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Uses for Custom Aluminum Metal Stamping Services

Analysis: Copper Heat Sinks vs. Aluminum Extrusion Heat Sinks The two most common metals used in the creation of heatsinks as electronic cooling solutions for electronic devices are aluminum and copper. Each metal has benefits and drawbacks and this article will cover these. Aluminum Aluminum has two big advantages over copper, cost and weight. Copper [&hellip.... read more »


Thermal Management Solution Reference Guide

This article is a summary of several thermal management solutions developed by engineers to handle excess heat. This reference sheet, developed by Getec Industries, provides a high-level overview of the most common thermal management solutions Recirculating Heat Pipes Cold Plates Thermoelectric Coolers Recirculating Heat Pipes Heat pipes are one of the most common choices for [&hellip.... read more »


Uses for Custom Aluminum Metal Stamping Services

Custom aluminum metal stamping services have a range of benefits for various industries. But custom metal stamping is most common in these four applications: Construction and Building Components There’s a good chance that you are reading this post in surrounded by aluminum stamped components due to their popularity in building and construction components manufacturing. Aluminum [&hellip.... read more »


Types of Thermal Management Solutions: Thermoelectric Coolers

In this post, we continue our series on thermal management solutions, how they work, and their advantages and disadvantages. This month, we’re focusing on the thermal management solution used in thermoelectric coolers: the Peltier effect. Peltier Effect – Thermoelectric Coolers Thermoelectric coolers transfer heat using a direct current between two electrical semiconductors to cool a [&hellip.... read more »


Types of Thermal Management Solutions: Cold Plates

Here we continue our series on the common types of thermal management technologies and how they work. This month, we’re focusing on the use of liquid cooling in cold plates. Liquid Cooling – Cold Plates Similar to aluminum heat pipe design and technology, cold plates use a cooling liquid and a thermally conductive metal as [&hellip.... read more »


History of the Heat Pipe

The heat pipe is a mainstay in today’s tech-driven world, but it spent most of its existence in relative obscurity. Precursors to the now-vital heat pipe date back to 1942, when inventors Angrier March Perkins and Loftus Perkins patented their design for the Perkins Tube. The Perkins Tube was heat transfer device that acted as [&hellip.... read more »


Types of Thermal Management Solutions: Heat Pipes

In this post, we continue our series on thermal management solutions, how they work, and their advantages and disadvantages. This month, we’re focusing on the thermal management solution used in heat pipe turnkey manufacturing: fluid phase change.   Fluid Phase Change – Recirculating Heat Pipes Heat pipes are one of the most common choices for [&hellip.... read more »


Aluminum Alloys for Extruded Aluminum Heat Sink Manufacturing

With seven grades of aluminum on the market and countless varying alloys, choosing a material for custom heat sinks can be a daunting task. Here are summaries of three common aluminum heat sink materials:   Aluminum Alloy 1050 Aluminum alloy 1050 is the most common choices for aluminum extrusion heat sink turnkey services. The 1xxx [&hellip.... read more »


Types of Thermal Management Solutions: Heat Sinks

Finding the right thermal management solutions is a crucial step in electronics manufacturing. In this series, we will examine three approaches to thermal management, how they work, and their benefits and drawbacks. This month, we draw our attention to two thermal management solutions used in heat sinks: natural conduction and forced convection. Natural Conduction – [&hellip.... read more »


Materials Guide for Heat Sink Manufacturing

Material is one of the most important factors in heat sink efficiency, and a custom heat sink company has many materials to choose from. In this post, we compare four materials you may be considering for your heat sink manufacturing:   Aluminum With a thermal conductivity of 205 W/mK, aluminum is the most common material [&hellip.... read more »