SIMON FRASER / NORTHUMBRIA CIRCUITS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SIMON FRASER / NORTHUMBRIA CIRCUITS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Comparison of a modern flexible electronic circuit (top), a type of printed electronic circuit that can be shaped & moulded according to requirement and an older traditional wiring loom that it has directly replaced. Made of a polyester (plastic) laminate, flexible circuits are typically used in circumstances where weight, space-saving or the nature of a component makes the use of a normal rigid printed circuit board impossible. The older wiring loom, from a Sea Eagle missile, took around 10 days to construct, whereas its flexible replacement takes only 10 hours to manufacture.
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