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This type of PCB is also called aluminum base, aluminium PCBs, aluminum clad or backed, insulated metal substrate (IMS), metal clad (MCPCB), or thermally conductive PCBs.
For a typical metal based single sided PCB, the base laminate is made up of copper foil bonded to a thin, thermally conductive insulating dielectric which is in turn bonded to a thick metal base, usually aluminium. The copper layer is processed in the normal way to create the tracking layer, and the profile is machined to the required shape and size. The aluminium substrate must be protected from the etching chemicals during the manufacturing process.
The material is particularly suited for population with surface mounted devices. Though hole components are not appropriate because the metal base material is not an insulator. We offer single sided metal clad PCBs as standard.
Aluminium based PCBs are best suited to single sided PCBs because of the impracticality of manufacturing plated through holes through the metal base material. For more information or advice, get in touch with our experts. Call us on 01635 40347.
|Aircraft landing lights
Cabin mood lighting systems
High power flash lights
Power transmission systems
Power distribution products
|High power scanning technology
Medical operating theatre lighting
Automotive running lights
Spotlights and general lighting
Traffic control lighting
Tail light assemblies
There is a wide variety of this type of laminate available. To allow us to offer fast turnaround deliveries, we hold stocks of the type listed below:
|FR4 dielectric thickness:||100 micron|
|Copper thickness:||35 micron|
|Thickness tolerance:||+/- 10%|
|Sides of copper:||single|
|UL file number:||E206580|
Our standard finish is white solder resist, black legend and immersion silver. Other finishes are available.
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Single sided aluminium based copper clad PCBs are now available to be quoted and ordered online from our PCB Train service. These are manufactured to a standard specification at very reasonable prices.
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