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Leading PCB service and equipment supplier, Viking Test will be exhibiting at this year’s productronica in Munich, Germany. Viking will be demonstrating the UCE Nano precision etching machine, with vacuum technology which eliminates puddling and greatly improves etching uniformity on ultra-fine structures, complete with automated loading and unloading. Also featured will be the Sowotech automatic hot-roll cut-sheet dry film laminator, with full auto-load and unload, and the Pluritec solder mask spray coating system for automatic in line production.
To learn more about Viking Test and the products they offer, visit them on the show floor in Hall B3 Booth 444.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
ICT technical director Bill Wilkie is well-known for choosing notable venues for Institute of Circuit Technology events, and his choice for this year’s Annual Symposium was the National Motor Museum, located in the village of Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest, a national park in the county of Hampshire in Southern England. The region is known for its heathland, forest trails and native ponies.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
For this first issue of Flex007 Magazine, we interviewed John Talbot, president and owner of Tramonto Circuits. Headquartered in metro Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tramonto manufactures flexible and rigid PCBs for a variety of industry segments. Editors Andy Shaughnessy, Patty Goldman and Stephen Las Marias asked John to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the world of flexible circuits, and some of the trends he’s seeing in this market.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
While walking around the PCB hall at productronica, I was approached by my good friend Gene Weiner. Gene emphatically directed me to the Elga booth to find out about their new extra-thick dry film that can image extremely fine features with a perfectly perpendicular sidewall. Elga Europe CEO Giorgio Favini filled me in on the details.