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Vacancy: Inspection Technician

Person required to perform inspection procedures to our PCB products using visual techniques, with various magnification equipment and machines. The vacant position will involve;

Inspection and verification for both new and repeat jobs to both industry and customer standards.
The use of calibrated measuring equipment.
Fault finding and inspection to applicable standards, evaluating cosmetic and technical defects.
Issue & validation of inspection reports.
Use of our PCP2000 ERP system’s production module.

Ideally, the successful candidate would be able to demonstrate the following skills set;

Good attention to detail.
Able to work within…

ISO:14001 2015 Certification

Tim Gee, Stevenage Circuits Technical Director is pleased to confirm that Stevenage Circuits have been granted new certification by BSI to ISO:14001 2015 having successfully completed a transition phase over the last 6 month period. Stevenage Circuits respects the environment and understands the potential impact that our business operations may realise to all interested parties. The principles of ISO:14001 together with strong leadership and risk based thinking are measures used to continually minimise the impact of the business operations accordingly.

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Nikon video measuring machine becomes the mainstay of PCB manufacturer’s inspection department

A Nikon Metrology video measuring machine has successfully taken over the quality control of printed circuit boards (PCBs) at Stevenage Circuits Limited (SCL) after the graphics card failed in a piece of similar equipment from another supplier. The new iNEXIV VMA4540 is used virtually continuous for 2-D optical coordinate measurement of machined features and copper tracks. It underpins not only first article inspection of boards and printed reports for customers, but also process control in the drilling, etching and routing departments.

Alternatives to a replacement video measuring machine were evaluated, such as table-top varieties of measuring cameras and coordinate measuring…

New Business Development Manager Appointment

The management of Stevenage Circuits Limited are pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathon Meadows in a Business Development Manager capacity. Jonathon possesses a wealth of PCB industry knowledge and experience and, working in conjunction with the team at Stevenage Circuits, we are all looking forward to supporting Jonathon in the challenges associated with establishing mutually beneficial trading relationships in the new business sphere. We wish Jonathon every success in his new role.

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New Manufacturing Manager

Stevenage Circuits Limited are pleased to announce the appointment of Daljit Basra as Manufacturing Manager with immediate effect.

‘Bas’ as he is known internally is a vastly experienced individual with a strong Engineering and Manufacturing background borne of some 30+ years of employment within the high-end complexity PCB manufacturing sector. The entire operational team here at Stevenage Circuits is fully committed to supporting and working closely with Bas to cement and embellish the many strengths that exist within the workforce, and, to ensure the long-term health of Stevenage Circuits Limited within what remains a challenging marketplace.     

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Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, has more than 4,000 years of history and is the longest holiday of the year. In the 21st century, the national holiday begins on the first of the Lunar Calendar and lasts until the 15th of the first month. In 2018, Chinese New Year begins on February 16th and ends March 2nd.

 

FEB 8TH–15TH

Little Year

Preparation for the new year begins on February 8th, 2018, and lasts until New Years Eve.

FEB 16TH–26TH

Spring Festival

Chinese New Year officially begins on February 16th, 2018, and ends on March 2nd.

FEB 27TH–MAR 2ND

Lantern Festival

Preparations begin the 27th, and…

In line with Stevenage Circuits growth plan an additional Pre-production Engineer has been recruited

Following the acquisition of Anglia Circuits Ltd Stevenage Circuits are pleased to announce that Daley Stocker who was their Pre-production Engineer has joined the team, Daley also has great experience as a manufacturing operator and test technician during his 15 years at Anglia Circuits.

 

Daley’s main roles are to support the internal and external sales team with:

Analysis and advice on customer CAD data and technical drawings.

Perform Design Rule Checks to ensure designs comply with manufacturing capabilities.

Assist in the preparation of route cards, specific build requirements including impedance control.

Assisting sales on customer visits for technical support.

Supporting…

Keeping the country going

Stevenage Circuits Ltd have recently secured a large industrial power contract supplying technically demanding PCB's.

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Stevenage Circuits continues to grow

Stevenage Circuits Ltd are pleased to announce the acquisition of Anglia Circuits based in St Ives.

Stevenage and Anglia have a long standing relationship reaching back over 20 years and have collaborated closely together on numerous projects in the past with common customers.

The team at Stevenage is looking forward to ensuring that all the new and existing customers of Anglia continue to receive excellent customer service, quality and delivery, along with the enhanced technical capability that Stevenage Circuits customers already benefit from.

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University endorsement

The engineering research team here at Oxford University are extremely grateful to the Stevenage Circuits Limited Production and Engineering teams for their support of our product development programs. The quality and reliability of the parts sourced have far exceeded our expectations and the performance characteristics we have derived from them have surpassed all previous iterations of our design.

Our Engineering team here at the University would have no hesitation in recommending Stevenage Circuits Limited to any electronics procurement party requiring PCB design & development wrapped in with a manufactured entity produced at speed as we believe their service capabilities are…

SCL appoints new Quality Manager

The SCL board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Soderquist as the SCL Quality Manager.


With a demonstrable career held within PCB fabrication spanning greater than 40 years, Paul has held management positions within engineering, quality assurance and laboratory analysis. Without a doubt Paul’s in-depth understanding of PCB manufacture will be an asset to both SCL and its clients maintaining both our QMS and product integrity to very high standards.

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SCL appoints a Business Development Director

The SCL Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Fairclough as Business Development Director.

Mike has worked on the customer service side of the electrical & electronics industry for over 25 years after serving his time as an aircraft electrical systems technician at BAE Systems.

Mike’s knowledge and experience in the Interconnect, assembly and Printed Circuit Board industries will further enhance the support that Stevenage Circuits can bring to its customers.

The team at SCL welcomes Mike on board and are looking forward to supporting and working…

Looking for a job in PCB manufacture?

Vacancy: Inspection Technician

Person required to perform inspection procedures to our PCB products using visual techniques, with various magnification equipment and machines. The vacant position will involve;

  • Inspection and verification for both new and repeat jobs to both industry and customer standards.
  • The use of calibrated measuring equipment.
  • Fault finding and inspection to applicable standards, evaluating cosmetic and technical defects.
  • Issue & validation of inspection reports.
  • Use of our PCP2000 ERP system’s production module.

Ideally, the successful candidate would be able to demonstrate the following skills set;

  • Good attention to detail.
  • Able to work within an organised…

Stevenage Circuits & Coventry University, form Innovation Partnership

A programme devised by the UK's Technology Strategy Board, known as the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), has enabled a collaboration between Coventry University (Knowledge base) and Stevenage Circuits Limited (Industry). The partnership will allow flow of information from the University to the company where it can be directed toward innovative projects. Coventry University brings in the expertise of Dr. Andrew Cobley and his Functional Materials team, represented by Narinder Bains, whilst the project at Stevenage Circuits is led by Tim Gee, technical director and Phil Firth, technical manager.

The aim of the project is to improve the…

Well Done Roxsane!

Ever thought about jumping out of a plane? Well Roxsane Brown did and in doing so raised £306-00 for our favourite charity Stevenage LD day Service (formerly known as Leyden House). Roxsane who runs our despatch department said: “jumping out of a plane at 13,000 feet sounds scary but you don’t really have time to think about it, there’s so many things you have to in preparation for the jump and once you’re on the plane there’s no backing out, they tell you ‘no means go!’” she went on to say: “the free-fall was amazing and once the chute opens…

State of The Art Ink Jet Printing On Both Rigid and Flex PCBs

We are pleased to announce the recent delivery and installation of our new Orbotech Sprint 120 ink jet legend printing machine. In addition to increasing our overall manufacturing productivity within our solder-mask department the Sprint 120 offers the following capabilities;
• Direct network link and data output available from our Genesis 2000 CAM enabling instant access to data files. Ideal for the ultra-fast printing of prototype panels to further enhance our fast turn-a-round manufacturing capability (every hour saved counts).
• Capable of printing at 1040 DPI with character sizes of less than 0.5mm, and line widths of 100um.…

SCL Receives big ‘Thank You’ for Donation

Sue McIndoe, Day Service Manager relates:

"Stevenage LD day Service (formerly known as Leyden House) is a day service for adults with learning disabilities with five bases in Stevenage providing day care activities for 80 people of all ability levels. Leyden House (in Gunnels Wood Road) was neighbours with Stevenage Circuits for many years and were in regular receipt of a generous cash donation every Christmas to the Amenity Fund. This tradition continued when Stevenage Circuits relocated to Caxton Way. Over the years the money has gone towards providing equipment and activities for service users. This has…

Thank You

Tim Gee our Technical Director would like to thank the ICT and all of those attendees who showed interest in SCL and our new Semblant process Tim presented at the meeting ICT last night.

For those who would like copy of this presentation, please email our Sales Manager, Mr David Wyllie david.wyllie@stevenagecircuits.co.uk
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SCL complete additional upgrades to further enhance our laser micro-via and profiling capability

“We are pleased to announce an additional up-grade within the Stevenage Circuits laser suite facility with the installation of a 14W/0 - 45,000Khz laser source to one of our UV Yag laser ablation machines. This technical up-grade costing near to £100k will enable faster and more concise processing of our HDI flex/rigid multilayer panels. Stevenage are consistently seeing an increased demand for micro-via and precision machining of flexible materials, this new addition will ensure that we can meet the demands of our customers fast turn-a-round requirements.”
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Stevenage Extends its Copper Filled Micro-via Plating Capability for High Reliability HDI Products


SCL are pleased to announce the installation and commissioning of 10 additional plating cells using the latest inert anode technology for the plating of copper filled micro-vias. This addition to our production facility takes our total number of plating cells to 14 and enables a throughput capability not matched elsewhere within the UK.

This investment and response has been driven by the need for increased speed, portability and wiring density, the interconnect pitch on semiconductor packages and corresponding High Density interconnect (HDI) substrates continue to shrink. The combination of filled blind micro-vias and multi-level…

SCL Board Appointment

Stevenage Circuits Ltd (SCL) are pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Gee to its board as Technical Director, Tim has been with the company overall for 25 years.
Speaking on behalf of the board Managing Director Robert Brown said:

“Tim’s appointment as a Director comes as no surprise to those who know or have worked with him. Tim has always displayed a deep and passionate commitment to our company, its clients and the advancement of PCB technology as a whole”. Rob went on to say “Tim not only has an advanced and broad…

We have pleasure in announcing the following changes to our management structure

By way of promotion Peter Hill is now CAM Engineering Manager and Phil Firth Technical Manager.
Peter who has worked at SCL for 11 years said: “I am very happy to have been offered this opportunity which will enable me to put into action ideas I have. These changes will benefit our clients by improving response time and quality of service. Having worked for SCL for some years I am aware of our strengths (and weaknesses), so my new position will allow me to make an informed contribution toward the direction of the company resulting in a better…

Stevenage Circuits Receive a Corporate Supplier Excellence Award

For the second year running the UK PCB manufacturer Stevenage Circuits Ltd (SCL) have received a Supplier Excellence Award from a UK division of a major corporate US Defense contractor.
Robert Brown SCLs Managing Director attended the award ceremony to personally collect the award on behalf of the company and spoke about his staff and the company’s commitment to maintain its ‘in full, on time delivery’ record. Rob went on to thank their client for its “continued support” and “help toward Stevenage Circuits achieving the UKs defence, space and aerospace accreditation SC21”. Implemented in 2011, SCL is working towards…

SC21

SCL are engaged within the SC21 initiative with key client Selex Communications Limited in partnership with Quintec. Supply Chain 21 (SC21) is a change programme which aims to accelerate the competitiveness of the UK's defence and aerospace industry by raising the performance of its supply chains.
The SCL senior management team see this as an exciting opportunity to engage in a program which will both benefit our operational capabilities in harmony with the expectations of the Defence, Avionics and Aerospace business sectors.

For more information visit:
www.selex-comms.com
www.quintec.com
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SCL receives yet another Key Supplier Award

SCL wins further recognition for its ability to provide a complete service package to all of its clients – in this instance the 2nd consecutive year with a key Defence sector contractor. Excellence in consistently achieving year on year Quality and ON-Time Delivery matrices has led to this award. This further underlines SCL’s commitment and capability to service worldwide player such as EADS Astrium and BAE Systems in this market-place....