Flexible & Rigid-flex PCB

Flexible PCB
Flexible PCB(Flexible Printed Circuit Board), also known as "FPC soft board", is a printed circuit made of flexible insulating substrates, and has many advantages that rigid PCB do not have.
 
Flexible PCB can be freely bent, wound, and folded, can be arranged arbitrarily according to the space layout requirements, and can be moved and stretched arbitrarily in three-dimensional space, so as to achieve the integration of component assembly and wire connection. The use of Flexible PCB can greatly reduce the volume of electronic products, which is suitable for the development of electronic products in the direction of high density, miniaturization and high reliability. Therefore, Flexible PCB has been widely used in aerospace, military, mobile communications, laptop computers, computer peripherals, PDAs, digital cameras and other fields or products.
 
Rigid-flex PCB
Rigid-flex PCB is a circuit board that combines flexible and rigid circuit board technology. Most rigid-flex PCBs are composed of multilayer flexible circuit boards that are attached to one or more rigid boards from the outside or the inside, depending on the design of the application. The flexible substrate is designed to be in a constant deflection state, and is usually formed as a deflection curve during manufacturing or installation.
 
Rigid-flex PCB manufacturing applications
Rigid flexible PCB provides a wide range of applications from smart devices to mobile phones and digital cameras. Rigid-flex PCB manufacturing has been increasingly used in medical devices such as pacemakers to reduce their space and weight. The use of rigid flex PCB has the same advantages and can be applied to intelligent control systems.
 
In consumer products, the rigid-flex PCB not only maximizes space usage and minimizes weight, but also greatly improves reliability, thereby eliminating many needs for solder joints and fragile and fragile wiring that are prone to connection problems. These are just a few examples, but rigid-flex PCBs can benefit almost all advanced electrical applications, including test equipment, tools, and automobiles.