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The Institute of Circuit Technology (ICT) Evening Seminar, which will be held December 5, 2018 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, UK, will feature Emma Hudson of UL, Andy Cobley of Coventry University, and Jean-Paul Birraux of First EIE (Geneva) as presenters.
Hudson will present on the topic of solder limits for recognized PCBs and materials. Cobley, meanwhile, will present on a new project, Selective Metallization of Dielectric Substrates Using a Magnetic Field.
Birraux, on the other hand, will give a presentation titled “Developments in Photo-plotters, UV Direct Imaging and Automatic Visual Inspection (AVI) Systems”.
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Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
A return to the historic spa town of Harrogate in Yorkshire, England for the Institute of Circuit Technology Northern Seminar, to enjoy a diverse programme of presentations on safety standards, research in selective metal deposition, and developments in imaging and inspection techniques.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
While strolling the aisles at productronica, I happened upon the booth of Hofstetter Plating. I was not familiar with this PCB company so I stopped to chat. It turns out they aren’t exactly a PCB fabricator, but provide a comprehensive plating service in Europe and occasionally beyond that, offering several exotic and unique plating processes.
Solder mask remains a relatively hands-on task, which can result in human error. But equipment manufacturer Pluritec wants to change that. At PCB West, I spoke with Pluritec Vice President of Sales Lino Sousa about the company’s new spray technology that can turn solder mask application into what is essentially a push-button operation.