What is pcb aluminium board?

A PCB aluminum board, also known as an aluminum substrate PCB, is a type of printed circuit board that has a base made of aluminum.

The aluminum substrate provides excellent thermal conductivity, making it ideal for high-power applications such as LED lighting and power electronics.

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What Is pcb aluminium board?

The aluminum base also provides mechanical strength and durability, making it suitable for harsh environments.
The PCB aluminum board is commonly used in automotive, aerospace, and industrial applications where reliability and performance are critical.

Types of pcb aluminium board

There are several types of PCB aluminum plates available, each with its own unique properties and applications. Here are some of the most common types:

  1. Single-sided aluminum PCB:
    This type of PCB has a single layer of copper on one side of the aluminum substrate. It is commonly used in LED lighting and power supply applications.
  2. Double-sided aluminum PCB:
    This type of PCB has copper layers on both sides of the aluminum substrate, allowing for more complex circuit designs.
    It is often used in high-power applications such as motor control and automotive electronics.
  3. Multilayer aluminum PCB:
    This type of PCB has multiple layers of copper and aluminum substrate, allowing for even more complex circuit designs.
    It is commonly used in high-speed communication and computing applications.
  4. High-frequency aluminum PCB:
    This type of PCB is designed for high-frequency applications, such as RF and microwave circuits.
    It has a special dielectric layer that provides excellent signal integrity and low loss.
  5. Hybrid aluminum PCB:
    This type of PCB combines aluminum substrate with other materials,
    such as FR4 or ceramic, to achieve specific performance requirements. It is often used in aerospace and defense applications.

Where is the PCB aluminum plate used?

The PCB aluminum plate is used in a wide range of electronic applications, including:

  1. LED lighting:
    PCB aluminum plate is widely used in LED lighting applications, as it provides good heat dissipation properties, which helps to extend the lifespan of the LED.
  2. Automotive electronics:
    PCB aluminum plate is used in automotive electronics, such as engine control units, powertrain control modules, and electronic stability control systems, due to its high durability and resistance to vibration and shock.
  3. Power electronics:
    PCB aluminum plate is used in power electronics applications, such as power supplies, inverters, and motor drives, due to its good thermal conductivity and high power handling capacity.
  4. Consumer electronics:
    PCB aluminum plate is used in consumer electronics, such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops, due to its lightweight and thin profile, which helps to reduce the overall size and weight of the device.
  5. Industrial electronics:
    PCB aluminum plate is used in industrial electronics applications, such as control systems and automation equipment, due to its high reliability and resistance to harsh environments.

The role of pcb aluminum plate

PCB aluminum plate, also known as aluminum printed circuit board (PCB), is a type of circuit board made from aluminum as the base material.
The role of PCB aluminum plate is to provide a stable and reliable platform for electronic components to be mounted on.

The aluminum substrate of the PCB provides good heat dissipation properties, which makes it ideal for applications that generate a lot of heat, such as power electronics.
The aluminum substrate also provides good mechanical strength and rigidity, which makes it suitable for applications that require high durability and resistance to vibration and shock.

The PCB aluminum plate is widely used in LED lighting, automotive electronics, power electronics, and other high-performance electronic products.
It is an essential component in the manufacturing of these products, as it provides a solid foundation for the electronic components to be mounted on,
and ensures the performance and reliability of the final product.

Applications Of pcb aluminium board

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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