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Metal Science Technologies

Boyd Corporation has a longstanding history in innovative metal science solutions which has been augmented recently by the 2017 acquisition of Aavid Thermalloy. The acquisition of Aavid, the most recognized thermal solutions provider in the world, also included other leading global thermal brands like Thermacore Inc., Niagara Thermal Products, and Allcast. Thermacore Inc. played a pivotal role in the development and commercialization of two phase cooling technologies such as heat pipes as well as metal and material sciences for advanced cooling systems. Niagara Thermal Products serviced the aerospace and defense markets and was best known for their expertise with heat exchangers. While Allcast had a long history in industrial-focused die casting, including but not limited to complex thermal solutions. These pioneering histories rich in thermal innovation and material science continue today as a core tenet of the thermal and metal science solutions portfolios of Aavid, Thermal Division of Boyd. Combine that with Boyd Corporation’s own knowledge and expertise and you have a leader at the forefront of Metal Sciences with unsurpassed capabilities and capacity.

Boyd Corporation offers a vast metallurgic knowledge combined with diverse metalworking capabilities that enable the design and manufacture of superior thermal management and general industrial components and assemblies. We produce streamlined standard options as well as custom engineered solutions for prototype or production.

Global Engineering Support

Boyd’s approach to custom metal solution design begins with working to understand our customers’ performance needs, challenges, dimensional constraints, and other requirements and aligning these needs with manufacturable and scalable solutions. Boyd hosts a global team of over 300 engineers that work closely with our customers to design optimized solutions and streamline production methods. Our engineers span a diverse range of fields including thermal, electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, and chemical engineering.

Our global engineering teams assist customers through the full product lifecycle from prototype to volume production to end of life management or retrofit utilizing a range of technologies and solutions. This wide variety of capabilities allows our engineers to better innovate and design creative, out-of-the-box solutions that employ multiple technologies for smaller, more powerful products.

Quality Metal Products

As with all our products, Boyd is dedicated to ensuring the quality of our metal science solutions. Quality management systems span ISO9001 to AS9100, TS16949 and ISO13485 as well as environmental management systems certified to ISO14001. Solutions also go through rigorous testing and validation for performance assurance to confirm that our solutions meet or exceed your requirements.

Metal Manufacturing Capabilities

Boyd Engineers maintain a focus on DFM, Design for Manufacture, and are trained to find the most suitable and cost-efficient fabrication method from Boyd’s wide range of manufacturing capabilities, including but not limited to die casting, machining, metal joining, metal extruding, complex metal stamping and folding, heat pipe processes, brazing, and APG production. Many of these manufacturing processes allow for the use of varying metal alloys and materials that our engineers can utilize for better performance or more stringent design specifications.

Continuous belt sintering and brazing furnaces
Controlled atmosphere retort furnaces and precision ovens
Solder belt ovens
CVD furnaces
Vacuum braze furnaces
Vertical and horizontal CNC machining
5 axis CNC machining
Die casting from 400 tons to 1800 tons
Heavy duty stamping presses
Friction stir welding
Progressive die stamping
Robotic TIG welders
Automated plasma welding systems
Dip brazing
Ultrasonic cleaning systems.