What equipment is needed to make flexible circuit boards?

Flexible circuit board is a thin, flexible printed circuit board with excellent electrical performance and reliability. It is widely used in electronic products, especially in fields that require complex circuit layout and high-density wiring.

Making flexible circuit boards requires the following equipment and steps:

Substrate manufacturing equipment

The basis of flexible circuit boards is flexible substrates. Substrate production equipment includes substrate material cutting machines, substrate surface smoothing machines, pretreatment machines, etc.

What equipment is needed to make flexible circuit boards?

The function of the substrate production equipment is to cut the raw materials into the required size and ensure that the surface of the substrate is smooth and flat to facilitate subsequent processing.

Corrosion-resistant equipment

Corrosion-resistant equipment is mainly used to cover the photoresist on the substrate to protect the substrate, and at the same time, etch away the photoresist layer in the required parts. The main components of corrosion-resistant equipment are UV exposure machines, chemical spray machines, developing machines, etc. These equipment can print fine patterns and conductive circuits on the substrate.

Graphic exposure equipment

Graphic exposure equipment is mainly used to print conductive circuit images on the photosensitive layer to form conductive patterns. Graphic exposure equipment includes photolithography machines, etc., which can project the graphics on the stencil onto the printing plate to form a conductive layer pattern.

Copper plating equipment

Copper plating equipment is an essential part of flexible circuit board production. Copper plating equipment mainly includes electroplating tanks, purified tanks, sinks, etc. Their main function is to coat the surface of the substrate that has been processed by exposure, development, etching, etc. with copper plating to form conductive parts such as connections.

drilling equipment

Drilling equipment is mainly used to drill holes in flexible circuit boards to form connections between individual wires. Drilling equipment includes drilling machines, drilling positioning machines, etc., which can position and drill the board according to the pattern requirements.

Copper foil covering equipment

Copper foil covering equipment is a device that covers exposed conductor parts in complex circuit patterns with copper foil. It mainly consists of a copper coating machine, a rolling machine, etc., which can press copper foil on the surface and inner layer of the circuit board to connect the wires to each other.

Glue removal equipment

The produced flexible circuit board needs to be degummed to reveal the graphics and form the circuit. The degumming equipment mainly consists of acid degluing equipment, corrosion degluing equipment, etc., and is used to deglue the prepared circuit boards.

SMT equipment

SMT is the process of attaching electronic components to flexible circuit boards. SMT equipment mainly includes SMT machines and reflow soldering machines. The placement machine can accurately attach electronic components to the flexible circuit board, and the reflow soldering machine is used to solder the electronic components after placement so that they are firmly connected to the flexible circuit board.

Test Equipment

Test equipment is used to detect the electrical performance and reliability of flexible circuit boards. Test equipment includes functional test equipment and reliability test equipment. Functional testing equipment is used to test the conductive performance and circuit integrity of flexible circuit boards, while reliability testing equipment is used to simulate durability and reliability testing under various harsh environmental conditions.

Laser cutting and marking equipment

Laser cutting and marking equipment is used for high-precision cutting and marking on flexible circuit boards. Laser cutting equipment uses high-energy laser beams to cut flexible circuit boards to achieve the processing of complex circuit boards. Laser marking equipment uses laser beams to mark flexible circuit boards to improve product readability and traceability.

Cleaning equipment and environmental protection equipment

Cleaning equipment and environmental protection equipment are used to clean flexible circuit boards and reduce environmental pollution during the production process. Cleaning equipment includes ultrasonic cleaning machines and spray cleaning machines, which are used to remove dirt and residues on the surface of flexible circuit boards. Environmental protection equipment is used to treat waste water and waste gas generated during the production process to comply with environmental protection requirements.

Packaging equipment and logistics equipment

Packaging equipment and logistics equipment are used to package and transport flexible circuit boards. Packaging equipment includes vacuum packaging machines and moisture-proof packaging machines, which are used to protect flexible circuit boards from the external environment. Logistics equipment includes shelves, forklifts and transport vehicles, etc., used to transport flexible circuit boards to their destinations.

To sum up, making flexible circuit boards requires the use of a variety of equipment and steps to ensure that the quality and performance of the final product meet the requirements. With the continuous advancement and innovation of technology, the manufacturing process and equipment of flexible circuit boards are also constantly developing and improving. In the future, more new equipment and new technologies will be applied in this field.

Fumax flexible circuit board manufacturer

Fumax flexible circuit board manufacturer focuses on producing high-quality flexible circuit boards and has advanced production equipment and process technology.

The factory focuses on quality and performance and is committed to providing customers with efficient and reliable flexible circuit board solutions. With rich production experience and the spirit of continuous innovation, the factory has become a leader in the flexible circuit board industry, creating excellent product value for customers around the world.

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