A flex circuit, or flexible circuit, is a slimmer, space-saving replacement for bulky wires or cables. Their pliable nature is ideal for crowded circuit boards and small electronics where space is limited. The main function of a flex circuit is to connect electronic devices together, which can translate into any industry or application. The polyimide insulation that surrounds the metal interior is able to withstand high temperature and resists contamination. As an added bonus, the material also shields EMI noise to some extent.
Most flex shops shy away from jobs with special requirements, but at E-Fab we can do it all. We have the manufacturing abilities to etch thicker metals and diverse alloys using our photochemical etching process. Our capabilities are especially suited to build precision flex circuits, sculptured flex circuits, and hybrid circuit packages. E-Fab actually makes the flex circuit, making customization possibilities endless.
Why Flex Circuits From E-Fab?
E-Fab delivers high-quality flex boards and provides support services for circuit board shops around the country. When it comes to making the hard to fabricate, or hard to etch materials, we rise to the challenge. Flex circuits for some of the more complex engineering designs and unique process requirements are what E-Fab is best at, we truly can do what no other flex circuit shop can do.
Precision Flex Circuits
With E-FAB’s experienced photochemical machining (PCM) capabilities, we have the technical expertise and engineering know-how to build precision flexible circuit boards.
Sculptured Flex Circuits
A sculptured flex circuit changes thickness throughout in order to allow for a variation in connection types. E-Fab can easily manufacture these custom sculpted flex in various metals, thicknesses, and with exposure point above the polyimide. Features such as buttons, raised pads, and stiffeners are among a long list of add-ons available.
High Power Application Flex Circuits
E-Fab can manufacture high power flex with .010 to .060 inches thick traces. Our engineering team, technical capabilities, and manufacturing processes make it possible to provide these larger thicknesses. These heavy metal flex circuits are used for high power, high current, and high voltage distribution.
Standard and Exotic Metal Flex Circuits
Our background is in photochemical machining (PCM), where we have the expertise to etch a variety of metals and alloys for a wide range of industries. E-Fab engineers are specialists in manufacturing aluminum, copper, and steel to name a few.
Applications and Industries
E-Fab’s flex circuits are used in a number of applications including:
- Circuit boards
- Cell phones
- Consumer electronics
- Advanced weaponry
- Thermal planes
- Staked memory modules
E-Fab builds these parts and more for industries including military and defense, electronics, commercial, medical, aerospace, and communications. In order to meet your engineering requirements, we customize and manufacture flex circuits from the following materials:
- And many other metal traces
More about the materials E-Fab uses to manufacture parts.
Contact E-Fab Today to Learn More About Our Flex Circuits
E-Fab has a long history of success producing advanced and flexible electronic parts. We are an ISO 9001:2015 certified company and we work hard to deliver consistently high-quality products to all of our customers. We can produce prototypes, developmental projects, and full production runs.
All of our deliveries are prompt, and our customer service team is available to answer all of your questions quickly. Contact us to learn more about our engineering support and manufacturing methods or to get your production order started.