Rigid-flex PCBs are highly versatile circuit boards that combine the benefits of rigid boards and flexible circuits, making them an ideal choice for applications where both rigidity and flexibility are required. With the ability to be designed with 2 to 50 layers, rigid-flex PCBs offer a wide range of options for circuit design, including high-density designs with fewer components required and less space needed for stacking up. By designing areas as rigid where extra support is needed and as flexible where corners and areas require extra space and flexibility, rigid-flex PCBs provide the benefits of both rigid boards, such as rigidity and flatness, and flexible circuits, such as flexibility and bendability. This makes them an ideal solution for a wide range of applications, including those with space constraints or requiring a high degree of flexibility. Additionally, rigid-flex circuits offer higher component density and better quality control, ensuring optimal performance and reliability. Best Technology is proud to offer rigid-flex PCBs with over 50 layers, making them an ideal solution for even the most complex and demanding applications.
Rigid flex circuits have been used in the military and aerospace industries for more than 20 years. In most rigid-flex circuit boards, the circuitry consists of multiple flexible circuit inner layers. However, a multilayer rigid-flex circuit incorporates a flexible circuit layer externally, internally or both as needed to accomplish the design. Best Technology can also manufacture rigid-flex circuit with outer layers to be flexible circuits.