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August 2007 edition

Axiom finds small is beautifully time-saving

Small is beautiful for South Wales-based Axiom Manufacturing Services. It says its new Surface Mount Technology (SMT) line is capable of picking and placing the smallest components for the aerospace and defence sectors. "We were the first manufacturer in Europe to successfully trial the machinery," says Axiom md Shaun Ashmead.

Axiom, specialist in industrial and medical devices, has invested £1m in the SMT line, a digital X-ray inspection system and a flying probe (fixtureless) test system. "The investment in the FUJI AIM SMT Line has enabled Axiom to dramatically reduce change-over times, the DAGE 7600 XiDAT digital X-ray inspection system has improved quality inspection and accuracy, ....

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