Trends

Industry 4.0 does not mean people will be replaced with machines

If a printed circuit boards manufacturer claims his key and unfair competitive advantage is production speed, then make sure he is going to be the first one to begin implementing automation and digitalization of all its activities within its own internal processes. Because what is most costly is human error. That is just a pure fact that 10 out of 10 production companies will confirm. But the fact is that even in spite of this highly expected arrival of the 4.0 industry it does not mean that human labor will not be needed any longer. “People will not be replaced by machines, they will only be transferred to positions where their creativity will be at better use form us. We see this on a daily basis.” as Ondrej Horky, a Commercial manager for Gatema PCB a.s. adds. Gatema PCB a.s. company belongs to one of the fastest producers of printed circuit boards within the European scale.

Why are flexible PCB such a trend?

If you look at the world of technologies around us he will soon begin to discover that in the recent years practically all technologies got much smaller, lighter and are way more flexible than ever before. And it is the customers' demand after such suitable products that are easier to store and more effective that is behind that big trend of flexible technologies in the field of production of printed circuit boards. And this is what we were discussing with Mr. Stepan Prichystal from Gatema PCB a.s. company that has build its excellent reputation in the recent years and nowadays exports printed circuit boards to practically every country in Europe.

How not to make a mistake when I want my board in time

Who has ever worked with printed circuit boards knows really well how easy it might be to make a mistake somewhere along the process. And how many boards might have some of the flaws - caused by technology, chemistry, machinery or even staff - that prevent the boards from leaving the production hall. With so many details one need to consider we then usually have tendencies to forget about the single most fundamental first question that we should be asking. And that is: is the addressed manufacturer going to be able to produce a board that I have just designed?