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Flex PCB design information

Some books and articles to show good flex PCB design practices.

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I don't have the time to enter the flex PCB design contest but didn't want the information I have go unused.
If you have questions about flex design and layout, I am happy to help.

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Minco_FullFlexDesignGuide.pdf

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    Bend,
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Boris van Galvin wrote 03/19/2019 at 18:17 point

Some great information thanks. I have a project that requires strips of sensors. Kind of like RGB LED strips except with the LED's removed and sensors put in their place. Any idea who would be the best company to talk to about getting these made? Im going to need about 20 to 30meters of the stuff. 

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MagicWolfi wrote 03/19/2019 at 22:19 point

Hello Boris, depends on a few things. For professional work Multek or Epec Tech might be a start, they could be able to do this as one piece but it willnot be cheap. For hobby type maker stuff it would be cost effective to use multiple shorter strips and patch them together. This is done often with the LED strips, soldered together on one side and reinforced by adhesive on the other. PCBWay does even online quotes for flex. Out of curiosity I entered 40 pcs 500mm x 8 mm -> less than $200, very reasonable. They even offer an option called 3M tape, sounds like double sided sticky tape, but one would need to check.

Cheers, - W.

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Boris van Galvin wrote 03/19/2019 at 22:38 point

Thank you for that. I designed the PCB as a 1m strip and it was 8mm wide :)

It just made sense to so it this way as opposed to trying to solder the sensors 100mm apart using wire. I have a feeling that a flexible PCB is going to be a lot more reliable in this case. 

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MagicWolfi wrote 03/19/2019 at 10:49 point

Awesome, good stuff. Thank you for adding to the list. 

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