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Making Flexible Circuits Stretchable

August 20, 2019 | Joe Fjelstad, Verdant Electronics

While flexible circuits continue their forward march, over the past decade, there has been increased interest and use of stretchable circuits for a variety of new applications where circuits have the ability to deform and/or elongate elastically and return to their original size. This upstart variation of the venerable flexible circuit has been given the title of "stretchable circuit," and it appears that they are going to be an increasingly important subset of future flexible circuit designs.

Solder Mask Curing: UV Bump Overview

August 19, 2019 | Nikolaus Schubkegel

Ultraviolet (UV) bump, also called UV cure, is a processing step in which the solder mask pattern is irradiated with ultraviolet and infrared light. This step is performed with special equipment that is built as a continuous flow system, which consists of a conveyor belt and tubular UV lamps mounted above and below the belt. Read on to find out more about this process.





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It’s Only Common Sense: Hiring the Best

August 19, 2019 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

How can you tell if someone will be a great salesperson? What characteristics should you look for in potential candidates? Is there a way to guarantee that he or she will work out for you in the end? Here are five tips, including...

EPTE Newsletter: JPCA Show 2019, Part 4

August 12, 2019 | Dominique Numakura, DKN Research

Many vendors and manufacturers featured test equipment for flexible circuits. It was worthwhile for me to take a long look at this equipment that evaluates new functional, flexible circuits. The first piece of equipment I examined was...

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