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A Novel Local Search Integer-Programming-Based Heuristic for PCB Assembly on Collect-and-Place Machines

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A Novel Local Search Integer-Programming-Based Heuristic for PCB Assembly on Collect-and-Place Machines

by: Anupam Seth, Diego Klabjan, Placid M. Ferreira; Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC, IEMS - Northwestern University

This paper presents the development of a novel vehicle-routing-based algorithm for optimizing component pick-up and placement on a collect-and-place type machine in printed circuit board manufacturing. We present a two-phase heuristic that produces solutions of remarkable quality with respect to other known approaches in a reasonable amount of computational time... read article »

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SMT / PCB Equipment Auctions

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Thu, November 10 | Online Auction

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Panasonic MPA
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Electronics Forum

Conformal Coating - Looking for a solution to silicon conformal coating wicking up into connectors ...

PCB Surface Cleaner - There's a lot of problem with rejected PCBs, which is almost of them caused by the contamination...

SMT Production Tips Thread - If you had to give on piece of advice to a fellow SMD operator/production engineer...

Events Calendar

Counterfeit Component Inspection Methods

Online Webinar | November 7 | Sponsored by:

Topics: Component trends in industry, Counterfeit avoidance strategy, Impact of lead-free on component availability...

PCB Carolina 2011

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | November 8 | Raleigh, NC, USA | Sponsored by: IPC

A full day of technical sessions and a large vendor exhibition...

productronica 2011

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | November 15-18 | Muenchen, Germany | Sponsored by: Messe M�nchen GmbH

Over 1,200 exhibitors are anticipated to cover more than 830,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space in 7 halls...

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Industry Associations Events


SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies. Membership Info | SMTA Certification | Bookstore

Next Event: Wisconsin/Great Lakes Expo & Technical Forum - November 8


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly. Membership Info | Training & Certification Programs | Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: Is Cleaning Critical to PoP Assemblies? - November 8

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The Mark III Reflow System

Mirtec AOI and SPI Systems

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