Rigid-Flex Circuit Boards

Applications

Rigid-flex circuit boards can be used in:

  • Extremely complex configurations
  • Controlled Impedance
  • Reduced interconnections

Features

Rigid-flex PCBs feature:

  • Extremely complex configurations
  • Controlled Impedance
  • Reduced interconnections

Free Rigid-Flex Design Guide

Flexible PCBs have gained popularity over the past decade because of their inherent advantages in packing, reliability and overall cost saving. Industries from Military, Aerospace, Medical, Industrial and Consumer have embraced this technology as a proven, reliable part of the entire electronic assembly package.

Rigid-Flex in particular offers the designer opportunities to conform to mechanical restrictions of an existing system. It solves part of the Form Factor and Fit, enabling the designer to meet the function of the overall design and /or retrofit in existing designs. Rigid-flex construction allows for use of many variables while meeting the needs for signal processing and predictable values for impedance, mechanical configuration, cost, and reliability. 

Download brief guide to designing with rigid-flex.

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Rigid-Flex PCB

Looking for a reliable, effective and versatile circuit board option for your new product, prototype or custom build? Rigid-flex printed circuit boards (PCBs) combine the best of rigid and flexible circuits, making them a great option for electronic products and projects of all types.

Rigid-flex circuit boats allow the entire conductor pattern of an electrical circuit to remain within a single component. This allows you to save space and simplify the design of your product, giving you a range of new design options that aren’t possible using other PCB types.

With anywhere from four to more than 20 layers, rigid-flex circuits are a great option for complex configurations that require a dependable, effective and efficient PCB design.

Rigid-flex PCBs are widely used in high-tech industries. You can find rigid-flex circuit boards in the latest military, medical, aerospace and industrial electronic equipment, as well as in a wide range of consumer electronic devices and appliances.

As one of Southern California’s most trusted PCB design and manufacturing companies, we can produce high quality, reliable rigid-flex PCBs to your exact specifications.

For more information about our rigid-flex PCBs and other products, contact us now or continue reading below to learn more about how rigid-flex PCBs work, their advantages and other useful data.

What Are Rigid-Flex PCBs?

Used extensively in the military, aerospace and medical industries for more than two decades, rigid-flex circuit boards combine rigid circuit boards and flexible circuits to offer extra versatility than conventional flex or rigid-only PCBs.

In short, rigid-flex PCBs offer the best of both worlds: the versatility of a rigid PCB and the form of a multi-sided flex PCB. This makes them an excellent choice for prototypes, products and all other projects that require a complex circuit that’s capable of fitting within an existing design.

Over the past few decades, rigid-flex PCBs have become significantly more popular, largely as a result of their cost effectiveness, versatility and reliability. Rigid-flex PCBs are used by both large and small manufacturers for a wide range of devices.

Advantages of Rigid-Flex PCBs

Rigid-flex PCBs offer several advantages over other PCB designs, from their versatility to their flexible design. Some of the biggest advantages of rigid-flex PCBs include:

  • Reliability. Rigid-flex printed circuit boards are durable and reliable, partly because they make it possible for engineers to reduce the amount of separate connector components in an application.

  • Stability. The rigid sections of rigid-flex circuit boards are made up of multiple layers of circuits, providing excellent stability.

  • Flexibility. As their name suggests, rigid-flex PCBs incorporate both rigid and flexible sections of circuit board. This allows the PCB to flex around corners, edges and other curves in a prototype or product’s design.

  • Cost Savings. Used effectively, rigid-flex PCBs can help to reduce costs for electrical device manufacturers, resulting in lower overall costs, higher profit margins (in the case of commercial products) or improved value for money (for custom electrical builds).

  • Space Savings. Not only can rigid-flex PCBs save money -- they can also help to save space. As rigid-flex PCBs can flex and wrap around the design of an application to save space and produce a more effective design.

Rigid-Flex PCB Design

Do you need a rigid-flex PCB for your prototype, product or other application? We specialize in the design of printed circuit boards of all types and can design an effective, versatile rigid-flex PCB for any type of application.

Designing a rigid-flex PCB is a complex process. Like all printed circuit boards, preparing the right design for a rigid-flex PCB is a three-dimensional design process. As the most complex type of PCB, rigid-flex PCB design requires a great deal of attention and expertise.

Using modern 3D design software, our experienced team can design a finished board for your prototype, product or other application.

Our design process is thorough and effective, starting with a three-dimensional design of the PCB and ending with a finished circuit board that’s designed to your exact specifications.

Would you like to talk to our team about rigid-flex PCB design? For more information, to request a custom quote or simply to learn more about our rigid-flex PCB assembly and design services, please contact us now.

Rigid-Flex PCB Manufacturing

Are you looking for a reliable, effective and efficient rigid-flex PCB manufacturer? With over 100 combined years of experience manufacturing PCBs of all types, our expert team can turn your rigid-flex PCB design into a finished product ready for use.

We offer both manufacturing and manufacturing-and-design services. If you have an existing design for your rigid-flex PCB, our team can turn your design into a completed circuit board in very little time, helping you go from design to prototype as quickly as possible.

Based in Santa Fe Springs, California, our quick-turn prototyping and manufacturing process lets you avoid the delays, miscommunications and other headaches of overseas production.

If you don’t have a design for your rigid-flex, our experienced team can help with every stage of the design process to turn your concept into a reality as quickly as possible.

Our manufacturing process is simple. Contact our design experts for a free consultation to learn more about our services. We’ll provide you with a customized quote for your project. From there, our manufacturing team will build your boards to the highest standards and ship them to you.

From design to manufacturing, packaging and shipping, our focus is always on maintaining the highest standards while helping you make real progress with your prototype, product or other PCB application.

Contact Us Now to Get Started

Open since 1996, we’ve designed and manufactured PCBs of all types for hundreds of small, large and growing businesses across the country. Combined, our core team members bring more than 100 years of PCB design and manufacturing experience to the table.

Located in Santa Fe Springs, we’re easy to reach from anywhere in the Los Angeles area. Our convenient location in Southern California lets us turn around projects faster than international manufacturers, helping your business or organization make real, measurable progress faster.

For more information or to request a quote for your project, please call us on 1-562-404-0626 or contact us online. After we receive your message, one of our experienced PCB engineers will contact you as soon as possible with more information on our services.