48 The PCB Design Magazine • April 2017
RTW IPC APEX EXPO: Candor Industries'
Unique Capabilities Through an
Alternative PCB Manufacturing Process
Sunny Patel, Technical Sales Manager with Can-
dor Industries, tells Guest Editor Kelly Dack about
their unique manufacturing method that not only
improves PCB process turnaround time, but also
yields much tighter design constraint quality.
All About Flex: Considering a Flexible Heater?
Custom flexible heaters are available in an infinite
variety of sizes, shapes and materials. The most
common flexible materials are polyimide and sili-
cone rubber. While silicone rubber has tradition-
ally been thought of as the higher temperature
flexible heater option…
EuroTech: Reporting on the Institute of
Circuit Technology Spring Seminar
There has long been debate over the exact loca-
tion of the geographical centre of England, but
the village of Meriden has traditionally laid claim
to the title, and it offered an appropriate Midlands
venue for the Institute of Circuit Technology 2017
Spring Seminar, which followed the Annual Gen-
eral Meeting of the Institute.
Imagineering Authors The Printed Circuit
Buyer's Guide to... AS9100 Certification
Imagineering, Inc. recently released their valu-
able new resource, "The Printed Circuit Buyer's
Guide to… AS9100 Certification." Authored by
CEO Khurrum Dhanji, "The Printed Circuit Buyer's
Guide to…AS9100 Certification" is the first book
in an ongoing series of micro eBooks specifically
dedicated to the education of the PCB design, fab-
rication and assembly industry.
Standard of Excellence:
Staying Prepared with Operations
Handling the operations of a PCB company these
days is a challenge, to say the least. When I started
in 1979, we were building single-sided, double-
sided, four-layer multilayers, and the occasional
six-layer if you really had your act together. We
were using FR-4 materials sprinkled in with an oc-
casional polyimide build.
I-Connect007 Launches New Micro eBook
Series on Design for Flex and Rigid-Flex
I-Connect007 is excited to announce the release of
a new book in our micro eBook series: The Printed
Circuit Designer's Guide to…Flex and Rigid-Flex
Fundamentals. This micro eBook provides both
new and seasoned flex circuit designers with valu-
able information that will help to assure first-pass
success in getting products to market.
Weiner's World—February 2017
IPC APEX EXPO 2017 was the best in five or more
years. The 60th annual meeting drew a crowd. The
meetings were good and the mood was upbeat.
Reports from the show floor indicated new orders
from Asia as well as the Americas, and news of in-
creasing business. IPC membership was up in all its
regions to more than 4,000.
Eagle Electronics: Success through
During a recent visit to Chicago, Editors Andy
Shaughnessy and Patty Goldman stopped by Eagle
Electronics just outside of Chicago. Chief Operat-
ing Officer Brett McCoy gave them a tour of the
facility, spoke about the company's plans for the
future, and why Eagle is bucking the niche market
trend and manufacturing a wide variety of PCBs.
RTW IPC APEX EXPO: Lenthor Engineering
Updates Rigid-Flex Capabilities
Lenthor's CFO Oscar Akbar and EMS Manager
Matt Kan share ideas with Guest Editor Kelly Dack
on the growing flex market and Lenthor's strategy
to grow with it.
Vertical Conductive Structures–a New
Dimension in High-Density Printed
From our previous conversations, I knew that Joan
Tourné was working on a novel high-density inter-
connection concept. Having eagerly awaited the
chance to discuss the technology in detail, I was
delighted when he contacted me to confirm that
had been secured and that he could now
talk openly about VeCS, the Vertical Conductive