Design and Construction Features that Can Cause Trace Fracturing in a Flexible Circuit

January 22, 2018

Flexible circuits are used in applications requiring millions of flex cycles. But this does not suggest they are indestructible. In fact, occurrences of performance issues as the result of fractured traces have been experienced in a variety of applications. Solutions are often the result of design, construction, and feature location...

Copper Grain Direction

December 15, 2017

Many materials have different characteristics depending upon the orientation of the material.  For example woven textile materials have a warp and a weft direction.  The warp direction is the longitude direction and the weft is the transverse.   The cloth will behave differently depending on which direction the tension is applied. ...

Polyimide vs. Silicone for Flexible Heaters

November 21, 2017

Our last blog post “Options When Purchasing Flexible Heaters” provided an overview of a few options when specifying a flexible heater circuit.  In this article we would like to continue with that theme, with a focus more on the insulation materials that can be used. Backing up a bit, we...

Copper Thickness Requirements for Flex Circuits

November 15, 2017

There are many reasons an end user will specify the copper thickness of a printed circuit.  The most obvious reason would be for current carrying capacity, but copper thickness also directly impacts thermal performance and impedance.  All these are vital properties impacting the functionality and reliability of a flexible circuit....

Options When Purchasing Flexible Heaters

November 10, 2017

Flexible heaters represent a product technology generically described as thin and flexible heating elements used as attachments to various heat sinks to provide freeze protection, consistent temperatures, and thermal control from -80C to +230C and higher. Options exist in terms of materials and shapes, resulting in custom engineered thermal performance. ...

Custodian (2) – Part Time

November 6, 2017

(2) Custodians – part time All Flex is seeking two part time custodians for our Northfield facility.  Both positions will be assigned a four hour shift either in the AM (7 AM – 11 AM) or PM (5 PM – 9 PM).   The custodian will perform all janitorial and light...

Getting information on Flexible Circuits

October 27, 2017

Our blog will be 4 years old in February 2018 and the interest and readership continues to grow.  Sharing technical information with potential customers helps us educate users about how to successfully implement our product offerings.  The following are three of the most popular blog topics: Soldering to Flex:   Just...

More on UAV’s and Flexible Circuits

October 20, 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,...

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...

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