Mass Design, Inc. Selects SCHMOLL PCB Drilling System from Bürkle North America Alliance Partner


Garden Grove, CA, June 7, 2011 -- Bürkle North America’s FabFour Group, today announced that Mass Design Inc. of Nashua, New Hampshire has placed an order for an advanced high-speed drilling system from Schmoll Maschinen to fabricate increasingly intricate and miniaturized printed circuit boards (PCBs). Schmoll Maschinen is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. The Schmoll machine is scheduled for installation in June 2011.

In making the announcement, Dave Howard, Vice President and Business Unit Schmoll Drilling System at Mass DesignManager for Bürkle North America ( said, “The model MX-1 DH CCD is a single-station drilling and routing system equipped with high-speed linear motors in the X, Y and Z axis. In addition, this particular unit is configured with dual heads; one used for drilling and one for routing as well as a CCD camera for both surface and inner-layer registration work.”  Burkle is a leading supplier of technology, equipment and manufacturing solutions to the PCB industry in North America.

“The addition of a Schmoll drilling and router system is significant when it comes to delivering PCBs that are increasingly complex and miniaturized for our medical technology, defense, aerospace and other customers who require high-reliability rigid, flex and rigid-flex PCBs.”
— Bill Gately, Sales Manager
“During the past two years Mass Design has been investing heavily in advanced manufacturing technology and machinery. With a tool like the Schmoll MX-1, we can improve both speed and accuracy and, as a result, become even more competitive in the market sector we serve.”
— Neil Chulada, Operations Manager

The company offers design through prototype, testing, fabrication and assembly at its 75,000 square-foot technology and manufacturing center just north of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Mass Design customers include Siemens, GE Healthcare, Nova Biomedical, Baxter, Fresenius, Tyco, Boeing, Raytheon and Bose.

Schmoll, located near Frankfurt, Germany is part of Bürkle’s FabFour Machinery Alliance consisting of Bürkle Lamination and Coating Systems, Bacher Registration and Exposure Systems and LHMT Scoring and Beveling equipment.