Metal core PCB manufacturing

Metal core PCB manufacturing from 1 to 12 Layers

We make aluminum metal core PCB and copper metal core PCB for customer.
Our MCPCB widely use in LED lighting, Power source, Charging pile Etc.

High Quality metal core pcb manufacturer in China

copper metal core pcb

More Knowleage about metal core PCB

What Is Metal Core PCB?

A Metal Core PCB (MCPCB) is a type of printed circuit board that has a metal core layer

instead of a non-conductive substrate. The metal core layer provides better heat

dissipation, making it ideal for high-power applications. The metal core layer is typically

made of aluminum, copper, or a combination of both. The metal core layer is sandwiched

between a layer of dielectric material and a layer of copper, which is used to mount the


Applications of Metal Core PCBs

Metal Core PCBs are used in a wide range of applications, including:

1. LED Lighting

LED lighting requires high-power density and efficient heat dissipation. Metal Core PCBs

are ideal for LED lighting applications, as they can handle high power densities and

dissipate heat more efficiently than traditional PCBs.

2. Power Supplies

Power supplies require high-power density and reliable performance. Metal Core PCBs are

ideal for power supply applications, as they can handle high power densities and provide

better heat dissipation and mechanical strength.

3. Motor Control

Motor control requires high-power density and reliable performance. Metal Core PCBs are

ideal for motor control applications, as they can handle high power densities and provide

better heat dissipation and mechanical strength.

4. Aerospace and Defense

Aerospace and defense applications require high reliability and robustness. Metal Core PCBs

are ideal for aerospace and defense applications, as they provide better mechanical

strength and resistance to vibration and shock.

Benefits of Metal Core PCBs

1. Better Heat Dissipation

One of the main benefits of Metal Core PCBs is their ability to dissipate heat. The metal

core layer acts as a heat sink, absorbing and dissipating heat generated by the components.

This is particularly important for high-power applications, such as LED lighting, power

supplies, and motor control. The better heat dissipation also extends the life of the

components, reducing the risk of failure.

2. Improved Mechanical Strength

Metal Core PCBs are more robust than traditional PCBs. The metal core layer provides

additional mechanical strength, making them more resistant to vibration and shock. This

makes them ideal for applications that require high reliability, such as aerospace and


3. Higher Power Density

Metal Core PCBs can handle higher power densities than traditional PCBs. The better heat

dissipation allows for more power to be packed into a smaller space. This is particularly

important for applications that require high power in a small form factor, such as LED

lighting and power supplies.

4. Better Signal Integrity

The metal core layer also provides better signal integrity. The metal layer acts as a

shield, reducing electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI).

This is particularly important for applications that require high-speed data transfer, such

as telecommunications and data centers.

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Benefits Of Metal Core PCB

To ensure the longevity of the electronic systems like LED-based Solid State Lighting and other heat-emitting applications, metal core PCB fabrication can be beneficial.

It always enables quick heat removal from the LED devices to prevent from burning.
A lower thermal resistance can be acquired to incorporate a dielectric polymer layer along with a high thermal conductivity level.

The laminates in the MCPCB dissipates the heat ensuring the perfect heat management and by this, a longer operating life will be assured along with the maximized performance.

The MCPCB is 8 to 9 times faster than the FR4 PCBs as it laminates the dissipated heat to keep the heat-generating components cooler.

The reliability feature of the device also becomes polished. The mounted components in LED devices practices a great effect on solving the problem related to overheating.

The thermal conductivity of the electronic products has the advantages for:

   -Higher conductivity of material with faster heat emission
   -The imprinted metal boards can control the heat flow among the components
   -The aluminum boards are weighted lighter than the ceramics
   -The metal substrates are long-lasting and conductive
   -Appropriate for the rugged applications so that the components never fall off from the core reduction or vibration

The metal core PCBs offer natural reflectivity for any sort of light traveling towards the substrate and augments the brightness from devices.

The green and red indicators of the power button are systemized to reduce the risk of an unexpected situation.
Maintaining the heat to keep the devices cool creates a safety hazard that requires the light output to remain consistent.

The substrate materials are formulated to improve the reliability feature for various components of the application and dissipate efficiently and safely.

Applications Of Metal Core 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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