June 24, 2008 -- Advanced Circuits has announced its $1 million capital investment for new equipment to enhance quick-turn capabilities and to provide redundancy throughout the fabrication process. By incorporating new equipment, Advanced Circuits is able to add more advanced processes and services while maintaining its commitment to offering the highest quality quick-turn boards and customer service.
"Our goal with this investment is to maintain 100 percent redundancy enabling our manufacturing plant to continue operating at full capacity," said John Yacoub, president and CEO of Advanced Circuits. "This new equipment will continue to help us complete customer orders on time, every time."
As part of the $1 million investment, the following equipment has been added:
Polar TDR machine to meet controlled impedance testing requirements.
Burkle 6 Opening Vacuum Press with two lay-up stations, to provide precise thickness/dielectric control, paving the way for multilayer expansion and the introduction of controlled impedance.
Orbotech Ink Jet Printer for silkscreen/legend printing, allowing finer silkscreen character resolution in addition to enhanced speed.
Accusystems AS 150 JE for scoring and providing the necessary redundancy desired in all departments.
ACS TruCure oven to reduces cycle and cure time for soldermask and legend.
Excellon 689 Drill to augment capacity requirements while supporting the need for smaller holes. This drill addresses the industry’s move towards smaller and tighter PCB technologies.