We manufacture and supply flexi-rigid PCBs
and Flexible Circuit
boards. Flexible Circuits
are constructed by sequential build up of flexible component layers, such as base polyimide, copper, cover-lay, and stiffeners bonded by an adhesive layer (epoxy or acrylic).
Our capability includes single sided, double sided (with or without PTH), multi-layer and flexi-rigid PCBs.
The materials selected must be appropriate for either static (e.g. once only bend into a camera) or dynamic applications (e.g. hard disk drive).
Stiffeners are normally applied in the region of the flexible circuit where components are mounted.
They are more expensive to manufacture than rigid PCBs due to their complexity and the material required. Flexible circuit base materials are more dimensionally unstable than FR4 rigid laminate, and have to be processed on smaller step & repeated blanks.
Mechanical tooling is selected according to the volume and accuracy required. Tooling may be either CNC soft tooling (low cost but high unit costs), steel rule (volumes up to a few thousand pieces, medium cost, low dimensional stability), or hard steel punch & die sets (durable, accurate, & high cost).