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SMTA Oregon Chapter
Date: Dec. 10th
Member Appreciation Social
Time: 5:00-7:30
Ernesto's Restaurant
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SMTA Puget Sound Chapter
Date: Jan. 20th
Cascade Engineering / Redmond
Time: 3:00-5:00
Topic: DFM

IPC Apex Expo 2015
Date: Feb. 24-26
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
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Dec.1, 2014 (Beaverton, OR)  - Tektronix Coporation has selected ASC International's VisionPro AP500 as their preferred source for 3D solder paste inspection.  This system incorporates the most advanced, rapid 3-D inspection technology within a stylish vibration-free, fully automated, compact platform.  Designed with feature-rich software including on-board real time SPC, customized data reports and simple to use GeberPro TM conversion programming software, the VisionPro AP500 has become the industry standard for fully automated, offline SPI around the globe.

For more information about ASC International, visit www.ascinternational.com

Tektronix selects ASC International's AP500 3D SPI
Garmin Aviation picks Panasonic's CM602 series
Four Barr Industries selects ACE again!
Nov. 1st, 2014 (Salem, OR)  - Garmin Aviation has selected Panasonic's CM602
series placement machines for their new expansion in Salem, OR.  The new CM602 will provide high speed, reconfigurable, next generation component support....offering an extraordinary solution for any kind of production. The high speed multi-functional placement machines offer world-class throughput via the light head, high-speed recognition camera and linear motor. This single platform solution can place up to 100,000 components per hour by selecting the best-suited combination of high-speed and multi-functional heads. Fast, flexible and intelligent - the CM602 takes productivity to new heights.

For more information about Panasonic, visit www.panasonicfa.com
Sept.1, 2014  (Marysville, WA)  - Four Barr Industries is growing their capabilities.....
In fact, so much they've added a 2nd KISS-101 just to keep up with demand! The KISS-101 is an automated, simple to use low cost selective soldering machine using the proven ‘traveling mini–solder wave”. This process overcomes the limitations of operator dependent soldering with a truly flexible automated flux application and molten solder delivery system. The KISS-101 couples high throughput with precise process controls. The programmable features provide the tools to set all process parameters, including immersion depths, pre-heat dwells, travel distances and speeds, solder temperature and wave height. Once set, the system will repeat precisely.

For more information about ACE Production Technologies, visit ace-protech.com