Flexible Circuits

Xekera Flexible Circuits Service

Xekera manufactures and supplies all types of flexible and rigid-flex PCBs. For constructing flexible PCBs, we sequentially build up layers of flexible base polyimide, copper foil, coverlay, and stiffeners, bonding them with adhesive layers of acrylic or epoxy.

We can make all types of flexible boards, including singe-, double-, and multi-layered boards, with or without plated through holes, and rigid-flex PCBs. We select the appropriate material suitable for either static or dynamic applications. In static applications, the PCB bends only once during mounting and stays that way. In dynamic applications, the PCB must bend repeatably without damage.

We strengthen parts of the flexible PCB mostly around components such as connectors by using stiffeners.

The material we use and the complexity of flexible PCBs makes them more expensive compared to our regular rigid PCBs. As the base material for flexible PCBs are fundamentally less stable than rigid PCBs made of FR-4, we process them in smaller steps.

Mechanical tooling for flexible PCBs varies depending on the volume and accuracy necessary in the project. We provide tooling as below:

  • CNC soft tooling—for low volumes, high unit costs
  • Steel rule—medium cost for a few thousand pieces, low dimensional stability
  • Hard Steel Die & Punch set—high cost, highly durable, very accurate.

Xekera Flexible Circuits Service Users

Our major clients include researchers, development engineers, contract manufacturers, and others requiring reliable supply of flexible PCBs. As we manufacture locally in the USA, our customers value our local support, quick communication, and confidentiality. We handle any quantity starting from sample boards, prototypes, to production runs.

Advantages of Xekera Flexible Circuits Service

We have vast experience of manufacturing PCBs that we share with our customers. We aim to reliably deliver high quality flexible PCBs at competitive pricing, and we provide our customers with excellent technical support. Although it is difficult and awkward to assemble flexible PCBs, we have experts to meet your orders. With our in-house experience for contract electronic assembly we optimize assembly efficiency by designing appropriate production pallets for flexible PCBs.

Technology and Machinery for Flexible Circuits

We use a variety of specialist process equipment when manufacturing flexible PCBs. These include ink-jet printing, laser direct imaging, direct metallization lines, laser hole drilling, integrated strip-etch-strip lines, and flying probe testing.

For answers to further questions, refer to our FAQs.

Our Quality Management Systems

Our Quality Management System conforms to ISO 9001.

OUR FABRICATION & ASSEMBLY SERVICES

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FLEX/RIGID FLEX

Rigid, Flex/RigidFlex, HDI, Metal PCBs, Assemblies and Full Turnkey are manufactured by sister concern the RushPCB Inc company.