Flexible Circuit Assembly

Flexible circuit assembly, like bare flex FPC fabrication is different from standard rigid PCB assembly. Flexible circuit assemblies are electromechanical assemblies.

PICA Manufacturing Solutions has always been focused on flexible printed circuits applications, so we have expertise in the design, fabrication, and assembly to deliver a reliable solution for any FPC application. Performing all operations in-house also eliminates the miscommunication and production delays often seen with flexible circuit assemblies.

We can support development and low volume projects domestically (Derry, NH) and higher volume projects through our China operations.

Capabilities

  • Surface Mount Technology (SMT) assembly
  • Through hole assembly
  • Selective soldering
  • BGA Placement
  • Ultrasonic Welding
  • In-circuit Testing/Functional Testing
  • Firmware programming
  • Automated Optical Inspection (AOI)
  • X-ray Inspection

Component Sourcing

The PICA China operation includes a local sourcing team dedicated to finding and sourcing electronic components, but also plastics, machined metal, flat flexible cable, and overlays for turnkey customer solutions.

Let us manage your component sourcing, tracking, and purchasing as an extension of your operations using our years of flex circuit experience.

Special Processes

  • Mechanical assembly
    • Pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA’s)
    • Circuit folding
    • Film stiffeners
    • Tactile dome placement
  • Heat sink attachment
  • Lead-wire attachment
  • Crimped terminals & connector housings
  • Hot bar and anisotropic conductive film bonding (ACF)
  • Conformal coatings