Flexible PCB , Flexible Circuit or Flex PCB, is designed as a replacement for traditional wire harnesses, Is soft PCB board compared with Rigid PCB.
Flexible PCB can be manufactured as single-sided, double-sided or multilayer plated through printed circuit boards. This allows the complete wiring of compact devices and systems with the advantage that no additional cables or plug connectors will be required.
Flex designs pose unique challenges for most PCB tools because traditional object checks don’t account for Flex check nuances. They present a new set of objects that are best accounted for during the design phase.
This forces designers to incorporate changes after the design data is off to manufacturing for build. The manufacturer must then perform the Flex-based checks on the design and relay the issues back to the designer. This leads to a frustrating loop that delays product releases and wastes money.
Working with manufacturers up-front to incorporate their knowledge base into an intelligent checking machine can reduce or eliminate this iterative information. Rules can be adapted as more data is shared, empowering even the most unseasoned Flex designers to produce valid designs.
Thanks to the flexibility of the layers, static or permanent dynamic bends are possible, offering additional functionality depending on the individual case of application. In addition to the usual connection of electronic components, flex PCB can also take over mechanical tasks, such as the access to components at the housing of devices.
With this connection technology, narrow installation space can be used perfectly as these flex PCBs allow a three-dimensional installation.
Machining of contours
1.Zero insertion force connector
2.Electroplated ZIF connector
Polyflex and finger flex circuits
Directly pluggable contact fingers up to 250µ
Flex PCB with assembly frame
RayMing provides a method to integrate multiple PCB assemblies, eliminate wires, cables or connectors, replacing them with flexible substrate between rigid sections.
Flexible circuits allow the board to conform to a desired shape (flex) during its application.
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Single sided flexible material with or without stiffener (one conductive layer).
Multilayer flexible material with or stiffener (more than two conductor layers) with plated through holes and HDI.
Multilayer rigid and flexible material combinations (more than two conductor layers) with plated through holes and HDI.c
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