The rigid-flex PCB is a flexible PCB circuit board and a rigid PCB circuit board, which are combined together according to the relevant process requirements through the pressing and other processes to form a circuit board with Flex PCB and Rigid PCB characteristics.
Because the rigid-flex board is a combination of FPC and PCB, the production of the rigid-flex board should have both FPC production equipment and PCB production equipment.
Rigid-flex PCB is a new type of printed circuit board that has the durability of rigid PCB and the adaptability of flexible PCB. Among all types of PCB,the combination of rigid and flex is the most resistant to harsh application environments.Therefore, it is favored by manufacturers of industrial control, medical and military equipment
Advantages: The rigid flex board has both the characteristics of FPC and PCB. Therefore, it can be used in some products with special requirements, both a certain flexible area and a certain rigid areaIt 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.
Disadvantages: There are many production procedures for rigid flex boards, the production is difficult, the yield is low, and the materials and manpower are large. Therefore, its price is relatively expensive and the production cycle is relatively long.