After more than 40 years in the electronics manufacturing industry, Juki's Bob Black is nearing retirement. Bob sat down with I-Connect007's Barry Matties at the recent SMT Hybrid Packaging show in Nuremberg to reflect on his career and talk about the importance of strategic partnerships, even if it means playing nice with your competitors.

ASM Assembly Solutions on CFX

July 16, 2018 | Barry Matties, I-Connect007

ASM Assembly Solutions was one of the 30+ companies participating in IPC's CFX (Connected Factory Exchange) showcase at the recent SMT Hybrid Packaging show in Nuremberg, Germany. In this interview, ASM's Thomas Marktscheffel shared his perspective on CFX and its current challenges, and dispelled the notion that CFX might be a cookie-cutter approach to the smart factory.


IPC Addresses Skills Gap

July 4, 2018 | John Mitchell, IPC--Association Connecting Electronics Industries

A recent IPC global survey found that while the skills gap may vary depending on the job role and geographic location surveyed, many companies in the industry are struggling to find the talent they need, and the problem is expected to...

As digitalization and the use of IoT in the manufacturing environment continues to pick up speed, critical changes are enabled, which are needed to achieve the levels of performance and flexibility expected with Industry 4.0. This...

An energetic and engaged crowd filled the recent SMTA Upper Midwest Expo & Tech Forum. The event, held in June 14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, hosted 57 exhibiting companies and had over 100 pre-registered attendees. The underlying...

This issue Practicing Best Practices Featuring:

Practicing Best Practices, Interview with Jason Keeping and Bob Willis, I-Connect007
How DFA Converts Complexity into Freedom for Medical Device Development, by C. Stott, Ed Sermanoukian, and G. Wable, Nypro Inc.
Strategies for Choosing Solder Paste for Successful Electronics Assembly, by Jason Fullerton, Alpha Assembly Solutions
Essential Task Order Execution in Contract Manufacturing, by Stephanie Weaver, Zentech Manufacturing
Cross-Functional Teams Drive Strong Focus on Risk Mitigation and Quality, by Sandy Kolp, Firstronic
Demand Forecasting: The Art of Knowing What You Need Before You Need It, by Patty Rasmussen, East West Manufacturing
Best Practices in Manufacturing – Wave Soldering, by Brian Morrison, Vexos Corp.

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