Epec Engineered Technologies Using Latest Material and Construction Methods to Provide Highest-Quality Flex and Rigid-Flex PCB's

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[August 20, 2012: New Bedford MA] Epec Engineered Technologies has been supplying customers with engineering expertise and product solutions in electronics and other technology areas for 60 years now.

And one thing that sets the Massachusetts-based company apart is that it constantly is upgrading and improving its services to make sure customers get the absolute best possible service and product choices.

For example, Epec currently used modern rigid-flex materials and constructions, along with the latest in adhesive-less flex material and Selective Flex Coverlay constructions, which improves reliability by minimizing VIA hole Z-axis thermal expansion.

With high thermal expansion adhesives being eliminated or minimized within the rigid areas, there are significant reliability improvements documented through thermal stress inducing IST testing.

The reason it's so important to use the latest and best materials and equipment is to offer Epec's customers the best-quality product it can.

"There's an old-school way of doing these things and a new school-way, and many designers aren't aware of all the improvements that have been made," said Paul Tome, a Flex Circuit Product Manager at Epec. "The customer may stipulate they want things done the old way, and they end up getting a subpar product because they were never told about the new ways."

Outdated or incomplete design specifications allow for use of older technology materials and coverlay constructions that can have a negative impact on manufacturing yield and long-term reliability.

At Epec, customers don't have to worry about unscrupulous suppliers withholding details of possible improvements to their order. Epec always educates the customer, no matter what they asked for, about what the latest technology available is, and how it can help them make their order better.

At Epec, an educated and satisfied customer is always the No. 1 goal, which is why their flex customer base includes companies in the most demanding industries such as automotive, aerospace, power, medical and military just to name a few.

Epec's other focused product groups include high-tech printed circuit boards, membrane switches, user interfaces, high-efficiency fans & motors and custom battery packs.

For more information, please visit our flexible PCB product pages.

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