All Flex Enhances its Digital Resources and Service Offerings

October 17, 2017

All Flex continuously adds resources and information to its digital libraries to enhance user experience and provide valuable information relating to flexible circuits and flexible heaters.  Here are some recent enhancements we feel are notable: Redesign of allflexheaters.com:  We recently launched a site redesign with a look and feel more...

ISO 9001

October 13, 2017

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized standard that specifies requirements for a businesses or organization’s quality management system.  Companies achieving ISO 9001 certification are audited to review compliance for systems to assure products or services are delivered with a consistent quality level and meet agreed upon specifications. The ISO 9001...

More on UAV’s and Flexible Circuits

September 23, 2017

The use of Drones or Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAV) is growing at a nearly exponential rate.  Drones are used by the government, private companies as well as hobbyists.  If you have $100, you can find a long list of drones for purchase. With this technology rapidly advancing in the marketplace,...

Flexible Circuits and Man-made Satellites

August 18, 2017

The first satellite was launched by the USSR in 1957.  The US successfully launched its first satellite, Explorer 1, in 1958 while announcing the intention to “win” the race to outer space Source. Today satellites serve a number of vital purposes.  They are used for telecommunications, weather observation, global navigation,...

Flexible Circuit Failure Analysis

August 16, 2017

Design reviews and early involvement by a circuit board fabrication house can minimize the possibility of field problems but, despite best efforts, there remain occasions when diagnosis of a poorly performing design is required. These instances occur most frequently in applications with unique performance requirements (mechanical abrasion, unique bending, and...

Using ZIF Connectors with Flexible Circuits

August 6, 2017

Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) connectors are probably the most popular flexible circuitry connector because they allow the circuit to be inserted and removed multiple times with very little mechanical wear on the copper traces.  ZIF connectors are designed with a mechanical latching mechanism that clamps down onto exposed traces to...

Flexible Circuits and Flexible Heaters used for Reusable Medical Products

August 3, 2017

Flexible circuits have been used in medical devices and medical instrumentation for several decades.  Flexcircuits and flexible heaters can be ideal solutions in applications requiring light weight, continuous movement, and highly reliable interconnections that are biocompatible. Recent material advancements have expanded the realm of flexible circuits to include applications in...

The Anatomy of a Flex Circuit Cutline

July 10, 2017

In a previous article we discussed the various methods of creating the cutline of a flexible circuit.  With the various tooling options the methods, process steps, tooling and technology are different. These differences affect the actual “physics” of cutting, and create slight variations on the circuit material. In most cases...

Trends in the Electronics Medical Industry

June 30, 2017

The US medical electronics has been one of the fastest growing industries over the past decade. Similar to the rest of the electronics world, growth has been accompanied by the adoption of significant new product technology and innovation.  The need for a high level of control, reliability, and confidentiality has...

ITAR Registration

June 23, 2017

Like many vendors that build product for the defense industry, All Flex is ITAR registered.  ITAR stands for International Traffic in Arms Regulations and is a program run by the US government to control the export of defense related technology to foreign countries. ITAR regulations require information related to defense...

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