Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are used in almost all electronic devices. In the automotive industry, PCBs are widely used in vehicle electronics. They are essential to the performance, safety, and reliability of the vehicle, and if they are not manufactured in a way that adheres to these specifications there can be serious consequences.

The attention to detail required when manufacturing PCBs for the automotive industry is something that we have developed through decades of hard work and experience. At ABL Circuits, we understand the nature of not just the stringent regulations of the automotive industry, but many industries requiring our PCB expertise – including energy and aerospace. Our team can support you from start to finish, whether you need help with design and blueprints, time-sensitive manufacturing, or reverse engineering. We can tailor our services to provide exactly the help you need.

Providing bespoke PCB services for over 40 years!

Committed to consistently delivering to the highest standards, our ISO 9001-2015 certification allows our customers to feel confident in choosing to work with us.

One of the ways in which we support our customers is through PCB assembly. We understand that PCB assembly can often be a time-consuming and expensive process. There are many benefits to be had from outsourcing to a company such as ours. Whether you need us with you from the very beginning of the design stage, or only need our help with a specific component, we can handle the creation of whatever size of PCB order you need. Some of the ways we aim to be helpful and flexible with our PCB production include:

  • Truly bespoke service and whatever stage of production you need – feel free to come to us with your own specifications already prepared.
  • We can use any components provided, or source them for you.
  • Providing you with prototypes in as little as eight hours. 

Our attention to detail is so great that we feel confident in promising that your order will be right first time, every time. 

How have we helped previous automotive partners?

Our clients’ satisfaction is our number one priority, and – as varied as they are – we’re pleased to be able to provide the same level of incredible service across the board. We’ve produced PCBs for automotive components for clients such as Groeneveld-BEKA, who provide lubrication systems for a wide variety of vehicles and machines. We’ve also had the privilege of working with numerous Formula 1 teams.

Another great example is this case study, in which we explain how we were able to reverse engineer a performance-boosting solution for a v8 engine ignition system. This project had a total turnaround time of 2 weeks – because in automotive industries, there is often a need for speed in more ways than one.

In a standard vehicle, there are many electronic devices that will make use of PCBs – from engine control units (ECUs), responsible for controlling various systems in a car, to sensors, displays and audio systems. For use in a vehicle, PCBs need to be made of durable, high-quality materials and designed to withstand factors such as high temperatures, corrosion, moisture, and extreme vibrations. These conditions need to be taken into account throughout the manufacturing process, from initial blueprints to materials used.

How are printed circuit boards used in automotive components?

Key components in engines, braking systems and airbag control units, PCBs used in a wide variety of automotive components. These components play a vital role in not only ensuring the performance of the machine, but also the safety of those using it.

For example, if the PCB in an ECU were to malfunction, this could lead to a loss of power that could go on to cause damage and danger to those nearby. 

PCBs in automotive components need to be made of durable, high-quality materials and designed to withstand factors such as high temperatures, corrosion, moisture, and extreme vibrations. As well as this they should be compact, and energy-efficient, to better aid overall functionality. When offering automotive PCB services it’s important to understand these factors, and reflect this knowledge and understanding in what you create and the service you provide. We’re always happy to provide more information on any of our services or experience, so please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

Looking for a bespoke manufacturing solution? See how ABL Circuits can help you today

For automotive original equipment manufacturers who want any more information on how we can be of service to you, get in touch today for a free quote.