All Flex Announces New President and CEO!

Northfield, MN.  All Flex is excited to announce that former Chief Financial Officer, John Fallon, has become the new President and CEO. John has been serving All Flex in the CFO role for the past two-and-a-half years, demonstrating a high level of commitment to All...

Thermal Simulation to Optimize Flexible Heater Designs

Application: Using thermal simulations to reduce cost and design to production time. Most often when designing heaters for new applications the designer knows the desired outputs and has created a 3D model of the application. What is usually unknown is the amount of...

LDI for Flexible Circuit Etch Resist

This article is the third and final part of methods for imaging etches resist. The first part discussed screen printing; the second part discussed traditional photo exposing. The third part discusses laser direct imaging (LDI). The basic process sequence for LDI is...

Flexible PCBs and Connectors

While a well-designed flexible circuit will eliminate many connectors, ultimately most flexible circuits need to connect to something. Probably the most common entity that a flex circuit connects to is a rigid printed circuit board, but cable harnesses, polyester...

Plating Process Options for Flexible Circuits

Plating copper through holes or vias is a requirement for double sided and multilayer circuits. In a previous blog we discussed the plating process; specifically copper seed coating using electroless copper and shadow® plating, which is then followed with an electro...