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Printed Circuits, Inc. (PCi) Acquires Microcraft Flying Probe Test Machine

Flex and Rigid-Flex circuit board manufacturer, Printed Circuits, Inc. has recently acquired a Microsoft USA flying probe test machine at their plant in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Microcraft flying probe machine will enhance PCI's technical capabilities for higher density flexible circuits, and at the same time will improve lead time and lower cost on smaller quick turn builds. Eliminating the...

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Printed Circuits, Inc. (PCi) Invests in Burkle Precision Lamination System

Rigid-Flex circuit board manufacturer, Printed Circuits, Inc. has recently purchased and installed a new Burkle WorkCell Precision Lamination System at their facility based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The new Burkle Workcell incorporates two six opening hot presses with 30 x 30" platens in conjunction with a six opening cold press.Â-  The lamination system also includes the addition of a...

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Printed Circuits, Inc. Invests in Pluritec Automatic X-Ray Registration System

Printed Circuits, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) purchased a new Pluritec Inspecta Combo HPL X-Ray registration system, or a Smart Drill" to improve registration on complex rigid flex manufacturing. The new drill uses X-Rays to locate fiducials on each layer along the perimeter of the panel.Â-  The machine then optimizes the drill program to fit any dimensional shift, skew or rotation in the layers,...

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Printed Circuits, Inc. Makes Equipment, Process and Plant Cleanliness Upgrades

Moving from 2012 into 2013 brings a recommitted interest in improving PCi's product and capabilities. Printed Circuits, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has made a number of upgrades to improve their products. Items of note are a new die punch, a new conveyorized microetch line, improvements to the lamination layup clean room, and an overhaul of the HVAC system. The new die punch frees up a significant...

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Printed Circuits, Inc. Purchases Unique ProX5 Scanner and Measuring Machine from IMPEX
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Printed Circuits, Inc. Purchases Unique ProX5 Scanner and Measuring Machine from IMPEX

Printed Circuits, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has purchased a ProX5 scanner/measurement machine from IMPEX Leiterplatten, St. Michael, Austria. This will be the very first ProX5 unit to be placed in the United States. IMPEX exhibited its predecessor, the ProX1 at last year's IPC APEX show in Las Vegas, and exhibited the next generation ProX3 at Productronica in Munich last fall. Both machines have...

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Printed Circuits, Inc. Expands Rigid-Flex Capacity with New Plasma Unit
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Printed Circuits, Inc. Expands Rigid-Flex Capacity with New Plasma Unit

Printed Circuits, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has added to their manufacturing capacity with the purchase of a Plasma Etch MK II plasma etching system. Plasma etching is one of the most critical components in the manufacture of high reliability rigid flex, especially with regard to quality. Every board we build goes through our plasma chambers multiple times. In the last 12-18 months, we have been...

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Printed Circuits, Inc. Offers Higher Volumes on Rigid-Flex - Expands Capacity, Increases Technology, Lowers Cost

Printed Circuits, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has expanded their manufacturing facility. Through the acquisition of new equipment, PCI has increased inner layer capacity and improved manufacturing yields resulting in a cost reduction on their rigid flex products, and the additional service offering of higher volume production to their customers. Among the new capital equipment investments undertaken,...

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Printed Circuits, Inc. Offers Customers the Ability to Bury Passive Devices in Rigid Flex and Flexible Circuit Boards

Printed Circuits, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) - Printed Circuits offers their customers the ability to bury resistors and capacitors in their rigid flex and flexible circuits, improving electrical performance, freeing up board space for additional processing capability, allowing greater electronic miniaturization and improved reliability. Modern electronic designs can be increasingly constrained by...

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Printed Circuits Upgrades Photo Department

Flex and rigid flex circuit board manufacturer, Printed Circuits has added two new pieces of equipment to their photo department including a new Orbotech Paragon 8-watt laser direct imager and a Fusion 22 automatic optical inspection machine with laser via inspection capabilities. "We purchased a 16-watt laser direct imager a few years back and needed to add capacity, particularly for inner and...

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Printed Circuits is Certified to ISO 9001:2015

Flex and rigid flex circuit board manufacturer, Printed Circuits has received accreditation to the new ISO standard, 2001:2015. "We are very excited to announce that we were just certified to the new ISO standard 9001:2015," said Ken Tannehill, president and CEO. "Starting in 2000 with our original accreditation to ISO 9000 and the military performance specification MIL-PRF-31032 we have made a...

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Printed Circuits Adds Engineering Manager Paul Peters and New Plating Capability in 2018

Flex and rigid flex circuit board manufacturer, Printed Circuits has started 2018 with a few enhancements to their wet processing department, starting with the appointment of Paul Peters to engineering manager of their plating and wet processing departments. "Paul Peters brings a wealth of wet processing talent and experience to Printed Circuits. We are delighted to have his skill set added to...

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Printed Circuits Pursues Further Capacity and Technology Upgrades to Start 2017

Rigid flex circuit board manufacturer, Printed Circuits has started 2017 with a few enhancements to their equipment line up, designed to increase capacity, improve technical capability and reduce process time for their customers. New equipment investments for 2017 include: • Mass VHF 300 Via Fill Machine • Mass SV 200 Via Fill Planarizer • IPS electrolytic nickel gold line running Uyemura...

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Printed Circuits, Inc. (PCi) Purchases Keyence IM-6225 Instant Dimensional Measurement System

Rigid flex circuit board manufacturer, Printed Circuits, Inc. has purchased an IM-6225 Instant Measurement System from Keyence. The Keyence IM-6225 offers high speed accurate dimensional measurement capabilities in a small format that is ideal for measuring flex and rigid flex printed circuit boards. Ken Tannehill, President, commented “The Keyence unit brings us an unusual combination of high...

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Printed Circuits, Inc. (PCi) Hires Ed Andrews as Director of Quality Systems

Rigid-flex circuit board manufacturer, Printed Circuits, Inc. is excited to announce that they have hired Ed Andrews as their Director of Quality Systems. As an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence and Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, Ed is ideally qualified to take PCi’s quality management systems to the next level. Printed Circuits Inc. President and CEO, Ken...

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Printed Circuits, Inc. (PCi) Purchases QVI® SprintMVP(TM) 800 Optical Measuring Machine from Ram Optical

Rigid flex circuit board manufacturer, Printed Circuits, Inc. purchased a fully automatic, four axis (X, Y, Z and zoom) optical measuring machine from Ram Optical. Named the QVI® SprintMVP™ 800, it offers fully automatic measurement in X, Y and Z axis, as well as auto zoom functions, programmable lighting solutions, and multiple feature detection systems, make it a great all facet...

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Printed Circuits, Inc. (PCi) Upgrades Imaging Department

Rigid-flex circuit board manufacturer, Printed Circuits, Inc. has recently installed a Maskless Lithography printer and an Orbotech Paragon 9800 laser direct imager at their facility based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The new printers give PCi advanced capabilities for imaging innerlayers, outerlayers and soldermask on advanced technology PWB's. Steve Hanson, PCi's Engineering Manager...

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Printed Circuits, Inc. (PCi) Invests in Orbotech Direct Legend Ink Printer

Rigid-flex circuit board manufacturer, Printed Circuits, Inc. has recently purchased and installed a new Orbotech Sprint™ Direct Legend Ink printer at their facility based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The new Orbotech printer is a self contained direct printer and UV cure unit. It features multiple automated serialization and barcoding options, eliminating manual operations and reducing the...

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Printed Circuits, Inc. (PCi) Acquires Microcraft Flying Probe Test Machine

Flex and Rigid-Flex circuit board manufacturer, Printed Circuits, Inc. has recently acquired a Microsoft USA flying probe test machine at their plant in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Microcraft flying probe machine will enhance PCI's technical capabilities for higher density flexible circuits, and at the same time will improve lead time and lower cost on smaller quick turn builds. Eliminating the...

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