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What is really inside your AOI?

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What is really inside your AOI?

by: Jean-Marc Peallat, Russ Warncke, Russell Claybrook, Marc Brun; Vi TECHNOLOGY

Installed for the first time 20 years ago, Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) more recently has become an essential part of our SMT environment. Today, most process engineers are turning to machines as an inspection strategy for addressing quality and productivity issues. As the number of AOI machine manufacturers has grown, so has the array of choices, creating the difficult and confusing task of choosing one AOI machine that meets process and quality requirements... read article »

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APEX 2012 - My Plans When Attending

There are 250+ new products being introduced. I've gotten invites to the breakfast sessions where equipment companies pitch their products to the press. I probably won't be a be able to stand doing all 250+, but I'll give it a shot... read more »

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Electronics Forum

Standard for automated placement & assembly, density etc. - I have been told that the industry standard...

HMP hand soldering - We are currently having issues with hand soldering High melting point solder wire...

X-Out Board - Have anyone deal with X-Out boards? These defects are declared if one cavity or more...

Events Calendar


Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | February 28 - March 1 | San Diego, CA, USA | Sponsored by: IPC

The premier electronics industry conference and exhibition...

Printed Electronics Europe 2012

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | April 3-4 | Berlin, Germany | Sponsored by: IDTechEx

Europe's leading event on printed, organic and flexible electronics...

NEPCON Korea 2012

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | April 11-13 | Seoul, South Korea | Sponsored by: Reed Exhibitions

Korea's leading exhibition for the electronics components and manufacturing industries...

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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: Indiana Expo & Tech Forum - March 20


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: Designer Certification Workshops and Exams for CID in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO - February 24-26

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