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What are the benefits and advantages of the rigid-flex PCB board

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  • Space Saving

The first important benefit of Rigid-Flex PCB is space-saving. Because of the combination of rigid and flex parts, the PCB can take any type of space and bend itself according to it. It can save a lot of space as the PCB can be created according to the available space in the device. In the case of rigid PCBs, rigid-Flex PCB manufacturers have to consider the size of the PCB before designing the product. But in the case of Rigid-Flex PCB, there is a bit of leniency as these PCBs can be made according to space and dimensions available.

As these PCBs can save space and adapt to any area, these are quite popular. They are used in mobile phones and other electronic devices that require such PCBs.

  • Shock and Vibration Resistance

Another problem with rigid PCBs is that they cannot bear shocks and vibrations. The PCB could break, and the connection could be affected because of shock. In contrast, Rigid-Flex PCBs are quite flexible. They can easily absorb shocks as the flexible parts allow the PCBs to absorb them. Thus, in applications where there are more shocks and vibrations, Rigid-Flex PCBs are excellent.

These PCBs are also used in folding mobile phones as the flexible part can bend easily without affecting the performance of the device.

  • Lightweight and Cost-effective

In Rigid-Flex PCBs, there is no need for connectors and cable assemblies. Therefore, there is more space available on the board, and there are fewer things required. Because of fewer parts, the PCB is not only compact, but it is also lightweight. Moreover, due to fewer components, the cost is reduced.

Even if there is a need for multiple circuits, Rigid-Flex PCBs will be much cheaper as there is no need for connectors and other assemblies that connect these circuit boards; the flexible PCB is more than enough to connect all the rigid boards.

  • Simple and Fast Assembly Process

The PCB assembly process is simple and fast as there is only one assembly line required to create the whole Rigid-Flex PCB, and later, its assembling is also easy due to fewer components. In contrast, rigid PCBs require multiple production runs and assembly, which makes the whole process more time-consuming and complicated.

  • High Reliability

The connectors and cable assemblies are not as reliable as Rigid-Flex PCBs. The connectors create problems later. The Rigid-Flex PCBs have fewer joints and connections as compared to its rigid alternative. There are no extra wires that can create a problem in extreme conditions. Thus, there are fewer possibilities of a poor connection. The flexible PCBs connect the rigid boards in a reliable way and ensure better performance in every condition.

  • Easy Testing

Every PCB has to go through a testing process, and the same is the case with Rigid-Flex PCBs. However, Rigid-Flex PCBs go through an easier and simple testing procedure. It is because there are no connectors and cables, and they do have fewer joints to check. There are fewer possibilities of errors.

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