Automation and Advanced Procedures in PCB Fabrication

by: Happy Holden

Written by Happy Holden, I-Connect007 consulting technical editor with over 47 years of industry experience, this book provides an in-depth look at automation, computer-integrated and computer-aided manufacturing, mechanization, and chemical monitoring and control. Happy provides examples and descriptions of numerous devices, processes, and systems that can be easily implemented into the supply chain.

ISBN: 978-0-9998648-9-0
Print ISBN: 978-0-9980402-0-2

Happy Holden is the retired director of electronics and innovations for GENTEX Corporation. Formerly, he was the chief technical officer for the world’s largest PCB fabricator—Hon Hai Precision Industries (Foxconn). Prior to Foxconn, Holden was the senior PCB technologist for Mentor Graphics and advanced technology manager at Nan Ya/Westwood Associates and Merix. He previously worked at Hewlett-Packard for over 28 years as director of PCB R&D and manufacturing engineering manager. He has been involved in advanced PCB technologies for over 47 years.

Chapter Summaries

  • Chapter 1

    CIM and Automation Strategy


    Chapter 1 discusses computer-integrated manufacturing, systemization levels, mechanization classes, and six automation principles.
  • Chapter 2

    Computer-Aided Manufacturing


    Chapter 2 provides an explanation of the functionality of various areas in modern data-driven electronics manufacturing.
  • Chapter 3

    Mechanization in PCB Fabrication


    Chapter 3 presents a variety of process mechanization options, such as conveyors, hoists, and transporters.
  • Chapter 4

    Chemical Monitoring and Control


    Chapter 4 offers various automated devices and processes to assist chemical monitoring control.

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