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8 FLEX007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2018 For some OEMs, it's time to dive right into flex. But don't worry; if your company is con- sidering using flex for the first time, you don't have to go off the deep end, or sink or swim. This month's cover art was inspired by some of the stories I've heard lately about compa- nies being forced into using flexible and rigid- flex circuits. This is happening for a variety of reasons: Sometimes rigid boards won't fit the shrinking enclosures anymore, or the company just needs a rugged, reliable circuit. Maybe it's a combination of these reasons. When no one in your company knows any- thing about flexible circuits, this move may sound like a daunting proposition, but you don't have to do it alone. As you'll learn in this sophomore issue of Flex007 Magazine, your first step should be to contact a flex fab - ricator and ask for all the help you can get. Your fabricator will be happy to set you up ReFLEXions by Andy Shaughnessy, I-CONNECT007 Diving into Flexible Circuits

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