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EPTE Newsletter: Electroless Plating for Flexible Circuits

January 24, 2020 | Dominique Numakura, DKN Research

Electroless plating is a popular method in manufacturing printed circuits or flexible circuits. The electroless plating concept is not new; it is used to protect conductors against oxidation. However, it is not the default process for printed circuit manufacturing. Dominique Numakura explains.

Flexible Thinking: Additive Manufacturing of PCBs

January 23, 2020 | Joe Fjelstad, Verdant Electronics

We are seeing increasing interest in technologies that will allow one to make electronic substrates in near real-time using additive processing techniques and 3D printers. It is a true game-changer in product development. The surge in interest in additive manufacturing technologies shown in recent times—as indicated by the significant increase in published articles and press releases—suggests that the electronic interconnection manufacturing industry could be on the verge of a manufacturing renaissance.

Flex Talk: The Challenge of Change

January 20, 2020 | Tara Dunn, Omni PCB

I recently kicked off a presentation on flex and rigid-flex by asking for a show of hands of those who had never worked with flex materials or considered themselves to be just learning how to design with flex. Over half of the room raised their hands, which excited me because I could help them learn something new. In my opinion, the best way to lessen the challenges and uncertainty of change is to arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible.

Heading Into 2020 With Isola

January 6, 2020 | Barry Matties, I-Connect007

Barry Matties recently spoke with Isola’s Travis Kelly, who has moved from acting CEO into the position of president and CEO. Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Sean Mirshafiei also joins the conversation as they share an update on the progress on the company’s new Arizona factory, as well as their views on the markets and technology trends.

Insulectro Works to Bridge the Fabricator/Designer Gap

December 19, 2019 | Barry Matties, I-Connect007

Barry Matties sat down with Insulectro’s Megan Teta and Mike Creeden to discuss trends they see in the materials market and how they’re working to bridge the gap between fabrication and design, including helping designers understand what they can do to make a board more manufacturable.


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