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Five Reasons to Visit Creative Electron at IPC APEX

new logo.png San Marcos, CA February 2018 - Creative Electron, the leading American supplier of x-ray machines to the electronics industry, will unveil its largest technology updates to date at IPC (Institute of Printed Circuits) APEX Expo in San Diego February 27th to March 1st at booth 1932. Here are the top five reasons to visit Creative Electron at APEX:

1. Three-Year Exclusive Warranty: Creative Electron is the first x-ray company to offer a three-year warranty that includes the x-ray tube and sensor. “All our products are designed and crafted in our facility in San Marcos, California. This three-year warranty starts with the detailed design of each machine by our engineering team. Our manufacturing team precisely assembles each TruView X-Ray system, which is then carefully maintained by our service team” said Griffin Lemaster, Creative Electron’s VP of Engineering. “When you’re this obsessed with quality, why not give our customers this extra peace of mind?”

2. TruViewTM 10 X-Ray Software: Built from the ground up with user experience in mind, the all new TruViewTM 10 X-Ray Software now powers the TruViewTM family of x-ray systems. TruViewTM 10 boasts fully automated testing capabilities, online and offline programming, and increased overall system speed. “The new updates create a smooth relationship between user and machine,” says Anh Nguyen, vice president of software development at Creative Electron. “We are continuously working towards the perfect x-ray system for our customers – TruViewTM 10 is an important evolutionary step for our industry.”

3. Industry 4.0 Live: APEX will host the first ever multi-vendor demonstration of IPC’s CFX (Connected Factory Exchange Showcase) Industry 4.0 solution. As a member of the CFX group, Creative Electron will have four TruViewTM X-Ray systems talking to the live CFX network. “Creative Electron will have three TruViewTM Parts Counters and a TruViewTM Fusion integrated into the CFX network,” states Bill Cardoso, PhD, CEO of Creative Electron. “Attendees will be able to see the status of the tests running on the TruViewTM systems in real time as they walk the tradeshow floor – as if they were walking their future factory floor,” added Dr. Cardoso, who is also member of the CFX technical committee.

4. New X-Ray Systems: Creative Electron kicks off 2018 with a complete upgrade of its family of TruViewTM X-Ray systems. The powerful, new TruView™ 10 software suite provides a strong image and a user-friendly experience. “To fully enable the automated features of our new TruViewTM 10 Software, we took on a complete overhaul of the automation in our machines. This software/hardware upgrade package makes the TruViewTM family of products the best value in the market – by far,” said Glen Thomas, PhD, vice president of technology. Please contact National Sales Manager Chris Jimenez at info@creativeelectron.com for more information.

5. The Only Authorized FocalSpot Service – In 2016, Creative Electron acquired the exclusive rights to support the legacy MXI service business from Nordson/MatriX/Focal Spot. Creative Electron is the only place for the full service of FocalSpot machines, including a comprehensive inventory of OEM parts and the original designer engineers. “We are proud to keep legacy FocalSpot and Nicolet systems running year after year,” said Dave Phillips, vice president of customer care. “We are also an IPC training center, so the service we provide our customers goes far beyond repairing a broken x-ray machine. We enable our customers to fully realize the value of their x-ray machine acquisition.”

Creative Electron will be featured at booth 1932 at APEX. Please contact Chris Jimenez, Creative Electron’s National Sales Manager at info@creativeelectron.com to schedule an appointment to experience the new TruViewTM family of x-ray systems.

About Creative Electron: Creative Electron is the largest US manufacturer of x-ray inspection systems for electronics. Based in California, the company designs and manufactures the award winning TruView™ X-Ray family of products. Powered by proprietary algorithms and state of the art hardware, TruView™ enables you to rethink x-ray inspection.

 

 





Kester Launches NF1060-VF Eco-Friendly Soldering Flux

Kester_Logo_Black_CMYK6.jpg Kester is proud to announce the launch of NF1060-VF, a new addition to Kester’s No-Clean, VOC-Free product line. NF1060-VF is a zero-halogen (none intentionally added) wave soldering flux that maintains its soldering performance achieving excellent through-hole fill and low-defect soldering of lead-free electronic circuit board assemblies. NF1060-VF is ORM0 per J-STD-004B, VOC-Free for lower VOC emissions and has a low solids content which prevents clogging or buildup around flux spray nozzles.

For additional information on this product including technical and safety data sheets, please click here.

For any questions or additional information, please contact: Fil Marcial-Hatfield, Global Product Manager at fmarcial@kester.com.

 

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Creative Electron Expands Global Footprint

January 2018- Creative Electron, Inc., a leading American manufacturer of x-ray inspection systems has opened the doors of its newest branch. Located in the heart of Tijuana’s tech scene, Creative Electron’s BIT (Business Innovation and Technology) Center office offers easy access to hotels, restaurants, and Tijuana’s International Airport. This office will house demonstration machines and spare parts to service our customers in Mexico.

“Our innovative TruView™ product line has been successful worldwide due to our strong global presence. To keep this growth trajectory, our success demands continued international expansion. We are excited to increase our global footprint by opening our Central American headquarters in Tijuana,” comments Carlos Abundez, Creative Electron’s General Manager to Mexico. “We wanted to be at the center of TJ’s technological hub.”

As one of the early arrivers to Tijuana’s high-tech boom, Creative Electron stands out in this innovative market. Creative Electron’s artful machines will display well in the chic new tech hub. BIT Center is a former market that was recently repurposed to house a global center for the technologically minded. “Our priority for setting up an office in Mexico is accessibility. We are here to ensure our customers the best possible service and support. The office is open for visitors. We look forward to showing our machines to prospective customers in Mexico,” said Carlos Valenzuela, Creative Electron’s Applications Manager.

 

About Creative Electron: Creative Electron is the largest US manufacturer of x-ray inspection systems for electronics. Based in California, the company designs and manufactures the award winning TruView™ X-Ray family of products. Powered by proprietary algorithms and state of the art hardware, TruView™ enables you to rethink x-ray inspection.

For more information and to learn how to request x-ray machine service please contact us by phone at 760.752.1192, or by e-mail at info@creativeelectron.com.





Kester to Exhibit and Present at IPC APEX EXPO 2018

ITASCA, IL — January 30, 2018 Contact: Michelle O’Brien, Marketing & Communications Specialist Kester will be exhibiting (booth #3118) at IPC APEX Expo 2018, which will take place February 27-March 1 at the San Diego Convention Center. Kester’s booth will offer attendees the opportunity to meet with the R&D and sales teams, and learn more about Kester’s new products.

In addition to exhibiting, Kester’s Olga Spaldon-Stewart and Arturo Espejo will present “New test method for optimizing flux cored solder wires for robotic soldering applications” during the poster sessions on Wednesday, February 28 from 10-10:30am and 4:30-5:00pm.

To schedule an appointment with a member of our R&D or sales team or if you have any questions, please contact Michelle O’Brien.

### Kester is a leading global supplier of assembly materials to the electronic assembly, component and microelectronic marketplaces. Kester’s products include an array of basic and high-tech attachment materials including traditional soldering chemicals, paste, wire and bar products. We serve a worldwide customer base with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Kester is an Illinois Tool Works (ITW) company. ITW is a Fortune 200 company that produces engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. It employs more than 50,000 people, and is based in Glenview, Illinois, with operations in 57 countries.

 





Creative Electron Announces Three-Year Warranty Included with New Sales of TruView X-Ray Systems

San Marcos, CA, USA – Creative Electron, the leading American manufacturer of x-ray inspection systems announced today an industry leading three-year warranty for all new TruView™ X-Ray systems sold and installed in the US. A first in the x-ray industry, the three-year warranty is a testament to the quality of the products designed and manufactured by Creative Electron at its headquarters in San Marcos, CA.

“Each one of our TruView X-Ray systems is carefully designed and built with quality in mind. This three-year warranty is a reflection of our team’s dedication to building the best x-ray systems in the market,” said Griffin Lemaster, Creative Electron’s VP of Engineering. “We work extremely hard to give our customers the peace of mind they deserve when buying one of our x-ray systems.”

The three-year warranty is available to the whole TruView X-Ray product line. These systems are on display at Creative Electron’s Advanced Applications Lab in San Marcos, CA. Customers are also welcomed to send samples for a complete x-ray inspection report. The comprehensive sample report can be reviewed live at your facility or via videoconference in the comfort of your desk. 

About Creative Electron: 

Creative Electron is the largest US manufacturer of x-ray inspection systems for electronics. Based in California, the company designs and manufactures the award winning TruView™ X-Ray family of products. Powered by proprietary algorithms and state of the art hardware, TruView™ enables you to rethink x-ray inspection.





IDENTCO Mexico Awarded ISO 14001:2015 Certification

INGLESIDE, Illinois, USA (November 30, 2017) – IDENTCO International is pleased to announce that its Monterrey, Mexico operations have been awarded ISO 140001:2015 certification for environmental management systems.

 

One of the world’s most widely used standards, ISO 14001:2015 helps organizations manage their environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner.

 

“Sustainability and social responsibility are integral to how we do business. We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously,” said IDENTCO Founder and CEO Scott Lucas. “Achieving ISO 14001:2015 certification in Mexico is a great honor that underscores our organization’s commitment to maintaining the highest global standards.”

 

Currently, IDENTCO Mexico is certified to ISO 9001:2008 for quality management systems and ISO/TS16949:2009 for automotive sector-specific quality management systems, as well as FSC Chain of Custody certification, which verifies that products are handled correctly at every stage of production – from forest to shelf.

 

About IDENTCO

Headquartered outside Chicago, IDENTCO has been delivering technology-driven, high-performance labeling solutions since 1986. We challenge ourselves to develop innovative solutions that can withstand any number of extremes and meet the strictest performance standards. With ISO-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Mexico and Germany, we have a global presence and local expertise. For more information, visit www.identco.com.





SHENMAO Introduces New Generation Lead-Free Solder Paste at SMTA Silicon Valley Expo

SHENMAO Technology, Inc. introduces New Generation Lead-free Solder Paste PF606-P140. With superior continuous high-speed printability producing great Solder Paste Print Quality and a wide reflow process window for excellent solderability, it prevents Head on Pillow issues and can easily fit into highly complicated PCB designs through excellent convergence performance.

SHENMAO PF606-P140 improves ICT testability with flux completely removed from top of solder to prevent contamination of Test Pins during Test operation. Minimal Flux Residue gathers near outside of Solder Joint on the PCB Substrate, a substantial improvement over legacy solder Paste.

For more than 44 years, SHENMAO has been dedicated to produce Solder Products including Water Soluble and No-clean Solder Paste, Laser Solder Paste, Solder Preforms, Cored Solder Wire, Wave Solder Bar Alloys, Wave Soldering Fluxes, Extremely Pure Solder Powder up to Type 8, BGA and Micro BGA Solder Sphere, Wafer Level Packaging Solder Paste and Fluxes, LED Die Attach Paste, High Performance Liquid Fluxes, Solder Preform, Solar Ribbon, Plating Anode used in PCB Fabrication, Assembly and Semiconductor Packaging Processes.

SHENMAO Solder Materials are available at affordable cost from 10 worldwide locations.





Vision Engineering Launches FREE Electronics Academy Webinar Series to help identity and rectify PCB

Vision Engineering Vision Engineering has teamed up with industry-expert Bob Willis to broadcast a free Electronics Academy Webinar Series aimed at identifying the issues affecting PCB/SMT assembly and the challenges of achieving Zero Defect Manufacture. The 3 part webinar is focused on improving quality and reducing costs through improving the inspection process.

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The series begins on June 16th with Solder Joint Inspection & Process Defects. During this webinar participants will learn how to minimize inspection and process defects, identify common joint failures, causes, cures and corrective actions. Bob will explain the best ways to inspect solder joints on conventional and surface mount assemblies with reference to international standards (e.g. IPC 610 and IPC J-STD-001). On June 29th Counterfeit Component Inspection & Detection will be broadcasted. Production, quality and purchasing teams will learn how to inspect conventional and surface mount devices to identify counterfeit component and avoid expensive consequences. In this webinar Bob will illustrate the most common issues faced by these teams, how to test parts and demonstrate the importance of photographic documentation to provide reference standards for the future.

The 3 part series closes on July 21st with Conformal Coating Inspection & Coating Faults. The use of conformal coating is growing in popularity. Regardless of application method, either manual or automated inspection is required in most applications, carried out under normal or UV light, with reference to international standards. During this webinar, Bob will cover the inspection of coatings, setting up of inspection standards, as well as the common process defects and corrective actions Bob Willis is a globally-recognized expert in surface mount and area array technology, providing training and consultancy to electronics manufacturers worldwide for over 30 years. Bob regularly speaks at international events, providing expert knowledge to improve skills and knowledge for electronics production staff and engineers. For more information on the Electronics Academy Webinar or to register visit www.visioneng.com/electronicswebinar





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