Rigid-flex circuit boards are the specialty of a manufacturer that serves the medical device manufacturing industry. Through a recent acquisition of equipment that increases inner-layer capacity and manufacturing yields, Printed Circuits Inc. is equipped to provide rigid-flex products in higher production volumes than before with greater project economies. The company has installed and qualified conveyorized wet processing equipment, including a chemical clean line, cupric chloride etcher, and resist stripper. Each of these lines features a thin-material transport system optimized to handle the thin dielectrics commonly used in flex and rigid-flex PCB designs. Not only has the added capacity and equipment positioned the manufacturer’s cost structure for higher-volume rigid-flex manufacturing, but repeatability, manufacturing yield, and process capability on trace technology below 75 μm/75 μm have been improved as well.
Printed Circuits Inc.