NPI’s quickturn PCB fabrication services fall into three distinct groups: Conventional PCBs, Flex/Rigid-Flex PCBs, and HDI PCBs.
Flex and Rigid-Flex PCB’s
Rigid-Flex circuitry provides a simple means to integrate multiple PCB assemblies and other elements such as display, input, or storage devices without using wires, cables or connectors, replacing them with thin, light composites that integrate wiring in ultra-thin, flexible ribbons between sections.
NPI offers flexible and rigid-flex PCB fabrication for commercial (computer, telecommunications, instrumentation, etc.), medical, aerospace, and defense markets under the following classifications:
Type 1: Single sided flexible material with or without shield(s) or stiffener (one
Type 2: Double sided flexible material with or without shield(s) or stiffener (two
conductor layers) with plated through-holes
Type 3: Multilayer flexible material with or without shield(s) or stiffener (more
than two conductor layers) with plated through-holes and HDI
Type 4: Multilayer rigid and flexible material combinations (more than
two conductor layers) with plated through-holes and HDI
Flex & Rigid Flex Features:
1-30+ Layer Capability
IPC 6013 types 1,2,3, & 4
Complex Balanced and Unbalanced Structure
MIL-SPEC and UL Qualified
Acrylic, Epoxy, and Adhesive-less Polymide
Silver Film and Silver Ink EMI Shielding
Custom Surface Finishes Available
Flex Assembly Services
Custom Forming and Fitting on Flex
Surface Finish OptionsThe following surface finish options are available:
- Tin-Lead HASL
- Lead-Free HASL
- Ni & Hard Au
- Ni & Soft Au
- Immersion Silver
- Immersion Tin
Class 2 and Class 3 PCB Fabrication
- Class 2 PCB Fabrication: meant for dedicated service electronic products where continued performance and extended life is required, and for which uninterrupted service is desired but not critical.
- Class 3 PCB Fabrication: meant for high reliability electronic products that demand continued high performance and equipment downtime cannot be tolerated such as life support systems and other critical systems e.g.pacemaker, satellite, radar signals, etc.