Currently, most of our local team is assigned to the camera assembly facility. That unfortunately means that this website and new team talks will receive a bit less attention than they deserve and be less frequent as we focus all our time and energy on building new AXIOM Betas. So far, eleven full cameras have been assembled and shipped to the community of early adopters. We build 5 to 6 PCBs for each camera. The simpler boards have around 15 components on them, but our power board is the most complex and hosts over 260 components. Each component needs to be picked up and placed on the PCB by a team member, but there are several steps before and after such placement in the process. Here we want to share some impressions from our assembly lab.
Our assembly facility is located at Amescon - a company in the fifteenth district of Vienna that manufactures special purpose machinery and does software and electronics engineering. With the Amescon equipment, we produce electronic boards of high quality - at this point, our focus is on quality above quantity - it's important for us to pay attention to the details of the entire production process and control every aspect ourselves. We take the time to test every assembled board deeply and thoroughly to make sure that all components are working 100% as expected when we ship a camera to an early adopter/developer. Later on, we plan to switch to more automation for most of the components. We are also currently growing our local assembly staff to increase production speed - new staff members have undergone training last week and started producing actual camera boards this week. If this sounds like an interesting job and you live in Vienna or close by, please contact us.
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