Comparing Rigid flex PCB and rigid PCB cost in all assembly process
Do you know the detail cost during rigid flex PCB assembly process?
There was a common for most guys that rigid flex PCB cost, higher double than rigid PCB.
If you just compare the order PCB price from PCB suppliers, this answer is right.
But we don’t discuss in this area, we want to Comparing Rigid flex PCB and rigid PCB cost in all assembly process.
The extra cost of rigid PCB assembly process introduce
Rigid PCB has similar good performance as a rigid flex PCB board, but except the flexible ability.
So if you want assembly rigid PCB in some complex project, you have to use more cables and more connectors to connect.
In fact the cost of those cables also not so cheap.
The right way calculates the cost of rigid flex PCB assembly
After discussing the cost of rigid PCB assembly, we have to introduce the cost of rigid flex PCB assembly.
Due to rigid flex PCB have good flex ability, in most assembly process no need cables.
So Emma thinks the right way calculate the cost of rigid flex PCB assembly including: PCBs, connectors, wire and cable, wire markers, shrink tubing, cable ties and fasteners, and freight for all of these components.