FLEMINGTON, NJDEK has released a new CAD platform that utilizes standardized design rules to maximize the quality of tooling used during high accuracy mass imaging. It is completely automated, enabling repeatable and optimized interpretation of PCB data in the production of dedicated custom tooling.
The system enables DEK to share CAD resources between different CAD offices, facilitating the consistent delivery of the same capacity and product, regardless of other variables.

“DEK’s ongoing commitment to innovation, coupled with the increasingly high demand for our tooling means that it is absolutely imperative that we consistently refine our processes to extend capacity, efficiency and end-user benefits,” said Phil Lambert, DEK European tooling manager. “The new CAD platform is a great example of this, as a significant technical advance born entirely out of customer demand. Previously, manual interpretations meant that mistakes could be made during the manipulation of customer data. With our new, automated approach, customers are guaranteed consistently high quality tooling at an impressive two day turnaround for standard PCBs.”

According to the company, the initiative to develop a new CAD platform was primarily a response to particular customer demand in the automotive industry.

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