Flexible Circuit Failure Analysis

All Flex offers independent failure analysis as an engineering service for both flexible circuits and flexible heaters, regardless of the circuit/heater fabrication site. The analysis is formalized in a written report with engineering analysis, high magnification photography and design recommendations.

Failure Analysis Service Press Release

Some of the types of specific analysis tools that could be used include:

  • Cross sectional analysis
  • High level magnification
  • High voltage electrical tester
  • Impedance tester
  • Frequency/spectrum analyzer
  • XRF (X-ray fluorescence)
  • X-Ray
  • Infrared heat mapping
  • Material contamination analysis

The diagnostic team is led by an engineer with diagnostic training and a high level of experience dealing with flexible circuit issues.  All Flex has a host of process inspection and analysis equipment that are at the diagnostic teams disposal as well as on-staff technology specialists for additional support.

The report format includes:

  • Executive Summary
  • Detailed Analysis
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations

A desensitized example report can be viewed at the following link:

Failure Analysis Report Example

Our diagnostics services are a great tool for analyzing field failures, improving yields and obtaining information for a redesign.  It can be used in catastrophic situations or to simply take the circuit design to the next level.