What is aluminum case and pcb?

Aluminum cases and PCBs (printed circuit boards) are commonly used in electronic devices such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

Aluminum cases provide a durable and lightweight protective shell for the electronic components inside,
while PCBs provide a platform for the components to be mounted and connected.

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What Is aluminum case and pcb?

Aluminum cases are often preferred over plastic cases because they offer better heat dissipation, which is important for electronic devices that generate a lot of heat.
They also provide better protection against physical damage and electromagnetic interference.

PCBs made of aluminum are often used in high-power applications, such as power supplies and LED lighting, where heat dissipation is critical.
The aluminum substrate of the PCB helps to dissipate heat more efficiently than traditional fiberglass substrates. This can help to improve the reliability and lifespan of the electronic device.

Overall, the combination of aluminum cases and PCBs provides a durable and reliable platform for electronic devices.

Types of aluminum case and pcb

  1. Full Tower Case:
    A large-sized case that can accommodate multiple components and has ample space for cooling systems.
  2. Mid-Tower Case:
    A medium-sized case that can accommodate most components and is suitable for most builds.
  3. Mini-Tower Case:
    A small-sized case that is suitable for compact builds and has limited space for components.
  4. HTPC Case:
    A case designed for home theater PCs that are compact and can fit in a living room entertainment center.
  5. Open-Air Case:
    A case that has an open design and is suitable for custom water-cooling systems.

Types of PCBs:

  1. Single-Sided PCB: A PCB with components and traces on one side of the board.
  2. Double-Sided PCB: A PCB with components and traces on both sides of the board.
  3. Multi-Layer PCB: A PCB with multiple layers of conductive material and insulating material to accommodate more components.
  4. Rigid PCB: A PCB made of rigid material such as fiberglass or plastic.
  5. Flexible PCB: A PCB made of flexible material such as polyimide that can bend and conform to different shapes.

where is the aluminum case and pcb used?

Aluminum cases and PCBs are commonly used in electronics manufacturing.
They are used in the production of various electronic devices such as smartphones, laptops, desktop computers, gaming consoles, and other consumer electronics.

The aluminum case provides a sturdy and durable housing for the electronic components, while the PCB (printed circuit board) serves as the main board that connects and controls the various components of the device.

Applications Of aluminum case and pcb

The technology of the metal core PCB is ideal for its applications that generate immense heat and have difficulty being cool down using conventional fans or other cooling methods.

MCPCBs play an integral role to achieve a high illumination with fewer requirements than LEDs require.
The fabrication process of metal core PCB is helpful for the applications
Since the MCPCBs are most often used in LED technologies for producing a certain illumination the light-emitting diodes releases the heat in applications like:

– General lighting
– Automotive systems
– Industrial, telecom, power supplies, and high voltage regulators types of power converters
– Photovoltaic
– Street safety lightings and streetlights
– Backlight applications

Military and aerospace are another two other sectors appropriate to utilize the benefits of metal core PCBs in their applications.

These sectors are quite sensitive and need to endure frequent thermal cycling, limits of temperature and humidity, along with repeated mechanical shocks.

The MCPCB deals according to the operational requirements only if better structural veracity and thermal conductivity enabling withstanding greater shocks.

The higher the conductivity of thermal, the better it is for the temperature distribution throughout the boards as it ensures a uniform for thermal cycling.

It also stops forming hot spots before near to the active components.
Other than these, MCPCB works great in solar panels and motion control applications.

The combination of a metal core with HDI PCB technology can create an advanced circuit technology including microwave RF PCB, flex PCB, and rigid-flex PCBs.

As the demand for PCBs is high due to the remarkable benefits, the metal core PCB is the most widely used one among all the others.

It ensures high circuitry density, thermal management, and enhanced reliability for enhanced performance.

Thermal conductivity of 2 Layers thermal Pad MPCB

Thermal pad area is 385 W/m.k

Capability of Metal core PCB

Metal core PCB Capability
ItemTechnical specification
Board thicknessMaximum (mm)3.05.0
Panel sizeMaximum (mm)600×1170/
Layer countAluminum PCB1-8L10 L
Copper PCB1-8L10 L
Iron PCB1/
ceramics PCB1-2/
Thermal ConductivityAluminum PCB(w/m.k)0.8 to 12
Copper PCB(w/m.k)2.0-378/
ceramics PCB(w/m.k)24
DrillingMinimum drill diameter (mm)1.00.8
2 Layer ALPCB Via0.3/
MaterialChao Shun(CCAF)(China)Yes/
Hua Dian(China)Yes/
Chin Shi(TaiWan)Yes/
ITEQ(Tai Wan)Yes/
Other brand per customerYes/
Final finishingHASL Lead FreeYes/
Immersion SilverYes/
Immersion Tin/YES

2 Layers direct thermal path copper core pcb application

2 Layers direct thermal path copper core pcb are designed to dissipate heat generated by high-power LEDs,
which helps to increase the lifespan of the LED and improve its performance.
The aluminium base acts as a heat sink, which absorbs and dissipates the heat generated by the LED.

The 2 Layers direct thermal path copper core pcb is made by laminating a thin layer of copper onto an copper substrate.
The copper layer is then etched to create the circuit pattern.
2 Layers direct thermal path copper core pcb for LED lighting applications are available in various sizes and thicknesses, depending on the specific requirements of the application.
They are also available in single-sided, double-sided, and multi-layered configurations.

About Andwin MCPCB

Andwin Ciurcuits MCPCB davision  set up on Feb. 2006.
Focus on  providing metal core PCB for customer
In LED field and power supply field.
We can meet all your MCPCB manufacturing needs,
From single-sided Aluminum to 
complex multilayered metal clad substrate PCBs
And from prototype through production.

The following is a list of the services and products 

We offer:
• Metal Core PCB
• Thermal PAD MCPCB
• Aluminum PCB
• Copper based PCB
• Double sided Aluminum PCB

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