Alan and his wife Nickii took part in their first ever Skydive recently all in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. They raised over £1,500 for the charity which is one of Amfax's nominated charities. They both enjoyed the experience, but only one has said that they would do it again!
Amfax have just been awarded the Regional Alliance Partner of the Year award at the recent Northern European Alliance summit held in Amsterdam.
Alan Smith, Amfax's MD comments " We are extremely proud of receiving this award, We have built a strong partnership with NI over the past 23 years. Our staff are fully committed to ensuring our customers success by using NI products in the cost effective solutions we deliver to our customers every day.
NI manufacture amazing tools and test platforms which enable us to build high quality solutions that are truly world class"
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Blandford based Amfax Limited has its A3Di PCB Inspection machine shortlisted for an Innovate UK SME Parliamentary award
Amfax’s a3Di laser based PCBA inspection machine has been shortlisted to receive a parliamentary award at Innovate UK’s annual SME innovation awards held in the British Houses of Parliament on 25th October 2016. The award ceremony will be attended by a number of serving MPs as well as the nominees themselves. The award nomination for a3Di is in the prestigious “Innovation Leading to Productivity Improvement” category.
The a3Di designed and built in Blandford, is a world first for inspecting populated printed circuit boards using lasers instead of traditional cameras. This means that companies who manufacture PCB’s can find faults and issues on their boards with much greater accuracy than any other machine currently available. In fact the machine is so accurate it can measure down to sub-micron levels (less than a 1000th of a millimetre). The machine also measures in 3D allowing users to look at the solder joints, tracks and components in extremely high definition; the result is improved product reliability and fewer failures when the products manufactured are in the consumer’s hands.
The a3Di is one cog in helping companies build better and more reliable products.
Dave Hall, Amfax’s expert in PCB inspection solutions comments “We have developed the innovative a3Di PCBA inspection solution to provide PCB manufacturers and contract manufacturers significant productivity gains when testing and inspecting their populated PCB’s. Being nominated for this prestigious award is the realisation that there is a better, more revolutionary way of helping companies improve their product manufacturing performance. I am extremely proud of the team involved in developing and delivering this revolutionary platform and look forward to attending the awards on behalf of the whole a3Di team at Amfax”
An exciting time at Amfax!
"Attaining AS (BS EN) 9100:2009 certification is an important step in the long-term quality and business strategy for Amfax" comments Craig Minshall, Quality Manager at Amfax.
Minshall continues, "We are set to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification for the whole company by the end of this year, and following this we will be looking to achieve AS (BS EN) 9100:2016 certification in the future once the standard has been released".
These certifications demonstrate the systems approach that Amfax takes; if any company should be able to understand a systems approach it should be a company that is involved in systems integration as their day to day work!
It is by this innate understanding of systems engineering that we have been able to develop an industry leading QMS, which has enabled us to be involved in an exciting NATEP funded project that is primed to set a new standard in real-time business process modelling.
Many people I speak to suggest that Quality and the associated standards are a bit of a dry subject; but in reality, getting the best out of the great team we have, giving us a real competitive advantage and leading the way to Amfax becoming the number one bespoke aerospace test and measurement company in the UK is far from boring"
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