The Advantages of Rigid-flex PCB

The rigid-flex PCB refers to the circuit board with both FPC’s characteristics and PCB’s characteristics. It is formed by the combination of flexible circuit board and printed circuit board through lamination and other processes.

Because the rigid-flex PCB has both a certain flexible area and a certain rigid area, it is of great help to save the internal space of the product, reduce the volume of the finished product and improve the performance of the product.

Rigid-flex PCB

And some of the advantages that rigid-flex PCB offers are as follows

Stability

With its structure comprising of interchanging layers of the rigid-flex PCB, it offers mechanical stability.

Space saving

The designs that call for a rigid flex PCB is one where space is a luxury. They also lend themselves to easy installation in small spaces.

High durability and reliability

Rigid-flex PCB allows you to obtain equipment with greater durability and reliability.

Cost saving

Rigid-flex PCB is extremely cost-effective and ensure that your project is viable. Using rigid-flex PCB may reduce the overall cost of the product.

High-density applications

With miniaturization and high-density applications growing in popularity, the use of rigid-flex PCB is also growing.

High shock and vibration resistance

Rigid-flex PCB is resistant to shock and vibration so that it can find a place in a wide variety of applications.

To sum up, we have talked about six advantages of the rigid-flex PCB. And it is supposed that you have known about them. But in case if you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us via email at sales@bestfpc.com. We are fully equipped to handle your FPC manufacturing requirements.

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What do you know about the connection ways of PCB panel?

As we all known, some customer need to do following assembly in their side when received the bare boards. In order to facilitate customers for subsequent assembly, we’ll ship out boards in panels. So, what’s the difference between FPC and PCB paneling connection mode?

  1. For FPC , we often use connecting tabs to connect the boards. 
FPC connecting tabs
  • For Rigid PCB, we often use V-cut and connecting tabs(with stamp holes) to connect the boards.
PCB V-cut
  • For Rigid-flex PCB, we’ll use connecting tabs(without stamp holes) in flex part, and use connecting tabs(with stamp holes) in Rigid part.
connecting tabs(with and without stamp holes)

Take the Rigid-flex PCB for example, if the boards are easy to fallen from panels when do assemble, how to improve the design?

There are two direction we can go, one solution is add more connecting tabs in paneling, another solution is broaden the width of connecting tabs.

Hope our suggestion are helpful for you. If any further question want to discuss with us, pls feel free to contact us at sales@bestfpc.com.

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