Transparent Glass PCB Manufacturer

As a professional transparent  Glass PCB Manufacturer, FX PCB developed its own technology on the transparent glass PCB, which can greatly improve the copper thickness and adhesivity of the glass. It can help you to improve the transparent glass PCB yield and decrease the maintenance cost of your products. We have different glass material for you choose: tempered glass, float glass, sapphire glass, and quartz.

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What is Transparent Glass PCB?

As we know it is normal for designers to use Fr4 (fiberglass-reinforced epoxy) or other materials for their printed circuit board(PCB), with the requirements on the PCB substrate of flatness, transparent, deformation, heat resistance, and tear-resistance. We found that using a glass substrate to build the PCB can meet the demand. So we are using a transparent glass substrate to build the circuit boards called transparent glass PCB.

What are the advantages of the transparent Glass PCB?

Transparent glass PCBs have high thermal stability, excellent electrical insulation properties, and the ability to handle high-frequency and high-power applications.

1, Transparency, Glass PCBs PCB are very clear, and the transparency rate can be over 90%, which can be used for the display, solar, and other products.

2, High Thermal Stability: Transparent glass PCBs can withstand a wide range of temperatures

3, Electrical insulation: Glass is an excellent insulator, and it can prevent electrical leakage and interference between components and traces on the PCB.

4, Reduced Signal Loss: Glass PCBs can minimize signal loss, which can make them suitable for high-speed data transmission applications

5, Environmental Resistance: Glass PCBs are resistant to environmental factors such as moisture, chemicals, and UV radiation, which can extend their lifespan and reliability.

6, High Frequency and RF Applications: Glass PCBs are commonly used in high-frequency and RF (radio frequency) applications, including wireless communication systems, radar, and              RF amplifiers.

What is the Transparent Glass PCB Capability of FX PCB Manufacturer?

Board Thickness(mm) 0.5-4mm
Layer Number 1L
Base copper thickness(um) 6-45um
Min Track width 150um ± 20um
Min Hole Size 0.2+/-0.05mm
Size 600 × 1420mm
Transparent Size 85% – 96%
Surface Treatment OSP, ENIG, immersion Nickle, Tin, ENEPIG
Material Tempered low iron glass; Float glass; Sapphire crystal glass; Quartz glass

You can send us your glass PCB design, and we will give you suggestions on how we can manufacture it.

Glass PCB Technology Compare:

Technology Copper Plating Track Technology Track Precision Copper Adhesivity Yield Copper Thickness
Thick film Stencil silkscreen Not clear, poor surface smooth Poor(1.0) High(80-95%) 10-25um
Thick film Vacuum plating Etching High Precision, surface smooth Poor(0.7) Low(50%-70%) 6-12um
FX PCB Own technology Etching High precision, surface smooth Strong(3.0) High(85%-96%) 6-45um

There are many Glass PCB manufacturers all over the world, and make sure that their glass PCB technology can meet your requirements.

The PCB market is expanding like nothing else to meet the requirements of various electrical and electronic devices. Therefore, you will see metal PCBs, Ceramic PCBs, and even transparent glass PCBs.

Believe it or not, transparent glass PCB technology has brought revolutionary changes in the printed circuit board industry. The transparent glass PCB is used in different LED and LCD devices. However, its most promising use in the 5G mobile network will change the concept of communication forever.

So, if you are interested in the most advanced Glass PCBs and keep up your pace with the rest of the world, read our detailed guidelines on transparent PCBs made of glass.

Where do you use the Glass PCB

outdoor display, Solar, 3D printing, Mini TV, 5G and etc

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What kind of solder mask can be used on your transparent glass PCB?

It is mostly like other PCBs, we can use Green, white, black, etc for your transparent glass PCB, but our customers seldom use this kind of solder mask, as they want to keep the transparency of their PCB, so we do have the clear solder mask for customer to choose.

What is Glass PCB etching?

Glass PCB is often used in LCDs and LEDs. The manufacturers may construct it, using glass as a raw component. Or the factory should use a UV-curable mask to move the circuit from the glass PCB. These masks may be used with smaller track widths that are UV-curable. This strategy is used Even in large-scale glass PCB material manufacturing. When exposed to UV- radiation uncured etches toughen.

The resistance is put to the UV light copper board as well as subjected through a UV light output by an opaque film. Accordingly, the glass PCB circuit board design is bonded to the resist film. The circuit is prepared for imprinting, once the uncured film has been cleaned.

The circuit is accessible for etching, once the uncured coating has been withdrawn. A developer is nothing more than a minimal solution, despite its name. So, comparable to baking soda, which is used to disappear uncured UV protection.

The two kinds of UV-resist films are positive and negative UV-resist films. When a developer is added, the photoresist remains undissolved while the remaining parts are melted. A negative one is used in that specific way. Positive is the opposite of negative UV-resist films.

How to make glass PCB?

The opportunities are infinite for those who have the skills to make their own copper circuit. Glass PCBs have some warnings which will be discussed in this article. Many future technologies depend on glass substrates.

The material that you will use to produce a shattered glass PCB, let’s discuss.

  • UV-resistant piece of glass
  • Printout from OHP
  • Baking soda
  • Glue
  • UV photo resistance
  • Chloride of iron
  • The foil is made of copper

Do you want to know more about the procedure of making or buying a glass PCB? check out this article.

Types of Glass PCB

A wide variety of materials is used as elements for making spread glass PCB and substrates. For example, to enable performance in particular conditions, various materials own distinct properties. Please have a look at all the types of Glass PCBs.

Epoxy glass PCB

In microelectronics, advanced manufacturing, electric-powered light resources as well as optical Crystalline quartz and far-infrared heaters such material is commonly used. It has a relatively low thermal coefficient and is very tough to mold. Moreover, it is very stable and visible to infrared UV light.

Sapphire Glass PCB

Glass PCB with sapphire crystals has great thermal characteristics. Magnifying glass PCB is chemically inert as it possesses outstanding structural and electronic features. extreme heat protection and chemical durability as well as Infrared conductivity make it an appealing material.

Temperature glass PCB

This type of pre-stressed glass is reprocessed by the glass. It is very strong and highly durable; that’s why it is very tough to mold or break. It’s a very strong material If it’s compressed to 125MPa (which is 4-5 times stronger than any conventional glass).

Furthermore, tempered Glass PCB’s mechanical properties are also good. The glass will be unharmed if a steel ball weighs 1kg if it drops from 1m height.

Sometimes, tempered Glass PCB is used in far-infrared and infrared military devices such as infrared and far-infrared views, night vision camera systems, and night vision cameras, also among other devices.  Additionally, this glass is also used in space technology instruments, satellites,s and indifferent works including optical prisms, space technology meters, and window systems.

Moreover, the glass transition temperature of fr4 PCB is also used in research instruments and technology; for instance: low-temperature experiment ports, UV and IR windows, and high-precision devices.

Glass PCB: uses and benefits

Glass PCB’s clear glass invisible wiring decoration and 360-degree light-emitting packaging, people use transparent glass PCB in LED, LCD, and for many other purposes.

Glass PCBs offer a range of uses and benefits in various industries. Their transparent nature allows for visually appealing designs, making them ideal for applications such as displays, touch panels, LED lighting systems, and augmented reality devices. With high thermal conductivity, glass PCBs effectively dissipate heat, ensuring the reliability of electronic components in automotive, aerospace, and other industries. 

The benefits of using the glass substrate are given below.

  • Chemical resistance,
  • Surface,
  • Heat resistance,
  • Deformation,
  • Rip resistance
  • Opacity and so forth are all.

By operating at high temperatures for many periods of time, glass art PCB deformation percentage remains very low. Such glass is widely used in solar cells, LED screens, and 3D printers. hot water or Acetone can be used to decrease the acrimony on the copper channels.

By constructing a Glass PCB on a piece of required glass, electricity may not be upgraded. Some functions that need clarity may benefit from using such PCB. For instance, such a type of track of a copper set may be amazing.

The dimensional stability of glass PCBs enables consistent performance, while enhanced signal integrity facilitates the reliable transmission of high-speed data. Overall, glass PCBs provide a unique combination of aesthetics, thermal management, and signal integrity, making them a valuable choice for diverse applications.

Why Is SFX PCB Best For Transparent Glass PCB?

SFX PCB developed its technology on the glass PCB, which can greatly improve the copper thickness and adhesivity on the glass; please see FX PCB capability and the advantage compared to other glass PCB technology.

it seems that SFX PCB is a company with over 10 years of experience in manufacturing different types of printed circuit boards and their assembly. They emphasize providing a one-stop manufacturing solution, aiming to deliver high-quality PCBs at the lowest cost and with quick turnaround times. Effective communication with clients is also highlighted as a priority.

Our one-stop manufacturing technology ensures the lowest cost without reducing the quality of your PCBs. On top of it, we are ready to deliver the PCBs within the shortest possible time and maintain healthy communication with our clients. For more information on glass PCB, you can contact us and ask for a quotation and pricing. We offer both mass and customized orders to meet your requirements.

It’s worth noting that when choosing a PCB manufacturer, it’s essential to consider factors such as their reputation, expertise, track record, customer reviews, and the specific requirements of your project. It would be prudent to research and verify the capabilities, quality standards, and customer support provided by SFX PCB or any other company you are considering for your PCB manufacturing needs.

Final Words

Glass transparent PCBs are rapidly stepping their foot in the printed circuit board industry. Suppose you are a communication, medical or military device manufacturer. In that case, it’s high time you focus on the flashes of brilliance and benefits of glass and finds ways to apply them to your devices.

In summary, the transparency and functional characteristics of transparent glass PCBs make them the best choice for applications that require both visual appeal and reliable performance. Their ability to combine aesthetics, thermal management, and signal integrity in a single solution positions them as a compelling option across various industries.

So if you are looking for a transparent glass PCB manufacturer in China to get a price, please send us an email at [email protected] or send your information here.