Combining the processing capabilities of rigid-PCBs with the ability to conform to unique geometries, Kaike Electronics’ flexible printed circuits (FPCs) provide a unique medium for electrical circuits. These versatile circuits are produced by etching copper-cladded polyimide film, which provides a platform for a wide variety of secondary processing.
Compared to standard printed circuit boards (≈0.063” thick), flex circuits provide a dramatic decrease in package size and weight. Flex circuits, typically just 0.004”-0.010” thick, are even thinner and lighter than traditional cable options.
Interconnect problems can often be solved by flex circuits, which integrate the interconnects into the part. Thus, flexible circuits eliminate the need for expensive cables and connectors.
With the interconnections built into the flex circuit, fewer connectors are required, and thus less soldering. The ability to pre-form the flex circuit assembly, along with its inherent flexibility, allows quicker installation, particularly in hard-to-reach areas.
Certain applications simply require circuits that can flex. Compared to other flexible options, flex circuits provide superior electrical and mechanical performance.
Kaike Electronics delivers high-performing Silver Flexible Circuit Solutions with finely spaced, narrow silver traces and complex components on polyester substrate, offering an economical alternative to traditionally etched copper traces on polyimide.