Datest, a leading provider of advanced, efficient and mission-critical in-circuit testing, test engineering and X-ray inspection solutions, announces that it was awarded a 2019 Global Technology Award in the category of Test Services for its Imaging and Failure Analysis Services for Colleges and Universities.
The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 ceremony that took place during productronica in Munich, Germany. This is the fifth time that the company has received this award in the Test Services category.
Datest is a West Coast US Imaging and Failure Analysis Service provider with national affiliation and coverage. The company received the award for its high-resolution microfocus digital radiography and CT-scanning services for colleges and universities. Datest applies the lessons learned in seven years of service to printed circuit board process and quality engineers (rapid identification of process anomalies and root causes of board defects and failures) to the academic and research sector for engineering (mechanical, electrical, chemical, aerospace, automotive) and materials science (additive manufacturing, general 3D printing, porosity, nominal/actual comparisons).
Centerpiece of the service is a custom-built, high-precision, microfocus Digital Radiography/CT Scanning system from VJ Technologies, offering 225kV shielded rating. Objects as heavy as 50kg (110 lb) and as large as 1000 mm x 1000 mm (39.37"2) can be inspected in 2D, 3D and CT modes. Images can be recompiled, viewed, enhanced and analyzed using Volume Graphics VG Studio, VG Studio MAX, VJT Vi3, and Fraunhofer Volex CT software packages. Colleges lacking such a system can pool resources with Datest to support research projects and training efforts. Datest is also active in promoting internships with local colleges for promising students interested in imaging and nondestructive failure analysis and metrology as a career.
Datest now features four imaging systems, including three with partial or full CT scanning capability, for service to industry, government, academia, and affiliated parties. The latest addition is a 160 kV ValuCT system from VJ Technologies, which became operational in September 2019.
Premiering in 2005, the Global Technology Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.