American Standard Now Offers Book Binder Rigid-Flex Printed Circuit Boards


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American Standard Circuits is now offering high technology book binder rigid-flex printed circuit boards.

Book binder rigid-flex technology is a special rigid-flex design where the outer flex layers are increased in length, compared with the inner layers, by enough to keep them from interfering with each other and buckling. The result is a panel of laminated circuitry with a hump or bulge in it to accommodate the added outer layer length. The appearance is similar to the center of a bound book opened face-down on a tabletop.

This technology allows the end user to extend and adapt the circuitry to fit the exact parameters of the product. Although it is estimated that book binder flex technology is three times more difficult than traditional rigid-flex products, actually involving three times more process steps than other rigid-flex fabrication, it is so useful to the end user that that demand for this product is increasing steadily.

When President and CEO Anaya Vardya released this statement noting that his company was successfully producing the book binder rigid-flex product, he also commented, “The need for this kind of technology is growing so rapidly that our team at ASC felt it was mandatory that we develop our own process for building this technology. It was certainly a challenge, but in the end, we the challenge was worth it in order to continue providing our customers exactly what they need.”

About American Standard Circuits

American Standard Circuits (ASC) prides itself on being a total solutions provider, manufacturing quality rigid, metal-backed, RF/microwave, flex, and rigid-flex PCBs for the medical, automotive, industrial, defense, and aerospace markets in volumes from test and prototypes to large production orders. ASC has the expertise to provide a wide variety of technologies in a time-critical environment. Their qualifications include AS9100 Rev D, ISO 9001:2015, MIL-PRF 31032, MIL-PRF-55110, MIL-PRF-50884 certification and ITAR registration. In addition to manufacturing in the USA, ASC can transition and manage your PCB requirements to lower cost regions via its qualified supply chain of offshore partners. ASC also holds many key patents for metal bonding processes. For more information about American Standard Circuits' services or to ask one of their technology experts a question go to www.asc-i.com.

Visit I-007eBooks to download your copies of American Standard Circuits’ micro eBooks today:
The Printed Circuit Board Designer’s Guide… to Fundamentals of RF/ Microwave PCBs
The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to... Flex and Rigid-Flex Fundamentals

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