Various electronic devices plays an important role in our daily lives, ranging from mobile phones to computers. Most of these devices usually needs printed circuit boards, because without it, most of these electronic devices will not work properly. There are  several types of PCB, each with its own advantages. Flexible circuit boards are one of the most common circuit boards, and flexible PCBs  bring  plenty of convinience to our life.

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The following are some of the main advantages of flexible printed circuit boards:

Flexibility 

The main advantages of flexible circuit boards are the flexibility and bending capabilities. Therefore, they can be manipulated in various ways to fit edges, folds and creases. The flexibility of the circuit board also means that it is more reliable and durable than the ordinary PCB, because it can reduce the impact of vibration, and there are few wiring on the circuit 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 provide better space utilization and weight efficiency. The flexible printed circuit board is thin and light, which can greatly reduce weight and space. For smaller devices, these flexible plates can be folded, crease and placed in a smaller area to make the device miniaturized. This makes flexible circuit boards more suitable for small devices because they can be installed where rigid circuit boards can not be mounted.

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Suitable for harsh environments

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

 

Better thermal management

The flexible circuit board is made of polyimide, which has excellent thermal stability and can withstand extremely high temperature. This means that the heat dissipation performance makes the board a better basis for surface mounting and is less likely to undergo thermal expansion and contraction. The flexible board can also dissipate heat faster than other solutions, thereby increasing its thermal efficiency.

 

Cut costs

SHENZHEN KINGFORD TECHNOLOGY CO.,LIMITED can help reduce flex pcb assembly costs in many ways. The polyimide material of the PCB is thin and light, which means that it requires less space.Since the flexible board eliminates the need to route wires to solder joints and connectors, as the number of components required is reduced, assembly costs are further reduced. Furthermore,By reducing the number of components and wires on the board, testing and rework time can be reduced, which greatly improve productivity and efficiency.