APCT provides a Broad Range of Technology

Flex/Rigid-Flex Technology Overview

APCT understands the constant evolution of technology. And with that evolution, comes the demand from the industry to be able to support new designs. In the spirit of “continuous improvement, innovation and cost-effective solutions,” APCT is proud to support its customer’s wishes for the next generation of technology and the vision to say “YES” to what their customers need. With that said, we gladly add to the expression “Broad Range of Technology” with the ability to manufacture Flex and Rigid/Flex products.

Flexible circuits are members of the electronic and interconnection family. They consist of a thin insulating polymer film having conductive circuit patterns affixed thereto and typically supplied with a thin polymer coating to protect the conductor circuits. The technology has been used for interconnecting electronic devices since the 1950s in one form or another. It is now one of the most important interconnection technologies in use for the manufacture of many of today’s most advanced electronic products.

In practice there are many different kinds of flexible circuits including: Single-sided flex circuits, Double-sided flex circuits, Multilayer flex circuits and the more exotic Double access or back bared flex circuits and Sculptured flex circuits.

These designs can naturally move into a “Rigid Flex” application. Rigid Flex printed circuit boards are boards using a combination of flexible and rigid-board technologies in an application. Most rigid flex boards consist of multiple layers of flexible circuit substrates attached to one or more rigid boards externally and/or internally, depending upon the design of the application.

To assist this initiative, APCT would like to offer the following support:

  • IPC 6013 type 4 class 3 for high reliability commercial and military.
  • Flex Layer Counts from 2 to 12+ layers.
  • Rigid Flex Layer Counts from 4 to 26+ layers.
  • Standard Panel sizes up to 18 x 24. Specialty sizes: 24 x 28+ as needed.
  • Back Drill Depth Tolerances from .005″ down to .002″
  • Full engineering DFM support.
  • Bookbinder construction capability.
  • Silver shielding and hybrid materials capability.

APCT is designed to meet our commitment to “Best in Class” cycle times and is now in position to support virtually any printed circuit board requirement for our customer. Please reach out to us today to lay the foundation of a strong partnership.