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Anaya Vardya, president and CEO of American Standard Circuits, announced that his company has acquired a new eight-camera post-etch punch from C.A. Picard. The new VIP-25 is the final piece in a plan to establish the highest front-end registration capabilities possible.
Providing the most accurate registration precision possible, this post etch punch avoids the tolerance errors that occur when punching is done prior to etching. Layer to layer registration becomes much more accurate, thus greatly improving multilayer productivity and yields.
In addition, this post tech punch allows the user to view the etch target placed on the board in relation to the image and subsequently split the difference of any error and punch the tooling hole locations. Image registration is greatly improved because the punch locations are placed in relation to the image.
With the VIP-25, expansion and contraction error can now be compensated for prior to lamination. This is possible because most of the material expansion and contraction has already occurred during the previous develop-etch-strip phase.
Vardya said, “Because our level of technology and capability have increased greatly it is more important now than ever that we have the most accurate processing equipment available on the market today. This acquisition represents that.”
About American Standard Circuits
American Standard Circuits (ASC) prides itself on being a total solutions provider, manufacturing quality rigid, metal-backed, RF/microwave, flex, and rigid-flex PCBs for the medical, automotive, industrial, defense, and aerospace markets in volumes from test and prototypes to large production orders. ASC has the expertise to provide a wide variety of technologies in a time-critical environment. Their qualifications include AS9100 Rev D, ISO 9001:2015, MIL-PRF 31032, MIL-PRF-55110, MIL-PRF-50884 certification and ITAR registration. In addition to manufacturing in the USA, ASC can transition and manage your PCB requirements to lower cost regions via its qualified supply chain of offshore partners. ASC also holds many key patents for metal bonding processes. For more information about American Standard Circuits' services or to ask one of their technology experts a question go to www.asc-i.com.
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