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DEN-ON: Rework Solutions Large and Small
Established in 1963, DEN-ON Instruments Co., Ltd. researches, develops, designs, and manufactures tools and systems for the electronics industry. The company, which provides effective solutions for many electronic production lines, offers a complete range of rework equipment as well as soldering/desoldering ...
Disruptive Business Model
By Philip Stoten (
I've talked many times about the disruptive nature of the industry and the way industries are coming together and lines are blurring. But what about business models, will some of these trends impact upon the way we actually sell our product. Disruptive business models surround ...
How Speedprint Helped ADCO Circuits Meet its Mission
Jenny Popp, MW Associates
Established in 1981 in Rochester Hills, MI, ADCO Circuits, Inc. provides electronic design and circuit board assembly services to a wide range of companies in the industrial, medical, automotive, telecommunications and aerospace/military equipment markets. As a full-service turnkey ...
LED Assembler LumaSmart Keeps Its Future Bright
By Lindsey Yakin, Inside Sales/Marketing, LumaSmart
LumaSmart Technology International, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer of electronic assemblies, including printed circuit boards (PCBs), light-emitting-diode (LED) light engines, and LED light fixtures. The company has been in business since 2002, and having started out as an automotive ...
Nordson YESTECH Helps Keep GMI's Cornerstone Values of Quality & Reliability Strong
By Jay Handley
General Microcircuits, Inc. (GMI) has been providing simple solutions for electronic printed-circuit-board (PCB) manufacturing since 1980. The company continually launches new products and refines existing ones, supporting the entire product development process from concept through ...
Particulate- and Microbial-Controlled Clean Rooms
By Nick McPherson, Project Engineer, Valtronic Technologies (USA), Inc.
Microelectronics technology is increasingly ubiquitous, even within the human body, as medical researchers develop new approaches for monitoring and treating a growing array of illnesses and injuries. A variety of implantable medical devices are now used routinely, ranging from intraocular ...
Lean Manufacturing: Lectronics Completes "Do" Stage
By Jeff Riedel, Lean Champion, Saline Lectronics, Saline, MI
Saline Lectronics is being transformed into a lean organization in which continuous improvements help enhance customer satisfaction, safety, quality, delivery, and profit. As detailed in previous articles, the firm is engaged in a Lean Implementation effort to restructure and revitalize ...
Who innovates manufacturing?
By Philip Stoten (
The manufacturing world has been turned on its head by the outsourcing industry, and in many ways for the better, but what about the impact this trend has had on innovation in the manufacturing process?
Changing CAEs Led to Major Workflow Improvements
By Gerald Scheffels
Today's manufacturers rely heavily on computer-aided-design (CAD) tools to achieve success on the production floor. Not only can such tools make engineers more productive, but they can help with production workflows and make an entire electronic manufacturing facility more effective ...
Ethernet Industrial I/O Simplifies Wave Solder Machine Control
By Jim Lamberson, Sensoray, Tigard, OR
Speedline Technologies, Inc.
is a developer and provider of capital equipment for electronics manufacturing, used in printed-circuit-board (PCB) assembly facilities around the world. Collaborating closely with Electrovert
, Speedline's Missouri-based business unit specializing ...
Europlacer Helps CEM Improve Efficiency, Quality, and Capacity
By Brian LeBlanc, Director of Manufacturing, Colonial Electronic Manufacturers, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Colonial Electronic Manufacturers, Inc. (CEM) is based in Nashua, NH and focuses on providing a comprehensive list of traditional and nontraditional manufacturing services to the electronics industry. Services include through-hole assembly and soldering, surface-mount ...
Stiamo communicando? Are we communicating?
By Philip Stoten, Founder & Partner, Scoop Communications (
Does it sometimes feel like some people are talking a completely different language? I don't mean English and Italian, I mean that communication between different generations, or people from different regions in the same country, or even completely different industries.
Commitment to Quality, Technology, Service at IEC
By Elaine Yeomans, Marketing Communications Manager, Nordson DAGE, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
IEC Electronics Corp. is a premier provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) to advanced technology companies primarily in the military/aerospace, medical, and industrial sectors. The company is headquartered in Newark, NY and has operations in Rochester, NY, Albuquerque ...
Considerations in Building PCBA Functional Test Systems, Part 2
By Greg Crouch, Engineering Services Business Development Manager, Circuit Check, Inc., Maple Grove, MN
Last month, in Part 1, we reviewed some of the difficulties in developing test systems and methods for testing printed-circuit-board assemblies (PCBAs) because of limited access points (see
, May 2015, p. 49). But open test standards such as PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation ...
Could "Industry 4.0" be "Made in China 4.0"?
By Philip Stoten (
There's no doubt that Industry 4.0 has been top of the agenda for the electronics manufacturing industry in Germany for a couple of years now. Elsewhere less so, but now the debate around this topic seems to be gaining momentum in China and with the launch of their own "Made in ...
Dynalab: Winning Big in Today's Assembly Industry
By Melissa Porter, Program Manager, Dynalab EMS, Inc., Reynoldsburg, OH
Headquartered in the Columbus, Ohio area, Dynalab Inc. is a design and manufacturing organization serving the electronics industry. Since 1981, it has built many long-term partnerships with Fortune 500 companies by providing outstanding engineering and manufacturing support. As a full ...
Europlacer Helps 125-Year-Old Company
Chris Merow, North American Sales Manager, Europlacer Americas
Since 1889, Star Headlight & Lantern Co., Inc. (
) has been the leader in emergency vehicle safety lighting products. These products have included Star Amber warning lighting systems, Star Signal Vehicle Products, red and blue police vehicle lighting, light bars, backup ...
Fundamentals of SPI Closed-Loop Solutions
By Ondrej Simecek, Marketing Department, Test Research, Inc., Taipei City, Taiwan
In the production of printed-circuit boards (PCBs) and PCB assemblies (PCBAs), solder paste inspection (SPI) is one of the more critical quality control (QC) measures used to enhance production-line efficiency and effectiveness. SPI helps minimize production losses by identifying solder ...
Javad EMS Benefits from Advanced 3D Inspection System
By Gary Walker, Vice President, JAVAD EMS
Located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, in San Jose, Javad EMS serves a wide range of customers with needs for high-complexity products and low-to-medium-volume production requirements. In January 2011, the firm purchased its first three-dimensional (3D) in-line advanced ...
Saline Lectronics Case Study - Stage I: Lean Plan
Setting up for lean production on Pilot Line 2.
By Jeff Riedel, Lean Champion, Saline Lectronics
Saline Lectronics (
) is undergoing a company-wide lean transformation, as detailed in the previous issue of US-Tech. The objective of the program is to develop a lean, learning environment that focuses all employees on continuously improving customer satisfaction,
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