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64 I-CONNECT007 I REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2021 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE By Happy Holden, I-CONNECT007 e IPC APEX EXPO 2021 Technical Program features a track on the "Factory of the Future Implementation," March 10-11. As part of that program, IPC has made available a free presen- tation and video from the Manufacturing Tech- nology Center (MTC), a CFX Program member. e presentation is titled "MTC's Implementa- tion of CFX with Legacy Equipment." In this presentation, Barr y Maybank— along with Naim Kapadia, MTC technology manager—explains the background of the MTC, one of seven high-value-manufacturing technology catapult centers established in the UK. e other six are: 1. Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) 2. Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) 3. Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) 4. Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) 5. Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) 6. e National Composites Centre (NCC) MTC's role is to provide support, consult- ing, implementation examples, and leadership in the effort to introduce and implement the smart factory into UK industries, in this case, electronics assembly (Figure 1). IPC Releases Free Presentation: Smart Factory for Electronics Manufacturing Figure 1: The digital-value alignment and drivers for electronics manufacturing. (Source: IPC & MTC)

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