All Flex Solutions Invests in New Flexible Circuit FacilityFebruary 5, 2024 | All Flex Solutions
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All Flex Solutions has started the equipment build-out of a completely new flexible circuit manufacturing facility in Minneapolis. The building was purchased in 2020, and was completely renovated to accommodate the company’s plans for a brand new state-of-the-art flexible circuit fabrication plant.
To date, All Flex has purchased, installed, qualified, or will qualify shortly five new manufacturing lines:
- An IPS Final Finish Line with six final finishes in one 102-foot line:
- ENIG – Electroless nickel immersion gold
- ENEPIG – Electroless nickel, electroless palladium, immersion gold
- EPIG – Electroless palladium, immersion gold
- OSP – Organic solderability preservative
- Immersion Silver
- Immersion Tin
- Pluritec Develop, Etch and Strip Line for etching copper layers and exotic materials
- CIMS Phoenix Large Format AOI
- COMAC Hot Roll Photoresist Laminator
- Pluritec Chemical Clean and Microetch Line
Kevin Jackson, All Flex Solutions CEO, commented, “this is the investment we talked about a year ago, and it signals the start of what we intend to accomplish for our customers and other stakeholders – state-of-the-art manufacturing of flexible circuits, high yields at lower costs, less handling, and an overall higher velocity manufacturing environment. We want our customers products to be built on the best equipment available for their success.”
John Fallon, All Flex Solutions President of Flexible Operations, added, “this facility and its capabilities have been years in the planning and will allow us to expand our capacity for flexible circuits, flexible heaters, and our newest product CatheterFlex® circuits – extremely long, very thin, flexible circuits for medical applications. We will add capacity and increase technology at the same time. This is a very exciting time for us!”
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