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In less than 30 minutes, learn from flex expert Joe Fjelstad about considerations when designing flexible circuits.
Fjelstad suggests starting holistically, considering all elements of the product:
- Use “paper doll” mock-ups to expose issues early on
- Be prepared to make decisions when mechanical and electrical requirements conflict
- Learn about tolerancing, nesting, etch factors, and more
Other segments include topics such as flexible circuit designs, principles, and practices; design guidelines for bending, folding, and dynamic movement of flexible circuits; flexible circuit singulation methods; assembly aids, and more.
These 10 workshop segments, created and presented by renowned flex expert Joe Fjelstad, produced and edited by I-Connect007, and sponsored by American Standard Circuits, are a comprehensive look at flexible circuit board design, manufacturing, and assembly.
Register here to view this segment and the entire free workshop. Don’t miss what technical editor Pete Starkey calls, “An encyclopaedic series!”
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
After the initial impact of the global pandemic led to a somewhat flat 2020, Carey Burkett, vice president of Flexible Circuit Technologies, explains how the company’s growth took off in 2021, positioning it well for industry trends that continue to show great promise in medical, automotive, consumer, and more. In this interview, Carey breaks down the reasons behind the company’s recent success and how R&D, and a new Zhuhai facility, have positioned them for continued growth.
Sean Nachnani, NextFlex
Emerging innovations in the flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) domain are enabling new applications across multiple industries due to their highly flexible structures and additive manufacturing processes. The smaller form factor, lighter weight, and conformal capabilities are ideal for IoT edge devices in health and fitness monitoring, military asset identification and tracking, automotive displays and sensors, aerospace radar, and soft robotics. Significant industry research led by NextFlex is optimizing the processes from design through manufacture for FHE products.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
First, we asked you to send in your questions for Happy Holden, Joe Fjelstad, John Mitchell, and others in our “Just Ask” series. Now, it’s Tara Dunn’s turn! Tara is the vice president of marketing and business development for Averatek. A regular Flex007 columnist, Tara discusses flexible circuits, rigid-flex, and rigid PCBs, as well as RF/microwave technology, microelectronics, and additive processes. She is also co-founder of Geek-a-Palooza and a show manager for the SMTA Additive Electronics TechXchange event. She has over 20 years of experience in the PCB industry. We hope you enjoy “Just Ask Tara.”