Industry News January 2024

A-Gas

Ken LoganTIME has named Ken Logan, Group Sustainability and Regulatory Director of A-Gas, to the inaugural TIME100 Climate List, recognising the 100 most innovative leaders driving business climate action.

To assemble the list, TIME's editors and reporters fielded nominations and recommendations from industry leaders and partner organisations, like Global Optimism and The B Team, as well as TIMECO2’s (the climate arm of TIME) Advisory Council, then worked to assess the candidates on a variety of factors, including recency of action, measurable results, and influence. Read more......

 Adeon

It is with enormous pride that Adeon Technologies can announce it has received multiple purchase orders from Teltonika from Vilnius, Lithuania for supplying numerous types of equipment to their new Printed Circuit Board manufacturing Plant.

The initial conversations started early in the year 2022 and revolved around offering solutions and providing comprehensive plans for installation training and long term support. The Teltonika crew at the forefront consisting of Mr. Rico Schlüter, Mr. Tomas Auruškevičius & Mr. Arturas Kliobavicius took up the challenge to design and create the first new volume PCB factory to be build in Europe since more than 20 years.

The factory will see an extreme high level of automation being introduced. This team has admirably worked their way from concept to plan to execution of this challenging task.

Amphenol Invotec As of 31st October 2023 Amphenol Trackwise Designs Limited is part of the Amphenol Harsh Environment Division – strengthening the overall Amphenol PCB and FPC capabilities of Amphenol Sincere, Amphenol Invotec and Amphenol Printed Circuits.
Atotech With changing regulations in the printed circuit board industry, manufacturers are looking for environmentally sound alternatives to the conventional solutions they have been using to build their products. These alternative solutions must meet the same performance criteria while providing a real environmental benefit and still assure highly reliable protection and coverage. Our new and environmentally sound Green Tin processes and post-treatments exceed the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) expectations of our industry and customers by being completely free of BPA, NPE, PFAs, and other critical substances. Read more......
Eurotech Group We’d like to congratulate Caroline Jones in her recent success as she joins the main board of directors of The Eurotech Group plc.
Caroline has been working with Eurotech for 6 years as our Group HR Manager. Caroline (Director of Human Resources) brings with her a wealth of experience in process management and improvement projects and has a six-sigma green belt as well as being a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel. Read more......
Exception PCB

Many thanks to Hollabbi Nataraja and the team at Process Automation International Limited (PAL) plus Darren Watson from GR8 Electrical Engineering ( www.gr8elec.co.uk ) on helping install and starting of our brand-new plating line which is now in full production mode!

The machine is equipped with the latest generation pulse plating process with an integrated copper Via Filling system, the design is a result of an intensive R&D work done by combined team from Exception PCB Ltd, Process Automation Limited Hong Kong ( www.palhk.com ) and Atotech an MKS Brand.

GSPK Circuits

With other consortium partners GSPK has now completed seven quarters or a two-year project to help develop an Enhanced Liquid Immersion Power Supply (ELIPS). The project is funded by Driving the Electric Revolution, an Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund delivered by UK Research and Innovation.

GSPK and its partners are delivering this design-to-manufacture project to build products through a UK supply chain to produce the ELIPS and GaN based technology across Power Electronics Machines and Devices sectors.

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HMGCC

This autumn, HMGCC marked the 80th anniversary of mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing’s arrival at Hanslope Park.

A range of activities, talks and interactive events were hosted across Hanslope Park recently to mark this important time in the site’s history, involving colleagues from HMGCC, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and FCDO Services. Read more....

 Jiva Materials

Jiva Partners with OnAsset Intelligence to Develop the World’s First Biodegradable Tracking Device.

In a groundbreaking partnership, OnAsset Intelligence, a leading provider of asset tracking solutions, and Jiva Materials, a pioneer in sustainable materials, have joined together to develop the world’s first biodegradable tracking device.

This exclusive collaboration aims to combat the increasing problem of electronic waste (e-waste) and offer a sustainable solution to the environmental challenges posed by the disposal of single-use data logging and tracking devices. Read more...

MacDermid Alpha

Addressing PCB Environmental Supply Chain Issues with Direct Metallisation Technologies.

Supply chain management plays a crucial role in meeting the demand for printed circuit boards (PCBs) in today’s global electronics marketplace. Many complex logistical issues must be considered when developing a robust supply chain strategy. From labor costs and lead times to geopolitical tensions and environmental impacts, the challenges are numerous. Read more...

Merlin PCB Group Merlin PCB Group are pleased to announce they are in the final stages of acquiring Stevenage Circuits with the final legal details to be agreed.
Newbury Electronics

New investments in staff and machinery have led to a 6700sq ft expansion programme for both the PCB fabrication factory and office facilities.

We have had the first planning meeting with the contractors and the
building works are due to commence in February 2024. Read more...

Pillarhouse BTAC Solutions Enhances Efficiency with New Pillarhouse International In-Line Selective Soldering Machine. 
In the competitive Benelux manufacturing landscape, staying ahead often requires strategic investments. BTAC Solutions embraces forward thinking and sustainable use of energy and resources, which is why they chose the in-line Orissa Synchrodex selective soldering machine from Pillarhouse. This decision was not only about acquiring new technology; it was a deliberate move to elevate product quality and refine their manufacturing processes. Read more...
Polar Instruments

Speedstack 2024 release candidate 24_01 available.

Customer requests for increased security mean we have made a major migration from legacy dotnet framework up to dotnet 4.8. Functionality of Speedstack is unchanged from 23_09 in this release however major code changes are involved. Significant range of manufacturers latest pre-pregs and cores added. Read more...

 Strip Tinning

Strip Tinning FlexThe automotive sector’s demand for revolutionary roofing glass aesthetics is one of the most adventurous challenges. And it is our engineering team’s innovation that is delivering sleek, capable, and robust electronic connector solutions to our Automotive Glazing clients for their PDLC Switchable Smart Glass Roofing designs.

Our own connector design shown here, encompasses typical features we can include in our flexible printed circuit solutions. 

Taiyo  Taiyo Circuit Automation is proud to have partnered with Exception PCB, a leading printed circuit board manufacturer based out of Tewkesbury, UK to install the first Taiyo Circuit Automation DP3500 coater into the UK. Read more...
 Technic Electric Technic Electric have joined the ICT as a Corporate Member. Technic has served the PCB industry for an unprecedented 30 years. "We have built a reputation, in both the UK and globally, for the supply, service and repair of PCB drill and routing machines, as well as equipment and parts supply for manufacturing and technologies industries worldwide". Read more...
Ventec

Ventec Giga Solutions, the equipment division of Ventec International Group announces it has been appointment by Surge Robotic as sales agent and distributor of Optical PCB Layup Systems. Surge Robotic was founded in 2020 and launched the industry’s first four-camera optical PCB laminating system. The latest version employs four corner etch targets to align and detect PCB inner layer deformation to calculate and modify placement. PCB manufacturers can use inner layer measurement data to monitor and adjust their processes accordingly, thus enabling Smart Manufacturing. Read more...

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