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EMI and RFI shielding capability expanded

EMI and RFI shielding capability expanded
GI Plastek has significantly expanded its in-house EMI and RFI shielding capabilities with a mechanized production paint line. Here, GI Plastek applies a copper shielding emulsion on to plastic moulded parts to eliminate EMI/RFI penetration that could disrupt sensitive components and circuits and potentially “throw off” instrument calibration. The shielding can also be used to eliminate emissions from healthcare instruments that could interfere with other patient care equipment and affect patient safety.
23rd August 2017

Robert Boguski to present at PCB West

Datest just announced that Robert Boguski will present a paper during PCB West on September 13. Boguski will present “Putting Lipstick on a Minnow: The challenges and the pitfalls of making a small-tech business in the heart of Silicon Valley interesting to interns.”
21st August 2017

Hogan is new CEO of Diversified Plastics

Diversified Plastics has just announced the appointment of Kevin G. Hogan as CEO. Hogan succeeds James Dow, founder and previous CEO of Diversified Plastics. Retiring in October 2017, Dow will continue to serve as chairman of the board. The company was sold to the employees in 2011 through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).
14th August 2017


Key developments in high-performance alloy production

Key developments in high-performance alloy production
Renishaw and Aeromet International just announced a collaboration to establish additive manufacturing process parameters and material properties for Aeromet’s A20X aluminium alloy.  A20X is a family of next generation high-strength aluminium alloy technologies, developed and patented by Aeromet. Following a successful debut at the Paris Air Show, last month, the two companies are working together to optimise the processing techniques for the high-performance alloy on Renishaw metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems. 
11th August 2017

Thermal imaging camera accelerates board inspection

Thermal imaging camera accelerates board inspection
An application note details how FLIR Systems’ ETS320 thermal imaging camera is being used by Stuttgart-based ISOMEDIA to investigate and speed-up the repair of assembled printed circuit boards (PBA). ISOMEDIA is a leading customer service provider and same day repair centre for leading brands of mobile devices in Germany.
7th August 2017

Huet-Scibana moves up at Libra Industries

Britney Huet-Scibana has been promoted from Senior Program Administrator to Junior Program Manager at Libra Industries, a privately held electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. Huet-Scibana has been with Libra Industries for seven years and has worked in various positions within the Program Management Department.
3rd August 2017

Espinoza rises through ranks at KIC

Espinoza rises through ranks at KIC
Carlos Espinoza has been promoted to Operations Manager by KIC. He joined the company in September 2016 as a senior buyer/planner. An experienced production buyer/planner and materials manager, Espinoza gained his experience from respected companies, including Kyocera-Wireless (formerly Qualcomm) and Access Scientific.
3rd August 2017

Machining centres boost manufacturing facility output

Machining centres boost manufacturing facility output
Four MAZAK machining centres have been installed by Count On Tools (COT), a provider of precision components and SMT spare parts following the recent expansion of its manufacturing facility, The equipment will increase production capabilities and lower product lead times and expands COT’s current capabilities into larger diameter parts, including more complex features that can be manufactured with significant costs savings to the end-user.
3rd August 2017

Vapor phase soldering support in Austria

ASSCON Systemtechnik Elektronik GmbH has a new partner for its business in Austria: Stepan GmbH. From now on, Stepan will provide sales, service, and support for the ASSCON portfolio of soldering solutions from its HQ in Vienna. The main contact for Austrian customers is Mr. Stefan Kessler, one of Stepan’s general managers and a long-time, experienced SMT expert. “I’m sure that in Stepan we have found a strong business partner in order to localize and develop new market opportunities in Austria and to deliver competent support even quicker to our local customers,” Axel Wolff, ASSCON’s Head of Sales explains.
2nd August 2017

Robotic selective plating station

Robotic selective plating station
Safran Landing Systems (formerly Messier-Bugatti-Dowty) is a leading manufacturer of landing gear systems and its facility in Gloucester has been at the forefront of landing gear technology for over 80 years. Today, the 100,000 m2 site employs around 1,200 people and it’s core competencies include design, research, development, and testing, and systems integration together with a comprehensive production capability. It is here that they manufacture the landing gear for a number of the world’s leading commercial aircraft.
2nd August 2017


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Motek 2017
9th October 2017
Germany Stuttgart