Epec Now Offering ITAR Flex Circuits and Rigid-Flex PCBs
[October 21, 2019: New Bedford, MA] Epec Engineered Technologies recently announced that it is now producing ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) flex and rigid-flex circuit PCBs at its factory in Dallas, Texas.
Over the past 10 months, Epec has been working with several tier one defense contractors and providing them with all different technology of flex and rigid-flex PCBs. Now that Epec has that level of experience on ITAR, it has begun to work with many other customers in their time-sensitive and high-reliability flex and rigid-flex PCBs, where the applications need this technology. After making investments in additional equipment such as another laser drill/router, plasma surface prep, and a newer lamination press, Epec now has the capacity and capability to take in this very technical work.
"Our continued investment in the newest and most in-demand technology is a key element to our long-term strategy," said Epec Engineered Technologies CEO Ed McMahon. "These are the most demanding applications and the most challenging PCBs to produce consistently with the high-reliability standard that we hold ourselves to. Our facility can also provide AS9100 paperwork and compliance with any quality standard of the IPC or other governing bodies."
Many companies that are using PCBs while building a product for the defense industry often stipulate that a supplier needs to be ITAR registered. ITAR is a program run by the U.S. government to control the export of defense-related technology to foreign countries. ITAR regulations require that information related to defense technology only be shared with U.S. citizens, and individuals may incur significant fines if they violate this shared information restriction. You can find Epec’s ITAR certification here.
About Epec Engineered Technologies
Epec is one of the fastest growing high technology electronics companies in North America, designing and manufacturing high reliability products including printed circuit boards, custom battery packs, user interfaces, RF products, cable assemblies, and flexible heaters for OEMs around the world.