Metal Core PCB

A metal core PCB also referred to as a thermal PCB and MCPCB, differs from the traditional FR4 printed circuit boards in that incorporates a metal material as its base. With a thermally conductive dielectric layer, the prepeg dielectric ensures that heat is transferred to the base plate. The base plate, usually made of aluminium or copper, in turn, offers mechanical integrity while transferring the heat to the mounting surface or to the air. With the heat diverted away from the printed critical board components, thermal management is ensured.

What the PCB metal core ensures, therefore, is:

  • 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

Our capabilities in metal Core PCB span the following:

  • Aluminium, Copper as base material
  • Single Layer, Chip-on-board, Double Sided, Double Layered and Custom Metal Core PCB
Our Custom Metal Core PCB, in turn come with the following capabilities:
Capability Standard
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: 0.5oz, 1oz, 2 oz, 3oz, up to 6oz
Outline: Routing, punching, V-Cut
Solder mask: White/Black/ Blue/Green/Red Oil
Legend/ Silkscreen Color: Black/White
Surface finish: Immersion Gold, HASL, OSP

Benefits of Metal Core Printed Circuit Boards

The most important benefit of Metal Core Printed Circuit Boards is its 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 circuits, therefore necessitating a new kind of solution. PCB Metal Core ensure that components aren’t overheated. This helps in optimizing performance as also increasing the lifespan of its components.

In addition, typically where Aluminium Core PCB used, some of the other advantages that accrue include:

  • They help in higher levels of heat transfer. Also, they act as a heat sink for the design while allowing different component 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.
  • Its lightweight also adds to its strength and resilience.

Application of Metal Core Printed Circuit Board

Metal Core PCBs find a wide variety of application especially in the LED industry. Some of the applications include:

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LEDs and High-Power Light-Emitting Diodes

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Desktop and Notebook Computer Backlight LCD displays

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Street Lights


Medical and Industrial Monitoring System

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Power Convertors

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Motor Control Applications

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Audio Devices

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Led MCPCB Manufacturer

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.

Technotronix Advantage as a Metal Core PCB Manufacturer

At Technotronix, we are a reliable MCPCB Manufacturer, for a whole range of industries when it comes to metal core PCBs. This is made possible on account of the fact that we use cutting edge technology to meet the custom requirements of our clients. The fact that we have over 4 decades of experience in manufacturing state-of-the-art metal core printed circuit boards and have a huge body of industry knowledge makes us a go-to PCB partner. Our strength also lies in our team of PCB experts, which is equipped with industry best practices and thus is a great support in manufacturing custom metal printed circuit broads to your exact requirements.

The fact that all our metal PCBs undergo stringent quality checks means that you can rest assured that what you are getting are the finest quality products that comply with the highest PCB industry standards.

The big advantage that we offer is also that we offer quick turnaround times. This, in turn, helps give a boost to your go-to-market plan and offers you a huge competitive advantage. Our vast network of component suppliers also ensures that we are able to offer you the most cost-effective prices.

Whether your requirement is for metal core PCB prototypes or large production runs, you can count on our metal core circuit board services, knowing that the volumes 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.

Metal Core PCB FAQs

A Metal Core Printed Circuit Board also known as a thermal PCB or metal backed PCB, is a type of PCB that has a metal material as its base to help dissipate heat.

The biggest difference between the two lies in terms of thermal conductivity. While MCPCB has higher thermal conductivity, ranging from 1.0W-4.0W, FR4 PCB has low thermal conductivity, usually around 0.3W.

The most important benefit of metal core printed circuit board is its ability to dissipate heat. With components that aren’t overheated, performance is optimized.

We are equipped to offer Aluminum, Copper, Steel, Stainless steel and Iron Alloy as base material.

Metal core is not enough to heat transfer, there is insulated conductor between copper layers & Metal core, we call it dielectric layer.

We can offer you Immersion Gold, HASL and OSP surface finish & also offer custom finishing for metal core circuit boards.

Yes, we are fully equipped to provide metal core PCB prototypes, as also large production runs.

We cater to Metal Core Printed Circuit Boards thickness between 0.5mm~3.0mm.

Yes absolutely. Our turnkey services ensure that you can focus on your core business while we deal with end-to-end metal core PCB production.

Totally. Share your requirements with us and our PCB experts can help you with your needs.

Most certainly! We offer quick lead times so you have a huge competitive advantage.
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Are you Looking for metal core PCB, Custom Metal Core PCB, MCPCB, metal core bare boards, MCPCB led boards, aluminum core PCB, copper metal core PCB, metal core PCB prototypes for your project? You can use Metal Core PCB Assembly quote request form or Metal Core PCB Fabrication quote request form and submit information. In case you need Metal Core PCB fabrication and Metal Core PCB assembly both, please submit both forms separately. Alternatively, you can email us BOM and Gerber files on or call us on 714/630-9200 in case any other clarification is required in respect to our Metal Core PCB services.


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