The major benefit of the rigid-flex PCBs is that you can make your board fit easily into the device; rather than taking note of the specifications of the board for manufacturing the relative product.
The rigid-flex PCBs are extremely light-weight and the attribute of flexibility makes them pretty compact in nature. This even drastically reduces the packaging size of the rigid-flex PCBs.
With passing time; the demand for smaller and light-weight electronic products is on the rise. Here rigid-flex PCBs play a major role as they can contribute significantly to reducing the size of the product. The rigid-flex PCBs can be folded and bent, without any difficulty, to fit perfectly into a smaller device.
There is pretty less number of interconnections in the case of rigid-flex PCBs. Moreover, they are constructed without utilizing solder joints or connectors. Hence, the assembly of the rigid-flex PCBs doesn’t require more of the materials. Therefore the manufacturing, as well as the cost of procuring material, is drastically reduced.
As mentioned in the beginning, the rigid-flex PCBs are used majorly in the military and aerospace industry. This is due to the fact that PCBs + forbes can endure high temperatures as during their assembly polyimide is used. Polyimide is known for its outstanding thermal stability. Moreover, the endurance factor in case of rigid-flex PCBs is high in the case of UV and radiation exposures as well.
The number of ways to design rigid-flex PCBs is infinite. This opens the door to new innovations and robust creativity. Also, Customer demands can be quite frustrating since the customer is not aware of the technical know-how. But, thanks to rigid-flex PCBs the needs of the customer can be easily met. This is again possible because of the innumerable number of ways and custom layouts in which the rigid-flex PCBs can be developed.