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26 The PCB Magazine • October 2016 Laser Pointers: Laser Processing and Telecentricity Since Mike and I often receive questions on top- ics that are relevant to a broader audience, we've decided to start using this column to share those questions and answers with our readers. We'll pe- riodically devote the space in this column to ad- dress questions that we receive that are especially timely or topical, or address a topic that affects a wider range of readers. The Story Behind the News: Ventec's IMS Manufacturing Capabilities in China Doubled In this interview conducted at Ventec Europe's headquarters in Leamington Spa, UK, Ventec Eu- rope & USA COO Mark Goodwin sat down with I-Connect007 Technical Editor Pete Starkey to share the details of Ventec International Group's $2 million equipment investment. With this injec- tion of new equipment, Ventec doubles its IMS material manufacturing capacity in China. Frontline Announces InStack Design Frontline PCB Solutions, an Orbotech-Mentor Graphics company, today announced the launch of InStack Design, an industry-proven solution for designing complex stackups in minutes, taking all fabrication and SI constraints into account and enabling seamless electronic collaboration with board fabricators. It's Only Common Sense: Respect the Customer, no Matter What! Customers are much more demanding and insis- tent that we do things their way. And the irony is that they want less direct communication with us than ever before. They want to do everything on- line, and they won't pick up the phone if you call them. And heaven forbid if you try to visit them in person…they want no part of that. Amphenol Invotec Tamworth Facility Adds Machinery From Viking Test Amphenol Invotec, Europe's leading manufac- turer of time-critical, high-technology PCBs has commissioned a new Pluritec Inspecta Combo HPL X-Ray drill with complete automation, from Viking Test for its facility in Tamworth. AISMALIBAR North America to Exhibit at Ford Advanced Lighting Innovation Expo AISMALIBAR is happy to announce their exhibit and presentation at the Ford Advanced Lighting Innovation Expo (ALIE) show in Dearborn, Michi- gan, on October 5–6. Amphenol Invotec Adds Nordson ProVIA Plasma System Amphenol Invotec, Europe's leading manufacturer of time-critical, high-technology PCBs has com- missioned a Nordson ProVIA Plasma System, from Adeon Technologies for its facility in Tamworth. Anaheim Tech Center Showcases Pluritec, Ecospray & Limata Equipment This West Coast addition augments Pluritec's North American headquarters in Bohemia, New York, making it more convenient for customers in the West to see the equipment in operation. Pluritec Hires Sousa as New VP-Sales/Marketing Pluritec recently announced the appointment of Lino Sousa as vice president of sales and business development. In this role, Sousa will be respon- sible for all direct sales and reseller functions for North America. He has also been entrusted to grow strategic customer accounts and partner re- lationships that tactically meld with Pluritec's core business objectives. Ventec International Doubles IMS Material Manufacturing Capacity with $2M Equipment Investment Ventec International Group has doubled its B-series Insulated Metal Substrate (IMS) materials production capacity at its Jiangyin, China facility. The company has invested USD 2 million in lead- ing edge production equipment that boost IMS materials production capacity 100% above prior levels. Supply Lines Highlights

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