Rocket PCB manufactures aluminum printed circuit boards (PCB) with a full selection of high performance and low-cost materials from leading suppliers around the world. Aluminum PCB consists of a dielectric metal base with a bonded copper circuit layer to create superior heat transfer to help cool components while eliminating problems associated with managing fragile ceramics.
Rocket PCB works to be the best aluminum PCB manufacturer. We provide a wide range of electrical and thermally conductive interface pads, thermally conductive gap fillers, thermal phase change materials and thermally conductive electrically insulating materials, as well as specialized equipment for high volume manufacturing.
Aluminum-backed PCBs can consistently increase durability and long-term reliability of a final product through temperature control and associated reductions in failure rates. Aluminum designs also deliver better mechanical stability and lower thermal expansion levels than other available materials.
Aluminum PCB Layers
Aluminum PCBs are a unique layered system comprised of the following layers.
Printed circuit foil with thickness of 1oz to 5 oz.
The dielectric layer can have many different options which offer electrical isolation with minimum thermal resistance. Also used to bond the circuit layer and base material together. Each specific dielectric has its own UL recognition. See below for a listing of the different materials that we have in stock to ensure a wide variety of options with quick delivery.
The base layer is most often aluminum but can also be copper. The most commonly used thickness is 0.040″ (1.0mm) although many alternative thicknesses are available.
Aluminum Based PCB Laminates
We currently support a wide range of laminate manufacturers to provide solutions for various applications.
Improved Product Durability
Increased Power Density
Increased Thermal Efficiency
Reduced Number of Interconnects
Lower Junction Temperatures
Reduced PCB Size
Eliminates Older Hardware
Wide Variety of Form Factors
Minimize Thermal Impedance
Aluminum Material List
Aluminum Material List
You can improve the durability and performance of your product by using aluminum boards. Simple designs and low thermal impedance of the dielectric out performs all other printed circuit board insulators for power and high-operating temperature components. The relatively low cost versus copper and the ability to have a lightweight material with excellent durability are the biggest reasons aluminum is used for these applications.
Below are some examples of applications using aluminum backed PCBs.
Aluminum clad offers a variety of thermal performances, is compatible with mechanical fasteners, and is highly reliable.
LED Circuit Boards
Using aluminum with your aluminum pcb led ensures the lowest possible operating temperatures and maximum brightness, color, and life. With many low-cost options for dielectric materials and specific manufacturing equipment dedicated to single sided production of LED lighting products, we can give our customers the best overall solution.
Thermal clad dielectric choices provide the electrical isolation needed to meet operating parameters and safety agency test requirements.
Solid State Relays
Aluminum offers a very thermally efficient and mechanically robust substrate to drive heat away from the critical system components.
The automotive industry uses aluminum boards, as they need long term reliability under high operating temperatures coupled with their requirement of effective space utilization. Most commonly used in automotive lighting system components.
Most commonly found in street lighting, traffic control lighting, interior building lights, landscape lighting, and camping gear as aluminum PCBs are lightweight and can be very small in size.