Expert Discussion: The Flex Technologists Speak, a conversation with Jonathan Weldon, Mark Finstad, Scott McCurdy, and Scott Miller
Expert Discussion with John Talbot, Tramonto Circuits, a conversation with John Talbot
Field Trip: CID Class Sees How Flex is Made at Streamline Circuits, by Kelly Dack
Excerpt: The Printed Circuit Designers’ Guide to Flex and Rigid-Flex Fundamentals, by Dave Lackey and Anaya Vardya
APCT Moves into Rigid-Flex with Cartel, Cirtech Acquisition, a conversation with Steve Robinson
The design process is arguably the most important part of the flex circuit procurement process. The decisions made in the design process will have a lasting impact, for better or worse, throughout the manufacturing cycle. In advance of providing important details about the actual construction of the flex circuit, it is of value to provide some sort of understanding of the expected use environment for the finished product.
How many hours is your car sitting idle outside in your driveway or a parking lot? What if your car was used for solar harvesting—converting heat to energy? What about biometric sensors in automotives: skin sensors for preventing DUI, posture identification to monitor driver fatigue, monitoring exposure to hazardous materials in a load for truck drivers.
An issue that is frequently addressed by many of us in the printed circuit industry, and by others in the world of contract fabrication and assembly, is dealing with the “Terms and Conditions” in a purchase agreement or contract.
At the recent HKPCA and IPC Show 2017 in Shenzhen, China, Chris Ryder, director of product management for HDI at Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (ESI), discusses how laser-based processing is addressing the challenges in HDI development, and MSAP technology and its impact on the PCB industry.
Miraco's current quality manager, William Pfingston, fills Guest Editor Steve Williams in on the company's contract manufacturing capabilities and services, including strengths in design and flex circuits. He also talks about the company's expansion and organizational changes.