This paper focus on discuss five benefits of flexible PCBs.
The longer lifestyle of flexible PCB
As well know flexible PCB has more and more popular, and more smart device engineers choose it.
If you have visited a PCB factory, you may find that coverlay layer applied to protect the circuit layer from moisture, dirt and damage.
So the circuit layer can be design more precision, and more fine-line.
In same condition, flexible PCB can provide longer life cycle.
The connection ability of flexible PCB
The most one important use of flexible PCB is the replacement wire cable connect method.
You know the wire cable is connecting method is the main way, but instead by flexible PCB.
If you have looked the automobile dashboard connect method, you can find lots of flexible PCB connect the engine control unit in an automobile to lighting components.
The connection ability of flexible PCB also can help small space products connect.
The cost saving of flexible PCB
We have discussed flex PCB cost before, yet the price is higher than most metal core PCB.
If you consider the standardization and economy of scale, you will find the cost of flexible PCB can be reasonable.
Due to it’s great connect ability, the interconnections can be design high economy.
Then the number of components also can save cost.
A comparison with traditional wiring harness construction, flexible PCB can reduce the cost of connection by up to 70 percent.
The Weight advantage of flexible PCBs
Now more and more product has become smaller and lighter.
Most of those engineers chose flexible PCB due to it’s weight advantage.
As a research of the space and weight use difference PCB, our 4MCPCB experts commonly see weight reductions of up to 80 percent when compared to conventional multilayer PCB.
So in some words, the space and weight advantage is the most important reason.
The space advantage of flexible PCB board
All flexible PCB manufacturers have announced can deliver thin PCB board.
But in electronic design engineers world, the thin thickness can save more space.
Most important is the flexible PCB can provide a good bending ability.
And this feature can save more space, especially on some new electronic products.