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Ucamco Releases Integr8tor v2016.12December 28, 2016 | Ucamco
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Ucamco has launched the v2016.12 maintenance release of Integr8tor. This release features important extensions and enhancements to existing functionality and addresses a number of software inconsistencies that were reported by our Integr8tor user base.
Ucamco (formerly Barco ETS) is a market leader in PCB CAM software, photoplotting and direct imaging systems, with a global network of sales and support centers. Headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, Ucamco has over 25 years of ongoing experience in developing and supporting leading-edge photoplotters and front-end tooling solutions for the global PCB industry. Key to this success is the company's uncompromising pursuit of engineering excellence in all its products.
Ucamco is proud to introduce LeVina to the European market. LeVina is the perfect Direct Imaging solution for next-gen packaging substrates.
Automation is everywhere, and nowhere is that more evident than the machines from Schmoll used in the new captive facility for Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. Schmoll Maschinen GmbH Executive Director Stephan Kunz, and Evan Howard, service manager for Schmoll products, Burkle North America, discuss how their machines are perfectly suited for SEL’s production lines.
STARTEAM GLOBAL Expands Global Footprint with New Smart Manufacturing Factory in Prachinburi, Thailand09/15/2023 | STARTEAM GLOBAL
STARTEAM GLOBAL, a leading manufacturer of Printed Circuit Boards (PCB), technology and service solutions, is pleased to announce the opening of our new PCB manufacturing factory in Prachinburi, Thailand, on Wednesday 27 September 2023.
Flexible circuit applications can be as basic as furnishing electrical interconnect between two conventional circuit board assemblies, or to prove a platform for placing and interconnecting electronic components. During the planning and pre-design phase of the flexible circuit, there will be several material and process related questions that need to be addressed. Most flexible circuit fabricators welcome the opportunity to discuss their customers’ flexible circuit objectives prior to beginning the actual design process.
Electronics are continually evolving, driven by innovations in printed circuit board technology. Flexible PCBs have emerged as a revolutionary force, reshaping the PCB industry and influencing the design and functionality of countless electronic devices. Some believe that flexible PCBs are a relatively newer technology, but as we will see, that is not true. Since I’m an instructor, here’s a short history lesson on how we got here and what we can expect.