The Amfax a3Di team were out in force at Productronica this year in Munich. The system took centre stage on the Systech Europe booth. We would like to thank all of the attendees who spent time with us to get to know the business benefits that taking real 3D measurements of components and solder joints can deliver.
Alan Smith, Managing Director of Amfax and Mike Smith, product manager for a3Di are seen with the a3Di machine that caused a great deal of excitement at the show. Mike commented "It is great to see that companies are now realising the incredible business benefits that a3Di brings to the PCBA inspection market. The new software tools we have introduced at Productonica this year for fast programming and autotuning of boards along with the incredible new board debug capabilities keep a3Di well ahead of any other PCBA inspection machine currently available"
Rory is shown explaining the benefits of the new board debugging software to an interested visitor at the show, For those who watch Robot Wars on TV, you may recognise Rory as he was participating on last weeks episode with his own robot team. Building robots is Rory's other passion when he is not developing new software as part of the a3Di team at Amfax.
We are pleased to announce that the a3Di PCBA inspection system will be available for demonstrations during this years Productronica exhibition in Munich. Amfax are sending a number of PCBA inspection engineers to the event so please do stop by the booth. The system will be on the Systech Europe booth. Hall A1 Booth 239
The dates of the event are: November 14 – 17, 2017
Messe München, Germany
Amfax a3Di is recognized at National Instruments prestigious industry technology impact awards in Austin, Texas
The Amfax a3Di PCBA inspection system was a finalist at the NI Industry Impact awards held in Austin, Texas tonight. It was a finalist on the Electronics and Semiconductor segment. This prestigious award event recognizes the impact technology has on industry and the world we live in. The award was presented to Amfax by Dr James Trouchard, Founder of NI, a NASDAQ company. Ian Crighton, Head of sales and marketing for a3Di is pictured below with Alex Davern - CEO of National Instruments, Dr James Truchard - Founder and chairman of National Instruments and Dave Wilson - Director of Academic and Corprate Marketing at NI.
The Amfax a3DI PCB inspection machine will be available for on stand demonstrations during the SMT show in Nuremberg between 16th and 18th May 2017. The system will be on the SYSTECH Europe GmbH booth number 4A-340. We look forward to showing you the benefits of the a3Di system in more detail.
Report on the Worlds first metrology based 3D solder joint database for IPC class 1,2,& 3 solder joints now available
Amfax have recently successfully completed an 18 month Innovate UK grant funded investigation of IPC 610 solder joints using the Amfax a3Di system. This involved a number of high profile companies including Rolls Royce and the Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC). Amfax were the project lead and used the a3Di system to generate the Worlds first 3D database of SMT solder joints. This database was then used to tune the a3Di's solder joint algorithms to enable it to verify IPC610 class 1, 2 or 3 measurements. The investigation also included the generation of known bad solder joints for many different joint types. This was achieved by using techniques and experiments developed by the consortium members, including the manufacture by the members of 200 double-side PCBAs using both leaded and lead free solder.
A full report of the study's findings is now available and we will be happy to share the report with interested parties. Contact us today to receive your copy.
The Amfax a3Di PCBA inspection system will be on show at the APEX Expo in San Diego. It will be on the TEAM-ATE, our US ditributors stand which is number 509. Try to catch up with Mike Blackler from TEAM to arrange a demonstration at the show
Amfax: laser technology improves quality
Test systems provider develops laser technology to vastly improve quality control of electronic circuit boards without an increase in costs.
Test systems solution provider Amfax has developed a unique scanning technology that offers manufacturers tighter quality control without an increase in costs.
The Amfax system massively outperforms competitor technology for the same cost and could see its use expand from electronics manufacturing to other industries such as semiconductors.
The increasingly small size of circuit boards has made traditional inspection systems less reliable.
Traditional systems compare images of newly manufactured circuit boards to a reference image. As circuits become more densely packed and components smaller, it becomes difficult to identify any error smaller than a missing component using this method.
Join Amfax at Electronica and take the opportunity to catch the a3Di PCBA inspection machine in action. Dave Hall, our industry expert will be showing what really makes the a3Di so unique and why there is nothing else that matches its inspection performance. Amfax are on booth A1.158. We look forward to meeting you there
Amfax’s a3Di laser based PCBA inspection machine has been shortlisted to receive a parliamentary award at Innovate UK’s annual SME innovation awards held in the British Houses of Parliament on 25th October 2016. The award ceremony will be attended by a number of serving MPs as well as the nominees themselves. The award nomination for a3Di is in the prestigious “Innovation Leading to Productivity Improvement” category.
Mike Smith, Amfax’s expert in PCB inspection solutions comments “We have developed the innovative a3Di PCBA inspection solution to provide PCB manufacturers and contract manufacturers significant productivity gains when testing and inspecting their populated PCB’s. Being nominated for this prestigious award is the realisation that there is a better, more revolutionary way of helping companies improve their product manufacturing performance. I am extremely proud of the team involved in developing and delivering this revolutionary platform and look forward to attending the awards on behalf of the whole a3Di team at Amfax”
Amfax have been providing our customers with world class test and inspection solutions for over 30 years .The Amfax a3Di product is the culmination of all our efforts to provide significant return on investment to our PCBA inspection customers