How To Choosing The Standard PCB Thickness

How To Choosing The Standard PCB Thickness


The standard PCB thickness refers to the assembly of single or additional cores that are connected using sheets of cured epoxy. The options customers may range from 0.008 inches to 0.240 inches. Multiple laminate options ensure the right impedance of the PCB. Notice that the board’s finish determines the thickness of the PCB and that each finish is different and comes with its own advantages.



The application of your PCB generally determines its thickness. It is important to coordinate with your manufacturer which thickness meets your specific needs. Note that the price of the PCB is determined by the thickness and non-standard thickness will increase the price.


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The use to which the PCB is to be deployed determines its size and thickness. Standard PCB thickness is deployed in making electronic components, electronic connection providers, and platforms for electronic parts.


Those that are made of a multiple of layers are referred to as multilayer PCBs. We have the double layer PCBs that comes with just one layer at the top and the bottom. Other PCBs have an internal power plane layer and some layer in the middle. These types of PCBs increases routing density and allows for easier routing. They improve on electromagnetic compatibility.


Notice that the higher the PCB thickness, the higher the impedance and the more the chances that you will be able to control the impedance. Substrates such as fiber could be used to make the PCB. These materials give the PCB thickness and rigidity. However, it is possible to build flexible PCB using Kapton which are flexible high-temperature plastics. If you are a designer, you will find PCBs of different thickness. However, it is recommended that you consider working with standard PCB thickness.