The Adafruit Machine Line #MFGDay18 @mfgday #MFGDay18

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In celebration of Manufacturing Day, let’s take an in-depth look at Adafruit’s Machine Line.

Dano documented the ins and outs of our manufacturing equipment earlier this year – check out the full write-up here or see it in video format here on Instagram.

ASYS LSB-03 Board Loader – The board loader can be thought of as an automated staging area for printed circuit boards (PCB’s). Each board that we make at Adafruit is taken first from this machine and into the stencil printer where it receives solder paste.

Board Load PN3500 1


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