Thank you very much for your valuable suggestion! We will solve it as soon as possible!

Flex & Rigid-Flex PCB

Group Administrators: 1 | Group Member: 34 | Group Threads: 31

Rigid flex circuits have been used in the military and aerospace industries for more than 20 years.Rigid flex circuits combine the best of both rigid boards and flexible circuits integrated together into one circuit. The two-in-one circuit is interconnected through plated thru holes. Rigid flex circuits provide higher component density and better quality control.

Community > Groups > Flex & Rigid-Flex PCB > The Strong Points of Flexible PCBs
The Strong Points of Flexible PCBs
Alternate Text 1K+
Alternate Text 1
Alternate Text 336

Miguel Angel

Flexible printed circuit boards and rigid flex circuit boards are highly durable, reliable, and allow you to design your circuitry to fit a device rather than building a device to fit the circuit board. That is why the design is created upon receipt of specifications that meet the purpose of the final product.
Why Use Flexible PCBs
  1. Packaging: Unlike regular PCBs, flexible PCBs can fit just about anywhere, thus saving space and reducing the weight of wired solutions. In fact, flex PCBs can save up to 60% of the weight and space in comparison to rigid printed circuit boards. Flexible printed circuit boards are thin and lightweight, and they can be folded and positioned, allowing electronic devices to be miniaturized. Skilled flex circuit board technicians are able to solder very tiny parts by hand under a microscope, using tweezers and a fine tip soldering iron.
  2. Durability and Reliability: Flexible printed circuit boards can reduce the number of required interconnects, which means fewer solder joints and contact crimps. This will leave fewer potential sources of failure, therefore improving the reliability of the device. Furthermore, a flex circuit board’s ductility and low mass can significantly reduce the impact of vibration, improving performance. Polyimide is known for its exceptional thermal stability, which allows the device to withstand extreme heat. Consequently, flex circuits are often used for military and medical applications. A primary cause for circuit board failure can be linked to environmental stresses; however, these can be easily avoided when a device is used and stored under proper conditions. Unlike most rigid circuit boards, flex circuits can be built with materials that are more suitable for harsh environments. These materials include waterproof, shock-proof, and corrosion resistant properties.
  3. Cost Savings: The overall finished assembly packaging size and material costs are lower with flexible printed circuit boards. Flex circuits also reduce wire routing errors and decrease testing time, thus cutting additional costs.
Flexible PCBs can be found in a number of regular household items. Your cell phones, computers, televisions, clocks, and microwaves all use flexible printed circuit boards. Medical technology such as brain scanners and x-ray machines, automobiles, GPS navigation devices, and military technology also use flexible PCBs because of their many advantages over other circuit boards.
Statement: This post is only the personal view of the author and does not represent the opinions of


Pretty good and useful info for beginners.

Hot Threads

New Threads