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Publication Date: 10/1/2012
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Epec: Using the Very Latest Material and Construction Methods
New Bedford, MA — Epec Engineered Technologies has been supplying customers with engineering expertise and product solutions in electronics and other technology areas for 60 years. The company provides engineering and manufacturing of customized built-to-print electronic products, including printed circuit boards, custom battery packs, membrane keypads, and EC drives and fans.

The company is constantly upgrading and improving its services to make sure customers get the absolute best possible service and product choices. It currently uses up-to-the-minute rigid-flex materials and constructions, along with the latest in adhesive-less flex material and Selective Flex Coverlay constructions, which improve reliability by minimizing VIA hole Z-axis thermal expansion. With high thermal expansion adhesives being eliminated or minimized within the rigid areas, there are significant reliability improvements documented through thermal stress-inducing IST testing. According to the company, many designers aren't aware of all the improvements that have been made. The customer may stipulate they want things done the old way, and they end up getting a subpar product because they were never told about the newer technology. Outdated or incomplete design specifications allow for use of older technology materials and coverlay constructions that can have a negative impact on manufacturing yield and long-term reliability. At Epec, customers don't have to worry about unscrupulous suppliers withholding details of possible improvements to their order. The company always educates the customer — no matter what they asked for — about what the latest technology available is, and how it can help them make their order better.

An educated and satisfied customer is always the No. 1 goal, which is why the company's flex customer base includes companies in the most demanding industries such as automotive, aerospace, power, medical and military just to name a few.

Epec's other focused product groups include high-tech printed circuit boards, membrane switches, user interfaces, high-efficiency fans and motors, and custom battery packs.

Contact: EPEC Engineered Technologies, 174 Duchaine Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745 888-995-5171 or 508-995-5171 fax: 508-998-8694 Web:

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