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Highlights from NEPCON China 2017

By Michael Skinner, Associate Editor

 U.S. Tech at NEPCON China, Michael Skinner, associate editor (left), and Jacob Fattal, publisher (right).
Last week in Shanghai, you could hardly pass an exhibitor at NEPCON China that wasn’t demonstrating some form of compatibility with Industry 4.0. On display were entire production lines, from material handling and component placement systems to soldering and final inspection all communicating with each other, feeding data forward and backward to monitor and adapt production in real time. We’d like to thank our colleagues at WKK for hosting us and providing everything we needed to cover the show.

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Sebastien Dignard of FRAMOS announced as one of Ottawa’s Forty under 40

OTTAWA, CANADA - The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa Business Journal announced Sebastien Dignard, President of FRAMOS Technologies as a 2017 Forty Under 40 recipient, one of Ottawa’s most prestigious business awards recognizing accomplished and rising business leaders under the age of 40.

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SmtXtra offers huge cost savings on a massive range of original and replacement SMT Nozzles and replacement SMT Nozzles

MARYVILLE, TN - SmtXtra, a leading provider of SMT parts to electronics companies across the globe, offers cost savings on a massive range of original and replacement SMT Nozzles.

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Seika: Effectively Test Wetting Balance of Component Leads with the New MALCOM SWB-2 Dip Wetting Tester

TORRANCE, CA - Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, introduces the MALCOM SWB-2 Dip Wetting Tester.

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NEO Tech to Focus on Substrate & Microelectronic Assembly during IMS 2017

CHATSWORTH, CA - NEO Tech, a leading provider of manufacturing technology and supply chain solutions for brand name OEMs in the industrial, medical and mil/aero markets, announces that it will showcase its high-reliability substrate and microelectronic assembly capabilities in booth 1357 at the 2017 International Microwave Symposium, which is scheduled to take place June 6-8, 2017 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.

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Ironwood Electronics: Clamshell Production Test Socket for ASE's FC BGA1164

Socket and Test your 25x25mm BGA device using extreme temperature socket

EAGAN, MN - Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new Stamped spring pin socket addressing high performance requirements for testing BGA1164 - CBT-BGA-7042. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions.

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BTU International Receives 30th Award for Advanced Thermal Processing

NORTH BILLERICA, MA - BTU International, Inc., announces that it has been awarded a 2017 EM Asia Innovation Award in the category of Soldering Systems – Volume Soldering Systems (Reflow Soldering Equipment) for its PYRAMAX™ ZeroTurn Dual Chamber system.

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Design-2-Part to Host America’s Largest Contract Manufacturing Show Ever

SCHAUMBURG, IL - When the doors open next week for the Greater Chicago Design-2-Part Show attendees will be treated to the largest all contract manufacturing event ever held in the United States. Design-2-Part Shows (D2P) has announced that exhibit sales have just reached 300 companies eclipsing their previous record of 299 set in 2001 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

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MIRTEC Europe to Exhibit at What’s New in Electronics Live Event

BIRMINGHAM, UK - MIRTEC, “The Global Leader in Inspection Technology,” today announced they are participating in the upcoming What’s New in Electronics Live! event. They will exhibit in booth #327. The show is scheduled for May 9-10 and will take place at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, UK.

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PDR Americas and Horizon to Discuss Versatile IR Rework System for Small to Large PCB Assemblies

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA - PDR, a leader in IR rework, test and inspection, is pleased to announce that Horizon Sales will discuss the IR-E6 Evolution XL rework system at the SMTA Michigan Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Crossroads Conference Center in Grand Rapids, MI.

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For a Second Consecutive Year, VirTex Nominated for the Prestigious Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Award for Big Data & Advanced Analytics Leadership.

SANTA CLARA, CA - VirTex have been nominated for another Manufacturing Leadership Award, by the greatly admired Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Council, for an award for their services in ‘Big Data and Advanced Analytics Leadership.’ ‘Project Tandem’, the project which received this nomination, addresses limitations in traditional manufacturing scheduling tools and provides greater visibility to labor requirements in a combination of linear workflows and lean manufacturing work cells.

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ETCO Launches Tandem of Composite Applicator and Specialized Coated Tooling

Bradenton, FL - ETCO Incorporated, a manufacturer of custom precision stampings, molded products, and wire termination parts today announced the launch and pairing of two technologies that will save manufacturers time and money. The company is coupling its recently launched composite frame applicator, EDGE-C, with a new specially coated perishable tooling - that when used together can extend the life of both.

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PhotoMachining, Inc. and Light Fab GmbH Announce Collaborative Effort to Promote Selective Laser Etching

PELHAM, NH - PhotoMachining, Inc. and Light Fab GmbH are pleased to announce a collaborative effort to promote Selective Laser Etching using femtosecond lasers in the US market.

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Schleuniger showcasing Gore’s High Data Rate Cables at the Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo

LANDENBERG, PA - W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) is pleased to announce that Schleuniger, a leading international manufacturer of wire processing equipment, will showcase Gore’s high data rate cables for military and civil aircraft applications at the 2017 Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo in Milwaukee, WI, May 10-11, Booth 1732.

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SCS to Present ‘Parylene Conformal Coatings: Increasing the Reliability of Complex Technologies’ during ASME Webinar

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) is pleased to announce that it will participate in a Mechanical Engineering-sponsored webinar on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. EDT.

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Reduce costs through thermal process optimization with KIC at SMT Nuremberg

SAN DIEGO, CA - KIC today announced plans to exhibit with SmartRep in booth 4A-230 at SMT Hybrid Packaging, scheduled to take place May 16-18, 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany. KIC’s representatives will showcase the new KIC SPS thermal profiler and Vantage network intelligence system.

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Digi-Key: Maxim MAX17222

SHENMAO America, Inc. Exhibits Monday, May 8 Booth # 7 At 2017 SMTA Puget Sound (Redmond) Symposium & Supplier Day

Held at Microsoft, 15255 NE 40th Street, Redmond, WA 98052; Show Hours: 10 AM Until 4 PM

SAN JOSE, CA - SHENMAO is featuring how to solve Solder Paste issues such as Voids, Head on Pillow, Slumping, Non-Wetting Open and Short Stencil Life with Higher Quality Flux and Extremely Pure Virgin Powder made by SHENMAO, Resulting in Solder Joints of Ultimate Quality.

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Join Ersa at the SMTA Wisconsin Expo on May 2nd for High Precision Rework!

PLYMOUTH, WI - Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, will exhibit at the SMTA Wisconsin Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Milwaukee Airport Crowne Plaza in Milwaukee, WI.

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CDM Electronics Now Stocks the Latest Generation of Eaton's Micro-Military Circular Connectors

TURNERSVILLE, NJ - Announced today by CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, is the availability of the latest generation of Eaton's Micro-Military Circular Connector Series with shell diameters as small as 0.43” (11 mm).

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