The characteristics of rigid-flex board

The birth and development of Flex PCB and PCB gave birth to a new product of soft and hard board. Therefore, the rigid-flex board is a circuit board with FPC characteristics and PCB characteristics by combining the flexible circuit board and the rigid circuit board after pressing and other processes in accordance with the relevant process requirements in PCB proofing.

In PCB proofing, the rigid-flex board provides the best solution for limited space conditions. This technology provides the possibility of safely connecting device components while ensuring polarity and contact stability, and reduces the number of plugs and connector components.

The other advantages of the rigid-flex board are dynamic and mechanical stability, the resulting 3D design freedom, simplified installation, space saving, and maintenance of uniform electrical characteristics.

Rigid-flex boards are relatively expensive, but they are extremely versatile and can be tailored for applications in many industries. There are several situations that make the rigid-flex board the best solution. These include:
 1. High impact and high vibration environment. The rigid-flex board has high impact resistance and can survive in a high-stress environment, otherwise it will cause equipment failure.
 2. High-precision applications where reliability is more important than cost considerations. If cable or connector failure is dangerous, it is best to use a more durable flexible and hard board.
 3. High-density applications: Some components lack all the necessary connectors and the required surface area for cables. The rigid-flex board can save space to solve this problem.
 4. Applications that require multiple rigid boards. When more than four connection boards are packed in a component, replacing them with a single rigid-flex PCB board may be the best choice and more cost-effective