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PCB Chat Episode 41: Steve Pudles of Zentech

PCB Chat Episode 41: Steve Pudles of Zentech

June 25, 2019

Steve Pudles has held executive positions in management and engineering at electronics manufacturing services companies for more than 30 years. Last month, he led a team that acquired Zentech, a mid-Atlantic US-based EMS company that focuses on the military and aerospace markets. He speaks about the company's strategy and the background to the deal with PCB Chat host Mike Buetow.

Reliability Matters: Episode 18 - A Conversation with Saturn Electronics’ Yash Sutariya about PCB Fabrication

Reliability Matters: Episode 18 - A Conversation with Saturn Electronics’ Yash Sutariya about PCB Fabrication

June 25, 2019

Yash Sutariya is the President of Saturn Electronics Corporation, Saturn Flex Systems, and Saturn PCB Services, all PCB-centric operating entities. Today, we’ll discuss what every buyer of printed circuit boards should be concerned about and Yash will offer a few auditing tips that would be helpful when auditing or selecting a PCB supplier. Yash is the author of "PCB Reliability: Auditing Your Supply Chain to Insure It," a paper he presented at SMTAI 2018.

Episode 17 - A Conversation with Brian D’Amico about AOI and SPI Best Practices

Episode 17 - A Conversation with Brian D’Amico about AOI and SPI Best Practices

June 10, 2019

Automated optical inspection (AOI) and solder paste inspection (SPI) system supplier Brian D'Amico covers AOI and SPI best practices with Mike Konrad. Modern circuit assemblies are difficult, if not impossible, to inspect without the aid of advanced inspection systems. Brian has been in the electronics assembly equipment industry for 36 years. His knowledge (and passion) for inspection technology is truly impressive.

PCB Chat Episode 40: Zach Dismukes of Bowman Analytics

PCB Chat Episode 40: Zach Dismukes of Bowman Analytics

June 3, 2019

Zach Dismukes is manager of sales and service for Bowman Analytics on the West Coast and a specialist in XRF products. He has spent the past decade in XRF and x-ray technology. He also has a masters in chemistry from the University of Illinois.

He discusses use of XRF as a quality control tool, measuring coating thickness, compares benchtop versus handheld units, and explains how to ensure consistency throughout the workday with PCB Chat host Mike Buetow.