Rigid-Flex PCB Capabilities

Rigid-flex PCB are composite boards that consist of both rigid and flexible boards. These circuits are often multi-layered and can include one or more flex boards and rigid boards, which are connected through internally or externally plated-through holes. Rigid-Flex PCB manufacturing is a complex process that requires specialized equipment, skills, and expertise. 

Check the manufacturing capabilities offered by MorePCB for rigid-flex PCBs.

ItemProcess Capability Parameter
PCB TypeRigid-flex PCB
Quality GradeStandard IPC 2
Layer Count2-18 layers
MaterialPolyimide Flex+FR4
Board Thickness0.4~3.2mm
Min Tracing/Spacing≥4mil
Min. Hole Size≥0.15mm
Surface FinishImmersion Gold (ENIG), OSP, Immersion Silver
Special SpecificationHalf-cut/Castellated Holes, Impendence Control, Layer Stackup

Flexible Part of the Rigid-Flex PCB

ItemProcess Capability Parameter
Layer Count2 – 6 Layers
FPC Thickness0.13mm, 0.15mm, 0.18mm, 0.2mm
CoverlayYellow, White, Black, None
SilkscreenWhite, Black, None
Finished Copper0.5oz, 1oz, 1.5oz, 2oz

Rigid Part of the Rigid-Flex PCB

Item Process Capability Parameter
Soldermask Green, Red, Yellow, White, Black, Blue, Purple, Matte Green, Matte Black, None
Silkscreen White, Black, None
Finished Copper 1oz, 2oz, 3oz, 4oz

Rigid-flex PCBs offer several capabilities that enhance the performance and reliability of electronic devices. The following are some of the capabilities of rigid-flex PCB:

  1. Bendability

Rigid-flex PCBs offer excellent bendability, which makes them ideal for use in applications that require flexibility and durability. The flexibility of the PCBs allows them to be bent and folded without affecting the performance of the assembled device.

  1. Space Savings

Rigid-flex PCBs offer space savings compared to traditional rigid PCBs. This is because rigid-flex PCBs can be designed with fewer components, which reduces the overall size of the assembled device. This makes rigid-flex PCBs ideal for use in applications where space is limited, such as portable electronics.

  1. Enhanced Design Flexibility

Rigid-flex PCBs offer enhanced design flexibility, which allows for the creation of complex circuit designs. The combination of rigid and flexible PCBs allows for the integration of multiple layers and components, which makes rigid-flex PCBs ideal for use in high-density applications.

  1. Increased Reliability

Rigid-flex PCBs offer increased reliability compared to traditional rigid PCBs. The flexible PCBs help absorb shock and vibration, which reduces the risk of mechanical failure. Additionally, the integration of multiple layers and components reduces the risk of electrical failure.

  1. Cost Savings

Rigid-flex PCBs can help reduce costs by streamlining the assembly process, reducing the number of components required, and minimizing the risk of defects and rework. This makes rigid-flex PCBs a cost-effective solution for electronic device manufacturing.

Contact MorePCB for more information about our rigid-flex printed circuit board: sales@morepcb.com

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