By Prototron News | Published on: April 08, 2013
Bill Elder, president and CEO of American-based direct imaging equipment manufacturer Maskless Lithography, Inc., announced that his company has completed installation of a new MLI 5600 digital imaging system at Prototron Circuits’ Redmond, Washington facility.
Elder commented, “We were pleased when Dave Ryder, Prototron CEO, decided to purchase the Maskless system at IPC APEX EXPO last month. Prototron’s high-mix/high-velocity business model is the ideal environment for our unique solution and I am confident that it will deliver significant technology and productivity gains, which will benefit Prototron in numerous areas of their business.”
“We looked at all of the direct imaging options available in today’s market, but a number of things impressed us about the Maskless system,” added Ryder. “We really liked that the equipment is made in the U.S., so we know spare parts and service will be readily available. However, first and foremost, the Maskless system delivers the technology that is right for us at this time. The advanced technology, coupled with the productivity benefits that come with the elimination of phototools, will provide a great return on investment.”
Maskless Lithography designs and manufactures direct-write lithography production equipment for high-yield PCB manufacturing. The global PCB industry is transitioning from conventional contact printing to digital lithography solutions. Maskless’ second generation, direct write, imaging solutions continue to gain traction due to their ability to direct write at twice the throughput of competing digital technologies like LDI. Maskless Lithography delivers “digital imaging at production speeds”® for PCB makers worldwide. Headquartered in San Jose, California, the company has operations throughout Asia and North America.
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