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100 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2019 1 Tempo Automation's Open House Raises the Curtain in San Francisco E Based in San Francisco, Tempo Automation spe- cializes in rapid PCB assembly and on low vol- ume production for a wide range of board com- plexities. It recently held an open house at its brand-new facility in the South of Market (SoMa) district—which is normally restricted under cus- tomer non-disclosure agreements as well as Inter- national Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regu- lations—to customers, vendors, local designers, and government officials. 2 3D Printing and Medical Electronics: A Disruptive Beneficial Technology E We are seeing significant advances and increased uses for 3D manufacturing in medi- cine—many more than 3D-printed and conduc- tive circuits on device structural components. There is enough movement in this area that 3D additive fabrication in medicine—including but not limited to 3D-printed circuits—has become its own topic, and one that we will be watching and continuing to cover. 3 Quest for Reliability: Does Medical Device Reliability Worry You Sick? E When you are manufactur- ing high-reliability assem- blies related to medical industry, it is critical to take a very close look at the assembly process and all other processes that can influence the end-use reliability—even seem- ingly unrelated processes, such as post-instal- lation cleaning—as it really could be a matter of life or death. 4 Electronic Manufacturing Files: What We Need for PCB Assembly E As PCB assemblers, manufacturing is all about taking data and delivering good working cir- cuit boards. It can be just data, as in full turn- key, data plus some parts, or a partial turn-key or a kitted job. Regardless of whether you're sending parts and boards or having us buy everything, PCB assemblers need good data, and a lot of it. Editor's Picks from Eric Camden

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