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Hi5 Electronics Ltd

Based in Rochdale, near Manchester, Hi5 Electronics are an established UK PCB manufacturer.

From our facility in the northwest of England, we manufacture and supply printed circuit boards in a variety of types and quantities to customers across Europe.

We consider each order individually and plan accordingly. Whether it’s a prototype PCB that’s needed in a serious hurry to the volume production from supplied stock, we provide a first class service.

Our UK PCB manufacturing capability is underpinned by both our experienced and diligent team and our extensive equipment list. The latest addition to our set up is the Pluritech Multistation L, a highly sophisticated PCB drilling machine which gives our manufacturing process added flexibility, increased accuracy yet also faster productivity.

And as our circuit board production needs carry on growing, we are able to add six extra drill stations, capable of carrying out either different or the same jobs at the same time.

Additionally, we are proud to have achieved UL recognition for our Insulated Metal Substrates production. this means we can turn round an IMS PCB on a specified aluminium in just a matter of days. This printed circuit board manufacturing process is intrinsic in the production of high intensity LEDS – a huge growth market.


Products

Batch / Volume Production

Batch / Volume Production

Buying circuit boards from an offshore source is a skill-rich exercise. True, everyone can stick a pin in their e-mail in-box and come up with a low c...

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Bespoke PCB Services

Bespoke PCB Services

Bespoke PCB Services are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us if you require more information.

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Buffer stocks

Buffer stocks

Buffer stocks. Please follow the link from FTN to our website. Please contact us for more information on the product/service that interests you.

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Circuit Printing

Circuit Printing

Circuit Printing are all able to be purchased from us. Please feel free to contact us on the numbers provided, or visit our website and enquire for mo...

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Customisable features - Board type

Customisable features - Board type

Customisable features - Board type. Please contact us for more information on this and other products.

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Customisable features - Hole size

Customisable features - Hole size

Customisable features - Hole size Please follow the link from FTN to our website, where you will find further information on this product, and links t...

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Customisable features - Panel size

Customisable features - Panel size

Customisable features - Panel size are available from us, please visit the website for more information.

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Customisable features - Standard/premium finishes

Customisable features - Standard/premium finishes

Customisable features - Standard/premium finishes can be provided from us, from our large product catalogue please feel free to contact us using the ...

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Customisable features - Turnaround time

Customisable features - Turnaround time

Customisable features - Turnaround time can be purchased from us, please contact us via telephone or email.

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Flex-rigid multilayer

Flex-rigid multilayer

Flex-rigid multilayer are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us for more information.

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Hi5 PCB batch production

Hi5 PCB batch production

Hi5 PCB batch production are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us if you require more information.

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Importing PCBs

Importing PCBs

Importing PCBs is available from us, please feel free to contact us to discuss this or any other product or services you may be interested in.

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Milling and printing of your circuit boards

Milling and printing of your circuit boards

Milling and printing of your circuit boards are just one of many products in this range that we can source for you. Please contact us for more informa...

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Multi Layer Build: Hi5 Standard

Multi Layer Build: Hi5 Standard

Multi Layer Build: Hi5 Standard Please contact us in regards to this product where we will be able to provide you with more information. Thank you.

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PCB Manufacturers

PCB Manufacturers

PCB Manufacturers are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us for more information.

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PCB Pre-Production

PCB Pre-Production

Once you are comfortable with your PCB Prototype you might be tempted to source volume production for your PCB services. A pre-production batch can b...

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PCB prototypes panel service

PCB prototypes panel service

PCB prototypes panel service are available on request, please email us for more information, or visit our website.

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PCB Prototyping

PCB Prototyping

Hi5 Electronics’ PCB prototyping service gives you complete control over your order. Our online PCB prototype shop can turn even the most complicated ...

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Pre-production sample batch

Pre-production sample batch

Pre-production sample batch are all able to be purchased from us. Please feel free to contact us on the numbers provided, or visit our website and enq...

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Prototype Printed Circuit Boards

Prototype Printed Circuit Boards

Prototype Printed Circuit Boards Please contact us for more information on this and other products.

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Solder Resist colour: GREEN

Solder Resist colour: GREEN

Solder Resist colour: GREEN If you have any queries on this, or any of our other products/services, then please do not hesitate to contact us on the n...

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Standard thickness: 1.6mm Fr4

Standard thickness: 1.6mm Fr4

Standard thickness: 1.6mm Fr4 are just one of many products in this range that we can source for you. Please contact us for more information.

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22 Products

Blog

Why The Thermal Management Of LEDs Is Important

Why The Thermal Management Of LEDs Is Important

Posted on August 5, 2015 by Ross The market for Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) has exploded in recent years. Designers and engineers from a broad range...

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UK Electronics Industry: The New Frontier

UK Electronics Industry: The New Frontier

Posted on July 24, 2015 by Rick Recent feats of engineering, like the launch of the Philae landing craft which touched down on a comet last November,...

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Are Electronics Jobs Safe From Automation?

Are Electronics Jobs Safe From Automation?

Posted on October 27, 2015 by Ross Research conducted by Oxford University and Deloitte suggests that about 35% of the current jobs here in the UK ha...

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New Jewel In The Crown Of Manchester’s Graphene Valley

New Jewel In The Crown Of Manchester’s Graphene Valley

Posted on September 23, 2015 by Ross Here’s a first look at the next £60 million phase of the Manchester Graphene Valley project. The futuristic Gra...

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More Councils Install LED Street Lights To Save Money And Boost Green Credentials

More Councils Install LED Street Lights To Save Money And Boost Green Credentials

Posted on September 4, 2015 by Ross Local authorities up and down the country are replacing traditional filament street lights with new LED bulbs. I...

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See Our New Insulated Metal Substrate Boards At The Electronics Design Show This Week

See Our New Insulated Metal Substrate Boards At The Electronics Design Show This Week

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Ross We’ll be exhibiting an exciting new printed circuit board with a thermal-regulating substrate at the Electronics D...

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Is Li-Fi The New Wi-Fi?

Is Li-Fi The New Wi-Fi?

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Ross In brief, no. Well not yet anyway. But the technology is coming along, and the possible applications are pretty e...

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Experts Urge Developers To Refocus Their IoT Designs

Experts Urge Developers To Refocus Their IoT Designs

Posted on November 17, 2015 by Ross Everybody has an opinion on the Internet of Things (IoT), but some of these opinions carry more weight than other...

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An Electronics Student’s Reading List

An Electronics Student’s Reading List

Posted on November 10, 2015 by Ross Any electronics students at university might just now be wondering where all that time went. It only feels like a...

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Biodegradable Chip Could Be The Answer To ‘Technology Pollution’

Biodegradable Chip Could Be The Answer To ‘Technology Pollution’

Posted on November 2, 2015 by Ross Cheaper and more widely available technologies like computers, mobile phones and everything in between is causing ...

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Our Capabilities

Our Capabilities

Our Capabilities

Making a printed circuit brings together chemistry, engineering, photography and IT in a series of processes to turn design into reality, as the basic building block of almost anything electronic.

It requires skill, experience and investment to produce a bespoke design very quickly and to an exemplary quality standard; only then can the project, be it a new product or mass production, be allowed to proceed.

Here at Hi5 Electronics we continually invest in equipment, training and support, which allows us to exceed expectations and to get PCB boards out in minimum time.

In our drilling area we have Pluritec high speed autoloader machines that will drill holes down to 0.1mm with great accuracy and speed. Our Burkle bonding press bonds at vacuum of 1mbar to give excellent encapsulation and thickness control, even at the highest layer count.

Automatic inspection finds the smallest error, to ensure top class yield when we put a printed circuit board on our roving probe testers, testing to the design data.

Laser photoplotting and UV printing can define features to 75 microns, and precision etching, combined with first-class layer to layer tolerances, gives excellent impedence matching.

We metallize and plate substrates from PTFE to polyimide, and apply a full range of solderable final finishes, including immersion gold, lead free HAL, sterling silver and OSP.

We score, rout and mill to profile, including contouring aluminium base, and even anodise the back of aluminium boards for fantastic thermal properties.

All this is done by a workforce with great skills, most of whom have many years’ experience in making printed circuits; this means we can advise on the best way to get the best board possible on your assembly machines in the shortest time possible.

Products

Please see our range of products (including multilayer) and finishes below:

Conventional on FR4 0.2 – 3.2mm PTH FR4 0.4 – 10.0mm Multilayer up to 18 layer, thickness 0.3 – 5.2mm Buried and blind via multilayer Insulated metal substrate (aluminium backed) PTFE pth Flexible adhesiveless polyimide Flex-rigid multilayer (adhesiveless flex.) Copper/invar core Heavy copper ( 250micron) Buried passive components Final Finish:

Sterling Silver OSP Lead free HASL ENIG

Equipment

Tooling

Visual Cam x3 (network) U-cam netlist test preparation Mivatec photoplotter Drilling

Excellon Uniline CNC drill Excellon EX110 CNC Drill-router Excellon EX200 CNC drill router Radol CNC scorer Bonding

Burkle Vacuum bonding press Picard post etch punch Imaging

Cirgraphics File line printer x2 Resco primary image developer Hibass Solder resist developer Dry film laminator Plating

Resco Black Hole line Plasticon Copper/Tin electrolytic line Plasticon de-smear line Plasticon Multibond line Hibass precision etcher Hibass d/s brushing machine Muscat d/s brushing machine Final Finish Area

Quicksilver SM lead free solder leveller Cemco fluxing machine Hibass flux removal machine R&F electroless nickel and immersion gold line Sterling silver line Solder resist area

Argon semi-auto screen printer Semi-auto screen printer Hedenair ovens Notation printing

Microcraft ink-jet printer Inspection & Test

Mania Speedy large format roving probe testers x 2 Seaward PAT Tester Stereo microscope Laboratory

Buhler microsection prep. equipment Olympus metallographic microscope Vis/UV spectrophotometer

Click here for more information on http://www.hi5electronics.co.uk/our-capabilities/

Contact Us

Hi5 Electronics Ltd

  • Sherwood Industrial Park
  • Queensway
  • Rochdale
  • Greater Manchester
  • OL11 2NU

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