L-com offers quality crafted Semi-Rigid and Formable coax cable assemblies for use in a wide array of applications. These cable assemblies are designed, manufactured and tested using state of the art equipment to ensure the highest quality to our customers. Standard cable assemblies are available in .085 Semi-Rigid and Formable and .141 Semi-Rigid and Formable versions.
Have custom cable requirements? We can custom build your Semi-Rigid and Formable cable assemblies using the very best in forming and stripping equipment. In addition to our standard cable types, we can build cable assemblies using Semi-Rigid Low-Loss Aluminum or Copper cable from sizes of .047 to .250 with a wide array of available connector types. Contact us today with your custom cable requirements.
The Difference between Semi-rigid and Formable Coax Cable
Semi-rigid cable is a coaxial form using a solid copper outer sheath. This type of coax offers superior screening compared to cables with a braided outer conductor, especially at higher frequencies. The major disadvantage is that the cable, as its name implies, is not very flexible, and is not intended to be flexed after initial forming. This type of cable is also called "hard line" cable.
Formable cable is a flexible reformable alternative to semi-rigid coaxial cable used where flexibility is required. Formable cable can be stripped and formed by hand without the need for special tools, similar to standard coaxial cable. Also this cable type is ideal for laying out and designing pre-bent semi-rigid assemblies.