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AXIOM MANUFACTURING SERVICES

Contract Electronic Manufacturing Services from Axiom


By carefully monitoring technology, market and customer trends; Axiom positions itself at the forefront of contract electronics manufacturing services to the medical, defence, aerospace and industrial markets.

Pursuing manufacturing excellence is second nature to Axiom, we are able to react quickly to changing marketplace conditions, work efficiently and effectively to reach targets whilst managing costs and quality.

Our passion for what we do, our commitment to innovation in whatever we do and continual improvement means that we stay committed to our objective of being the partner of choice. Axiom achieves the highest levels of excellence in each and every operation that it undertakes, providing our customers with a world class manufacturing solution.

  • Reduce the overall cost of doing business

  • Increase productivity and efficiency

  • Respond quickly to new and changing business opportunities

Through continuous investment in high technology equipment and the development of our capabilities means that Axiom can offer its customers a broad range of competencies across the whole spectrum of contract electronics manufacturing. Our manufacturing services fall into the following categories:-

PCB ASSEMBLY - AXIAL AND RADIAL PTH

In addition to offering PCB assembly on our SMT lines, Axiom offers the flexibility of manufacturing legacy and mixed technology products by utilising extensive automated component insertion equipment. We are able to retain our older plant because of the space that we have at our factory, enabling us to offer customers added flexibility in the services offered.

Axial insertion consists of dual head/anvil VCD systems controlled by board error correction (BEC). Axiom’s radial equipment employs a conventional guide-pin system and clinch detection to enable 2.5mm, 5mm and selectable centre pin for transistor insertion.

Both axial and radial component insertion is programmed by TIMMS technology ensuring the highest levels of efficiency and build standard control are achieved.

  • Large-large printed circuit board size capability 

  • Dual head/anvil VCD axial placement

  • 5mm to 20mm pitch axial insertion

  • 40,000 cph – axial s/component

  • 2.5mm & 5mm pitch radial insertion

  • 10,000 cph – radial s/component

PCB ASSEMBLY SURFACE MOUNT

Axiom specialises in low to medium volume PCB assembly within the aerospace, defence, medical and industrial markets. All of our PCB assembly is undertaken in house by a team of dedicated and highly trained employees (IPC) who have been with the company for a long time. Our extensive quality standards means that you can expect consistent high quality PCB assembly and attention to detail.

Maximum efficiency is achieved by TIMMS programming in addition to flexible placement platforms, capable of achieving in excess of 34,000 68000 chips per hour (CPH). The modular feeder cart system enables machine changeover time to be minimised to less than 10 minutes.

The SMT placement capabilities include:

BGA , Micro BGA, CCGA, CSP’s, Double and single side reflow, 0402/0201/01005 01005/0201/01005, Flip Chip, MCMs, MEMs and Complex Connectors (150mm x 0.3mm pitch)

Test is optional for PCB assembly, and is driven by customer requirement. We do however always recommend that customers implement a test strategy with us.

PCB ASSEMBLY HAND INSERTION

Our PCB assembly extends to offering hand insertion of components. Not all components are suitable to go through an automated process. This is when the added benefit of having fully trained operators with an eye for detail completes our PCB assembly services. Our PCB assembly extends to offering hand insertion of components. Not all components are suitable to go through an automated process. This is when the added benefit of having fully trained operators with an eye for detail completes our PCB assembly services.

Complementing the hand insert process is a dedicated pre-assembly, component preparation area allowing sub-assembly of components, component forming and leg cutting, delivering high post bath efficiencies to be achieved to IPC assembly specifications.

  • Dedicated leaded and non-leaded capability

  • Spray flux application

  • No-clean process

  • Component sub-assembly and forming - pre insertion

CONFORMAL COATING

Axiom has invested in a fully automated, robotic, precision conformal coating system, providing highly accurate application of conformal coatings to printed circuit board assemblies by way of a 4 axis spray head system.

Conformal coatings can protect the operational integrity of the printed circuit board assembly, especially where high reliability or exposure to harsh operating environments typical of Aerospace, Defence, Medical, Industrial and Automotive applications are to be experienced. Conformal coatings can protect the operational integrity of the printed circuit board assembly, especially where high reliability or exposure to harsh operating environments typical of Aerospace, Defence, Medical, Industrial and Automotive applications are to be experienced.

The PVA 2000 eliminates component masking and circuit board handling enabling application cycle times and quality to be significantly improved upon in comparison to conventional application methods. This automated process allows the safe selection and extraction of product-specific chemicals.

  • Robotic spray system

  • Automatic conformal coating application

  • Four axis

  • Fully programmable

  • Excellent edge definition

  • No masking required

  • Fast and precise (to 1mm)

ELECTRO MECHANICAL ASSEMBLY

Complementing Axiom’s extensive printed circuit board assembly (pcb assembly) is the ability to build sub assemblies or complex full product build. Axiom's highly skilled and trained workforce provides a professional and efficient operation to world class standards. We have a long history of manufacturing complex electro-mechanical assemblies.

By deploying customer specific manufacturing cells our highly skilled workforce work to the exact build specifications as set out by our customers. Sophisticated manufacturing systems are supported by a fully equipped tool-room for rapid and cost-effective provision of jigs and fixtures to give optimum cost and high efficiency.

By adopting an integrated business unit approach, Axiom provides:-

  • Dedicated product assembly lines

  • Change-over loss elimination

  • Increased flexibility

  • Reduced time-to-market

From medical devices to industrial controls through to military and defence equipment, Axiom has developed extensive experience in manufacturing complex and mission critical, life support systems:

  • Point of use drug delivery systems

  • Patient lifting and support mechanisms

  • Infusion pumps

  • Patient monitoring systems

  • Non invasive Surgical technology and Equipment

  • Tissue management and visualisation systems

  • Battlefield communications

  • Mission critical networking

  • Engine management systems

  • Pipe and cable detection equipment

  • Industrial heating and valve controls

  • Reliability and stress testing equipment

  • Simulation equipment

  • Security devices, personal and capital

  • Digital signal processing

SYSTEM INTEGRATION

To complete our product assembly services we can additionally offer full systems integration. System integration is the bringing together of the component subsystems into one system and ensuring that the subsystems function together as expected as one system.

Our system integration engineers have a broad range of skills including both software and hardware, including extensive general problem solving skills. Our teams work together with our customers to define the most suitable and comprehensive integration strategy and processes.

Benefits of Axiom providing system integration for your business:-

  • Faster deployment

  • Reduced operating costs

  • Identification and elimination of redundant systems/processes

  • Standardised business processes

  • Competitive advantage - faster time to market

Click here to see more information about our Contracts Manufacturing Services

Axiom Manufacturing Services Limited
Technology Park
Newbridge
Newport
Wales
NP11 5AN

Tel:   +44 (0)1495 242130
Fax:  +44 (0)1495 242096

Website:  www.axiom-ms.com
Email:     enquiry@axiom-ms.com
Contact:  Jacqui Malpass
 

 


 

 

 

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