What is aluminum pcb cost?

The cost of aluminum PCBs can vary depending on several factors such as the size, thickness, quantity, complexity of the design, and the manufacturer.

Generally, aluminum PCBs are more expensive than traditional FR4 PCBs due to the higher cost of materials and manufacturing processes.

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What Is aluminum pcb cost?

However, the benefits of aluminum PCBs such as better heat dissipation, higher durability, and improved electrical performance make them a popular choice for high-power and high-frequency applications.
The cost of aluminum PCBs can range from a few dollars to several hundred dollars per piece, depending on the specifications and requirements. It is best to consult with a manufacturer or supplier to get an accurate quote for your specific project.

how to calcualte aluminum pcb cost

To calculate the cost of an aluminum PCB, you will need to consider the following factors:

  1. Size: The size of the PCB will affect the cost. Larger PCBs will generally be more expensive than smaller ones.
  2. Thickness: The thickness of the PCB will also affect the cost. Thicker PCBs will generally be more expensive than thinner ones.
  3. Quantity: The quantity of PCBs you need will affect the cost. Ordering larger quantities will generally result in a lower cost per unit.
  4. Complexity: The complexity of the design will affect the cost. More complex designs will generally be more expensive than simpler ones.
  5. Manufacturer: The manufacturer you choose will affect the cost. Different manufacturers may have different pricing structures.

Once you have considered these factors, you can use the following formula to calculate the cost of an aluminum PCB:

Cost = (size + thickness + complexity) x quantity x manufacturer markup

The manufacturer markup will vary depending on the manufacturer you choose. You can contact different manufacturers to get quotes and compare pricing.

aluminum pcb cost manufacture

The cost of manufacturing aluminum PCBs (printed circuit boards) can vary depending on several factors such as the size, complexity, quantity, and turnaround time.
Generally, aluminum PCBs are more expensive than traditional FR-4 PCBs due to the higher cost of the aluminum substrate and the specialized manufacturing process required.

The cost of manufacturing aluminum PCBs can range from a few dollars to several hundred dollars per board. For small quantities,
the cost per board may be higher due to the setup costs involved in the manufacturing process.
However, as the quantity increases, the cost per board decreases.

It is recommended to obtain quotes from multiple PCB manufacturers to compare prices and ensure that the quality of the PCBs meets your requirements.
Additionally, some manufacturers may offer discounts for bulk orders or for repeat customers.

Multilayer metal core pcb

Multilayer MCPCB could layout more circuit, the MCPCB smaller much.

This arrangement is made so that the heat can dissipate through the metal core and transmit to the chassis.

Most of the LED or analog devices are populated with considerably larger boards.
The surface of the boards finishes by dissipating the heat.

While using the MCPCBs, it is obliged to take proper caution because it is constructed with some complex and complicated metal layers laminated with FR4 based on glass material. 

The chemistry for lamination differs while the board is fabricated.
If the board is bonded properly then there might be voids below the lamination and caution is necessary.

The dissipated fixture of heat is anticipated from the metal core which is needed to be defined and designed carefully.

Applications Of aluminum 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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