Laser Direct Imaging system accurately images PCB panels
Limata, a provider of Laser Direct Imaging (LDI) systems for PCB manufacturing and adjacent markets, has launched the latest generation of its X3000 LDI system. This platform can handle the largest panels for dry-film patterning and solder mask imaging in PCB production without compromising on its highest precision standards in registration and resolution.
Self-driving laboratories: a reality waiting to happen
Imagine a situation where, given a request, a lab automatically chooses what experiments to do, robotically carries this out, tracks the reaction with integrated sensors, acquires and analyses the results, and then decides what experiment to do next. This seems like science-fiction, but certain truths may be closer than you think.
10 things you need to know about graphene electronics
In this article, Simon Thomas, CEO of Paragraf, outlines ten facts about graphene, its role in the electronics industry, and potential future applications everyone should be aware of.
UK engineers set to join global 3D printing workshop
Engineers across the UK are set to join an online workshop this month, to discuss and learn more about the 3D printing of plastic gears. igus has organised the event on Wednesday 28th October – for engineers across the globe to learn more about the 3D printing process, from prototype to production. The workshop – with two timeslots to choose from – will also explore in detail the use and application of the igus online service li...
3D electronics: escaping the constraints of PCBs
3D Electronics covers all the methods of adding electronics both to 3D surfaces and incorporating them within 3D objects. This promises much greater design freedom and potentially reduced costs as assembly is substantially simplified. Other advantages include reduced weight and greater durability.
How to successfully avoid soldering nightmares
In recent editions of Hakko Tech Tips, the company has covered a number of issues to help streamline your soldering process, reduce costs and improve work-in-progress. Topics covered have ranged from how to maintain solder tips to combatting ESD, and much more in between. This edition of Hakko Tech Tips will examine what typically happens if solder joints aren’t sufficiently clean, take a look at solder bridges and solder balls, and ex...
Hardware and software options enhance solder printer
Additional functions have enhanced ASM’s high-volume DEK TQ solder printer. The company says that it sets new records in terms of speed, floor space performance and wet-printing accuracy.
3 major trends driving growth in the 3D printing
Reports suggest that global aerospace 3D printing materials market size will cross the $495m mark by 2026. Growing popularity of additive manufacturing in the production of intricate lightweight cabin interiors of aircrafts will favour business growth over the coming years. Saipriya Iyer explains.
Test platform meets exascale computing challenges
Semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest has introduced its next-generation V93000 testers targeted at advanced digital ICs up to the exascale performance class.
The hidden role of embedded computing in rail
A few years ago, a guilt-ridden Melbourne train commuter’s note warning other travellers not to sit in their spilled coffee puddle made the international news. Actually, 'the spilled coffee effect' is nothing new in the rail industry, referring to bumps and jolts that cause passenger discomfort. Here, Mark Jeffrey, Technical Director at Recab UK, explains how its embedded computing and PCBs help passengers ride comfortably and safely, ...