Our partners Orbotech recently published an article on the state of Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) technology for bare board PCB manufacturers. The theme of the article was addressing a common perception that AOI has not changed much since it was introduced decades ago. Over the last few years, however, new advanced technologies have made AOI solutions smarter, faster and much more accurate. AOI system data have even been integrated with newly developed automatic 3D shaping tools to enable restructuring of defects in PCB patterns that are detected by the AOI solution.
Many of these new AOI technologies offer benefits to a broad range of PCB manufacturers, from high-volume mass production shops to those focused on special market segments with unique materials and PCB structures or those who need high flexibility and quick turnaround operation.
Read the full article on i-connect.com : Faster, More Accurate AOI is More Important than Ever