Rigid flex PCB
The rigid PCB and FPC are combined by pressing according to the requirements, comes out a special circuit board with the advantages of rigid PCB and FPC, which is called rigid flex PCB. Since the rigid flex boards have both flexible areas and rigid areas, they will offer great help to save the internal spacing, reduce the volume, and improve the performance of the products. But rigid flex boards require many production processes, which cause a bit of difficulty and make the yield rate is low, meanwhile rigid flex boards also cost more materials and manpower. Therefore, the price of rigid flex boards are relatively expensive and the production cycle is relatively long.
Because of these advantages, rigid flex boards are gradually becoming the core electronic parts of high-end digital product, especially for smartphones.
- LCD Screen
- Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
- Digital Camera, etc.
Q1: What’s the advantage of rigid flex board?
The rigid flex board has both the features of rigid and FPC, therefore it meets some special requirements among the products. Rigid flex board plays the role as rigid circuit carrier while introducing the flexible connection, saves space and materials as well as improves product performance.
Q2: Why the rigid flex board is more expensive?
The production process is complicated, the features of FPC cause greater control difficulty, high defect rate while more labors and materials are put into it, all of these lead to a more expensive price.
Q3: What is the lead time?
The rigid flex board is difficult to make, what leads to longer lead time, but also it considers of the quantity. Small batch is usually delivered in 3-4 weeks.
Q4: What are needed for the manufacture?
Gerber file (RS-274-X) and specification, we need to evaluate at first.