Optimize design and compliance with Flex Advance Engineering
To create the world’s most advanced products, you must continually improve engineering verification testing, design validation testing, functional, integration and interoperability testing, as well as reliability testing and agency qualifications and certifications.
Building capacity for success
Breakthrough thinking in advanced engineering and manufacturing enables customers to:
- Connect intelligent products and services
- Fine-tune operations through microelectronics packaging
- Develop manufacturing processes for emerging products
- Create assembly and technology testing for existing products and bleeding-edge technologies
- Develop reliability and failure analysis testing and product and process characterization
- Build state-of-the-art automation and software controls
The Advanced Engineering Group helps customers achieve competitive differentiation and optimization through process innovations early in the design and manufacturing phases. These include automation and control, robotics, microelectronics packaging, assembly technology development, test development, wearable technology development, 3D/Additive printing, reliability engineering, failure analysis, structural testing (e.g. AOI, SPI, 5DX, ICT) and environmental testing (ESS, HALT/HASS). The group also provides process validation, development of manufacturing standards, design guidelines, and technology transfer to sites including test and automation process deployment.
We roadmap and categorize projects including microelectronics packaging, wearable electronics, and assembly and test technologies. Assembly processes are developed and standardized and then deployed through factory qualifications, such as surface mount technology, dispensing technology, pin through-hole soldering, ACF bonding and fiber optics.
We test the reliability of components and complete products. Similar to forensic analysis, we take materials apart and evaluate them using scientific methods, which provides unrivalled insight that minimizes risks. Full characterization of components or products are performed using X-ray, tensile testing, cross-sectioning and materials analysis. Then we test complete products in chambers that simulate temperature, humidity, salt spray, ultraviolet rays, lighting, and drop and abrasion testing. Our testing services help bring products to market safely and within regulatory standards, reducing setbacks and delays.
At the early development phase, your product benefits from advanced packaging technologies and processes to encapsulate the microelectronics within your product and make it ready to scale at sites around the world. Our engineers specialize in singulating the silicon wafer, bonding die to substrates, connecting with and through wire bonding or flip-chip process and encapsulation using advanced precision equipment.
The wearable health and consumer technology markets demand elegance without sacrificing functionality. Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions give leaders in every major industry the expertise and technology they need to compete in today’s market. We develop technology methods and processes to integrate material, electronics and stretchable substrates into clothing, fabrics and other innovative products. Our test samples enable us to explore and experiment using sensors and thermoelectric materials in fabric to measure biometrics and adjust temperature. And we provide supply chain solutions to accelerate time to market.
We take a product that has passed testing and begin to prepare it for production through advanced robotics design and factory automation, evaluating their ability to perform specific processes and controls. We adopt a modular approach to automation, seeking to create not just one, but many kinds of products from a single assembly line. Smart robotics and proper controls enhance productivity by ensuring production precision and consistency through utilization of sensor technologies. Automation enhances data analytics and insights through feedback sensors in robotic assembly that enable customers to view detailed information for each product unit produced.