New DES Line for ACB nv

A new master piece has arrived at ACB, our new 26 meter long DES line (Developing, Etching, Stripping) is an important investment that will improve the throughput and quality of our innerlayer production. 
A big thank you to our partner SCHMID Group for the installation and support.

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Investment in the last generation ATG A9

the group’s subsidiary Atlantec in France took delivery and installation of the brand new A9 system from atg Luther & Maelzer through its distributor ADEON Technologies. The Group ACB has a long-term experience with the Flying Probe Electrical test systems from atg-LM for it’s PCB production.

There is a clear increase of complexity throughout the range of printed circuits that are required by the end users. The demand for higher volume, as well as higher mix of products prescribe the need for reliable electrical test systems to secure the 100% functionality of the products. Additional fact is that the number of circuits, and as a result the amount of testpoints, are increasing per design and the features to be tested are getting smaller all the time.

It was therefore a rather obvious decision to purchase the state-of-the-art A9 system from atg-LM. The company are the world leaders in electrical testing of printed circuits with a proven track record. Besides the price to performance ratio, atg-LM delivers reliability, robustness, speed, accuracy, and first-class service through its distribution partner. The A9 systems are fully compatible with the other systems in use at the Group ACB , but the speed and accuracy of the new system is unrivalled.

ACB merge with CIBEL

ACB développement and CIBEL hereby announce that the two companies have merged effective November 13th, 2019 with the support of Andera Partners.
ACB développement now holds 100 % of ACB NV, Atlantec sas, and CIBEL in the PCB division of the group.
Eric Chambault and Christophe Joyau, CIBEL managers now ACB développement shareholders, will carry out key functions in the new group management, respectively CIBEL COO and group CTO.
This merger allows ACB Group to strengthen it’s position as a major player in the European high reliability PCB market.
With the companies in our PCB division we provide strategic and technological diversification but with a common aim to provide QTA (Quick Turnaround) solutions for all technologies:
-ACB NV in Belgium, specialized in high Technology circuits (sequential & complex builds, / HD I/Flex-rigid) Space qualified.
-Atlantec sas; specialized in complex products using RF/HF materials.
-CIBEL; specialized in technical prototypes/small series & fast QTA & semiconductor market.
With this merger, we are strengthening our position as a center of PCB technological excellence and innovation, while developing our industrial and commercial European capabilities.
The synergies and our financial stability reinforce and create a coherent multi- site source of PCB manufacturing for our customers.

ACB Developpement has acquired the ELMITECH group

Our parent company ACB Developpement has acquired the ELMITECH Group.

The ELMITECH companies are active in the component programming, tape & reel services, component packaging and component marking business.

This new division expands our technology portfolio and is increasing our services to the customer.

ACB during the summer

During the summer break we always keep one of our production facilities open to support your urgent needs. (ACB Dendermonde – Belgium is closed week 30/31, Atlantec Malville – France is closed week 32/33/34)

New all in one X-Ray Inspection machine for our French Factory

Another major piece of investment for our French factory:
This brand new all in one X-ray inspection, drilling and machining machine will increase annular ring of your PCB required for IPC class 3 High reliability boards
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New routing and drilling machine

Atlantec, our French PCB factory ( part of the ACB group) has invested in 2 further high level pieces of equipment to enhance their capability and capacity.
A new Schmoll drilling machine with speeds close to 200k RPM will increase the drill capacity and throughput as well as the accuracy and precision. In addition, greater control with depth drilling is obtained with this great investment.
The Schmoll routing machine also installed again creates an advance in the ability to depth rout whilst increasing the production capacity and overall routing capability.
Atlantec and ACB have a continuous investment plan to keep them at the forefront of current and future customer requirements.

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New electrical flying probe tester

We invest in the latest generation ATG flying probe tester. This machine is equiped with 8 testing probes and 4 cameras for a better accuracy.
We are now able to manufacture and test boards with the smallest component-pitch and higher density. It also improves the test time for very dense boards.

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New surface preparation line

Now fully operational at Atlantec our French factory, a new surface preparation line.
This process enhance the solder mask bonding and improve the reliability in severe and extreme environments. A step forward in high reliability PCB’s !

Nadcap Certification

In February 2014, the Dendermonde facility of the ACB Group obtained the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program’s (NADCAP) certification for aerospace products. (for flex-rigid, multilayers and microvia technology)

Starting from February 2014 ACB Dendermonde received an accreditation that lasts until 30th April 2015.