Flex/Rigid-Flex

While most of today’s electronic devices are flexible, efficient, and lightweight, have also have another thing in common each includes at least one flexible printed circuit board. Advantages of using flexible circuit boards over the usual rigid types include:

  • Flexibility – The elastic nature of flex circuits allows them to be packaged, folded, and positioned around folds and edges. This is especially helpful in electronic devices that require connections in all the three axes.
  • Weight and Space Savings – Typically, flex circuit boards take up only 10% of the weight and space of wires within a device. Flex circuits also can decrease the dimensions and weight of devices by up to 60%.
  • Bending Cycles – Flexible circuit boards are made with polyimide as the standard base material, capable of as many as 200,000 bending cycles.
  • Reliability and Durability – Flex circuits can absorb and reduce effects of shock and vibration to itself and related solder joint connections.
  • Heat Dissipation – Flex circuits can dissipate heat at much better rates than do other dielectric materials typically used for rigid PCBs, while still offering the benefits of flexibility.Materials used for flexible circuits show exceptional thermal stability.
  • Economical – Designers can reduce the packaging and material costs of the finished assembly, because the thin and flexible polyimide film requires a far smaller area.

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Flex and Rigid Flex Circuit Boards

Royal Circuits,
21 Hamilton Ct,Hollister
CA 95023

Phone: 1-831-636-7789

Royal Circuits South
15505 Cornet St., Santa Fe Springs
CA 90680

Phone: 1-562-404-0626

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