Flexible Printed Circuit Boards

Focusing on high quality Flexible Printed Circuit Boards manufacturing from prototype to volume.

Flexible circuit board is a special type of printed circuit board with it’s epical property of bendable feature. The demand for flexible PCBs is growing in electronic filed with especially strong demands from medical, defense and industrial markets.

Widely Application

As flexible printed circuit board can provide a great solution to connection between rigid PCBs with a reliable and repeatable electronic product. So,they have so many and wide applications that it would be impossible to completely list them all here.

Outstanding Advantages

Flex PCB provide a third dimension to connect between rigid PCB boards or to the interface between a printed circuit board and a remote electronic device, for example a sensor or a camera as in a mobile phone. They offer a light-weight solution to make the electronic product more and more lighter in weight, nearly half the weight of a rigid or a cable harness, to interconnections;as well much thinner in thickness.

Whats more, flexible PCBs are also highly robust and can be flexed numerous times without any degradation to the electronic product. In a thorough designed dynamic situation, the flex PCB can go through millions of bendable cycles, a common existing example would be on an inkjet printer head. They also have the advantage of absorbing some unexpected shock so in a small device, such as a cell phone, they can take an impact without any damage to disconnect to the circuits.

They are also widely used to mount LEDs strips for applications such as down lighters on kitchen benches, outside deck lighting, etc. And, safety lights applied in transport systems, for example planes, trains and boats all utilise LED flex strip for guide sign of the emergency exit routes.

The Cost Alert of Printed Circuit Board

Normally, the cost of flex PCBA is more expensive than a standard rigid PCB, but it can be optimized and saved by the right design and using it in the right application. Plus it’s lighter weight and less time in assembly process, coupled with the reliability which makes flexible printed circuit board a worthwhile consideration. It’s cost variations are mainly base and overlay thickness, typically 0.001” to 0.002”, different copper thickness, single or double sided plated through hole. Flex or rigid Stiffeners are an option which can help in handling during flex PCB assembly and allows electronic components to be assembled to the product easier. Another cost factors is from it’s raw material, big gap cost between famous raw material provider such as Panasonic and DuPont and normal base material manufacturer such as Taiflex.

Flex PCB Base Materials

Weller Technology only uses hi-temp resistant polyimide (PI) materials unless customer insist to use low grade of material to cost down the price. Our preferred types are Panasonic and DuPont adhesivless materials, and Shengyi adhesive-based materials and coverlays.

Flex PCB Base Material

Chosse Weller as your flex PCB manufacturer

With experienced years in manufacturing flex PCB in medical application, Weller Technology has gained capabilities to build varieties of flexible printed circuits including single-sided flex, double-sided flex, multilayer flex (up to 4 layers), as well as multilayer-rigid-flex. All the materials we used from prototypes to mass production run are from well-known sources to ensure durable application of your products.

Contact us freely if you have some questions on flex PCB design or you have a flex printed circuit board which needs to be manufactured at high quality standard with great grade of materials.

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