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IPC will be conducting a six-week online training course focused on PCB design for rigid-flex boards. The course will provide the skills necessary to effectively implement designs requiring flex and rigid-flex circuits in accordance with product requirements. The online class will also focus on the impact of these designs on manufacturing and assembly techniques, documentation, and manufacturing file generation.
Taught by an IPC-certified industry expert with more than 25 years of experience in the field, the six-week program utilizes interactive webinars, on-demand recorded class sessions, job-specific exercises, and team projects to facilitate mastery of the key concepts required to design flex and rigid-flex boards.
The online program will be held every Monday and Wednesday, from August 30 until October 6, 2021.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
In just 15 minutes, flex expert Joe Fjelstad will teach you about implementing this useful technology into your manufacturing operation. Joe suggests you start with defining your end-product requirements and understanding cost and product life cycle expectations, as well as end-user needs. He further addresses the many considerations with adopting this useful technology.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
If you’re new to flex design, you might want to check out an online course offered by All Flex, a flex fabricator. The course, Designing Flexible Circuits, was created by John Michael Pierobon. I asked John Michael to discuss his flexible circuit design course, and whether online curriculum can ever replace good old-fashioned live instruction.
Weifeng Liu, PhD, Flex
This article will present a hybrid manufacturing process to manufacture FHE systems with a two-layer interconnect structure utilizing screen printing of silver conductive ink, filled microvias to connect ink traces at the different layers, and use of the traditional reflow process to attach the semiconductor chips to the printed substrates.