At Bittele Electronics, our mission is to provide our clients with all of the specialized services they need to ensure high quality for their PCB Fabrication and Complete PCB Assembly projects. One common service that we provide is Aluminum Core PCB Fabrication, which allow for a large degree of heat dissipation and generally optimum performance for high-power applications.
Aluminum cores are the most common among Metal-Core PCBs, and aluminum is valued for its high heat conductance and relatively low cost. Aluminum is also non-toxic and recyclable, making these boards an extremely environmentally friendly option, which agrees nicely with our general ethos of Lead-Free PCB Assembly and other environmentally conscious practices. Moreover, aluminum is a lightweight but extremely durable material for PCB fabrication. Some PCB designers elect to use an aluminum core PCB for these features even when they do not require the metal core for its heat transfer characteristics.
That being said, the most common applications of Aluminum PCBs are in situations where significant temperature gradients would otherwise exist on the board. Vital areas or components, such as BGAs, power amplifiers, and other Complex Parts that handle heavy processing operations, will often dissipate considerable amounts of heat, which must be conducted away in order to avoid potential damage. This is most common in applications such as Audio and RF Amplifiers, Power Supply Modules, Motor Drivers, and Commercial Lighting.
Bittele generally produces Aluminum Core PCBs with core PCB Thickness ranging from 0.031” to 0.125”, but we can also accommodate designs with thicknesses outside this range in many cases. We also provide a variety of options for copper weight on your metal core PCBs, including Heavy Copper PCBs up to 10 oz.
If you still find yourself with any questions about Bittele’s capabilities in the realm of Aluminum Core PCBs, or to send in the PCB Design Files for your PCB project today, please feel free to Contact Us any time! You can reach us over email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us toll-free at 1-888-812-1949.
Bittele is a full-service provider of low-cost Canada-Based PCB Assembly solutions. In business since 2003, we have established ourselves as a leader in the PCB production industry, and we offer a variety of tailored solutions to meet your specific needs.