PCB Fabricator & Manufacturer

Your Industry-Leading PCB Fabricator & Manufacturer

Your Industry-Leading PCB Fabricator & Manufacturer

Here at IBE, Standard PCB service refers to full feature printed circuit board manufacturing service. With 17 years experience in PCB fabrication, we have handled hundreds of thousands of PCB projects. IBE can help customers make PCB boards, provides PCB prototyping and mass production. Our capabilities include Standard FR4/Roger PCB, Aluminum PCB, Flex PCB, Rigid-Flex PCB, HDI PCB and Copper base PCB, support Blind, Buried, Plugged Vias, Impedance control, custom stack-up PCB, etc. We are committed to providing cost-effective business solutions that optimize the performance of your products and exceed customer expectations. 

Our PCB Manufacturing Services

As China professional PCB board manufacturer, IBE is enough to offer PCB manufacturing services from prototyping to volume production. When clients come to IBE, they’re looking for a CM with the experience and expertise to consistently manufacture their PCBs to an exacting standard. Our customers put everything they’ve got into designing the innovative products they are known for, and we, in turn, apply our skills to ensure that the circuit boards for those products are built precisely as required. Here is why we are so popular in printed circuit board manufacturers.

 

FR4 PCB

FR4 PCB refers to a printed circuit board made of FR4 material, which is one of the most popular PCBs because of its compact structure, ease of design, and the low cost of FR4 printed circuit boards, which can be used in most electronic devices

Aluminum PCB

Aluminum PCB, also known as the metal base PCB, is a kind of PCB that has several advantages over fiberglass board. It shows better thermal efficiency and can easily emit the heat away from the circuit, so this type of board is widely used for complex projects.

Heavy Copper PCB

Compared to other PCBs, the heave copper PCB is made of a thin layer of the copper foil sheet, and the plates of copper are laminated uniformly with FR4 or other epoxy-based substances. It has many advantages such as good heat dissipation performance, improved mechanical strength, good conductors, and so on.

HDI PCB

HDI PCB, with the full name of high-density interconnect printed circuit board, is a PCB with a higher wiring density per unit area than other kinds of printed circuit boards. HDI PCB allows designers to place more components onto smaller boards, as components can be placed on both sides of HDI circuit boards. In addition, HDI PCB has faster signal transmission, less signal loss, and crossing delay.

Rigid-flex PCB

Rigid-flex PCBs essentially are flexible PCBs that have rigid FR4 PCB layers. The flexible section is the internal FPC layers of the rigid-flex PCB, and rigid FR4 PCB sections scatter on the top and bottom. The exposed flexible PCBs are positions that require the flexibility of products.

Ceramic PCB

Ceramic PCB is a thermal conductive organic ceramic circuit board with thermal conductivity of 9-20W/m.k prepared at a temperature below 250°C using thermally conductive ceramic powder and organic adhesive,ceramic PCB types by material including alumina pcb,Aluminum nitride ceramic PCB,Copper clad ceramic PCB,Zirconia ceramic base PCB.

Why Choose IBE

Outsourcing your electronic assembly needs is more important than ever for today’s business. Why choose IBE?

When you require timely services, value and product excellence – CONTACT IBE!

PROFESSIONAL PCB LAYOUT SERVICES

Analysis and processing of process documents

Analysis and processing of process documents

Starting from receipt of production orders, process engineers will analyze whether the PCB design documents are correct, find problems and feedback them to customers for confirmation or modification in time, so as to establish the process mode, add corresponding markings on the edge of the decomposition documents, and mark the direction on the solder mask film.

Control of screen printing workshop in the darkroom

Copper clad laminate storage, cutting, and drilling

Select the best class A copper-clad laminate in the market, classify and store, grind edges and chamfers to prevent damage to the film and bring impurities to the plating cylinder to pollute the electroplating potion, accurately measure the tolerance of the drill bit, repeatedly check before drilling to avoid using the wrong bit, check whether the hole is offset and aperture after drilling. Correct or not.

Copper deposit and plating

Copper deposit and plating

The potting time in plating wire is checked to ensure the plating is in a stable level at all times, The PCB of each batch should be cross-sectioned to see whether the thickness and quality of copper layer in the hole meet the requirements under the electron microscope. Each batch of PCB chip reports is archived in the PCB factory for future reference.

PTH and Plating

PTH and Plating

In order to ensure that the plating is always at a stable level, each batch of circuit boards should be cross-sectioned, and the thickness and quality of copper layer in the hole should be checked under the electron microscope. Each batch of PCB slice report is archived in the PCB factory for reference.

Copper clad laminate storage, cutting, and drilling

Control of screen printing workshop in the darkroom

The thickness of printing ink is a very important process parameter of the circuit board. the time and the environment of mixing are strictly controlled.

Testing and improving

Testing and improving

Test the flying needle of sample and small batch test board to ensure the electrical properties of circuit board meet the requirements and test the process control level of production process at the same time, The test bench of batch PCB can ensure 100 qualified electrical performance of factory PCB, and the drawing for the problem in the process of PCB processing can be easily improved.

You ask, we answer

As one of the most cost-effective and high quality PCB fabricator and PCBA service provider, we are having 80+ new engineers using our services for their research work.

During the PCB assembly service you might encounter diverse pricing from project to project. The pricing calculated through multiple factors such as: 1. amount of the Pcb assembly components 2. PCB layers, 3. PCBA layers (top and bottom or just a single layer) 4. components cost, 5. tests and certification  In order to ensure low cost and fast production, always ensure design quality and prototyping before mass production. the larger the quantity during the PCB assembly mass production, the lower the price of PCB assembly service will be. Another factor will be if you choose only PCB assembly or one-stop-service . We suggest to let us handle all the components purchasing, assembly and production in order to ensure lower price and higher consistency.

IBE has 17 years of accumulated knowledge of PCB assembly service. We have developed a custom MES system in order to ensure top quality at every production. IBE support prototyping and mass pcb production. We verify and test all our PCB components before PCB assembly fabrication. We use high-quality materials such as “ALPHA” Japanese solder paste. IBE ensure to package all the products well during delivery. During the Pcb assembly fabrication, our customers are able to see real-time data of the production process and status. We have an enormous facility with dozens of SMT lines that are able to tackle any project at different size and requirements . IBE source our components from trusted suppliers and manufacturers. We perform AOI and advance X-Ray tests on all the fabricated hardware. We ensure pcb assembly quality over the entire manufacturing procedure. If you are looking for quick turn PCB assembly manufacturer, IBE is here to serve you. We take your project from idea to mass production.

Yes. This practice is called partial Turn-key. You can supply some parts, and we source the rest of the parts on your behalf. We will ask for your approval for anything that is not sure at our side. In case parts crossing or substitution is needed, we will again ask for your final approval.

Yes, We have the ability to handle BGA of 0.25mm pitch with X-ray testing. For BGAs, there are two designs with via on pad and via near pad connected by shorter trace. We need to tent and fill any vias near pad of the BGAs with solder mask to ensure the soldering quality. But for vias on pad, we need to fill via with resin to make sure good soldering quality.

Excessive parts do exist because we will ask for some percentage of overage for consigned/kitted orders, or we will buy more for the same purpose for those Turn-key orders. You can either ask us to ship back to you these unused parts together with the loaded boards, or keep them in our shelf for your next order. All up to you.

PCB assembly process is the process of taking a printed circuit board and assembling components on it. The PCB either be assembled on the top layer or both top and bottom layers.The components need to be purchased, tested, and finally fabricated and assembled on top of the PCB board. IBE offers all the PCB assembly services. one-stop-service for the PCB assembly process include manufacturing, production, testing, purchasing, packaging. During the PCB assembly process, whenever you choose a one-stop-service solution or a single PCBA service, IBE will ensure top quality and consistency over all the products manufactured during the PCB assembly service.

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PCB Fabricator and Manufacturer

Finding a PCB fabricator is one of the first stops for product designers with a project requiring circuit boards. In this role, fabricators typically work from files. These files are a part of the design and development stages. They create blank circuit boards with electronic components. They use specialized tools to write the product’s circuitry onto the PCB and prepare it for the next stage.

Let’s have a look at all the aspects of PCB manufacturing and fabrication process:

What is a PCB fabrication and manufacture?

The PCB fabrication and manufacturing process is a multistep process that starts with the design of the PCB. Various software such as KiCad, Eagle, or Altium Designer does this fabrication and manufacturing process. After completion, a manufacturer handles the files and will send back a prototype.

PCB fabrication and manufacture

The next step is to manufacture PCBs. The procedure is manual, but automated equipment is often cheaper and faster. The PCBs are etched and assembled into their final form (PCB assembly). Finally, they are tested before shipping!

How is the PCB manufacturing process?

Various materials will be used to make a PCB, including FR4, glass epoxy, and flexible materials. Single-sided, double-sided, multilayer and flex boards are the most common PCBs.

PCB manufacturing process

The manufacturing process for PCBs is fairly straightforward:

1.Design the circuit using CAD software.

2.Create a photomask from the design file that defines the copper traces and holes needed for the PCB.

3.Expose the photomask onto a blank copper-clad laminate (CCL) substrate using an exposure unit.

4.Develop the exposed CCL to remove unwanted areas of copper and leave just the pattern of the mask.

5.Apply a coat of solder resist to protect internal surfaces and prevent solder bridges between traces during soldering operations.

6.Prepare bare boards by cleaning, drilling, or punching holes, plating through holes, or adding other components.

7.Print out a solder mask on paper or film.

8.Implant all exposed areas of copper with either an acid solution or electroless plating solution using chemical etching techniques.

How much does it cost to fabricate a printed circuit board?

There is a wide difference in printed circuit boards’ quality, dependability, complexity, and cost. The cost to create a circuit board ranges from 50 cents to $300, depending on requirements.

How long does PCB fabrication take?

PCB fabrication is a fairly simple process. After collecting all the information and finalizing the design, the fabrication process can take anywhere from two to five days. This will vary depending on the board’s size and complexity and the amount of order.

Basic methods of PCB fabrication

There are five basic methods of PCB fabrication:

PCB Fabrication by Hand

PCB Fabrication by Hand

This method involves using a stencil and etchant for etching the copper from a sheet of copper-clad laminate. It is a very old method, but it still has some uses in low-volume applications or where large numbers of boards need to be made quickly.

PCB Fabrication with Photo Etching

This method uses a photoresist coating on top of the laminate, which is exposed to UV light through a mask and developed to reveal the pattern in the desired areas. The exposed parts are then etched away with an etchant. This method works well for small quantities but has limitations regarding larger boards or finer lines.

PCB Fabrication with Laser Etching

PCB Fabrication with Laser Etching

Laser etching uses a laser beam instead of an etchant for removing copper from inside the holes and traces on the PCB. The laser can be focused into small areas so that very fine traces can be made without sacrificing quality (often required when photoetching). This process is ideal for creating prototypes or small batches of boards due to its ability to produce high-quality results quickly and at a low cost compared with other methods such as chemicals.

Surface Mount Technology (SMT)

Surface mount technology is becoming increasingly popular due to its ability to produce smaller, more densely packed boards.

Through Hole Technology (THT)

Through-hole PCB fabrication is the prototyping method, as it’s quick and cheap. It involves using two pieces of metal clamped together, one with holes drilled through it and the other with metal pads that fit into the holes. The circuit board has components soldered onto its surface by inserting them into the holes and applying a soldering iron to melt solder between them.

Considerations for the PCB fabrication process

PCB fabrication is a complex and intricate process that requires careful planning and consideration. Many factors can affect the quality of the printed circuit board (PCB), from design issues to material selection to the PCB fabrication process.

The following is a list of considerations that should be taken into account when choosing a PCB fabricator:

Track Design

Track Design

The thickness of tracks, the size of pads and holes, and the spacing between traces are all important factors that can affect signal integrity. For instance, if the pitch (traces per inch) is too large or too small, this may cause problems with electromagnetic interference (EMI) or radio frequency interference (RFI), which can cause unwanted noise in the electronics.

Pad and Hole Dimension

Pads are generally made larger than they need to be so they can be drilled out after soldering, but this increases costs and reduces yield by wasting copper. Also, remember that pads must have enough clearance around them so that components can be soldered easily without shorting out against other components or traces. Holes should also be placed where necessary for mounting components or routing signals between copper layers.

Power and Ground Planes

Power and Ground Planes

When creating a schematic for a printed circuit board (PCB), designers need to decide how many layers the PCB designer wants in the end product. If designers are working with multiple layers and having them all routed on one side of the board, then perhaps routing some traces on one layer isn’t feasible. At the same time, others are routed to another that might work better for the application.

Signal Integrity and RF Issues

When designing circuits, it is important to consider the effects of signal integrity. Signal integrity issues can cause problems with impedance mismatches, reflections, and crosstalk in the circuit. When designing circuits, it is necessary to consider how each component will affect the signal transmission path.

Thermal Issues

The thermal conductivity of a material affects how quickly heat is transferred through that material. The thermal conductivity of FR4 ranges from 0.20 W/mK to 0.45 W/mK, depending on the manufacturer of the FR4 board material. These values are much lower than copper (which has a thermal conductivity of about 400 W/mK). Therefore, if components on a PCB generate significant amounts of heat (such as power MOSFETs or high-power inductors), it may be necessary to add copper layers to improve thermal performance.

How to judge the quality of PCBs?

A user needs to pay attention to the following aspects to judge the quality of PCBs:

●The thickness of the copper foil and its adherence to standards.

●The accuracy of the silkscreen printing process.

●The bending performance of the board, especially the bending radius and stress resistance of components such as resistors, capacitors, diodes, etc., whether they are damaged or broken during transportation or storage.

●There is no color difference between adjacent layers on multilayer boards (especially for double-sided boards) due to poor layer matching accuracy during printing processes.

What types of PCB circuit boards a PCB manufacturer can make?

When designers are thinking about designing a PCB circuit board, it is important to know the different types of circuit boards that are available for the project. The main types of PCBs a PCB manufacturer can make include single-sided, double-sided, multilayer, and rigid-flex PCBs, etc.

all kinds of PCBs

Single-Sided PCBs

A single-sided circuit board is one where only one side of the board has copper traces on it. This means that the other side is bare copper. Single-sided boards can be used with both surface mount and through-hole components.

Double-Sided PCBs

A double-sided circuit board is one where both sides of the board have copper traces on them. This makes it possible for designers to use both sides of their circuits for routing traces and placing components on them. Double-sided boards can be used with both surface mount and through-hole components.

Multilayer PCBs

A multilayer circuit board has multiple copper layers sandwiched between insulating material layers such as FR4 or epoxy resin. Multilayer boards allow designers to create complex circuits using various layers of metal and passives on a single board without using multiple boards to route signals through each layer individually.

Rigid-flex PCBs

Rigid-flex PCBs are a type of rigid PCB that has a flexible substrate. The rigid-flex is one of the most popular PCBs. Various applications and environments use this rigid flex PCB.

What areas can PCB boards be used for?

PCB boards are used in a wide variety of applications. Some examples include:

Electronic circuit boards: These are the most common type of PCB board, and designers will find them in everything from computers to automobiles. They are perfect for digital circuits, microprocessors, and more.

Electronic circuit boards

Semiconductor assemblies: These are used for processing semiconductor chips before they are mounted onto printed circuit boards. They are a good fit for testing and inspection purposes.

Semiconductor devices: These include integrated circuits (ICs), transistors, and other electronic components that may be mounted onto a PCB circuit board.

Semiconductor devices

Consumer electronics: The majority of electronic devices produced today use PCBs. Televisions, DVD players, digital cameras, and printers use such PCBs.

Computer hardware: Computers and computer peripherals all make use of PCBs. According to Electronics Weekly magazine, a computer motherboard comprises several layers of copper foil laminated to a core material such as fiberglass or epoxy resin.

Medical devices: Medical equipment often utilizes PCBs because of their ability to conduct heat and electricity efficiently over long distances without degrading over time. For example, pacemakers use them as well as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and electroencephalography (EEGs).

Medical devices

What are the characteristics of PCB manufacturing in different applications?

The following are some of the characteristics of PCB circuit board manufacturing:

Size: Some applications require small boards, while others need large boards. The size of the board will determine how much space it takes up and how many components can be mounted on it.

Material: Printed circuit boards are made using different materials such as FR4, glass epoxy, etc. The material depends on the type of application.

Thickness: This determines how much weight the board can support and whether or not it can function properly under pressure or stress

Design: The design of the board layout and its components, such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, etc., will determine how well they perform their functions.

The number of layers: The complexity of the circuit and its function describes the number of layers. The number of layers can range from 1 layer to 5 or 6 layers.

What services a PCB fabricator can offer?

●Fabrication and assembly of prototype boards and assemblies.

●PCB layout design and artwork creation.

●Board fabrication by either photo etching or chemical etching process.

●Manufacturing bare/unpopulated PCBs and complete assemblies using surface-mount technology (SMT) or through-hole technology (THT).

How to choose a good PCB manufacturer?

When choosing a PCB board manufacturer, there are numerous factors to consider:

●Check the certification of the manufacturer.

●Consider the price, quality, and quantity of goods, services, and delivery time.

●Check whether they have a good reputation and what customers say about them.

●Get quotes from several manufacturers and compare the prices and delivery times offered.

●Ensure the PCB manufacturer is reliable, honest, and trustworthy before signing any agreement or contract.

An introduction about IBE

IBE, founded in 2005, is a reputable PCB/PCBA fabricator, manufacturer, and OEM/ODM service provider. It offers its clients a wonderful experience. IBE provides a high-quality one-stop service that includes: 

●PCB/PCBA manufacture

●PCB/PCBA design

●PCB/PCBA testing and assembly.

IBE currently has a strong research and development team. There are engineers in various fields, mainly in:

●Mechanical design

●Structure

●Electronic circuit design

●EVT/DVT/PVT verification center

●Optical design

Besides ten DIP production lines, they also have an assembly line for finished products. The company has also formed test assemblies for laser range finding, new energy, medical devices, and automotive electronics.

Aluminum PCBs, Flex PCBs, Rigid-Flex PCBs, FR4 PCBs, high-frequency PCBs, and all other types of circuit boards can be produced by IBE. No matter the size, every order is given the highest care throughout the process to guarantee that all client expectations are satisfied.

IBE provides its employees with a secure and healthy work environment.

What PCB services IBE can offer?

What PCB services IBE can offer

PCB services IBE can offer:

●PCB/PCBA layout design

●PCB/PCBA manufacturing

●PCB/PCBA assembly and test

●Finished products assembly

●PCB/PCBA repair and refurbishment

Conclusion

The number of PCB fabrication and manufacturers is constantly growing. The PCB industry is in full swing, with many new companies and factories entering the fray yearly. The PCB fabricator you choose is just as important, and the reputation they’ve built in the industry means everything to get your design manufactured correctly at a competitive price.