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How to Reduce the Cost of Your Flex Circuit

While flexible printed circuits often save money in the long term over traditional wire circuits and PCBs, they are subject to many up-front expenses that might potentially impact the bottom line. This blog post discusses a number of factors that might affect final project cost.

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Minco Part Numbers Decoded

Porsche cars have a unique system of model numbering. The high-performance, rear-engine 911 was followed by the economy, mid-engine 914 co-developed with Volkswagen. A few years later, Porsche introduced the front-engine, eight cylinder 928 luxury tourer.

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Explore SmartHeat SLT™ Thin-Film Heaters at MD&M West

Minco will be demoing SmartHeat SLT™ heaters at MD&M West, North America’s biggest medical device technology trade show. MD&M features nearly 20,000 attendees and over 1,900 exhibitors. It’s a premiere gathering of industry professionals sharing their latest products and technologies and it is the perfect venue to show off this unique product.

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Minco Launches New Flex Circuit Design Guide

If you specify or design flexible printed circuits, you’ll want to check out the latest version of Minco’s Flex Circuit Design Guide. It includes sections on standard design recommendations, material tolerances, value-adds, and manufacturing tips. It’s the perfect resource for working with Minco to build a high-reliability flex circuit.

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Minco flexible circuit

Replacing a Wire Harness with a Flex Circuit

In today’s competitive world of electronic manufacturing, each generation of product must be lighter and more compact than its predecessor. And not just consumer electronics – industrial, medical, and defense OEMs continually look to shave off inches and pounds.

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High School Students Turn to Thermal-Clear

Earlier this year, Minco was approached by Edina High School students looking for help with a project. The students were participating in their school’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering program, a series of semester-long classes that introduce students to engineering principles and expose them to different areas of engineering.

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Minco’s Glossary Explains It All

There’s no doubt about it, the engineering world is rife with obscure jargon and technical terminology. Even engineers might scratch their heads if it’s a term from outside their specialty. Not only are a lot of these terms simply unfamiliar, sometimes a word means one thing in one industry and something else altogether in a different one.

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How to Reduce the Cost of Your Flex Circuit

While flexible printed circuits often save money in the long term over traditional wire circuits and PCBs, they are subject to many up-front expenses that might potentially impact the bottom line. This blog post discusses a number of factors that might affect final project cost.

Read More »

Minco Part Numbers Decoded

Porsche cars have a unique system of model numbering. The high-performance, rear-engine 911 was followed by the economy, mid-engine 914 co-developed with Volkswagen. A few years later, Porsche introduced the front-engine, eight cylinder 928 luxury tourer.

Read More »

Explore SmartHeat SLT™ Thin-Film Heaters at MD&M West

Minco will be demoing SmartHeat SLT™ heaters at MD&M West, North America’s biggest medical device technology trade show. MD&M features nearly 20,000 attendees and over 1,900 exhibitors. It’s a premiere gathering of industry professionals sharing their latest products and technologies and it is the perfect venue to show off this unique product.

Read More »

Minco Launches New Flex Circuit Design Guide

If you specify or design flexible printed circuits, you’ll want to check out the latest version of Minco’s Flex Circuit Design Guide. It includes sections on standard design recommendations, material tolerances, value-adds, and manufacturing tips. It’s the perfect resource for working with Minco to build a high-reliability flex circuit.

Read More »
Minco flexible circuit

Replacing a Wire Harness with a Flex Circuit

In today’s competitive world of electronic manufacturing, each generation of product must be lighter and more compact than its predecessor. And not just consumer electronics – industrial, medical, and defense OEMs continually look to shave off inches and pounds.

Read More »

High School Students Turn to Thermal-Clear

Earlier this year, Minco was approached by Edina High School students looking for help with a project. The students were participating in their school’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering program, a series of semester-long classes that introduce students to engineering principles and expose them to different areas of engineering.

Read More »

Minco’s Glossary Explains It All

There’s no doubt about it, the engineering world is rife with obscure jargon and technical terminology. Even engineers might scratch their heads if it’s a term from outside their specialty. Not only are a lot of these terms simply unfamiliar, sometimes a word means one thing in one industry and something else altogether in a different one.

Read More »

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Monitor Temperature in Ultra-Low Freezer Applications

Temperature measurement in applications as low as -120°F presents challenges on multiple fronts. With Minco’s extensive experience using our wire-wound platinum RTD (resistance temperature detector) technology, paired with 4-20mA transmitters for simple and reliable signal transmittal, the following challenges of low temperature measurement can be overcome.

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Improving Downstream Supply Chain Flexibility

When used in hazardous locations, equipment must incorporate certified temperature sensors which are tested and approved to operate safely within, and not introduce an ignition source into, hazardous environments. The challenge in specifying certified sensors is the wide range of certifications needed for different world areas.

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Russian Certification Requirements for Temperature Sensors

Certification requirements for Russia can be confusing to the uninitiated. Fortunately, Minco has the necessary experience and certifications to understand and provide TR CU certification (EAC mark), Metrology (= Pattern Approval) certification, Technical Passports and Poverka part verification certificates.

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Minco’s 2020 Intern Video

This year, Minco decided to not only continue our internship program, but expand it as well. Every intern has a pivotal part in their department, having a hands-on experience that helps our business processes.

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Engineer’s Corner Podcast #6: Integrated Solutions

Minco Products consists of three product groups demanding separate areas of expertise and differently equipped factories. However, when we have an opportunity to create solutions that combine heaters, sensors, and flex circuits, we’re able to help our customers simplify assembly and speed time to market.

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