Flexible PCB Design
We design flexible and rigid flex PCBs for use in situations where space is limited, weight is a concern, or there is a need to withstand harsh environments, vibration or shock.
Despite the disadvantages of cost and complexity, our expertise in single layer design of flexible and rigid flex PCBs has proven of value for clients requiring products that are small, lightweight, and durable.
Flexible Circuit Board
A flexible printed circuit is made from thin, flexible materials such as polyester or polyimide, which are coated with a layer of copper. The copper is then etched to create the desired circuit pattern.
They can serve as printed cable harnesses when flexible or less bulky electrical connections are required between rigid PCB’s. We can use them to achieve very tight packaging of electronics within small enclosures by assembling them flat and then folding them to fit the smaller enclosure.
A flex PCB offers a multitude of possibilities for product designs combining the best qualities of connectors, printed circuit boards, wires and cable, all in one interconnect.
Flex Rigid PCB
We can advise clients how to take advantage of the potential benefits of a flex rigid PCB design.
A flex rigid PCB is composed of a combination of rigid and flexible circuit boards that are permanently connected to one another. The potential advantages of a flex rigid PCB are:
Cost-effective – can lead to a reduced material weight and need for parts.
Reduced weight – removes the need for connectors and cables between individual rigid flex boards reducing board size and weight.
Simplified installation – multiple printed circuit boards already printed as one unit