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New Low-Temperature Solder Paste from SHENMAO

SAN JOSE, CA ― SHENMAO America, Inc. is pleased to introduce its PQ10 Low Temperature Solder Paste. As the world’s major solder materials provider, SHENMAO produces SMT solder paste, laser soldering paste, cored solder wire, wave solder bar, semiconductor packaging solder spheres, wafer bumping solder paste, flux and solar PV ribbon.  
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ASM Assembly Systems Partners with Technica USA and A-Tek Systems to deliver Factory Experience Roadshow

Colorado event attendees get first-hand look at new systems, consult with technical experts

Teaming with distributor partner Technica USA and electronics industry national distributor A-Tek Systems, ASM showcased its mid-speed market E by DEK printing platform and E by SIPLACE placement system during a two-day technology roadshow held in the A-Tek facilities in Longmont, Colorado.       
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Almit GmbH Reports Success and Halide-Free Trend at SMT Nuremberg.

Solder materials specialist, Almit, reports continuing interest in its premium products from visitors to the company’s stand at the SMT Hybrid Packaging exhibition in Nuremberg.

MICHELSTADT, GERMANY - Speaking of the 2018 exhibition experience, Business Development Manager Fabian Mendel observed initially that visitor numbers appeared to be down on last year. However, he noted that this was not supported by the number and quality of leads Almit enjoyed, which closely matched previous years.       
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Turning Copper Commutators with the Know-how of LACH DIAMOND

Visit LACH DIAMOND at IMTS in Chicago, Booth #432054 (West Building)

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Since the 60s, names like Bosch, Siemens and at that time AEG stand for the development and production of turning diamonds for turning copper commutators.

Worldwide the first presentation of polycrystalline diamond tools (PCD) at Hanover Trade Show in 1973 was at the same time the start of a new technology for machining non-ferrous metals – thereby also for the production of copper commutators.    
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Alicona Presents Its Latest Optical 3D Focus-Variation Measuring Instrument µCMM at Chicago´s IMTS Show

A new optical coordinate measurement machine for tightest tolerances in highest accuracy

BARTLETT, IL - µCMM is the most accurate optical micro-coordinate measuring system in its class. Users combine advantages of tactile coordinate technology and optical surface metrology to measure dimensions, position, shape and roughness of components with just one sensor. The new µCMM offers high geometric accuracy of several optical 3D measurements in relation to each other, which enables the measurement of smallest surface details including precise determination of position.   

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FKN Systek: Quick Adjust PCB Transport Racks

Quick and Convenient Set-Up for Different Board Sizes.

MILLIS, MA - Now available from FKN Systek, Stackable PCB Transport and Storage Racks made of conductive material for safe and convenient handling of Printed Circuit Cards during assembly. These Racks will hold up to 50 PCBs from 2” to 9.8” (5 to 25 cm) wide. Racks are made of conductive plastic temperature rated to 176 O F, Surface resistance <10 6        
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RIGOL Announces New 7000 Series Digital Oscilloscope

BEAVERTON, OR - RIGOL Technologies announces a significant addition to its oscilloscope portfolio with the introduction of the New 7000 Series Digital Oscilloscope.

The 7000 Series delivers unmatched price/performance capability in a mid-range oscilloscope.       
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Watch now: See the Videos from SMT Hybrid Packaging, Nuremberg

SMT Hybrid Packaging 2018, held from June 5-7 in Nuremberg, Germany, explored many of the electronics manufacturing trends that have been rapidly growing, namely Industry 4.0, miniaturization, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and more intelligent use of automation.
Trevor Galbraith, editor-in-chief of Global SMT & Packaging, held a series of panel discussions during the week with a range of guests, including representatives from YXLON, Mentor – A Siemens Business, ASM, Yamaha, Aegis, and many others. Topics include smart factory integration, the current state of artificial intelligence in manufacturing, solder void reduction, test methodologies, using augmented and virtual reality, and avoiding stencil printing defects. 

Würth Elektronik eiSos grows and invests

Doubling of Capacity for Storage, Picking and Shipping

WALDENBURG, GERMANY - Just two years after opening a highly modern logistics center with sample factory, Würth Elektronik eiSos is investing another 25 million euros at its Waldenburg site. The existing storage, picking and logistics space is set to double again with the construction of 4,000 m² of usable space for logistics and a fully automated shuttle warehouse covering 1,300 m².    
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ITW EAE: New Electrovert® Inline Cleaning Solutions Allow Manufacturers to Start Small and Expand Later

CAMDENTON, MO - As PCBs become miniaturized, denser and more complex, and lead-free soldering has become common, board assemblers are finding that cleaning is required for board level reliability. Finding space for this cleaning process has been a challenge for many manufacturers and many have resorted to batch processing due to space constraints.         

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Northwire Certified to 2016 Revision of ISO13485 and 2015 Revision of ISO9001
OSCEOLA, WI – Northwire, Inc., (NWI), a leading technical cable design and manufacturer and subsidiary of The LEMO Group, receives certification for the latest 2016 revision of ISO13485 and the 2015 revision of ISO9001. These certifications are accredited by SQS, Swiss Association for Quality and Management in partnership with IQNet.      
Jeremy Zhou Appointed to China Regional Sales Manager for VJ Electronix, Inc.
CHELMSFORD, MA - VJ Electronix, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced X-ray inspection, component counting systems and PCB rework technologies, today announced that Jeremy Zhou was promoted to China Region Sales Manager. In this capacity, Zhou will be responsible for the company’s sales and technical support activity in China.       
DDM Novastar Welcomes New Director of Engineering: Brian Osterhout brings prior APS Novastar electro-mechanical engineering skills to new product development
IVYLAND, PA - DDM Novastar is pleased to announce the return of Brian Osterhout as DDM Novastar’s director of engineering. Brian has over 30 years of machine design experience, with a broad background in product development and manufacturing. From 2005 to 2010, he worked as Senior Designer & Project Engineer for APS Novastar (DDM Novastar’s previous entity) and helped design the firm’s L Series Pick & Place machine, along with enhancements to the reflow oven and Stencil Printer product lines.        
Semiconductor Equipment Record Spending Streak To Continue Through 2019
MILPITAS, CA - The semiconductor industry is nearing a third consecutive year of record equipment spending with projected growth of 14 percent (YOY) in 2018 and 9 percent in 2019, a mark that would extend the streak to a historic fourth consecutive growth year, according to the latest update of the World Fab Forecast report published by SEMI.    
Omron Automation Americas Announces FY17 Distributor of the Year Award Winners
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL - Industrial automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas recently announced the 2017 fiscal year’s winners of the prestigious Distributor of the Year award at its FY18 Sales Conference during the week of May 21st.     

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