The ten trends to keep an eye out for; automation, big data, AI, robotics, two global ecosystems, shorter production cycles, the full line's throughput, sustainability, connectivity and flexible equipment.
TEN KEY SMT TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW
1. AUTOMATION IS EXPLODING: Anything that can be automated in and around the SMT line will be, reducing the dependency on humans and minimizing errors. Under-automated areas in the pre-SMT and post-SMT processes will get more attention, as will PCBA “material automation,” with heightened productivity gains enabled by better M2M optimization.
Text: David Gray
Published: 6 April 2020