Flex and Rigid-Flex: Materials, DFM and Real-World Advice


Reading time ( words)

Flex and rigid-flex are a significantly growing portion of the global PCB market. Whether you are starting with single- and double-sided flex, learning the ins and outs of rigid-flex technology or just beginning to utilize additive processing for very fine-line rigid-flex, working with technology new to you is both exciting and challenging.

This SMTA presentation by Tara Dunn will be filtered with a fabrication perspective giving insight into materials selection criteria for base materials, coverlays and stiffeners, discuss design for manufacturability guidelines and cost and yield impacts and provide an overview of flex-specific manufacturing techniques. This informative, fast-paced session will conclude with a collection of real-world advice shared by the industry’s most experienced flex and rigid-flex designers.

This webinar is free to SMTA members and $25 for non-members.

To register, click here.

About the Presenter

Tara Dunn is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years in the electronics industry working with PCB engineers, designers, fabricators, sourcing organizations and printed circuit board users. Her experience spans roles from manufacturing to sales and marketing.

Tara is now president of Omni PCB, a manufacturers' rep firm which is uniquely focused on the PCB market, offering sales and engineering support for technology ranging from standard technology to high-end HDI products. Specialties include flex, rigid-flex, additive electronics and quick turn applications.

Tara contributes regularly to industry events as a speaker, writes a column in Design007 Magazine, hosts Geek-A-Palooza, and has created the website www.pcbadvisor.com to share technical information related to all segments of the printed circuit board industry.

 

Share

Print


Suggested Items

PCB Builder from Digi-Key Lets Customers Order Directly From Board Shops

06/04/2020 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007
On June 2, components distributor Digi-Key Electronics announced the release of PCB Builder, a tool that lets customers have PCBs shipped directly from the fabricator. PCB Builder also allows customers to perform file layer checks and receive instant quotes from multiple fabricators. Andy Shaughnessy spoke with Josh Mickolio, supplier business development manager for Digi-Key, about the development of PCB Builder and what this tool means to PCB designers and design engineers.

This Month in Design007 Magazine: What Did You Expect From Me, Anyway?

05/14/2020 | Todd Westerhoff, Mentor, a Siemens business
As engineers, we work in the middle of a (usually long) process chain. It’s sort of like working on an intellectual assembly line—we get requirements and data as input, perform our particular task, and then provide our output as requirements and data to the next person on down the line. It seems easy enough. So, why is it that so many of the requirements we’re supposed to meet and so much of the data we receive is downright bad?

EMA President Manny Marcano: EDA Tools Are Essential

04/03/2020 | Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
In this interview, Editor Andy Shaughnessy speaks with Manny Marcano, president of EMA EDA Automation, who shares an update on the company's current level of business operations under COVID-19 restrictions. Marcano explains that EMA is classified as an essential business due to its work with the defense segment and that employees are now working from home. He also discusses the company's free work-from-home license offer and why he is available to help any designers or design engineers who have questions during these changing times.



Copyright © 2020 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.