Flexible & Flexi Rigid PCB

Flex Circuit or Flex PCB is a patterned arrangement of printed circuitry and components that utilizes flexible based material with or without flexible coverlay. These flexible electronic assemblies may be fabricated using the same components used for rigid printed circuit boards, but allowing the board to conform to a desired shape (flex) during its application.

Flexible PCB / FPCB Applications

FPCBs are used widely in everyday technology and electronics in addition to high-end, complex completed components. Two of the most prominent examples of flexible circuit usage is in modern portable electronics, devices, hard disk drives and desktop printers. Flexible circuits are also used extensively in other applications and industries including:

  • Communications
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Industrial
  • Aerospace
  • Military
  • Transportation

In transportation they are extensively used due to their improved resistance to vibrations and movement.

Cross Section View of a Flexi Circuit