Rigid-Flex Hibrid PCBs

Rigid-Flex is a hybrid circuit board whose largest users are the military and aerospace sectors; increasingly, though as prices decrease, the technology is finding its way into hand held consumer electronics and implanted biomedical devices. The benefits of Rigid-Flex are its light weight, reliability of interconnections and most certainly the freedom of unlimited packaging geometry. The addition of this third dimensionality is exciting for packaging, as well as board design engineers.

Rigid-Flex normally costs more than a standard circuit with stiffeners, but recent volume pricing from Asian suppliers suggests this gap is narrowing. Cambridge America would like to work with you on the preproduction design by sharing our design tips for your next 3D project.