FPC AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO PCB
Etched, copper-plated foils are a highly cost effective alternative to conventional PCBs. In close cooperation with the customer, Mekoprint develops and manufactures single-sided, flexible printed circuits (also called flexprint or FPC).
The flexible circuit is produced on copper-plated foil rolls in combination with screen printing and etching technology. Due to the high conductivity of the copper, the foils are highly suitable as an alternative to traditional PCBs.
The foil-based circuits are flexible in structure (flexible printed circuits). This gives a special opportunity to apply them to curved surfaces, as well as printing continuous patterns across the length of the roll. This is particularly an advantage over the more rigid PCB panels.