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92 The PCB Magazine • June 2016 Economical, new single station CNC systems with capability to drill/ rout with the same spindles along with auto-load/unload and integrated cam- eras provide tremendous flexibility and can facilitate substantial savings in a high-mix environment. Conclusions and Summary The net effect of integrating all of the various automation, wastewater, and new equipment technologies pre- sented can result in tremendous sav- ings in PCB cost. With the factory in New Hampshire only 35% utilized, a greater than 50% operating cost sav- ings over the previous Chinese suppli- ers and an ROI of three years has been achieved. THE 21ST CENTURY PCB FACTORY—DESIGNED TO ELIMINATE OFFSHORE COST ADVANTAGES Figure 15: Copper thickness results. Figure 16: Etch resist inkjet machine with integrated AOI. Figure 17: Multi-purpose drill/rout single-station systems with cameras and loaders/unloaders. Figure 18: Whelen Engineering Company capital spend.

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