Gerber nested step & repeat – final call for comments

Ucamco proposes extending the Gerber format to make it more efficient in handling fabrication and assembly panels. In August 2015 Ucamco published a draft specification at, for review and comment by the Gerber community before the spec is cast in concrete.  We received thoughtful feedback on the draft specification from the user community which we incorporated in successive revisions of the draft. We stand now at revision 8. It is significantly extended compared to the original. Viewers of the earlier drafts may want to have a look at revisions 8.

Ucamco feels revision 8 is ready for incorporation in the spec. However, it will be kept in draft form for 2-3 more months. If Gerber is important to you please be pro-active review the draft carefully, and see how this would work for you. By doing this you will help yourself and the whole Gerber user community. Once the draft is incorporated in the specification, it is too late - one can only uselessly complain.

Read more PDF

Ucamco offers free UcamX licenses for academic use

Press Release fro Ucamco

Universities, educational institutions and schools may now access UcamX, free of charge. By making UcamX available through its special academic licensing programme, the company provides teachers, researchers and students with industry-leading, PCB manufacturing tools, significantly enhancing the entire learning and training process, while reinforcing students' future employment prospects by enabling their proficiency with real-world manufacturing tools used by the world's leading PCB designers and manufacturers.

Read more PDF

From our booth at Productronica 2015

For the first time a single system is handles the full PCB product definition and production data, including image data. For rigid, flex and flex-rigid. It manages the images stack-up and material details, ERP material references, material characteristics, finishes, classes, and - most importantly - the production stages. It features an XML interface for input into ERP and PPS (Production Planning System).
Integr8tor is Ucamco’s automated client/server workflow system for the PCB industry. It automatically converts incoming customer data, calculates design characteristics and prepares the single PCB for CAM at industry-leading customers world-wide for almost a decade. Integr8tor is integrated with a variety of quotation, engineering and ERP systems.

Visit us at Productronica to find out more.

Read more

Proposal for nested Step and Repeat in Gerber

Karel Tavernier makes a proposal to integrate nested step & repeats of pcb data into the Gerber format and invites the Gerber community to review and comment on the details of the new feature before it is cast in concrete and incorporated into the specification.


Ucamco announces new Ledia models with 3 wave lengths

Ledia – optimising the light fantastic

September 25th 2015 - Ucamco is delighted to announce the new 3 Wavelength series of Ledia Direct Imaging (DI) systems for the accurate, high-speed exposure of the industry's most demanding soldermask, inner-layer and outer-layer resists.

When it comes to the direct imaging of PCB materials, Dai Nippon Screen's Ledia multi-wavelength UV LED DI platform has always led the field. First, with its 2 Wavelength Ledia imaging systems, Screen delivered unprecedented DI throughputs on even the most demanding inner- and outer-layer resists, and it gave PCB manufacturers the very first DI technology with which to process standard soldermask resists accurately and at production speeds.

Click a flag button to read the full press release in your preferred lanuage.