Flat flex circuits are light weight, low profile, small outline cables designed to satisfy high density cabling applications. Their distinguishing factors include repeated dynamic flexing and the ability to fold into nearly any shape, evenly distributing stress especially when compared to traditional cabling.
Flat flex circuits can be designed to hold any number of electrical components or simply as a connector between two circuits. Common industry applications include, but are not limited to: consumer electronics, telecommunications, medical, automotive, industrial and commercial.
Before getting into design options, there are two fundamental structural applications that must be understood about flat flex circuits:
Board to Board Connector – Depending on the number of point-to-point connections in a circuit design, flat flex circuits are an easy solution when connecting various components within an application.
Dynamic Flex Applications – When a flex circuit is dynamically flexed over and over within any given application, this is a high flex application. Common applications include: printer heads, copiers and plotters
In summary, if you have flexible design needs, Flexible Circuit Technologies can help