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November 29, 2023 

Real Time with... productronica 2023: Faster Component Placement With Mycronic’s New A40

Real Time with...productronica

Mycronic’s Kevin Clue discusses the new MyPro A40, a pick and place machine that is 48% faster than its predecessor. The A40 maintains the flexibility desired by high-mix, low-volume manufacturers while offering a wider component range, better accuracy and repeatability.

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News & Articles
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Standard of Excellence: The Perfect PCB Fab—A Vision for Five Years Ahead

Anaya Vardya, American Standard Circuits

To sustain a standard of excellence, it’s equally important to look at both what we’re doing today as well as what we’ll do in the future. In other words, plan ahead. In that spirit, I thought it would be prudent to peek into the future and talk about what a printed circuit board fabrication facility with a “standard of excellence” will look like five years from now.

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Blackfox: The World’s Premier IPC Training & Certification Center
Blackfox Training Institute offers training & certification in all 6 IPC certification programs covering all aspects of electronics manufacturing. Certification is available for all levels including Operator (CIS), Standards Expert (CSE) and Trainer (CIT) in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Chinese. Blackfox Master IPC Trainers have hundreds of years of combined manufacturing experience to ensure the highest level of content delivery and expertise. Experience the Blackfox difference today!

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Real Time with... productronica 2023: The Synergy of Partnership

Real Time with...productronica

Cogiscan, iTAC and DUALIS offer customized digital solutions from connectivity and material management to analytics and traceability. François Monette talks about factory solutions that can stand alone or be fully integrated.

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Real Time with... productronica 2023: Koh Young Discusses Semiconductor and Advanced Packaging Inspection

Real Time with...productronica

Koh Young’s Harald Eppinger talks about the company’s technology for the semiconductor and advanced packaging market and how they address the challenges introduced by reflective components and micro solder deposits.

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Looking for a new job opportunity?
Be sure to check out the Careers section in any of our monthly magazines, or visit Quality companies in the circuit board industry are looking for you!

This Month's Jobs
Technical Sales Manager

Gen3, based in Farnborough, UK, who designs, manufactures and distributes test equipment to minimize risk of failure in the field, has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Sales Manager to join its team to drive growth in the southern half of the UK...

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Senior Sales Representative – Ventec Central Europe

Location: Kirchheimbolanden, Germany/Remote

We are looking for a self-motivated Senior Sales Representative – Ventec Central Europe, ideally with experience in the PCB industry...

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Attracting New Talent

To get different results in staffing, you must change how you define, promote and recruit your job opportunities. How do you become magnetic to high-quality early-career candidates? Industry research shows that employees are interested in manufacturing, but it has to have a purpose...
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