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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, included Aavid’s subsidiary brands Thermacore Inc., Niagara Thermal Products, and Allcast. Thermacore Inc. has and continues to play 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 services the aerospace and defense markets and is best known for their expertise with heat exchangers. While Allcast has a long history industrial-focused die casting, including but not limited to complex thermal solutions. Boyd Corporation’s own history combined with the collective knowledge and expertise of these acquisitions has brought Boyd to the forefront of Metal Sciences with unsurpassed capabilities and capacity.

Boyd Corporation and its subsidiaries offer 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.

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.

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.

Production Capabilities Include:

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.