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30 The PCB Magazine • August 2016 Next-Generation PCB Drilling During the recent NEPCON China event in Shang- hai, I spoke with Andreas Schneider, sales director for cutting and structuring laser at LPKF Laser & Electronics, about the latest developments in laser drilling, how customers can justify investments in laser drilling machines, and their outlook for the industry in Asia. Ventec International Group Earns ISO 9001:2015 Certification for German Facility Ventec International Group, a world leader in the production of polyimide and high-reliability epoxy laminates and prepregs, is proud to announce that its Central European facility located in Kirchheim - bolanden, Germany has received certification un- der the ISO 9001:2015 quality management stan- dard. Viking Test Services: Much More than Test Recently, 007 Technical Editor Pete Starkey and I toured Viking Test's facility in Hants, UK where we met Managing Director Jake Kelly to learn about the history of the company, their recent involve - ment in the Indian PCB market, and what he thought of the EIPC Summer Conference. Rogers Corporation Launches UL 94 V-0 Circuit Material Rogers Corporation introduces RO4730G3 UL 94 V-0 antenna-grade laminates to meet present and future performance requirements in active antenna arrays and small cells, notably in 4G base transceiv - er stations (BTS) and Internet of Things (IoT) ap- plications as well as emerging 5G wireless systems. Faster, More Accurate AOI is More Important than Ever Among PCB manufacturers, there is a common perception that AOI has not changed much since it was introduced decades ago. Over the last few years, however, new advanced technologies have made AOI solutions smarter, faster and much more accurate. AOI system data have even been inte - grated with newly developed automatic 3D shap- ing tools. Candor Improves Positive-Acting Liquid Photoresist Process; Installs ENIPIG Line Toronto-based high technology circuit board manu- facturer Candor Industries has recently taken steps to improve certain aspects of their fabrication pro- cesses. Laser Pointers: Special Edition— Those Five Words I Didn't Expect to Hear I'm going to hijack the column this month for kind of a public service announcement regarding a topic that hit very close to home for me, and it may well hit home for others. On February 18, 2016, I heard the words, "Mike, you have bladder cancer." Nano Dimension Achieves Important Milestone in 3D Printed Circuit Boards Nano Dimension Ltd., a leader in the field of 3D printed electronics, announced today that it has completed the development of the initial version of its software package, which will be integrated in the company's DragonFly 2020 3D printer. Zuken Launches Latest Version of E3.series Software Zuken's latest version of E3.series offers engineers a live-feel, collaborative environment, along with a range of individual and multi-user usability and pro - ductivity features. Digital Imaging Update Through the years, I have repeatedly covered and updated digital imaging in this column, from as far back as 1997 in CircuiTree, and through a column in this magazine in November 2015. Several rea - sons for this extended coverage include the fact that technology had a slow, long incubation time that eventually led to accelerated improvements and acceptance for mass production. Supply Lines Highlights

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