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What is a Rigid Flex PCB?

Rigid-flex PCBs are boards using a combination of flexible and rigid
board technologies in an application.

Most rigid flex boards consist of multiple layers of flexible circuit substrates attached to one or more rigid boards externally and/or internally, depending upon the design of the application.

The flexible substrates are designed to be in a constant state of flex and are usually formed into the flexed curve during manufacturing or installation.

The Advantages of Rigid Flex PCB

While this type of flexible circuit may be more expensive to design and produce, it does offer a number of important advantages.

For instance, the reduced size makes it easier to fit more components into a smaller space.

This can actually help to lower overall system costs. Additionally, because they require the need for fewer interconnects and related parts and components, these flexible circuit board can also prove to be more reliable and require less maintenance in the long run.

As with all types of flexible circuit boards, the rigid flex printed circuit boards will perform well in even the harshest environments, especially those featuring extreme heat. A rigid flex board is also easy to test, making it well-suited for prototyping.

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Applications for Flex and Rigid-Flex Circuits

Medical devices: CAT imaging systems, ultrasonic scanners, blood glucose monitors, blood pressure monitors, pacemakers, and more
Industrial machinery: Manufacturing equipment, which includes automation and processing equipment

Lighting: Light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which are used in everything from residential homes to stores, computer displays, and hospitals

Automotive: LiDAR, navigation and entertainment systems, control systems, and sensors

Military aerospace: Monitoring and communication equipment, power supplies, flight systems, and hardware

Defense: Communications equipment, radar, control systems, computers, vehicles, firearms, and warfighter equipment

Consumer products: PCBs are found in most everyday items around your home or office: cell phones, tablets, dishwashers, computers, radios, home appliances, ear buds, and many more

Oil industry: Monitoring and downhole sensors

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