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Flex and Rigid Flex: Materials, Design for Manufacturability and Real-World Advice

Presenter: Tara Dunn
Company: Omni PCB
Date Published: 5/7/2020

Description: 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 presentation 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 industries most experienced flex and rigid flex designers.

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 the PCB007 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.

Key Words: 

PCB, Flex, Rigid Flex, manufacture, yield

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