Metal Core PCB
A metal core PCB, also called a thermal PCB or MCPCB, differs from the traditional FR4 printed circuit boards in that it incorporates a metal material as its base. With a thermally conductive dielectric layer, the prepreg dielectric ensures that heat is transferred to the base plate. The base plate, usually made of aluminum or copper, in turn, offers mechanical integrity while transferring the heat to the mounting surface or to the air.
Metal core PCB ensures:
- Proper thermal management
- Improved product reliability
- Improved mechanical durability
At Technotronix, we have been manufacturing metal core printed circuit boards for several industries. Our state-of-the-art facility along with our commitment to quality ensures that what you get are high-quality metal core PCBs that work well to dissipate heat.
Capabilities in Metal Core PCB
- Aluminium, Copper as base material
- Single Layer, Chip-on-board, Double Sided, Double Layered and Custom Metal Core PCB
|Base material:||Aluminum, Copper|
|Thermal Conductivity (dielectrial layer):||0.8, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0 w/m. k|
|Board Thickness:||0.5mm~3.0mm (0.02″~0.12″)|
|Copper thickness:||0.5 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 3oz, up to 6 oz|
|Outline:||Routing, punching, V-Cut|
|Solder mask:||White/Black/ Blue/Green/Red Oil|
|Legend/ Silkscreen Color:||Black/White|
|Surface finish:||Immersion Gold, HASL, OSP|
METAL CORE PCBS BENEFITS
The most important benefit of metal core printed circuit boards (MCPCB) is their ability to dissipate heat. With miniaturization becoming the order of the day and the constant expansion of component density, gradual increase of heat flow density is a reality.
The traditional thermal dissipation methods are not able to meet the demands of high-tech circuit boards, therefore necessitating a new kind of solution. PCB Metal Core ensures that components are not overheated. This helps in optimizing performance as also increasing the lifespan of its components.
In addition, typically where aluminum core PCB used, some of the other advantages include:
- They help with higher levels of heat transfer. Also, they act as a heat sink for the design while allowing different components of the design to be interconnected.
- Aluminum PCBs are a less expensive alternative.
- Being non-toxic and recyclable, aluminium comes with its environment friendly benefits.
- Being sturdy, it also reduces the possibility of accidental breakages.
- It is lightweight and adds strength and resilience.
Metal Core PCBs find a wide variety of applications especially in the LED industry. Some of the applications include:
LEDs and High-Power Light-Emitting Diodes
Desktop and Notebook Computer Backlight LCD displays
Medical and Industrial Monitoring System
Motor Control Applications
Surgical lighting tools
High power scanning technology, and more
Essentially then the application of Metal Core PCB spans several industries including but not limited to telecommunications, automotive, office automation, medical, consumer and more.
We have over 4 decades of experience in manufacturing state-of-the-art metal core printed circuit boards and have the industrial knowledge to make us a go-to PCB partner. Our strength lies in our team of experts who are equipped with industry best practices and thus they provide great support in manufacturing custom metal PCBs to your exact requirements.
The fact that all our metal PCBs undergo stringent quality checks means that you can rest assured of the finest quality products which comply with the highest PCB industrial standards.
The big advantage that we offer is also that we offer quick turnaround time. This, in turn, helps to give a boost to your go-to-market plan and offers you a huge competitive advantage. Our vast network of component suppliers also ensures we offer the most cost-effective prices.
Whether your requirement is metal core PCB prototypes or large production runs, you can count on our metal core circuit board services, knowing that the volume will not come in the way of quality. We are also fully equipped to offer you turnkey metal core PCB manufacturing services that allow you to focus on your core business and allow us to take on the entire end-to-end work.
Reach out to us with your bespoke requirements and allow us to offer you custom quotes.