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T-Tech, the manufacturer of the Quick Circuit line of rapid prototyping systems, has released IsoPro 3.2 software. This is the first major software release this year.
From user feedback our customers asked for an Isolation program which could produce Isolation data in G-Code format. IsoPro 3.2 provides these services allowing a company the opportunity to manufacture printed circuit boards on the Quick Circuit, in house, within an hour from the time the schematic and layout are completed.
The Contact-by-Touch software feature for the Quick Circuit QCJ5 is new and improved. You can now calibrate the depth of cut with the tool touching off the surface of the material in an average of five seconds from the time the tool has changed. This kind of precision calibration has never been achievable on a rapid prototyping machine before.
The real-time milling progress within IsoPro 3.2 is greatly enhanced. This allows the operator to automatically align multilayer PCBs in their lab. From over 10,000 customer installations in over 78 countries, scientists, electrical engineers and technicians now have an improved capability to produce prototype circuit boards in an environmentally friendly fashion.
For more information about IsoPro 3.2, contact email@example.com or call 800-370-1530.
You can also learn more about IsoPro 3.2 at PCB West in the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. T-Tech is located in booth #500.
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