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Postby Peter - IK Multimedia; Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:52 am Making UNO Synth - [update: added shipping date in thread]

Since UNO Synth is shipping soon, we took some photos of the process of making UNO Synth in our own factory in Modena, Italy.

Check out some excerpts from the "Making UNO Synth" series to see how the bare board in the first photo gets its soldering paste applied right here in our own factory and becomes the board you see in the last photo! The full set of photos: https://www.facebook.com/ikmultimedia/p ... 3682545147

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Here's the bare PCB (printed circuit board):

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Followed by a close-up of the silk-screening machine at work:

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And the PCB with the solder paste applied:

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There are more at https://www.facebook.com/ikmultimedia/p ... 3682545147 and more coming to our Facebook page each day (and even later today).

Learn more about UNO Synth on our web site
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Postby Peter - IK Multimedia; Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:48 am Re: Making UNO Synth

You can see more Making UNO Synth photos like the one below (and many more on the Facebook post), this time of the SMT (surface mounting technology) "pick and place" machine placing components on the boards at https://www.facebook.com/ikmultimedia/p ... 4323825147

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Postby fluffy_little_something; Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:18 am Re: Making UNO Synth

Those machines are pretty expensive, how many units will you have to sell in order to achieve ROI? 8)
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Postby Scotty; Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:30 am Re: Making UNO Synth

We live in remarkable times when we can have access to this kind of analog engineering for prices that were unheard of decades ago.
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Postby Peter - IK Multimedia; Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:10 pm Re: Making UNO Synth

fluffy_little_something wrote:Those machines are pretty expensive, how many units will you have to sell in order to achieve ROI? 8)

We've been investing in manufacturing for years. We have quite a few products made in Italy. We do invest in the proper tools and talent but it pays off in the end.
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Postby Peter - IK Multimedia; Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:15 am Re: Making UNO Synth

Did you see Step 2? After the components are placed upon and then affixed to the boards, we have an AOI (automatic optical inspection) machine - and people - doing a quality check at that point. Here are a couple of photos but to see them all visit https://www.facebook.com/ikmultimedia/p ... 1892000147

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Step 3 is coming today. What will it be?
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Postby Scotty; Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:09 am Re: Making UNO Synth

Step 3 - Shipping?
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Postby fluffy_little_something; Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:37 am Re: Making UNO Synth

Assembly of the synth, then some final quality assurance, i.e. testing the synth, then packaging, then shipping.
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Postby Peter - IK Multimedia; Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:47 am Re: Making UNO Synth

We do have some more assembly photos, these are of the PTH components, an initial manual run to make sure all is good to go but a machine will be doing these too for production batches.

Here's a couple of photos from the new Step 3 Making UNO Synth set:

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Postby Peter - IK Multimedia; Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:54 am Re: Making UNO Synth

We've returned to Step 3 for a bit, now that the manual checks and prep has been done we can use the wave soldering machine to solder components to the boards. See the whole series at https://www.facebook.com/ikmultimedia/p ... 8229900147

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Oh yes, and I almost forgot - UNO Synth is set to ship July 19, 2018!
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Postby Peter - IK Multimedia; Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:43 am Re: Making UNO Synth - [update: added shipping date in thread]

We've added more photos all the way up to and including the packing and shipping portion (distributors, dealers, and end users will have UNO Synth soon) to the IK Facebook page and have more coming.
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Postby chk071; Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:46 am Re: Making UNO Synth

Peter - IK Multimedia wrote:Image

Hope there won't be any soldered fingernails in the final product. :D

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