American Standard Circuits: Leader in Medical Electronics Printed Circuit Boards
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Anaya Vardya, CEO
Now more than ever, medical electronics are at the forefront of all printed circuit board markets. Fortunately, during the past few years we have a seen a tremendous leap in Medical Electronics technology. In fact, in the last decade saw a trend towards the “miniaturization” of medical devices owing to the growing demands from hospitals, practitioners, and patients for increased functionality, flexibility, and portability.
The rise of high-speed internet, technologies like artificial intelligence and IoT, the exponential growth of computational power, and a decrease in storage costs, spurred a new era of “smart” medical equipment, revolutionizing drug delivery systems, lab diagnostics, wireless controllers, imaging equipment, and medical implants.
These needs for “small” to tiny” to “nano” has had ramifications on the technology required to meet the needs of this market. Due to these extremely challenging size limitations and devices with limited amount of space within the equipment for the required circuitry. As such, medical device manufacturers require “new-gen” printed circuit boards (PCB) that are highly capable and easy to build.
To this end, American Standard Circuits (ASC) prides itself on being a total solutions provider, manufacturing quality rigid, metal-backed, RF/microwave, flex, and rigid-flex PCBs for the medical industry, in volumes ranging from test and prototypes to large production orders. The company’s managerial team holds over 400 years of combined experience in building PCBs for a wide variety of technologies in time-critical environments. “We have been manufacturing flex and rigid-flex PCBs for over eight years. By working with a wide variety of customers from the military, aerospace, and the automotive industry, we have built an extensive knowledge base that enables us to advise clients from the medical industry in terms of designing boards that are more manufacturable and have little-to-no issues right out of the gate. Our experience also enables us to do quick-turn prototypes and help our clients, ramp-up to production, seamlessly,” says Anaya Vardya, CEO, ASC.
What makes ASC unique in this marketplace is their hands-on approach to client servicing and promise of value. Typically, when a client walks in with a preconceived idea or design of the PCB and its functionalities, ASC first analyses it to identify any flaws and gauge its feasibility and manufacturability. In the event of any design flaws or costs issues driven by the materials required to build the circuit board, the company not only guides its clients in the right direction but also proposes cost-effective alternative solutions that do not compromise on quality and functionality.
Our experience also enables us to do quick-turn prototypes and help our clients, ramp-up to production, seamlessly
“Regardless of where our clients are in the designing phase, we offer recommendations on how the design can be improved and what materials they need to ensure a successful project,” says Vardya. ASC then takes the final design and builds prototypes on a quick-turn basis. Customers can then test and modify it according to their needs, after which the PCBs go can into production.
Vardya highlights an instance where a client approached ASC with a 3-layer rigid-flex design. On carefully analyzing it, ASC noticed that they had the flexible layer on the outside of the PCB something that will normally make the board hard to build and can cause massive yield problems. The company recommended the client to go with a 4-layer design instead. Unfortunately, ASC was not the first company that the customer had approached, and their version of the PCB was already in production. Regardless, on understanding the value of ASC’s recommendations, the clients chose to handover the project midway. The results were more than optimum. ASC reduced their overall cost by 30 percent and was able to quickly custom-build a fully functional, PCB from scratch.
ASC has written the book on the Fundamentals of Printed Circuit Board Technologies
“As a company, we are focused on adding value to the customer. A lot of what we do is typically done without payment orders. We leverage our experience to help our clients in every way possible and hope that they see the value of working with us,” adds Vardya. ASC has even published a book, Fundamentals of Printed Circuit Board Technologies, which is a comprehensive reference for anyone needing a quick overview of PCB fabrication processes. It is dubbed the.
ASC Provides Webinars on Specific PCB Technologies
At present, ASC is also conducting webinars focusing on different topics on PCBs, to help clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With such a value proposition and a highly personal approach to manufacturing PCBs, ASC has been growing at a steady rate of 10 percent Year to year.
ASC Now Produces Bookbinder Rigid Flex Technology
To further improve its capabilities, the company added new drilling and routing machines and Bookbinders in 2019. At present, they are working on A-SAP™—an advanced PCB manufacturing technology that will enable them to build finer lines and spaces. “Since inception, our sole focus has been on making our customer’s lives easier. We do this by offering them guidance, education, and cost-effective, reliable, high tech solutions,” concludes Vardya.
Description American Standard Circuits (ASC) prides itself on being a total solutions provider, manufacturing quality rigid, metal-backed, RF/microwave, flex, and rigid-flex PCBs for the medical, automotive, industrial, defense, and aerospace markets in volumes from test and prototypes to large production orders. The company’s qualifications include AS9100 Rev D, ISO 9001:2015, IATF16949:2016, MIL-PRF 31032, MIL-PRF-55110, MIL-PRF-50884 certification and ITAR registration. In addition to manufacturing in the USA, ASC can transition and manage your PCB requirements to lower cost regions via its qualified supply chain of offshore partners. ASC also holds many key patents for metal bonding processes
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