MCPCB, Metal Core PCB, Thermal PCB – whichever name you prefer, they are all boards which use a base metal material as the heat spreader portion of the circuit board.

Our clients can avail Metal Sided Printed Circuit Boards that are used for mechanical supporting and electrically connecting electronic components. The range uses conductive pathways, tracks or traces etched from copper sheets laminated into a non-conductive substrate. We offer our products at affordable rates.

We are engaged in offering an extensive range of metal core printed circuit board that is manufactured using superior quality raw material that are used in various industrial applications. These metal core printed circuit boards are available in various thickness and widths and are known for its excellent performance and user friendliness.

Metal Core PCB Materials and Thickness

The metal core of the thermal PCB can be aluminum (aluminum core PCB), copper (copper core PCB or a heavy copper PCB) or a mixture of special alloys. The most common is an aluminum core PCB.

The thickness of metal cores in PCB base plates is typically 30 mil – 125 mil, but thicker and thinner plates are possible.

Advantages of MCPCB

MCPCBs can be advantageous to use for their ability to integrate a dielectric polymer layer with a high thermal conductivity for a lower thermal resistance.

Metal core PCBs transfer heat 8 to 9 times faster than FR4 PCBs. MCPCB laminates dissipate heat, keeping heat generating components cooler which results in increased performance and life.

Metal Core PCB uses – LED Applications and More

Applications that generate a large amount of heat often cannot be adequately cooled using just traditional fans. Conductive cooling through metal core PCBs are an ideal production option.

MCPCBs are most widely found in LED technologies, as they reduce the number of LEDs required to produce a specific illumination. Light emitting diodes release a great amount of heat in applications such as:

  • Street safety applications (streetlights, lighting, etc.)

  • General lighting applications

  • System automotive LED applications

  • Power converters: telecom, industrial, high voltage regulator, power supplies

  • Hybrid/electric motor control applications

  • Photovoltaic

Using a metal core PCB in these LED products and applications help to greatly reduce the heat emitted. Other applications that are ideal for MCPCB integration are solar panels and motion control applications