Flexible printed circuit boards (PCBs) are often able to solve packaging issues when rigid PCBs can’t and are among the top PCB trends of 2021. They can help you manufacture a wide range of devices from watches to robotic arms. In fact, the global market for flexible PCBs is projected to grow by more than 11% by 2025. Whether you need to meet partial or full flexing requirements, it’s critical to find a flexible PCB tailored to your manufacturing needs. This brings us to an important question: when are flex circuits the right solution? Read on to learn about the factors you should consider when choosing a PCB that best fits your product prototype.
There are two types of applications found in flexible PCBs. Both of them serve distinct purposes:
Rigid PCBs and static applications work effectively for some devices. For example, they allow manufacturers to produce circuit boards fitted for simple device designs. However, today’s devices are becoming smaller and more complex. A one-size-fits-all approach to powering prototypes no longer works. That’s where flex circuits come in. Some solutions that flex circuits offer include:
No matter how simple or complex your prototype is, the PCB experts at Sonic Manufacturing can help you find the right solution. We offer a wide range of services including new product introduction, prototyping, board layout and engineering, and PCB assembly and manufacturing.
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