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What Are The Five Advantages Of Flexible PCB?​


All kinds of electronic devices are becoming more and more important in our daily life, ranging from mobile phones to computers. Most of these devices typically use printed circuit boards because without it most of these electronic devices would not function properly. There are several types of PCBS, each with its own advantages. Flexible PCB is one of the most common circuit boards, and flexible PCB has many benefits.

Here are some of the main advantages of flexible printed circuit boards:


The main advantages of flexible circuit boards are their flexibility and bending ability. Therefore, they can be manipulated in various ways to fit edges, folds, and creases. The flexibility of the board also means that it is more reliable and durable than regular PCBS because it reduces the impact of vibration and has fewer wiring on the board.  Minimal wiring eliminates the need for interface connections, such as solder joints, contact crimping, and connectors.

Reduce weight and space

Compared with other solutions, flexible printed circuit boards can not only provide greater design freedom, but also better space utilization and weight efficiency.  Flexible printed circuit boards are thin and light, which can greatly reduce weight and space. For smaller devices, these flexible plates can be folded, creased and placed in a smaller area to miniaturize the device. This makes flexible boards more suitable for small devices because they can be mounted in places where rigid boards cannot.

Suitable for a harsh environment

Flexible circuit boards can be made of a variety of corrosion-resistant materials and can withstand harsh environments. These materials can be waterproof, shockproof, moisture-proof and even corrosion-resistant. Therefore, these flexible plates are widely used in military and medical applications due to their tough and durable qualities. The natural flexibility of the board also allows for better absorption of shock and impact.

Better thermal management

The flexible circuit board is made of polyimide, which has excellent thermal stability and can withstand extremely high heat. This also means that the improved heat dissipation makes the board a better base for surface mounting and is less likely to undergo thermal expansion and shrinkage. Flexible panels can also dissipate heat faster than other solutions, thus increasing their thermal efficiency.

Reduce the cost

Flexible circuit boards can help reduce assembly costs in a number of ways. The PCB's polyimide material is thin and light, which means it requires less space.  Less space requirement means final assembly packaging size and material cost requirements. Since flexible plates eliminate the need to route wires to solder joints and connectors, assembly costs are further reduced due to the reduced number of components required. By reducing the number of components and wires on the board, testing and rework time can be reduced, thereby increasing productivity and efficiency.