What is a blank PCB?
A blank PCB is quite simply an empty circuit board free from any of the components that are installed to create a functioning circuit board.
A blank circuit board is sometimes known as a ‘copper-clad’ circuit board, due to the coating of copper the board has around it. This copper coating allows the board to have an effective and efficient flow of electricity when components are placed on the board.
What are blank PCBs used for?
A blank printed circuit board is the fundamental base in which components and parts are secured. If you have the technology and capability to assemble and manufacture boards yourself, but simply need the blank canvas to start from, ABL Circuits can provide you with the blank PCBs you need to get started.
For almost 40 years, ABL Circuits have been successfully manufacturing and supplying blank printed circuit boards for a wide range of applications including aircraft, motor racing, laser games, stage sound and lighting.
What is a blank PCBs composed of?
Whilst they are often referred to as ‘copper-clad’ they are not purely made from copper, although the copper coating gives the board a high endurance to heat. Blank PCBs are the fundamental starting point of any PCB for your product, but in order to make sure they are durable and sturdy, other materials are used to create the blank board, such as silicon, to make them resistant to rusting.
Fast lead times
The diverse range of companies that we have made blank PCB boards for have benefitted from ABL Circuits offering one of the fastest lead-times in the UK, with most batches being fabricated within 5 working days as standard. And many customers have saved valuable time with their product development by taking advantage of our same day prototype service.
Your blank PCBs can be produced within 8 hours from receipt of your Gerber files, speeding up your PCB manufacturing processes.
Our reputation as one of the country’s most reliable and trustworthy blank PCB manufacturers has been built up through decades of dedication to our customers and the promise that your circuit boards will be delivered on time, every time. Whether you are ordering our bare boards or choosing our total PCB solution, we pride ourselves on offering some of the best lead times in the industry, without compromising our quality or service. Get in touch with one of our team today on 01462 417400, or through our online quotation page.
Our reputation as one of the country’s most reliable and trustworthy blank PCB manufacturers has been built up through decades of dedication to our customers and the promise that your circuit boards will be delivered “on time, every time”. Whether you are ordering our bare boards or choosing our total PCB solution, we pride ourselves on offering some of the best lead times in the industry, without compromising our quality and service.
Take a look at our online quotation page and see just how competitive our prices are for your blank PCB service needs.
You will benefit from the fastest leadtimes in the UK. Your ABL Circuits PCB’s will be delivered within 5 working days as standard.
Your order will be dealt with promptly by a friendly and conscientious team, committed to providing a high level of service.
You will also benefit from our exceptional 8 hour same day express service for your urgent prototypes.
The knowledge gained from 30 years of experience eliminates your risk in dealing with ABL Circuits.
Your deadlines are critical to you and us, that’s why we guarantee you will receive your boards on time, every time in perfect condition.
News, blogs & articles
Latest blogs from ABL
SMT assembly process
Printed Circuit Board on a Factory Assembly Line with Automated Robotic Arm for Surface Mounting Microprocessors to the Motherboard. When the components for your ...Read Post
PCB Etching 101
Etched PCB Board PCB etching is one of the most important elements of the PCB manufacturing process. It involves removing copper from the surface of the PCB in order ...Read Post
What is a PCB drill and how do they work?
PCB drills are complex pieces of machinery that are used to create printed circuit boards (PCBs). When creating PCBs, precision is everything. For this reason, ...Read Post
See what others say
Ian - MES
First time user of ABL and placed an order for a 4 layer board with 2oz copper on all layers. Order received in 5 days and the quality of the board was excellent. Probably the best quality of board that I have received from using countless suppliers. Would definitely recommend ABL for PCB manufacture and will be using them again for my next PCB request.
Very nice company to work with as they are always happy to help solve any of my problems fast and good quality work. They are my number one PCB supplier.
Excellent service, fast and efficient with excellent help during the development of the circuit design. Great pricing structure and very professional.