GWT would like to announce an aggressive new step in capital investment for their main manufacturing plant. The company has secured a new Ekra fully automatic screen printer machine that promises to be a significant upgrade over the existing equipment. GWT has also purchased a new leadfree, ROHS certified, solder reflow oven, the Heller 1707EXL. Both new machines are expected to enhance our manufacturing capability and help us achieve higher levels of quality.
Readying itself for the aerospace and military markets, Golden West Technology took a significant step by achieving AS9100 registration in June of 2007. Over the past six months, the company has upgraded and implemented a more stringent set of quality processes and documentation culminating in the approval of its quality system in a 3 day audit by our Registrar, NSF-ISR Ltd. AS9100 fully incorporates the entirety of the current version of ISO 9000 while adding additional requirements relating to quality and safety. Furthermore, potential customers have the ability to tap into the OASIS Database to scrutinize GWT’s quality performance going forward. The bottom line is…GWT is working hard every day to improve its quality programs for the benefit of all its customers.
Golden West Technology has thoroughly addressed BGA X-RAY inspection by acquiring a Nicolet NXR 1400-I X-Ray inspection machine. The Company previously had BGA placement and BGA rework capability, and this acquisition completes full exposure in that area and brings outside reliance on inspection…in-house. Recently, GWT made another investment in the inspection area by purchasing a Yes-Tech YTV-F1 Automated Optical Inspection unit. By embracing the robust features of enhanced technology and machine vision techniques, increased speed and consistency will be obtained by our inspection areas.
MD&M, or Medical Design & Manufacturing, was a huge event this year and Golden West Technology was excited to participate this year in a big way. The Company reserved a trade show booth near one of the main entrances and registration areas, benefiting greatly from the enhanced flow of visitor traffic. The medical market has been a successful market for GWT as the Company continues to maintain the quality programs, proven processes, and necessary equipment required by customers in the medical market. Look to see us at the Del Mar Electronics Show (DMES) in San Diego on May 2nd & 3rd.
Responding to the growing health care industry, Golden West Technology has added automated SMT assembly equipment including Fuji high speed chip shooters and automated high speed optical inspection. GWT’s medical equipment customers include OEM’s involved in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, brain aneurysms, heart monitoring and blood flow in the uterus. GWT offers full turnkey and test through final assembly. Located in north Orange County,GWT has been providing EMS services for over 30 years.