The birth and development of FPC and PCB gave birth to the new product of rigid flex PCB
. Therefore, the rigid flexible PCB is a circuit board with FPC characteristics and PCB characteristics formed by combining flexible FPC and rigid pcb together according to relevant process requirements through pressing and other processes.
Because rigid flexible PCB is the combination of FPC and PCB, the production of rigid flexible PCB should have both FPC production equipment and PCB production equipment. Firstly, the PCB Design Engineer will lay out the rigid flexible PCB circuit and shape according to the demand, and then distribute it to the factory that can produce the rigid flexible PCB. After the cam engineer processes and plans the relevant documents, then arranges FPC production line and rigid PCB production line to produce PCB. After these two FPCs and rigid pcb come out, according to the planning requirements of PCB Design Engineer, the FPC and PCB are transferred to the factory After a series of details, the rigid flexible PCB is finally made. A very important link, because rigid and flexible PCB is difficult and has many details, before shipment, it is generally necessary to conduct a full inspection, because its value is relatively high, so as to avoid the loss of relevant interests of both parties.
Advantages: rigid flexible PCB has the characteristics of FPC and PCB at the same time. Therefore, it can be used in some products with special requirements. It has a certain flexible area and a certain rigid area. It is helpful to save the internal space of the product, reduce the volume of the finished product and improve the product performance.
Disadvantages: rigid flexible PCB production process is various, difficult to produce, low yield rate, more materials and manpower, so its price is relatively expensive and the production cycle is relatively long.