Military and Aerospace PCBs
When it comes to printed circuit boards (PCBs), the military and aerospace industries have an ever-increasing demand for higher technical performance at affordable cost. Epec has made the investments in terms of both manufacturing equipment and manufacturing expertise that focuses on the high performance, reliability, and extreme environmental tolerances required for these industries.
requirements, including an expected lifetime of more than 5 years (sometimes extended to 15 years or longer). They are also required to perform in severe conditions which may include extremes of temperature, humidity, vibration, and impact, as well as survival in hostile environmental conditions such as salt spray, blowing sand or dust, and solar radiation.
PCB Prototype and PCB Production
Epec has a proven track record with PCB prototype and PCB production using standard and advanced technologies for the aerospace and military markets. You can view some of the specifics around our production capabilities and specifications below for standard rigid PCBs, flex/rigid-flex PCBs, and heavy copper PCBs/extreme copper PCBs that we have developed and perfected in conjunction with many of the largest military and aerospace companies in the world.
Along with our standard PCB capabilities, the list below is in addition to that substantial set of capabilities.
- IPC Class III
- Flex & Rigid-Flex
- Hybrid Constructions
- Imbedded and Printed Resistors
- UL up to 6 Ounces
- Heavy and Extreme Copper Capabilities
- Multiple selectively plated copper weights on external layers
Specific Process Capabilities:
- Sequential Lamination
- Blind & Buried Vias
- Filled Vias (Conductive and Non-Conductive)
- Laser Drilling and Stacked Vias
- Edge Plating and Castellation
- Air Pockets/Cavities
- Click here for our Microwave & RF PCBs
- Thermal Clad (Al/Cu)
- Controlled Impedance +/- 5%
- Plated Countersinks/Slots
- Controlled Z-Axis Routing
Manufacturing for Critical Applications
Epec has over 65 years of experience in building circuit boards for these critical applications. We’ve sent PCBs on the Apollo 11 mission and we take pride that all circuit boards manufactured for military and aerospace applications require fixed and approved origins of manufacture with total traceability and security of Gerber data and engineering specifications. All our systems for quality and security have passed audits from the DOD, FDA, FAA, and most of the Tier 1 defense contractors.
Not only do we provide manufacturing expertise, but we also typically work very closely with our customers’ engineering teams on their designs. Because we understand that these products must operate in harsh environments, we utilize materials capable of withstanding extremes of stress, pressure, and temperature as part of our services.