Flex Cost Drivers and Next Gen Technologists, a conversation with Tara Dunn from OMNI PCB

February 20, 2018

PCB Design Podcast Announcement by Altium

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Overview: More than ever, people are doing Flex and Rigid Flex for the very first time as industries drive for smaller, more user-friendly devices. Join Altium's Judy Warner and OmniPCB CEO, Tara Dunn for a conversation on industry trends and cost drivers.

 

Show Highlights:

  • What is driving growth in the market? Space, weight, packaging.
  • Flex is everywhere especially handhelds and medical devices, uptick in flex and rigid flex PCB across every industry.
  • Three main cost drivers for Flex and Rigid Flex: Materials selection, Panel utilization and Technology.
  • And a fourth consideration - understanding your fabricator capabilities and making sure you’re matching your design to their capabilities.
  • Most common materials: copper and polymide.

Links and Resources:

OmniPCB Company website

Tara Dunn’s AltiumLive presentation

Geekapalooza

PCB Advisor site

Flex Talk

FlexFactor by NextFlex

Jabil’s Blue Sky facility in San Jose

 

 
 
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