The Keys in the Mobile Phone

With the development of smart phone, the mechanical key has been already eliminated from the stage. There is only the HOME key left on the front side of the phone. Even sometimes the HOME key is also out and there are only two keys left–volume key and power key. These two are usually used a FPC to save cost as well as space. The structure showing as below:

volume key & FPC

volume key & FPC

power key & FPC

power key & FPC

For the design of volume key and power key, there are two things required to considerate. On one hand, the position of the flex circuit. Since the flexible circuit is glued on the supported wall, three directions need to be limited if you would like to fix the FPC. As well, the designers still need to consider the installation position of the keys itself, which determines the basic structure of the keys.

On the other hand, the volume key and power key are moving parts. Therefore, taking the stroke of metal domes into account is necessary and as general rule the stroke is 0.3. In addition to hard contact mode, there is also a soft contact mode (P+R), which is to use rubber or TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethanes) for the part where the key is contact with the dome, so that the sound is softer.

key structure

key structure

Best Technology is the premier expert in the manufacture of electronic components, brings a unique combination of technology and quality that offers a competitive supply of flex circuits and rigid-flex circuits and other flexible circuit products. To find out more, contact Best Technology at 0755-29091601 or check the website: https://www.bestfpc.com/

Meeting Customer from UK

On November 29, 2018, we are pleased to host Caroline O’Brien from UK during her trip in China. Both of us have a really friendly and nice talk in the meeting room of Best Technology.

During the meeting, we introduced something information of our company firstly. Then the detail information of flex circuits in the sample album also explained in details by our account manager Celine. After that, the customer recognized the comprehensive strength of our company.

Celine introduced FPC

Celine introduced FPC

After the short meeting, Caroline went to visit our FPC factory in the company of our general manager Peter. The manufacturing process of flexible circuits that customer  interested in are explained clearly by Celine. Caroline was satisfied with our equipments of production line with high performance and high quality.

Visited FPC factory

Visited FPC factory

After the visit, Caroline knew Best Technology in further. In the future, we hope we can make it better and provide the most suitable and the most satisfying service for our clients, too.

Took a photo at Best

Took a photo at Best

Since throwing its hat into flex circuits manufacturing industry, Best Technology is always dedicated to be customers’ best partner of flex circuits and rigid-flex circuits in China, to serve worldwide customers.

Flex Circuits will Make Your Home Smarter

We can see this scene a lot in the science fiction movie. Although you are still on the way to home, but the water heater has already heated the bath water according to your off-hours. Even if you are stuck in the traffic jam, there is no need to worry about the water getting cold. Because there is a setting in your car and you are able to set another time to heat the bath water. We will live in interesting times in the near future as soon as this comes true.

2L flex circuit
                                      2L flex circuit

 

6L rigid-flex circuit
                              6L rigid-flex circuit

The connected home, with the ever-increasing devices and functionalities produced for it, has the potential to transform how we experience residential living – both in terms of how we interact with our residence as well as how this interaction positively influences our everyday lives.

The development of connected home expands the market of flex circuits. The reason why flexible circuits so popular is that it possesses the benefits of high layout density, reducing weight, eliminating connectors etc., so it becomes the first choice for connected home products.

Best Technology as a professional flex circuits manufacturer for many years, we fabricate various type of flexible circuits, including single side flexible circuits, double side flexible circuits, muti-layer flexible circuits, rigid-flex circuits an so on. Since established in 2006, Best Technology always tries its best to catch up with the steps of the times and spares no efforts to make flex circuits those can meet the requirements of the market.

Flexible Screen-Another breakthrough for FPC

Royole Corporation released the first foldable flexible screen mobile phone (FlexPai) last month in the world. Its release perfectly figures out the long-term contradiction between HD large screen and portability. Meanwhile, it created a new way of human-computer interaction.

Actually, in addition to mobile phones, flexible screens are widely applied in smart home. The televisions with curved surface screen are no wonder to everyone, but most of people will keep an eye on flexible screens. If the flexible screen can be used in display devices of smart home, the display devices will have more affinity in human-computer interaction.

Think about it, there are many interactive displays that can be turned on and off at any time, everywhere. Then your home will seems like the scene in science fiction movies. But if we would like to realize the flexibility of the screens, flex circuits must be used in the designing. Because as the name implied, the flexible circuits possess the benefit of high flexibility which make them can be folded at your will.

As a professional vendor of flexible circuits, from 1 layer to 10 layers, 2 layers rigid-flex to 16 layers rigid-flex circuits, Best Technology is always be your best partner of flex circuits in China.

Meeting South Africa Customers

With the fast development of Best Technology and the improvement of our equipment, we keep expanding the international market, too. More and more foreign customers are attracted by our high quality products and advance technology. 0n October 25, 2018, another foreign customer who is from South Africa came to visit us. Meanwhile, they do a lot of field work to find more suitable products and more satisfying service.

In the meeting room

Picture1: In the meeting room

During this visit, the customers had a better understanding of our strength. Our general manager Peter warmly welcomed them and talked about the information of flexible circuits in details. After the short meeting, the customers went to visit our FPC (flexible printed circuit) factory. In this way, they knew more details of manufacturing process about flexible circuits. We were complimented in many aspects by the customers, including the quality of products, capability of manufacturing and advanced technical equipment.

Took a photo

Picture2: Took a photo

After this meeting, we knew each other in further. They were also very satisfied with this visit and both of us look forward to seeing each other again.

American Customer Grayhill Visited Best Technology Again

Best Technology is always dedicated to provide the most suitable and the most satisfying service for customers. As a professional FPC vendor in China, we sell our products to worldwide. In October, 2018, since American customer Grayhill is attracted by our company culture and service, he came to visit our flexible printed circuit factory again.

At first, our general manager peter had a short meeting with them. They talked about the requirement of product design and the demand in the product.

In the meeting room

Picture1: In the meeting room

After the conversation, we showed customer the production equipment and explained the operation methods to them.

Peter explained operation methods

Picture2: Peter explained operation methods

Next we went to see how to operate the equipment and learned more details about the manufacturing process.

The technician operated the equipment

Picture3: The technician operated the equipment

The more the customer know about us, the stronger sense of trust is. The customer and our company both got a lot from this visiting. Hoping we can do better and make customers satisfy with our service and products and to be customer’s best partner of Flexible Circuits in China.

New Product–2L FPC Coil Board with Bumped Point

  In September, 2018, in order to provide customers with the most suitable products and the most satisfactory services, Best Technology released a new product—-2L FPC Coil Board with Bumped Point. This product was developed on the basis of the old version. The surface of the old one is flat. For this reason, it will cause poor contact when assemble with a conductive film.  

  Could you tell the difference between the old one and the new one? If not, hoping this article can solve your puzzle.

New Version VS Old Version

Picture1: New Version VS Old Version

  There is an obvious difference—-the new version has bumped point, but the old one is opposite. So what is the advantage of 2L FPC Coil Board with Bumped Point? The new one with bumped point, it will get easier to connect when assemble with a conductive film. Because the shortcoming of the old one, we have improved with advanced technology, adding bumped points in the flex printed board. And it is easier to connect when the pad is attached with the conductive film.

  From the following picture, we can see that the new version is single-sided flexible circuit board with bumped point.

Front and back of the new version

Picture2: Front and back of the new version

If any interest in flexible PCB, please don’t hesitated to contact us. We can provide single layerdouble layer, Muti-layer flexible PCB and rigid-flex to you.

Our website: http://www.bestfpc.com

New Technology for Flex Printed Circuit – Components under Coverlay

With the development of modern industry, there are more and more projects need to use flexible circuit, and the requirements of assembly are getting higher and higher.

In the Flex Printed Circuit (FPC) typical production process, normally we will finish the entire flexible PCB production process, and then arrange to solder components. But such a finished product, components exposed, it can not pass the waterproof test. Our traditional waterproof process is to cover Silicon or conformal coating.

But how can you make the components waterproof more fastness after flex circuit assembly?

Our engineers decided to change the production process after discussion. For new technology,

  • The first step is trace Etching;
  • Second step is surface treatment (normally is ENIG (Electroless Nickel/Immersion Gold);
  • Third step is component assembling;
flex circuit with component stackup

flex circuit with component stackup

 

 

 

 

  • The Forth step and the most important step is making the pure adhesive between base material and coverlay, we need to laser cutting or punching the cutout above the area of component, so that there’s no extra adhesive in that area and then the total thickness of that area will no be too high.
flex circuit with component stackup2

flex circuit with component stackup2

 

 

 

 

 

And you can see the full picture showing step 3 to step 4 of flex circuit components making.

flex circuit with component stackup

flex circuit with component stackup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After that, we put the Polyimide on pure adhesive and then go the next step of lamination process. (To laminate the coverlay on the surface of component.).

You can see below pictures.

flex circuit with components

flex circuit with components

 

 

 

 

 

 

flex circuit with components details

flex circuit with components details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can visit our website or send us your email if you would like to know more about flex printed circuit.

Best Technology Team Back to Office on Feb 5th

Hello Everybody! We had backed to office on Feb 5! (The ninth day of first month of Chinese Lunar Calendar)

It’s a lucky and sunny day! We had 12 people backed to office (excludes people in factory) and according to Chinese culture, number 12 means every month will be lucky and full of successful!

Today one more girl back, tomorrow another guy will back. It’s a normal thing people didn’t back to office on the first day because there’re always something unexpected, such as Wedding, etc. In 2017, we had saw the new baby born of Tiffany’s, wedding party of Hanna, and this year we will see more baby and wedding.

Everybody was so happy to see each other after 2 weeks Spring Festival and eat the wedding candies, as well as checking and replying emails. We have a simple and colorful lunch together and in the afternoon went to Phoenix Mountain Forest for hiking. This is a traditional activity on the first working day after New Year vacation in our company. We can talk to each other under the open air, everybody shared their stories and we always laugh when heard something interested happened during holiday.

Team Member in Phoenix Mountain

Team Member in Phoenix Mountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see how happy when we are walking!

Walking & Laughing

Walking & Laughing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That picture very funny. Everybody is looking at different things, when we sit down together to have a break, in the square of mountain.

What you are looking for?

What you are looking for?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We believe after such long vacation, all of our team members were fresh with energy and are ready to provide best service and suitable products to our customers. Looking forward to hearing more news from our customers, partners, friends and family, as well as looking for new people to join our team to make their dreams come true!

Team Member on the top of Mountain

Team Member on the top of Mountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If any enquiry for Flex circuit, from single layer (single sided) FPC, dual access flex circuit, double sided flexible circuit (2L flex PCB), multi-layer flex board, to Rigid-flex circuits, whatever you need is 1 pcs prototype, 100 pcs samples, or 100,000 pcs volume production, we will always try to provide the most suitable circuit boards and best service to you. Welcome to contact us. You will see how Best Technology can save your time and money!

American Customers Visiting us after Mid-Autumn Festival

On Sep 19th, Our America customer Julie and Sonic visited us. The main topics we discussed the flexible circuit board and assembly (PCBA).

Firstly we do a sample introduced for whole FPC production process to Julie and sonic. During our production, we are strictly carry out all the production process conform with ISO9001:2008.

FPC IQC process checking

FPC IQC process checking

From the FPC raw material IQC incoming quality inspection, warehouse material management (first in first out management principle), the standard operating procedure thru production process: from flex circuit board raw material (Polyimide) cutting, drilling, lamination, stiffener/adhesive tape assembling, silkscreen, IC programming, trace & via opening & shorting and function testing, to final flex circuit board out-going inspection.

 

During this period, we are mainly introduced coverlay lamination process for flexible circuit board,

FPC lamination process visiting

FPC lamination process visiting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

automatic stiffener assembly machine for Flex PCB,

Auto Stiffener assembly

Auto Stiffener assembly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

silkscreen printing process,

FPC silkscreen printing

FPC silkscreen printing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and tooling hole punching for flexible circuit board.

tooling hole auto punching

tooling hole auto punching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After FPC production line tour, Julie and Sonic advice some comments for their 2 layers flex circuit board which with impedance control design-in.

With their good suggestions, we know how to make improvement for the flexible printed circuit board production process and the documentation control in future flexible board manufacturing.

By this visiting, both Julie and us know much more of each other and believe there’re lot opportunities for flexible circuits in come future.