Flex and Rigid-Flex PCBs
Flex and rigid-flex PCBs are used to fit in an end-product where no other design can be used. They are a combination of an ordinary printed circuit board and round wire. This allows them to retain the density and repeatability of printed circuits, but it also opens up the possibility for any size or shape design. In fact, flex boards can even be folded or creased to fit into the smallest areas. Flex circuits also provide a significant cost savings with no reduction in performance over wire and wire harness assemblies.
Rigid-flex circuits are most commonly used by designers in the aerospace, medical and military industries.
Consist of a single copper conductor layer on a flexible dielectric film.
Consists of a double-sided copper clad material with top and bottom cover films with an insulating layer between.
Consists of a combination of single and/or double-sided flex circuits.
Combines flex and rigid within one component.
Not only do we offer flexible PCBs for fast production, we can also provide flex PCB prototypes to see your custom designs before a big shipment is created. Our flex and rigid-flex capabilities are designed to meet a variety of circuit board needs from single or double-sided circuitry to multilayer technology. We offer different material substrates and adhesives, as well as surface finishes and treatments. Stiffeners can also be added for reinforcement.
Rigid-Flex Design Guide
Rigid-Flex offers the designer a chance to meet mechanical restrictions of an existing system while also solving the Form Factor and Fit. This allows the designer to meet the function of the overall design and /or retrofit in existing designs. Use this guide to get started on designing with flex PCBs.
For more information on manufacturing flex and rigid-flex PCBs, visit our flex division website, www.RoyalFlexCircuits.com.