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November 25, 2020 

Part 12 of Siemens’ Digital Twin Webinar Series: MES and Enterprise Systems

I-Connect007 Editorial Team

I-007e Micro Webinars recently released a free, on-demand series titled “Implementing Digital Twin Best Practices From Design Through Manufacturing.” Each of the 12 segments can be viewed in about five minutes.

Have you ever wondered what digital twin is, how it's used, and its benefits? Are you interested in learning ways to optimize and streamline how data flows from design, production planning, process engineering, and manufacturing? Then this micro webinar series is for you!

Throughout this 12-part series, Jay Gorajia from Siemens Industries Software describes how to leverage the digital twin concept—from design to production planning and process engineering—through manufacturing execution and supply chain... More >

SMT News & Articles
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Lean Digital Thread: Micro-Solutions—Solving One Challenge at a Time

Sagi Reuven, Siemens Digital Industries

In previous columns, I’ve written about topics related mostly to the shop floor but started swimming upstream and wrote about design for manufacturing and process engineering. In the last column, I focused mostly on the critical phase of moving from design to manufacturing and how to tackle the BOM management:

  1. Design for manufacturing is much easier now
  2. Data collection and the basic questions you can answer
  3. Material management and its impact
  4. Data-driven decisions and micro-solutions in manufacturing
  5. Accelerating global new product introduction (NPI)

In this month's column, as promised, I would like to jump back to the manufacturing floor and share my thoughts on the role of a manufacturing execution system (MES), reporting, and analytics... More >


APCT, one of the largest privately held PCB manufacturers in North America,
is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with 2 manufacturing sites in So. California and 1 in Wallingford, CT. Technologies include standard through-hole; advanced HDI work; and flex/rigid-flex. Certifications support commercial and military work, including IPC 6012 Class 3 & 3A, AS9100D, MIL-55110 & MIL-PRF-31032. We are set to manufacture prototype to mid-production work, with full-scale production handled offshore through APCT Global. Corporate wide cycle times are consistently faster than industry standards. Learn more.

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Catching up With QCMS General Manager Rick McAnally

Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group

Founded in 2007, QCMS is one of the more interesting EMS companies on the East Coast. They are actually a sister company to Niche Electronics located in Pennsylvania. Frank Bowman, president of Niche Electronics, set up my interview with QCMS General Manager Rick McAnally... More >


ALPHA Recycling Services – Maximize your metal recovery return. Alpha provides electronics assemblers safe, efficient solder recycling services which will help them meet environmental and legislative requirements while maximizing the return on their solder dross, scrap and solder paste waste. Our processes also remove the reclaim material from becoming part of the waste stream traditionally placed in landfills. Learn more at:

This Month's Jobs
Director of Process Engineering

A successful and growing printed circuit board manufacturer in Orange County, CA, has an opening for a director of process engineering.

Job Summary:

The director of process engineering leads all engineering activities to produce quality products and meet cost objectives...

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Process Engineering Manager

A successful and growing printed circuit board manufacturer in Orange County, CA, has an opening for a process engineering manager.

Job Summary:

The process engineering manager coordinates all engineering activities to produce quality products and meet cost objectives...

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Current SMT007 Magazine Table of Contents

Test & Inspection in the Smart Factory

The role of test and inspection is shifting and it is this shifting that we set out to study for this issue. We explore answers to the following questions: How does the role of test and inspection change? What are manufacturers asking of their inspection equipment? What are manufacturers supplying in response? Who’s leading the changeover—equipment manufacturers or their customers? These questions—and this shift in role for inspection—is the natural result of digital factory infrastructure development in the form of AI, interoperability protocols and big data...
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