Wednesday, September 1
This flex circuit is a single layer type, but the unique features of this circuit is that the device end has sculpted or raised pads that are designed to act as plated through holes. There are two devices that will be assembled to this end, a surface mount resister and an off the shelf electronic oscillator; there is also a .005 Kapton stiffener on the bottom side protects the solder joints from cracking.
There are numerous savings to be gained by using E-FAB's Sculptured or Sculpted Flex Circuits. Significant savings can be realized by the elimination of extra hardware in the form of a ZIF connector, savings in production, manufacturing, and final assembly costs, better connectivity can also be realized by eliminating unnecessary ZIF connectors, and a more robust flex circuit design through the unique features built directly into the E-FAB sculpted flex circuit can significantly increase the longevity of the "end product" and provide the OEM customer with a wide variety of applied applications. While this flex circuit is just one example of what can be done with a sculptured flex circuit from E-FAB, the sculpted features that can be engineered, designed, and built directly into the flex circuit at the manufacturing and production phases of the parts' creation are endless. Take a close look at the images below for more details on E-FAB Sculptured Flex Circuits. You can also click on the images for a larger image picture to view up close the sculpted flex circuit features.
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Above is a picture of the E-FAB Sculpted Flex Circuit
Pictured above is an angled view of the raised pads and other features.
Pictured above is a close up view of the raised pads, hence the term sculpted flex circuit.
Pictured above is a close up of the connector end of the sculptured flex circuit. Notice the raised connector pins built directly into the flex circuit, which effectively eliminates the requirement to install install expensive ZIF connectors on the mating circuits, since the finished pin thickness on the flex board can match that of almost any engineered connector requirements. This in turn improves the circuit integrity. Contact E-FAB Flex Circuits today.