, Antistatic, Assembly, Repair/Rework, Soldering

Vi TECHNOLOGY to Demo Next-Generation SPI System and Sigma Review Software at NEPCON China

Mar 17, 2015 | Vi TECHNOLOGY will exhibit at NEPCON China 2015, scheduled to take place April 21-23, 2015 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center. WKK will exhibit the PI Series (SPI) in Stand B-1E10 and First Technology will exhibit the K Series (AOI) in Stand C1-1E05.

Vi TECHNOLOGY

Sigma Review

Vi TECHNOLOGY

Vi TECHNOLOGY is a worldwide global supplier of a wide range of innovative Automated Inspection AOI, 3D-SPI equipment and software solutions that provide real time data collection and correlation across the SMT line.

Richardson, Texas, USA

Inspection

Viscom to showcase advanced 3D Inspection solutions and new TrueYield concept for line performance optimization

Mar 17, 2015 | At the upcoming 2015 Nepcon Shanghai show Viscom AG, leading manufacturer of highly precise and efficient inspection systems for the electronics industry, will showcase its latest innovations, demonstrating the highlights of its most advanced and comprehensive range of 3D- AOI, SPI and X-ray inspection systems.

Viscom AG

X7056 FPD in-line 3D AXI/ 3D AOI combo system.

Viscom AG

A leading provider of industrial image processing (AOI and AXI) Automated Optical and X-ray inspection equipment.

Hanover, Germany

Inspection

CyberOptics to Exhibit High-Speed, Ultimate Accuracy 3D SPI and AOI Solutions at NEPCON China

Mar 17, 2015 | CyberOptics® Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE) today announced that it will exhibit its latest lineup of 3D SPI and AOI systems in Stand B-1D10 at NEPCON China 2015, scheduled to take place April 21-23, 2015 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center.

CyberOptics Corporation

CX150i system.

CyberOptics Corporation

CYBEROPTICS is a global leader in high-precision 3D sensors that significantly improve yields and productivity in the 3D scanning and metrology, Surface Mount Technology & Semiconductor Markets

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Inspection

Count On Tools Inc. Unveils the SwissGrip Punch Series from PB Swiss Tools

Mar 17, 2015 | Count On Tools Inc., a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, introduces PB Tools’ SwissGrip Punch Series.

Count On Tools, Inc.

PB Tools’ SwissGrip Punch Series.

Count On Tools, Inc.

COT specializes in high quality SMT nozzles and consumables for pick and place machines. We provide special engineering design service of custom nozzles for those unique and odd components.

Gainesville, Georgia, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Pick and Place, Repair/Rework, Contract Manufacturer

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZES PANASONIC FACTORY SOLUTIONS WITH TWO NPI AWARDS

Mar 17, 2015 | March 17, 2015 – Rolling Meadows, IL – Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America has won two New Product Introduction (NPI) Awards for its newly introduced NPM-D3 component placement machine and Multi Recognition Camera. The awards were accepted by the company’s president, Faisal Pandit, at a ceremony during IPC APEX in San Diego, CA. Mr. Pandit commented, “Panasonic Factory Solutions is honored to receive these awards as testament to our deliberate focus to be the best total solutions provider—delivering hardware, software, and process solutions emphasizing continuous improvement and innovation.”

Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America (PFSA)

Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America (PFSA)

PFSA develops and supports innovative manufacturing automation equipment, processes and solutions around the core of electronic assembly, microelectronic, software and circuit manufacturing

Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Pick and Place, OEM

Bob Willis Malaysia Workshop in June

Mar 17, 2015 | Conformal Coating, Bottom Mounted Components and Robotic Soldering are featured workshops presented by Bob to coincide with Nepcon Malaysia. The Knowledge Group have invited Bob to present three one day workshops in Penang 9-11th June. For further information visit http://knowledgegroupco.com/index.php/component/jcalpro/events/day?date=2015-06-09 The workshops include: BMC (Bottom Mounted Component) LGA (Land Grid Array) QFN (Quad Flat No-lead) Design, Assembly & Rework Guide Conformal Coating Applications, Inspection, Rework & Quality Control High Temperature Electronic Manufacture with Selective, Laser and Robotic Point Soldering

ASKbobwillis.com

On land or under the sea he has a solution

ASKbobwillis.com

On site and online Training and consultancy in electronics manufacture. Wide range of training products which are solder worldwide by IPC, SMTA, SMART Group and others

Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom

Consultant, Training Provider

Conformal Coating & Cleaning Defect Guide free to Download

Mar 17, 2015 | Bob Willis produced the Conformal Coating & Cleaning Defect Guide and its availbale to download free online. The guide was produced to coincide with a three day Hands on Conformal Coating & Cleaning Experience held FREE last year at our NEW Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham.

ASKbobwillis.com

Conformal Coating Defect Guide to Download

ASKbobwillis.com

On site and online Training and consultancy in electronics manufacture. Wide range of training products which are solder worldwide by IPC, SMTA, SMART Group and others

Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom

Consultant, Training Provider

NEPCON China 2015 Preview: New Technologies, New Materials

Mar 16, 2015 | NEPCON China is a key event that the entire electronics manufacturing industry pays attention to. This year, the exhibition will take place at Shanghai New International Expo Center (Hall 1) from 21-23 April. NEPCON China 2015 will gather 500 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions. The key industry event will feature cutting-edge SMT technologies, products and solutions.

Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organiser, with a growing portfolio of more than 440 events in 36 countries, and a staff of over 2,500 exhibition specialists.

28 The Quadrant, United Kingdom

Events Organizer

ViTrox Technologies Brings Best-in-Class AOI and AXI to NEPCON China

Mar 16, 2015 | ViTrox Technologies today announced that it will exhibit in stand B1G58 at NEPCON China 2015, scheduled to take place April 21-23, 2015 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center. The company will showcase the V810 S2 EX 3D In-line Advanced X-ray Inspection System (AXI) and V510 Optimus 3D AOI system, both of which are 2015 NPI Award winners. The V510 Optimus also won a 2014 Global Technology Award.

ViTrox Technologies

V810 S2 EX 3D In-line Advanced X-ray Inspection System.

ViTrox Technologies

A cutting-edge solutions provider of innovative, advanced and cost effective automated vision inspection system & equipment for the semiconductor and electronic packaging industries

Penang, Malaysia

Inspection

VJ Electronix to Highlight the New Summit IIe and XQuik at NEPCON China

Mar 16, 2015 | VJ Electronix, Inc., the leader in rework technologies and global provider of advanced X-ray inspection systems, will exhibit in Stand B-1D10 at NEPCON China 2015, scheduled to take place April 21-23, 2015 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center. VJ Electronix will highlight the new high performance Summit II and XQuik with AccuCount for counting components stored in reels.

VJ Electronix

XQuik with AccuCount Technology.

VJ Electronix

Rework and X-ray Inspection solutions for a variety of applications. VJ integrates proven industrial X-ray expertise with advanced SRT automation and NIS X-ray electronics inspection expertise.

Bohemia, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Assembly, Inspection, Repair/Rework, Soldering

Say Goodbye to Manual Profiling – Let KIC Schedule Automatic Profiling at NEPCON China

Mar 16, 2015 | KIC today announced that it will exhibit in Stand B-1D40 at NEPCON China 2015, scheduled to take place April 21-23, 2015 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center. Company representatives will demonstrate the Footprint, ProBot, X5, K2 and Mobile Profile Viewer APP.

KIC

X5 Profiler

KIC

KIC's provides products and services designed to improve a variety of thermal monitoring, profiling and process control applications.

San Diego, California, USA

Software Manufacturer

Data I/O to Show Its Integrated Automated Programming System at NEPCON Shanghai

Mar 16, 2015 | PSV3000 is the cost effective entry point for high quality Data I/O programming for the Asian Markets. The PSV3000 delivers trusted performance, high reliability and local support at a great value.

Data I/O Corporation

PSV3000 automated programming system.

Data I/O Corporation

Data I/O is the world's leading provider of manual and automated programming solutions for semiconductor (IC) devices. Data I/O's solutions, software and programming engine ensures devices are programmed correctly every time.

Redmond, Washington, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

SEHO Provides the Right Selective Soldering Solution at NEPCON China

Mar 16, 2015 | SEHO Systems GmbH, a worldwide leading manufacturer of complete solutions for soldering processes and automated production lines, will showcase the new SEHO SelectLine and LeanSelect selective soldering systems in stand A-1A59 in the German Pavilion at NEPCON China 2015, scheduled to take place April 21-23, 2015 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center.

SEHO Systems GmbH

SEHO SelectLine selective soldering systems.

SEHO Systems GmbH

SEHO develops and manufactures reflow, selective and wave soldering machines for the electronics industry. Since its foundation in 1976, SEHO is worldwide THE contact partner whenever soldering is involved.

Kreuzwertheim, Germany

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Soldering

SEHO Provides the Right Selective Soldering Solution at NEPCON China

Mar 16, 2015 | SEHO Systems GmbH, a worldwide leading manufacturer of complete solutions for soldering processes and automated production lines, will showcase the new SEHO SelectLine and LeanSelect selective soldering systems in stand A-1A59 in the German Pavilion at NEPCON China 2015, scheduled to take place April 21-23, 2015 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center.

SEHO Systems GmbH

SEHO Systems GmbH

SEHO develops and manufactures reflow, selective and wave soldering machines for the electronics industry. Since its foundation in 1976, SEHO is worldwide THE contact partner whenever soldering is involved.

Kreuzwertheim, Germany

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Soldering

BTU to Exhibit Award Winning Reflow Equipment at Productronica China

Mar 16, 2015 | BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy markets, today announced that it will exhibit the award-winning DYNAMO™ and PYRAMAX™ convection reflow ovens in booth E1-1106 at Productronica China, scheduled to take place March 17-19, 2015, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

BTU International

DYNAMO

BTU International

Global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the electronics assembly market.

North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Metcal Presents REStronics Metro with Rep Group of the Year Award

Mar 16, 2015 | Metcal today announced that it presented REStronics Metro, its manufacturers’ representative in the New York metro area, with its Representative Group of the Year Award for 2014. The award was presented to David Leventhal, REStronics Metro Principal, during Metcal’s National Rep Meeting at the recent IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego, CA. 

Metcal

Ed Zamborksy, Metcal’s RSM, with David Leventhal, REStronics Metro.

Metcal

Manufacturer of high-performance precision rework systems for the electronics bench. Product lines include: Hand Soldering and Desoldering, Convection Rework products, Fume Extraction and Fluid Dispensing tools.

Cypress, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Adhesives/Dispensing, Repair/Rework, Soldering

Kurtz Ersa Customers in the Pacific NW Can Now Place Orders Online

Mar 16, 2015 | Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, is pleased to announce that its manufacturers’ representative in the Pacific Northwest, MaRC Technologies, Inc., has launched an online store. Customers in this territory can conveniently order Kurtz Ersa NA’s hand soldering equipment at http://www.marctechnologies.biz.

kurtz ersa Corporation

kurtz ersa Corporation

Manufacturer of Selective Soldering Systems, Ersascope BGA Inspection Systems, BGA Rework Systems, Soldering Irons, Wave Solder and Reflow Equipment.

Wertheim, Germany

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Soldering

Universal's Custom Tooling Paying Dividends for SEL

Mar 16, 2015 | Universal Instruments and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories have enjoyed a successful partnership for many years, with Universal being the first capital equipment supplier to be awarded preferred-supplier status with SEL. Universal was also recognized as one of the company’s Supplier Success Stories of 2010.

Universal Instruments Corporation

Universal Instruments Corporation

Universal Instruments is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced automation and assembly equipment solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry.

Conklin, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Pick and Place

Online SMT Auction Closing March 18th, 2015

Mar 16, 2015 | Baja Bid is conducting an online auction. Online SMT “Sealed Bid” Auction Closes on March 18, 2015.

Baja Bid

Baja Bid

BAJA Bid was founded to form an auction organization with the primary objective of providing an outstanding experience for both our buyers and sellers.

Odessa, Florida, USA

Equipment Auctions, Equipment Dealer / Broker

PNC announces the latest add-on qualification to Military Performance Specification MIL-PRF-31032

Mar 16, 2015 | PNC is proud to announce the latest add-on qualification of product testing to Military Performance Specification MIL-PRF-31032, CAGE Code 66766.

PNC Inc.

MIL_Spec_capabilities

PNC Inc.

Complete turnkey jobs from PCB design, Fabrication, Laser cut SMT stencil, PCB assembly (SMT and through hole), Cable assembly and wire harness, Membrane switches, Name-plates and graphical overlays, all under one umbrella!

Nutley, New Jersey, USA

Manufacturer of Bare PCBs, Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs, Assembly, Design, Contract Manufacturer

Elimiate solder voids online we show you how

Mar 16, 2015 | Void Formation in Solder Joints – Causes & Cures Webinar Monday 18th May 2.30pm GMT Voiding in solder joints is not new we have experienced cavities in solder joints during the introduction of through hole, surface mount and more recently area array technology. In many cases we never knew we have had voids till the introduction of x-ray inspection.

ASKbobwillis.com

Make voids in solder joint a thing of the past

ASKbobwillis.com

On site and online Training and consultancy in electronics manufacture. Wide range of training products which are solder worldwide by IPC, SMTA, SMART Group and others

Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom

Consultant, Training Provider

Kintner Equipment to Represent Europlacer Americas’ in New York

Mar 14, 2015 | Europlacer Americas announces the appointment of Kintner Equipment Corporation (KEC) as its manufacturers’ representative. Walter Kintner will represent Europlacer’s broad range of highly flexible SMD pick-and-place machine technologies along with supplemental gear for high-mix, high-efficiency assembly work centers, throughout New York State.

EUROPLACER

Manufacturers’ representative Walter Kintner of Kintner Equipment Corporation.

EUROPLACER

Europlacer designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT pick and place equipment for the global electronics industry, with a network of distributors across the globe.

Poole Dorset, United Kingdom

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Pick and Place

BTU to Exhibit Award Winning Reflow Equipment at Productronica China

Mar 14, 2015 | BTU International today announced that it will exhibit the award-winning DYNAMO™ and PYRAMAX™ convection reflow ovens in booth E1-1106 at Productronica China, scheduled to take place March 17-19, 2015, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

BTU International

DYNAMO

BTU International

Global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the electronics assembly market.

North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

ApexFA wins 2015 NPI award for its SJ Innotech 520 SPI combination Printer/SPI unit

Mar 13, 2015 | Apex Factory Automation has received the 2015 Circuits Assembly New Product Introduction award for its SJ Innotech 520 SPI printer/SPI unit in the category of Screen Printing Equipment.

Apex Factory Automation

Mike Buetow presenting NPI award to Bob Drake and James Kim

Apex Factory Automation

A distributor of high quality surface mount and related production equipment. Currently distribute Mirae Placement, SJ Inno Tech Printers, Xavis X-Ray, Nordson-DIMA SMT.

Chantilly, Virginia, USA

Pick and Place, Screen Printing, Turnkey, Distributor, Manufacturer's Rep

FSInspection Partners with Kirby & Demarest in the Pacific Northwest

Mar 13, 2015 | FSInspection has appointed Kirby & Demarest as its manufacturers’ representative for the Pacific Northwestern United States. Kirby & Demarest will represent FSInspection’s complete line of industrial inspection solutions.

FSInspection

Alan Siebenthall of Kirby & Demarest.

FSInspection

FSInspection offers high-magnification visual inspection systems for industrial markets. FSInspection’s high-quality visual work stations are easy to use and more ergonomic and cost-effective than traditional microscopes.

St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Inspection, Repair/Rework, Soldering

STI Electronics, Inc. Earns IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Certifications

Mar 13, 2015 | STI Electronics announces that it has been awarded IPC J-STD-001, IPC-A-610 and IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML). STI is the first training center to receive IPC's Validations Services QML.

STI Electronics

John Mitchell and David Raby.

STI Electronics

Since 1982, STI Electronics, Inc. (STI) has been the premier full service organization for training, consulting, laboratory analysis, prototyping, and small- to medium-volume PCB assembly in the electronics industry.

Madison, Alabama, USA

Assembly, Design, IPC Standards Certification Center, Contract Manufacturer, Training Provider

SMTA Atlanta EXPO Returns for 19th year to Gwinnett Civic Center April 15

Mar 12, 2015 | The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) announced today that the Atlanta SMTA Expo would return to the Gwinnett Civic Center in Duluth, Georgia for its 19th annual event on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Technical sessions begin at 9:15 AM and the show floor opens at 10:00 AM. This free, one-day event will feature suppliers to the electronics industry displaying products and services for the high technology and surface mount markets, as well as free technical presentations.

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations.

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

BTU and Esman Elektronik to Discuss Reflow Capabilities at Electrotech Turkey

Mar 12, 2015 | BTU International will exhibit with its distributor Esman Elektronik at Electrotech Turkey, scheduled to take place March 19-22, 2015, at the Tuyap Exhibition and Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Representatives from BTU and Esman Elektronik will discuss the award-winning DYNAMO™ and PYRAMAX™ convection reflow ovens in booth Hall7-D120.

BTU International

DYNAMO

BTU International

Global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the electronics assembly market.

North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

FSInspection Announces Winner of PKMag® 50 Giveaway

Mar 12, 2015 | FSInspection is pleased to announce the winner of the PKMag® 50 Portable Inspection Device giveaway held during the recent IPC APEX EXPO. A new PKMag 50 will be shipped to Jason Sciberras of Saline Lectronics, based in Saline, MI.

FSInspection

The PKMag 50 Portable Inspection Device.

FSInspection

FSInspection offers high-magnification visual inspection systems for industrial markets. FSInspection’s high-quality visual work stations are easy to use and more ergonomic and cost-effective than traditional microscopes.

St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Inspection, Repair/Rework, Soldering

North American PCB Business Growth Sags in January but Indicators of Future Growth Remain Positive

Mar 11, 2015 | IPC announced today the January findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Despite sluggish sales and orders in January, the positive book-to-bill ratios of the past four months indicate sales growth in the first half of 2015.

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

ZESTRON’s Low Concentration pH Neutral Defluxing Agents – Proven Technology

Mar 11, 2015 | ZESTRON introduced the first pH neutral cleaning agent in 2009. Since then, the pH neutral defluxing agent VIGON® N 600 has proven to remove difficult post reflow residues from complex board geometries, and doing so with excellent material compatibility with sensitive components.

ZESTRON Americas

ZESTRON Americas

The globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industries.

Manassas, Virginia, USA

Cleaning, Test Services, Training Provider

Donald Tyler, Corfin, to Present “Elimination of Pb-Free Risk by Robotic Hot Solder Dip” at the SMTA Capital Chapter Meeting March 17th

Mar 11, 2015 | The SMTA Capital Chapter is pleased to announce Donald Tyler, Managing Director, Corfin Industries, will present “Elimination of Pb-Free Risk by Robotic Hot Solder Dip (RHSD)” at its first meeting of 2015 on March 17th, scheduled from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at EIT (Main Building Lunchroom), 108 Carpenter Drive, Sterling, VA 20164.

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

Donald Tyler, Managing Director, Corfin Industries.

Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations.

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Training Provider, Events Organizer

Libra Industries Completes Recertification Audit for ISO 9001 and ISO 13485

Mar 11, 2015 | Libra Industries is pleased to announce that it has passed the recertification audits for its ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2012 certifications. With the recertification, Libra Industries is equipped to serve the aviation, space and defense as well as medical device industries with a proven quality management system.

Libra Industries, Inc.

Mike Lynch, Libra Industries’ Quality Manager.

Libra Industries, Inc.

A leading provider of integrated Electronic Manufacturing Services serving OEM manufacturers dealing with complex or technically sophisticated manufacturing requirements in diverse industries and applications.

Mentor, Ohio, USA

Contract Manufacturer

Techcon Systems updated website www.techconsystems.com

Mar 11, 2015 | Techcon Systems, a product group of OK International and a leading provider of fluid dispensing systems and solutions has launched a new web site – www.techconsystems.com. The new site features an updated design that makes learning about the company’s products and services easier.

Techcon Systems

Techcon Systems

Techcon offers a wide array of fluid dispensing products and provides dispensing components ranging from disposable accessories to complete microprocessor-controlled dispensing systems, and precision valves.

Cypress, California, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Adhesives/Dispensing

Four IPC Global Statistical Programs Now Open

Mar 11, 2015 | IPC’s global statistical programs for the laminate, solder, process consumables and assembly equipment industries are now open to new participants for 2015. The deadline for IPC members to sign up is April 15. Participation is free to IPC-member companies as a benefit of membership.

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

Increased productivity for NXT III machines

Mar 11, 2015 | There are three solutions for improving the productivity even more with the latest NXT III related software.

Fuji Machine Mfg., Co. Ltd.

NXT III

Fuji Machine Mfg., Co. Ltd.

A leading manufacturer of SMT equipment and other machine tools used in industrial manufacturing.

Aichi, Japan

OEM

Pickering to Show Latest Switching Modules at AMPER 2015 in Brno, Czech Republic

Mar 10, 2015 | Pickering Interfaces will be showcasing their broad catalog of PXI and Ethernet LXI switching solutions at Amper, in Hall V, Booth 3.18 on March 24-27. These products include Pickering’s LXI, PXI, Programmable Resistors, Microwave Multiplexer and PCI Ranges. Below is a preview of some of the products they will be showing:

Pickering Interfaces Ltd.

Pickering Interfaces Ltd.

Manufacturer of commercial and custom switching systems used in the electronics test market and for imbedded switch systems in OEM equipment.

Essex, United Kingdom

Manufacturer of Components

IPC News: Congressman Tim Walz Tours Creation Technologies in Minnesota

Mar 10, 2015 | Today, Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN-1) met with executives and employees of IPC-member company Creation Technologies at the company’s custom-built manufacturing facility in St. Peter, Minn. Coordinated by IPC, this visit is part of a nationwide effort to educate policymakers about legislative and regulatory issues that affect the electronics manufacturing industry.

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

BTU Appoints ICCO EMT in Hungary

Mar 10, 2015 | BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy markets, appointed ICCO EMT (Electronic Manufacturing Technology) Kft., Budapest, Hungary, as its manufacturers’ representative throughout Hungary.

BTU International

BTU International

Global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the electronics assembly market.

North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Count On Tools Inc. Now Carries PB Swiss Tools’ Expanded MECATORQUE Line with the Preset Series

Mar 10, 2015 | Count On Tools Inc., a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, now carries PB Swiss Tools’ expanded line of MecaTorque torque tools. The new line of analog torque wrench screwdrivers is simple, reliable and safe for application. The MecaTorque torque handles with preset trigger value are ideal for all applications requiring the same torque at all times, such as in machining or assembly operations. The expanded product range for low to high torque with interchangeable blades or in bit holder versions provides the correct tool for every application.

Count On Tools, Inc.

PB Swiss Tools’ Expanded MECATORQUE Line with the Preset Series.

Count On Tools, Inc.

COT specializes in high quality SMT nozzles and consumables for pick and place machines. We provide special engineering design service of custom nozzles for those unique and odd components.

Gainesville, Georgia, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Pick and Place, Repair/Rework, Contract Manufacturer

IPC Crowns Winner of Hand Soldering World Championship

Mar 10, 2015 | The fourth annual IPC Hand Soldering World Championship at IPC APEX EXPO® on February 26 drew eight competitors from around the world. Victors from IPC hand soldering competitions in China, Europe, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States were challenged with building a functional electronics assembly within a one-hour time limit. Completing the championship round with a nearly perfect score of 247 points out of 248, Min Seok Kim, Samsung Thales Company Limited (Korea), was crowned champion, earning him a $1,000 cash prize, a new Metcal MX5210 soldering station and bragging rights as the world's best hand solderer.

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

Essemtec to Present Innovations at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2015

Mar 10, 2015 | Essemtec AG, the Swiss manufacturer of production systems for electronic assembly and packaging, will exhibit at booth #7.135 at SMT/HYBRID/PACKAGING, scheduled to take place May 5-7, 2015 in Nuremberg. Company representatives will demonstrate the latest generation of Paraquda pick-and-place system and Scorpion dispensing system. Other highlights will be the new SMT storage device Cubus Large and the new highly flexible and cost-effective pick-and-place system Lynx.

ESSEMTEC

Paraquda G2 is the first SMT assembly system to combine 3 processes in one machine

ESSEMTEC

Essemtec is a worldwide leader in manufacturing of highly flexible Surface Mount Technology (SMT) production equipment - pick-and-place system, dispenser, printer, oven, storage system and software Solutions.

Aesch, ZH, Switzerland

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Component Packaging, Pick and Place, Screen Printing, Soldering

FSInspection Appoints Representative in Northern California

Mar 09, 2015 | FSInspection announces the appointment of MAN-TechSystems as its manufacturers’ representative for the FSInspection series in Northern California and Northern Nevada.

FSInspection

Arnold Greenberg and Jeremy Greenberg, MAN-TechSystems.

FSInspection

FSInspection offers high-magnification visual inspection systems for industrial markets. FSInspection’s high-quality visual work stations are easy to use and more ergonomic and cost-effective than traditional microscopes.

St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Inspection, Repair/Rework, Soldering

Ersa Announces Versaflow 3 Level II Application Training Course in April

Mar 09, 2015 | Kurtz Ersa today announced that it will hold a two-day ERSA Versaflow 3 Selective Soldering Level II Application Training Course from April 8, 2015 at 1 p.m. until April 10, 2015 at 12 p.m. at its facility in Plymouth, WI. The course will provide students with the knowledge to properly maintain the Versaflow 3 with minimal or no defects with the highest throughput possible.

kurtz ersa Corporation

Versaflow 3 selective soldering machine.

kurtz ersa Corporation

Manufacturer of Selective Soldering Systems, Ersascope BGA Inspection Systems, BGA Rework Systems, Soldering Irons, Wave Solder and Reflow Equipment.

Wertheim, Germany

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Soldering

Bentek Expands Manufacturing Capacity to more than 100,000 ft.2

Mar 09, 2015 | Bentek has expanded its total manufacturing capacity in San Jose, CA. With the addition of a new 50,000 ft.2 facility, Bentek now has more than 100,000 ft.2 of manufacturing capacity.

Bentek Solar

PV marketplaces, has expanded its total manufacturing capacity in San Jose, CA.

Bentek Solar

A leader in manufacturing and engineering solutions for complex electro-mechanical and power distribution systems for the semiconductor and solar industries.

San Jose, California, USA

Manufacturer of Components

Cogiscan Partners with Horizon Sales in the Midwestern U.S.

Mar 09, 2015 | Cogiscan announces the appointment of Horizon Sales as its exclusive sales representative throughout the Midwestern U.S.

Cogiscan Inc.

Dave Trail, President and principal owner of Horizon Sales.

Cogiscan Inc.

Cogiscan provides factory-wide electronics manufacturing traceability (TTC), MSD control, component set up verification, PCB assembly error-proofing, components inventory management.

Bromont, Quebec, Canada

Inspection, Software Manufacturer

General Microcircuits, Inc. (GMI) Earns Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610

Mar 09, 2015 | IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to General Microcircuits, Inc. (GMI), an electronics manufacturing company based out of Mooresville. N.C. GMI provides circuit board and integrated assemblies to manufacturers in diverse industries. To earn the QML, GMI successfully completed an intensive audit based on two of IPC's foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies.

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is the trade association for the printed wiring board and electronics assembly industries.

Bannockburn, Illinois, USA

Association, Non-Profit, Events Organizer

Creation Technologies & Others Selling Excess Assets

Mar 09, 2015 | Baja Bid is conducting an online auction. The bidding period opened on March 2, 2015 and closes on March 18, 2015.

Baja Bid

Baja Bid

BAJA Bid was founded to form an auction organization with the primary objective of providing an outstanding experience for both our buyers and sellers.

Odessa, Florida, USA

Equipment Auctions, Equipment Dealer / Broker

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