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What Causes Damages to Flexible PCBs

What Can Damage Flexible Printed Circuit Boards? Flexible printed circuit board (PCB) damage can relate to one of two types of factors — environmental and manufacturing. By partnering with a dependable supplier, you can protect your flexible PCB from these risks. Environmental Factors That Can Cause Flexible PCB Damage The following environmental factors can damage flexible circuit boards: Moisture: When moisture crosses two channels on a PCB, it can result in circuit board failure. A moist or humid environment can cause a PCB to come into contact with water. In addition, moisture can encourage the growth of mold, another factor for PCB damage. Static electricity: Fabric and carpet surfaces can create small static electricity charges that can cause severe PCB damage. In fact, a static charge can blow an entire etch off of a circuit board. Dust: Dust in a PCB can lead to damage due to its behavior as an insulator. In operating

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PCB Glossary

  • Solder Mask (Artwork)

    To generate your soldermask artwork, add your smallest space measurement to the pad size. For boards with 0.006″ spaces, use a pad size up to +0.006″ up to 0.010″ for 0.010″. Spaces larget than 0.010″ should have a pad size of +0.010″.