Phoenix, AZ-based Titan Circuits has added a Speedprint SP710 printer to broaden its process capability. The certified electronics contract manufacturer acquired the printer to support its strategic objectives to address the widest possible range of PCB assemblies – and never have to say ‘no’ to a customer.

Titan Circuits is an ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100d certified full-service electronic manufacturing company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. The company specializes in low-to-medium volume quick turn PCB assembly. It provides engineering, design, and PCB manufacturing services for the aerospace, military, medical, and telecommunications industries.

At the inception of the Titan Circuits business, operators printed SMT solder paste by hand. A move to a pre-owned semi-automatic screen printer proved the value of a higher quality printing process and led management to make a strategic investment in the Speedprint SP710AVi machine ahead of time. Management at Titan Circuits was able to focus on strengthening the commercial infrastructure, create a new website and expand the company’s board assembly capability, including the addition of the new printer.

We talked to Titan Circuits’ Production Manager, Frank Insana. He explained that the company continually invests in state-of-the-art equipment, so wanted a printer that matched the rest of the line. “A semi-automatic machine acquired at auction wasn’t going to cut it. Having to realign the hand and semi machine was frustrating and too time consuming,” he revealed.

Titan Circuits visited us on our booth at the APEX Expo in San Diego to see the SP710AVi machine. They then took part in an online demo. In assessing vendors in the SMT screen printing market, Frank says they looked firstly for simplicity and ease of use, and then for an ability to address large boards. Some printers evaluated seemed overly complex. In contrast, Frank and his team found that our SP710 machine offered a straightforward path to productivity.

Maximum board width was also a big factor for the company. The board width capability on our SP700 Series is the widest as standard. As a CM, having the ability to process as many board types as possible is critical. Titan Circuits’ customer base is out-of-state and overseas. Frank says they regularly see large, complex boards. “We really don’t want to say ‘no’ to a current or potential customer,” he explained.

Frank also pointed to our competitive pricing for the SP710 machine as a factor, and to our responsiveness during the evaluation and procurement process, along with the customer support that was always there when they needed it. It’s great to be able to report that the Titan Circuits team is very pleased with the SP710 printer and with the Speedprint user experience.

Check out the Titan Circuits website at https://pcbassembly.com/