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Rothesay based PCB manufacturer, Flexible Technology, has just been awarded the coveted aerospace and defence approval, EN 9100, better known as AS9100. The approval defines the quality management systems of companies operating in the aerospace and defence industry and gives customers confidence in the quality, performance and safety of the final products, as well as ensuring regulatory compliance and traceability. Managing Director Peter Timms is very positive about the outlook for the company saying, “We’ve always had a considerable presence in the aerospace and defence markets due to the levels of expertise we have in producing high complexity flexible and flex-rigid circuits but this approval will help us to drive sales further in these sectors.”
Flexible Technology are located on the Isle of Bute, just off the west coast of Scotland. They have been producing flex and flex-rigid boards up to 32 layers at their purpose-built factory, since 1982. They are possibly the longest established flexible PCB manufacturers in Europe, with a particular speciality in manufacturing long circuits up to 10M in length.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
For this first issue of Flex007 Magazine, we interviewed John Talbot, president and owner of Tramonto Circuits. Headquartered in metro Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tramonto manufactures flexible and rigid PCBs for a variety of industry segments. Editors Andy Shaughnessy, Patty Goldman and Stephen Las Marias asked John to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the world of flexible circuits, and some of the trends he’s seeing in this market.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
I recently had the opportunity to speak with John-Michael Gray, president of Triangle Labs. We had quite a discussion on their rather unique capability of building large-format PCBs and multilayers—perhaps the largest PCBs in the world.
Steve Williams, The Right Approach Consulting LLC
This year’s show was one of the best in recent history, both in attendance and enthusiasm. The exhibit floor was sold out, and every single person I talked to was extremely optimistic about business in 2018. What follows are a series of observations and excerpts from conversations I had with some of the most interesting people I met.