In the first half of 2013 DYCONEX AG invested into several pieces of equipment that will further enhance production technology providing optimized PCB solutions for customers.
The purchase of the field-proven Orbotech ParagonTM-9800 Laser Direct Imaging (LDI) system - as the third LDI system in production - is another step in pursuing our strategy to convert all exposure jobs to direct imaging.
The Sorin Group Cardiac Rhythm Management Business Unit (Sorin CRM) has honored DYCONEX as the best supplier for printed circuit boards in 2012. The prize was handed over in mid June 2013 as part of the annual supplier event in Clamart, France.
Medical Design & Manufacturing
February 11 - 13, 2014
Convention Center Anaheim, CA, USA
Hall E, Booth# 618
DYCONEX has further enhanced its high-end PCB production with a 25-µm laminate cleaning unit which is capable of processing foils without assisted transport.
The newly installed equipment is a RENA "Höllmüller CLEAN" that processes laminates with thicknesses of down to 25 µm, 2 x 9 µm Cu layers and applications with lines and spaces as small as 20 µm.
RENA's big challenge was to develop a solution capable of handling thin foils and simultaneously minimize mechanical damage and surface residues. Furthermore, chemical drag-out between the separated areas had to be significantly improved. Such problems typically appear when processing 25-µm laminates with a 50-µm equipment, so RENA had to come up with a dedicated thin-laminate solution.
In close cooperation with DYCONEX, RENA mastered all the given challenges. Reinhard Düregger, VP of Operations at DYCONEX states, "For over eight months we have been running our new RENA cleaning unit in production. We use the equipment for the complete DYCONEX product mix, including 25-µm laminates with structures down to 20-µm lines and spaces." Düregger also discloses that "With this new generation of equipment, we were able to increase product traceability and reduce yield loss due to mechanical damage."
With the experience gained during this project, RENA is now certain to have everything it needs to implement all spray- and immersion-type wet applications for 25-µm laminates.
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