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Introduction

Metal Core PCB refers to PCBs that employ metal as its basis material rather than the more typical FR4/CEM1-3, etc. The most popular metals used by MCPCB manufacturers right now are aluminum, copper, and steel alloy. Steel may be split into regular steel and stainless steel, In general, aluminum is the most cost-effective alternative when it comes to heat conductivity, rigidity, and affordability. As a result, the base/core material of a standard Metal Core Boards is aluminum. copper has even greater performance but is still relatively more expensive. 

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MCPCB, METAL CORE PCB, THERMAL PCB

MCPCB stands for Metal Core Printed Circuit Board. It is a type of printed circuit board that uses a metal core. As the base material instead of the traditional fiberglass epoxy. The metal core, typically made of aluminum, provides enhanced thermal conductivity . MCPCBs are commonly used in applications where efficient heat dissipation is crucial. such as in LED lighting, power electronics, automotive systems, and other high-temperature environments.

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THE BASIC LAYER OF METAL CORE PCB

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Metal Core Layer:

The metal core is the central layer of the PCB. and it is typically made of materials like aluminum, copper, or sometimes alloys. This layer provides the foundation for the PCB and serves as a heat sink. efficiently dissipating heat generated by electronic components.

Dielectric (Insulation) Layer:

Above the metal core, there is a layer of dielectric material that acts as an insulator. This layer electrically isolates the metal core from the circuit components. preventing short circuits and ensuring electrical stability. Common dielectric materials include thermally conductive epoxy resins or other insulating materials.

Copper Circuit Layer:

On top of the dielectric layer, there is a thin layer of copper foil. This copper layer etched to create the circuit traces, and pads. and other conductive features necessary for the specific circuit design. The copper layer allows for the electrical connections between components.

Solder Mask Layer:

The solder mask is a protective layer applied over the copper circuit layer. It serves several purposes, including preventing solder bridges. protecting against oxidation, and providing insulation. The solder mask is usually colored and helps to identify different functional areas on the PCB.

Silkscreen Layer:

The silkscreen layer is an additional layer. that includes markings, labels, and component identifiers. It is often printed in white and provides information about component placement, polarity. and other important details for assembly and maintenance.

The combination of these layers creates a robust structure. that addresses the specific requirements of Metal Core PCBs. particularly in applications where efficient heat dissipation is crucial. The metal core layer plays a key role in conducting and dissipating heat away from heat-generating components. making MCPCBs suitable for high-power and thermal-sensitive applications.

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ADVANTAGES OF METAL CORE PCB

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Thermal Conductivity:

One of the primary advantages of metal core PCBs is their high thermal conductivity. The metal core, typically made of aluminum or copper. helps dissipate heat more efficiently than standard FR-4 boards. This is particularly beneficial in applications where thermal management is crucial. such as in LED lighting, power electronics, and automotive applications.

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Improved Heat Dissipation:

The enhanced thermal conductivity allows for better heat dissipation. reducing the risk of overheating and improving the overall reliability. and lifespan of electronic components. This is especially important for devices. that generate a significant amount of heat during operation.

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High Power Applications:

Metal core PCBs are well-suited for high-power applications where heat dissipation is critical. This makes them ideal for power supplies, amplifiers, motor controllers. and other devices that require efficient thermal management.

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Mechanical Strength:

The metal core provides additional mechanical strength and rigidity to the PCB. making it more durable and resistant to mechanical stress. This can be advantageous in applications. where the board may be subject to vibrations, shocks, or other forms of physical stress.

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Reduced PCB Size and Weight:

Metal core PCBs often allow for a more compact design. compared to traditional PCBs with heat sinks or other cooling mechanisms. This reduction in size and weight can be crucial in applications. where space limited, such as in aerospace or portable electronic devices.

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Improved Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Performance:

The metal core can act as a shield, providing better EMI performance compared to non-metal core PCBs. This can be important in applications where electromagnetic compatibility is a concern.

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Greater Design Flexibility:

Metal core PCBs offer greater design flexibility due to their thermal properties. Designers have more freedom to optimize the layout and placement of components. leading to improved overall performance.

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OUR PRODUCTION CAPACITY OF METAL CORE PCB

  • Base material: Aluminum, Copper
  • Thermal Conductivity (dielectrial layer): 0.8, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0 w/m. k
  • Board Thickness: 0.5mm~3.0mm (0.02″~0.12″)
  • Copper thickness: 0.5oz, 1oz, 2 oz, 3oz
  • Outline: Routing, punching, V-Cut
  • Solder mask: White/Black/ Blue/Green Oil
  • Silkscreen Color: Black/White
  • Surface finish: Immersion Gold, HASL, OSP
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TYPES OF METAL CORE PCB

Aluminum Core PCBs (MCPCB)GESPCB

Aluminum Core PCBs (MCPCB):

  • Advantages:
  • Lightweight
  • Cost-effective
  • Good thermal conductivity
  • Applications:
  • LED lighting
  • Power supplies
  • Automotive lighting
Copper Core PCBs MCPCB GESPCB

Copper Core PCBs:

  • Advantages:
  • Excellent thermal conductivity
  • Better electrical conductivity than aluminum
  • High mechanical strength
  • Applications:
  • Power amplifiers
  • High-power motor controllers
  • High-frequency circuits
Iron Core PCBs MCPCB GESPCB

Iron Core PCBs:

  • Advantages:
  • High magnetic permeability
  • Suitable for magnetic applications
  • Applications:
  • Inductive components
  • Transformers
Ceramic Core PCBs MCPCB GESPCB

Ceramic Core PCBs:

  • Advantages:
  • Good thermal performance
  • Electrical insulation
  • Applications:
  • High-power RF (Radio Frequency) applications
  • Power electronics in extreme environments
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GESP -METAL CORE PCB MANUFACTURER

Regarding metal core printed circuit boards. GESP is a dependable MCPCB manufacturer for a wide range of industries. We use cutting-edge technology to meet the specific needs of our clients. The fact that we have over 20 decades of expertise in manufacturing cutting-edge metal core PCBs and a vast body of industry knowledge makes us an indispensable PCB supplier. Our strength also rests in our staff of PCB experts, who are well-versed in industry best practices and thus a tremendous asset in the production of custom metal PCBs to exact specifications.

Expertise and Experience

With a wealth of experience as a dedicated metal core PCB manufacturer. GESP Technology stands as a trusted industry leader. Our team brings unparalleled expertise. ensuring the highest quality standards in every aspect of metal core PCB production.

Cutting-Edge Technology

At GESP, we leverage state-of-the-art technology to stay at the forefront of metal core PCB manufacturing. Our commitment to innovation means you receive products. that meet and exceed the latest industry requirements. ensuring optimal performance for your applications.

Customization for Every Need

We offer customizable solutions to meet specific requirements. Whether it’s a standard design or a complex, tailor-made solution. GESP Technology equipped to deliver PCBs that align perfectly with your project goals.

Rigorous Quality Control

Quality is non-negotiable at GESP Technology. Our production process includes rigorous quality control measures at every stage. guaranteeing that each metal core PCB leaving our facility is flawless and meets the highest industry standards.

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APPLICATION OF METAL CORE PCB

LED Lights

LED Lights

MCPCBs are extensively used in LED lighting due to the heat generated by the high-power LED. The metal core helps dissipate the heat efficiently. preventing damage to the LEDs and ensuring their longevity.

Industrial Electrical Equipment

Industrial Electrical Equipment

High-power transistors, transistor arrays, push-pull or totem pole output circuit, solid-state relay, pulse motor driver, and the motor. Computing amplifiers such as operational amplifier for serro-motor and pole-changing apparatus .

METAL CORE PCB APPLICATION

Power Supplies

Power electronics often generate substantial heat during operation. MCPCBs employed in power supplies and converters. to enhance thermal management and improve the overall reliability of the system.

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Automotive Systems

In automotive electronics, especially in the power control units and lighting systems. where temperature fluctuations are common, MCPCBs used to maintain stable operation. and extend the lifespan of electronic components.

Consumer Products

Consumer Electronics

In high-performance consumer electronics like smartphones. MCPCBs used in components that generate significant heat. such as power amplifiers or processors. This helps prevent overheating and ensures optimal performance.

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FAQs For METAL CORE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

A Metal Core Printed Circuit Board, also known as a thermal PCB or a metal-backed PCB, is a form of PCB with a metal basis that aids in heat dissipation. If you want to know more about MCPCB , Please click to What is Metal Core PCB? Exploring MCPCB and Their Applications

Thermal conductivity is the primary distinction between the two materials. MCPCB has a higher thermal conductivity, ranging from 1.0W to 4.0W, whereas FR4 PCB has a low thermal conductivity, averaging approximately 0.3W.

The ability of a metal core printed circuit board to disperse heat is its most crucial advantage. Performance is improved when components are not overheated.

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