Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) is a product solution that combines the functionality of rigid PCBs with the form factor of precision screen printed flexible circuits on polymer thick film (PTF).
FHE is an innovative process that combines elements of rigid printed Circuit Boards with that of the high-precision printing on flexible materials.
With FHE, manufacturers can create sensors that can be lighter in weight, conform and stretch to the curves of clothing or bend across the shape of a curved object such as a dashboard. FHE can bend while maintaining the full operational integrity of traditional electronics.
Through FHE solutions, manufactures can create control circuits or active sensors that are lightweight, low-cost, faster to market, and can conform to the curves of a human body or product structure. Many FHE solutions are incorporated into wearable, sensor, or instrumentation applications for the Healthcare, Apparel, Automotive, Aerospace, and Industrial IoT markets.
BTI can produce FHE circuits that are 1 or 2-sided with multiple layers per side achieved by incorporating thru-hole and blind vias. Once the circuit is fabricated, a highly-functional device can be created by the placement of surface mount components and connectors.
Through the correct selection of substrate, ink, and screen combinations, very fine-line traces and spaces (50 micron) can be printed allowing for high-density, flexible circuits. No matter the end use of your FHE application, BTI can assist you with the design, prototype development, and production ramp-up of a highly-functional, robust solution.
Whatever your application, contact BTI for help on your next Flexible Hybrid Electronics project.