IMS pool

Insulated Metal Substrate Service

Made in Europe

Our PCB IMS pool service offers a cost effective solution for Insulated Metal Substrate boards that are used in today’s high-intensity LED, power conversion and automotive applications.

Using IMS boards helps improve heat dissipation management and thus can improve the life and reliability of your products.

Our IMS pool offers a cost effective solution together with all the benefits from our other order-pooling services for aluminium-backed PCB’s.

What’s Available

  • Bare Board or Assembled PCB’s
  • Bare Board PCB’s in 5 Working Days* or Assembled PCB’s in 10 Working Days*
  • 1 layer from 1 Piece Onwards
  • Specially Tested Material
  • 1 Soldermasks and 1 Legend/Silkscreen
  • Lead-free HAL Finish
  • Aluminium Backed Material Optimised for Maximum Heat Dissipation
  • No Tooling Charges
  • No Minimum Order Charge.
  • 100% Manufacturability Check Prior to Production
  • PCB Configurator to check and upload design parameters before pricing
  • PCB Checker to analyses your data before you place your order
  • BOM and CPL analysis


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IMS pool service parameters

Number of Layers


Maximum PCB Dimension

580mm x 425mm

Minimum PCB Dimension

5mm x 5mm

Base Material

Polytherm TC-Lam 2.0

Base Material Thickness

ALU 1.55mm, 100µm insulation

Base Copper Foil


Surface Finish

Lead-free HAL

Soldermask Type/Colour

Pooled – White or Black

Non-Pooled – Green

Legend Type/Colour

White or Black

Min. Track Width/Spacing


Min. Finished Hole size


Minimum Outer Layer Pad Diameter

 Finished Hole Size + 0.250mm

Minimum Copper to Board Edge Clearance

Routed – 0.250mm

Slots and Cut-outs

Tool Size – 2.0mm

Delivery Panels (customer panels)

Break-routed with 2 mm Tool

Maximum Customer Panel

550 x 425mm

For larger – please request a quotation

Minimum Customer Panel

50mm x 50mm

Electrical Test


UL Marking

Not yet available

Stencil Material

100µm and 130µm Stainless Steel

Maximum Stencil Size

595mm x 595mm

The IMS pool calculator starts with Default Settings, as described in this document

IMS pool Assembly Service Parameters

Number of Component Layers



1 PCB and up

Lead Time

10 working days* (5 for manufacture and 5 for assembly)

Minimum PCB Dimensions

5mm x 5mm

Maximum PCB/Panel Dimensions

340mm x 440mm

Assembly Type

SMT – single sided


Passive Components  – 0201 and higher

Active Components – from 0,35mm pitch

BGA – 0,4mm pitch and Above

Solder Alloy

Basis SAC 305 Sn 96,5 Ag3 Cu 0,5 lead-free

Solder Paste Stencil

Laser cut

(included in the assembly cost – not delivered with the assembled boards)

Component Sourcing

All Components Sourced by Eurocircuits

(Components not sourceable by Eurocircuits can be supplied by the customer)

Quality Inspection

Visual inspection

Solder Paste Inspection (SPI)

BGA Placement

X-ray Inspection


  1. Subject to design meeting our IMS pool manufacturing and assembly specification and component availability.
  2. The price cannot be automatically calculated for a PCB containing more than 200 BOM lines or 1000 component placements, our engineering department will evaluate and send you an offer usually within 24 hours.
  3. These conditions are available in our calculator/Visualizer and will only be confirmed in our order confirmation.