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RM 79: Arch Systems‘ Dave Trail about Industry 4.0

RM 79: Arch Systems‘ Dave Trail about Industry 4.0

October 18, 2021

Mike Konrad speaks with Dave Trail from Arch Systems about Industry 4.0.

 

Dave may be reached at
dtrail@archsys.io
808-868-8298

PCB Chat 85: Matt Dyson on Electrically Conductive Adhesives

PCB Chat 85: Matt Dyson on Electrically Conductive Adhesives

October 14, 2021

Electrically conductive adhesives (ECAs) have been touted for decades as a potential replacement for solder. Technology roadmaps by organizations ranging from IPC to the Surface Mount Council often listed ECAs as a “coming” technology, and scores of papers have been presented highlighting possible uses and likely end-products.

The international research firm IDTechEx released in early October a new study called “Electrically Conductive Adhesives 2022-2032: Technologies, Markets, and Forecasts.” Matthew Dyson, Ph.D., a senior technology analyst at IDTechEx specializing in printed, organic and flexible electronics, spoke with Mike Buetow about the study’s findings and the future of ECAs, including in-mold and flexible electronics and their potential applications.

C2C 11: Poligage Founder and CEO Christine Davies

C2C 11: Poligage Founder and CEO Christine Davies

October 14, 2021

Christine Davies is founder and CEO of Poligage. Poligage is an online marketplace for public policy insights and government affairs services, providing efficient virtual connection with a carefully vetted network of world class experts who are available for flexible pay-as-you-go consultations, content, and projects. Founded in May of 2020, Poligage is still in its infancy.

Mike Konrad spoke with Christine about the her journey operating a business startup, why she choose to start a company, her vision, and strategies for growth.

 

Christine may be contacted here:

cdavies@poligage.com

https://www.poligage.com

RM 77: James Kovacevic on Maintenance Reliability Training

RM 77: James Kovacevic on Maintenance Reliability Training

September 29, 2021

Our guest has been quoted saying his personal mission is to make industry a profitable place; where individuals and manufacturers possess the resources, knowledge, and courage to sustainably lower their operating costs. Mike Konrad speaks with James Kovacevic about his maintenance philosophies and his work teaching maintenance best practices.

 

RM 76 - Meet the Press

RM 76 - Meet the Press

September 22, 2021

A conversation with media personalities Mike Buetow (Circuits Assembly Magazine), Trevor Galbraith (Global SMT & Packaging), Phil Stoten (Scoop TV), and Eric Miscoll (EMS Now). During our conversation we covered various topics including post pandemic production, innovations within our industry, supply chain and labor shortages, and more.

RM 75: Matric Group‘s Patrick Stimpert on Lean Manufacturing

RM 75: Matric Group‘s Patrick Stimpert on Lean Manufacturing

September 15, 2021

EMS provider Matric Group's Patrick Stimpert incorporated the Toyota Production System’s Lean principles into his contract manufacturing business.

“Results are important. How do I get my results?," he states. "With the use of the Toyota Production System’s Lean principles and my simple rule 'Don’t waste time rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic, go fix the problem.' I believe in the "LEAN-IN" processes and gain improvements through RIPs (Rapid Improvement Projects) These projects are based on a standard of identifying problems, brainstorming solutions, attempting those solutions, and adjusting from there. If we are going to fail, we are going to fail fast and cheap.”

 

C2C 10: Zestron‘s Dr. Harald Wack

C2C 10: Zestron‘s Dr. Harald Wack

September 10, 2021

Dr. Harald (Harry) Wack earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University in 2002. He began his career at Zestron’s American headquarters, reporting to his father in Germany, Dr. Oskar Wack. This was the beginning of Harry's long journey with Zestron culminating in his ascension to President of Zestron’s parent company, Dr.O.K. Wack Chemie GmbH. Mike Konrad spoke with Harry from his headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany.

PCB Chat 84: Gowtham Ramachandran on the ‘Desktop Microfactory‘

PCB Chat 84: Gowtham Ramachandran on the ‘Desktop Microfactory‘

September 2, 2021

No matter how fast product developers move, there is pressure to pick up the pace. Gowtham Ramachandran, founder of Trace, a three-year old startup company based in Toronto, has a vision for just how the industry might speed the product development cycle: a desktop "microfactory" that automates much of the development workflow.

He talks with Mike Buetow about how the new concept completely reimagines the entire product development workflow, and hints at how augmented reality might impact the future of electronics manufacturing.

Trace's website is trace.so.

 

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C2C 9: Foresite Founder Terry Munson

C2C 9: Foresite Founder Terry Munson

August 31, 2021

Terry Munson is the founder and president of Foresite, Inc. He founded Foresite in 1992, then known as CSL (Contamination Studies Laboratories, Inc.). Terry has extensive experience with how cleanliness issues are affecting product reliability for electronic hardware. He is the primary developer of ion chromatography analysis for use in the electronics manufacturing industry and is an active member of IPC. Terry’s insights have been seen in various industry trade publications, as well as at technical conferences.

It can be said, Terry marches at the front of the band, using his unique experience and cleanliness testing methods, many of which have made their way to internationally recognized standards. Terry has been quoted saying “Everything is fixable, you just have to understand what’s causing problem.” Today, we’ll attempt to understand Terry Munson as he joins Mike Konrad on this episode of the Concept to Creation Podcast.

 

Terry's Contact Info:

Terry Munson

Foresite, Inc.

1982 S. Elizabeth Street

Kokomo, IN 46902

USA

1-765-457-8095

www.foresiteinc.com

terrym@foresiteinc.com

 

RM 74: Worthington Assembly’s Chris Denney on Contract Manufacturing

RM 74: Worthington Assembly’s Chris Denney on Contract Manufacturing

August 24, 2021

Worthington Assembly's Chris Denney speaks about the electronic contract manufacturing business.

• How to select an appropriate contract manufacturer
• Evaluating a contract manufacturer's capabilities
• Mistakes made when selecting a contract manufacturer
• Advantages and disadvantages of selecting a US-based contract manufacturer

Chris may be contacted here:
cdenney@worthingtonassembly.com

Worthington Assembly's website:
https://www.worthingtonassembly.com

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