The Economics of AOI and AXI for EMS Providers
- AOI and Real-Time SPC for High-Mix/Low-Volume Lines. Ayoub, George T. // Circuits Assembly;Aug2001, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p56
Focuses the benefits on the combination of automated optical inspection (AOI) and statistical process control (SPC) to diverse production lines. Creation of real-time process control system; Differences between low-mix or low-volume environment; Reason for the lack of AOI use.
- CR Tech Emerges from the Ashes as YESTech. Chappell, Jeff // Electronic News;4/7/2003, Vol. 49 Issue 14, pN.PAG
Provides information on the official launch of YESTech Inc. at the 2003 APEX electronics manufacturing show. Background on the company; Details on the manual x-ray inspection tool and the automated optical inspection tool of YESTech.
- Yield Enhancement Solutions with AOI. Miller, Don S. // SMT: Surface Mount Technology;May2004, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p60
Discusses the implementation of automated optical inspection (AOI) process in electronics assembly. Early detection of defect trends; Guiding philosophies for implementation of AOI; se of AOI during first article inspection.
- Effectiveness study of an automated 3D laminography x-ray inspection system in a high-volumeâ€“low-mix SMT line. Manjeshwar, Praveen Kumar; Craik, Jorge; Phadnis, Sachin; Srihari, K. // International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology;Nov2006, Vol. 30 Issue 11/12, p1191
The advent of miniature surface-mount components coupled with increasing lead counts poses tremendous challenges during the assembly of printed circuit boards (PCBs). This is especially true in an electronics manufacturing service (EMS) industry, where the focus has been to increase throughput...
- AOI in a High-Mix/Low-Volume Environment. Holzmann, Matthew // Circuits Assembly;Jun2004, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p30
With the greater flexibility and reduced time to market in the electronics manufacturing industry, the technical demands for automatic optical inspection (AOI) have fundamentally shifted for many manufacturers. Instead of 1,000 or 10,000 parts per production run, new product introduction, first...
- The Inspection Connection 2. Kämpfert, Marco; Campbell, Jr., Wayne // Advanced Packaging;Dec2005, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p10
This article presents information about the optical inspection system, used for meeting quality requirements for printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing. It helps in achieving consistent quality. It is directly integrated in the value reaction chain of PCB manufacturers so it is very important...
- Electroformed vs. Laser-cut: A Stencil Performance Study. Burgess, Michael R.; Coleman, William E. // SMT: Surface Mount Technology;Jun2007, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p23
The article reports on the study which measures the quantitative differences in performance between laser-cut electroformed nickel foil blanks and electroformed stencils. A detailed report of the results of the print performance test is offered. An automatic inspection during printing, whose...
- Opto inspection for PCB soldering. // Electronics Weekly;7/21/2004, Issue 2156, p24
Alliance Sales Ltd. is introducing GSI Lumonics' automated optical inspection system for high-throughput pre and post- solder paste inspection of PCB assemblies and also performs component placement inspection. The SVS 8300 SPI is also designed to accommodate very large boards.
- AOI and AXI: One Powerful Combination. Vilella, Joseph // SMT: Surface Mount Technology;Sep2005, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p34
Examines the fundamental relationship between automated optical inspection (AOI) and automated X-ray inspection (AXI). Illustration of the combined power of AOI and AXI technologies when properly applied to the surface mount technology manufacturing process; Reasons behind the wider use of AOI...