Hi5 Electronics are proud to announce that, after a project lasting several months, we have achieved UL recognition for an extension of our Metal Backed (Insulatedmetal substrate, IMS ) printed circuit boards.
This new approval boosts our UK PCB manufacturing process and allows us to manufacture laminate in-house, which both can massively reduce lead times on special aluminium thickness or copper weight, but also allows us to produce product with special engineering grades of alloy, which can now be UL marked.
UL recognition of metal substrates is becoming more important as LED lighting moves into the consumer product arena, particularly for the US market.
This approval gives Hi5 the ability to carry out UL marked prototype and volume printed circuit board manufacturing, on an aluminium thicknesses or spec. This development is of great help to designers who may find it essential, backed up with rapid response and low minimum order.