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Why Use Aluminum Base PCBs?

The base material in printed circuit boards is usually fiberglass, but for certain products, aluminum based PCBs are highly effective. A thin layer of thermally conductive but electrically insulating dielectric is laminated between a metal base and a copper foil. The copper foil is etched into the desired circuit pattern and the metal base draws heat away from the circuit through the thin dielectric.

Benefits Include:

  • Heat dissipation is dramatically superior to standard FR-4 constructions.

  • The dielectrics used are typically 5 to 10 times as thermally conductive as conventional epoxy-glass and a tenth of the thickness

  • Thermal transfer exponentially more efficient than a conventional rigid PCB.

  • Lower copper weights than suggested by the IPC heat-rise charts can be used.


Getting an Instant Aluminum PCB Quote Online

Our mission is to bring the benefits of Aluminum PCB to the masses, with exceptional quality, affordable prices, and a super easy online ordering process.  By making Aluminum PCB prototypes more accessible, we empower hackers, makers, students, and professionals to keep making magnificent things that matter.

Step 1: Enter Your Basic Options

Aluminum PCB Online Quote Tool Step 1

Enter your PCB dimensions, make sure 1-Layer Aluminum Base is selected for Layer Count, enter your quantity and turnaround time.


Step 2: Select Your Advanced Options

Aluminum PCB Online Quote Tool

You’ll have the ability to adjust the PCB format (single pieces or array), board thickness, material type, outer copper weight, mask color, legend color, and surface finish. Scoring and inner copper weights are locked options.


Step 3: Get Your Aluminum PCB Quote Instantly

Aluminum PCB Online Quote Tool Pt. 3

As you change the basic and advanced options, the instant quote price in the right hand corner will also change automatically.


Let’s Get Started on Your Next Aluminum PCB!

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