Rigid-flex PCBs consist of one or more rigid multi-layer PCBs connected by flexible parts, usually polyamides.
They are used when it is necessary to have a connection between one circuit and another without the aid of cables and connectors.
The initially higher cost of this product is offset by series production, shorter installation times at the point of assembly and lower maintenance costs.
Reliability, reproducibility, space reduction and quicker assembly are the strengths of this product.
When designing a rigid-flex PCB, account must be taken of the intrinsic characteristics of polyamide, which offers a minimum curvature radius of 5 mm and an angle of 180°.
We can also produce special build-ups according to the specific needs of designers.
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|Number of layers||1, 2, 4|
|Thickness of base material||25, 50, 125, 300 μm|
|Base copper (copper foil) outer layer||17μm / ½ oz -35 μm / 1 oz|
|Base copper (copper foil) inner layer||7μm / ½ oz -35 μm / 1 oz|
|Maximum PCB dimensions||455 mm x 383 mm|
|Min. track width/min. insulation||150 μm|
|Min. finished hole size||200 μm|
|Minimum annular ring on outer layer with metallized or non-metallized hole||0.250 mm - PTH - 0.250 mm - NPTH|
|Minimum annular ring on inner layer with metallized or non-metallized hole||0.300 mm - PTH - 0.300 mm - NPTH|
|Minimum clearance between outermost track and edge of outer layer||0.100 mm (routed)|
|Minimum clearance between outermost track and edge of inner layer||0.200 mm (routed)|
|We consider slots and millings||> 2.0 mm or not round|
|Surface finish||Chemical Silver (AG); selective Ni/Au (ENIG)|
|Silkscreen symbol colour||Green, red, blue, black, yellow, white|
|Minimum clearance between individual circuits shaped with a milling machine and/or arranged in a panel||> 2.0 mm (CNC shaping)|
|Minimum clearance between the outermost tracks for cutting circuit panel by means of V-cut scoring||> 0.4 mm with V-cut scoring|
|Electrical testing||Standard for all PCBs|