Multilayer flexible printed circuit spans 26m, reduces weight: Page 2 of 2

March 26, 2019 //By Julien Happich
Multilayer flexible printed circuit spans 26m, reduces weight
Trackwise has shipped a 26-metre long multilayer, flexible printed circuit (FPC), believed to be world’s longest ever produced, for distributing power and control signals across the wings of a solar-powered, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

“There are many new applications emerging for long, lightweight FPCs but aerospace is a natural fit: weight savings, high reliability and cost effectiveness are critical. We’re also seeing growing interest from a variety of sectors including medical and automotive. For the latter, manufacturers are challenged to reduce vehicle weight to improve fuel efficiency at a time when there’s an ever-growing array of electrical and electronic circuits in their vehicles. In particular, electric vehicles are accelerating this trend”, commented Trackwise’s CEO, Philip Johnston.

FPCs’ planar nature also makes them entirely suited to embedding into composites.
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