Our company believes that flex-rigid PCBs (or rigid-flex) will see a great development in the years to come. Smaller objects, higher performances and expectations for higher reliability generate the increasing demand for flex-rigid boards.
Yes, the cost of a flex-rigid PCB is higher then sum of its individual flex and rigid parts, but you have to consider the total cost of ownership:
For all these reasons, we have invested a lot in terms of product development. We have the privilege to have 2 distinct factories; one being focused on FPC, while the other one is dedicated to rigid PCBs and where the assembly of these flex-rigid boards takes place.
Coherent with our economical model, we are able to supply flex-rigid in single units, as well as in small to medium volumes.
Less know, semi-flex PCBs are initially a rigid FR4 PCB to which, we remove most of the thickness by CNC depth milling in order to achieve a flexible area. This type of circuit enables a flexion of 90 degrees or more depending on the radius. The semiflex can be bent up to 20 cycles; 0 – 90 degrees – 0. Once in position, the PCB should no longer move. The purpose of semiflex boards is not to allow continuous movements, but rather to be bent once into a final fixe position.