Matric 2013 Trade Show Schedule
Seneca, PA -- The 2013 Trade Show Schedule for Matric has quickly filled in with an array of excellent regional and national shows for the upcoming year. Many of the national shows that we plan to attend will be located in Pennsylvania.
- PITTCON Conference & Expo
- Made In PA
- Design 2 Part (D2P)
- NCDMM’s 8th Annual Summit, SUMMIT 2013
- Atlantic Design & Manufacturing Show (MD & M East)
Rob Lazar, Business Development Engineer, (photo at right) is shown working the Matric booth at the 2012 Atlantic Design show.
See the full list of event details, dates and locations by clicking here.
Matric Selected as a Finalist for the Tech 50 Awards
Seneca, PA - Finalists for the 2012 Tech 50 awards program were announced on August 27th via a webcast from the Pittsburgh Technology Council, organizer of the annual event. Matric was announced a finalist in the "Advanced Manufacturing" category, along with Calgon Carbon Corporation, Conspec Controls, Inc. and Industrial Scientific Corporation.
An awards gala will be held at the Wyndam Grand Pittsbur
gh Downtown on November 1, 2012. The event will include a Tech 50 showcase of innovation featuring tabletop demonstrations of each finalist, networking receptions, dinner and the awards program.
There are 6 additional categories including Innovator, Life Sciences, New Media, Solution Provider, Start-Up and Tech Titan. There are 46 finalist companies in the aforementioned categories. The Tech 50 program also honors a "CEO of the Year". There are 5 finalists in that category.
To visit the Tech 50 website for more information or to view other finalists, please click here
U.S. Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson Visits Matric
Seneca, PA -- On August 16, 2012, United States Congressman, Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, representing the 5th District in Pennsylvania, joined other regional and state officials in visiting Matric for discussions and a plant tour. He was joined by his Senior Field Representative, Joe Fadden; PA State Representative, Scott Hutchinson; NWIRC President, Robert Bengel; and Catalyst Connection Regional Director, Ed Wagner. The group was welcomed by members of the Matric operations management group (photo at right).
After welcoming the visitors, Matric President, Rick Turner, gave an overview of Matric beginning with its storied 41+ year history. He added details about the challenges and benefits of being located in rural northwest Pennsylvania. Other discussions included those pertaining to the challenges of the volatile economic market, obstacles to growth from current regulations and more specifically the disappointment with current energy regulations that are also hindering growth. Appreciation was expressed to the Congressman for his support of the MEP (Manufacturer’s Extension Partnership) which has helped Matric in developing many new business opportunities in recent years.
Matric Installs New Vibration Test Equipment
Matric recently installed a new vibration test system manufactured by Unholtz-Dickie Corporation. The Model S202 Electrodynamic Shaker system was acquired to meet current and future customer requirements for testing assembled printed circuit boards (PCB’s) and finished assemblies. The system is designed to support a variety of applications including product development and design conformance, product qualification and certification, accelerated life testing and environmental stress screening.
The S202 has a force range of 1,000 to 2,200 lbs (4.4 to 9.8kN) and an armature size of 13.3 inches (337mm). It provides 200 g of shock and 600 lbs (272 kg) internal pneumatic load support.
The shaker is paired up with other equipment including: a high speed computer processor, a DSP Control Engine and processor, a Random Control Module and a SMART Tool module. A custom test fixture is necessary to properly attach the PCB’s to the test equipment. The system is designed to test product that is small to moderate in size.
To help isolate the excessive noise generated during operation of the system, a new addition was constructed and finished earlier this year. The addition has ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) safe flooring, an air make-up system, environmental control and positive pressure to keep debris out of the testing area.
Please contact your Business Development Engineer to discuss how this new equipment may be utilized for your needs.
Matric Granted ISO 13485 Certification
for Medical Devices
Seneca, PA -- Matric, a full-service electronics manufacturing services provider, was recently granted ISO 13485 Medical Device certification by SARA Registrar. ISO 13485 is an internationally recognized management system standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), specific to the manufacturing of medical devices.
“Our 41 years Electronics Manufacturing experience coupled with our ISO 9001, AS 9100 and now the ISO 13485 certified quality management system, confirms our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction in every aspect of the business,” says Tracy D. Sandell, Director of Quality at Matric. She adds, “Having the ISO 13485 certification will make us eligible to build medical device products for customers that we were not previously qualified to build.”
Please contact a Matric Business Development Engineer for more information about our enhanced capabilities.