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172 I-CONNECT007 I REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2022 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE By Happy Holden I-CONNECT007 e Factory of the Future is a recurring focus of the IPC which has resulted in several impor- tant IPC standards, including the IPC-2591 Consolidated Factory Exchange (IPC/CFX). At IPC APEX EXPO 2022, this was on display at the Factory of the Future (F2) Pavilion, as well as mentioned in John Mitchell's keynote, four Professional Development Courses, com- mittee meetings, and five technical sessions. I want to summarize these for you in case there is something of interest for you to follow up on. F2 Pavilion Booth 1701 e F2 Pavilion was not just a line of equip- ment this year like it was in 2020. Instead, it con- sisted of a series of presentations by vendors on solving the real business challenges in assem- bly by identifying new technologies that mod- ernize industrial processes. Several of these Taking a Closer Look at Factory of the Future new disruptive processes already exist, such as AI-enabled inspection, machine learning , CAD, 3D design, simulation, 3D printing, and more. Participating companies included: • Aegis Soware • Arch Systems • Hodei Technology • Instrumental • ITAC Soware AG • ITW Electronics Assembly Equipment • Keysight Technologies • KIC • Koh Young Technology, Inc. • Mycronic AB • Nano Dimension • Yamaha Motor Corp, USA

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