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History of Aluminum Extrusion Design

Today, aluminum extrusion services for thermal management are a critical aspect of manufacturing. But the process of aluminum extrusion design and production took over 100 years to develop into the significant industry it is today. The history of aluminum extrusion began in 1795 when English inventor Joseph Bramah patented his design for a manually powered [&hellip.... read more »

Thermal Management Solutions for LEDs

Over 65% of the electrical power in an LED light is converted into heat. Heat sink turnkey manufacturing is one of the most efficient ways to cool LED lights. But which method and material should you use for your LED heat sink? Injection-Molded Thermoplastics and Molded Graphite Injection-molded thermoplastics and molded graphite heat sinks are [&hellip.... read more »

History of Aluminum – Part 2

As discussed in History of Aluminum – Part 1, aluminum was once considered a semi-precious metal used only for expensive jewelry and cutlery. That changed in the late 1880s with the discovery of the Hall-Héroult process for extracting aluminum. In the United States, recent college graduate Charles Hall was performing experiments in the woodshed behind [&hellip.... read more »

Aluminum Die Casting vs. Precision Metal Stamping

Getec Industrial is a custom aluminum die casting products manufacturer that also offers precision metal stamping for aluminum services. Aluminum die casting and metal stamping are two very different processes with their own strengths and weaknesses. Aluminum stamping is a metalworking process in which thin metal sheets are bent and sheared into a desired shape [&hellip.... read more »

Types of Heat Sinks

Heat sinks are important thermal management solutions in many electronic products, from computers to cell phones to refrigerators. But how many types of heat sinks are there and how do they work? This post details five common types of heat sink based on final shape and method of manufacturing. Stampings Stamped heat sinks are copper [&hellip.... read more »

History of Aluminum – Part 1

Aluminum is the third most abundant element on earth and its components have been used by humans for thousands of years. Alum was used as a dye fixer in Egypt over 5,000 years ago while Persian sculptors used aluminum silicates for making pots and ancient Greeks used anhydrous aluminum sulfate to staunch wounds. But pure [&hellip.... read more »

Material Advantages and Benefits of Aluminum – Part 4

This month, we complete our four-part series on the material advantages and benefits of aluminum. Along with other benefits, aluminum is lightweight, easily recyclable, and strong, making it the perfect metal for heat sink manufacturing, seamless drawn tubing, and other thermal management solutions. Durable One major benefit of aluminum is its strength and durability. Aluminum [&hellip.... read more »

Choosing the Right CNC Machining Company for Aluminum Extrusion Design

CNC machining has many benefits for aluminum extrusion design. One of the most important decisions you need to make for your project is choosing the right company. Start by researching nearby CNC machining companies, looking at the following factors: Location. Choosing a company that’s relatively close to you will save money on shipping and may [&hellip.... read more »

Material Advantages and Benefits of Aluminum – Part 3

This month continues our four-part series on the material advantages and benefits of aluminum. Because of the highly recyclable nature of aluminum, it makes it an excellent material for seamless drawn tubing and heat sink manufacturing. Non-Magnetic Aluminum is considered to be a paramagnetic metal. A paramagnetic metal is a metal that has a very [&hellip.... read more »

Aluminum Die Casting vs. Sand Casting

Aluminum die casting and sand casting are both common methods for producing parts out of metal. But what is the difference between these two methods, and which is better? Sand casting is the simplest and most popular type of casting. Sand castings can be made from a wide variety of metals. The most popular are [&hellip.... read more »