Thermosiphons vs Heat Pipes

While Thermosiphons and Heat Pipes often look and behave similarly, there are a few key differences between them. In our previous blogs, we've gone ov...

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Designing Coolant Distribution Units (CDU) into Data Center Systems

When it comes to designing a CDU into a data center, few things are as important as ensuring sensitive components maintain the proper operating temper...

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Display Design Testing Light Lab

Boyd's state-of-the-art Light Lab allows Boyd's engineers to test displays and designs to ensure they meet every specification. When it comes to displ...

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Improving Plastic Materials with Additives

From improving heat resistance to increasing structural integrity, there are a number of additives used improve the mechanical properties of thermopla...

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Plastic Injection Molding Material Selection

For plastic injection molding, different polymers, resins, and blends all have different advantages and drawbacks. When it comes to designing a new pl...

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Fundamentals of Functional Inks: Part 2

Used in conjunction with conductive inks, non-conductive inks are important for functional products and decorative applications. This blog is the seco...

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Fundamentals of Functional Inks: Part 1

Depending on the application, there are several different kinds of functional inks used to print flexible circuits. Functional inks are a cost-effecti...

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Solving EMI Challenges with Die-Cuts

When it comes to protecting sensitive electronic components from electromagnetic interference (EMI), die-cuts are a practical and cost-effective solut...

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Medical Wearable Device Design - Part 1 - Attaching to the Skin

Adhesive Medical Wearable Devices need reliable materials to not only withstand use, but be gentle enough of the skin. Streamlining Medical Wearable D...

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Functional Display Testing

Once a display has met all necessary visual requirements, it's important to run tests to ensure that it functions properly. In our previous blog on op...

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How to Select the Right Touchscreen Technology

With all of the different touchscreen technologies and functionalities out there, how do you select the best touchscreen for your device? As touchscre...

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Glass Printing Techniques

From screen printing to digital printing to frit printing, there are several techniques used at Boyd to print on glass. To ensure the success of any g...

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Technical Printing: Development

For technical printing projects, Boyd provides support from development all the way to production. This blog is the second in our series on technical ...

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Optical Encoders in LiDAR Sensors

As autonomous vehicles take the world by storm, Boyd's optical encoders help make the technology possible. In a recent blog post, we discussed what op...

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Lithographic Printing

Ideal for high-volume production, lithographic printing is a commonly used printing process at Boyd. Lithographic printing, an offset printing techniq...

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What are Optical Encoders?

Optical encoders are important electro-mechanical components used in everything from printers to speedometers. Although optical encoders are found in ...

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Resistive Touchscreen Types

One of the most common touchscreen technologies out there, resistive touchscreens are ideal for many applications. In today's world, touchscreens are ...

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Understanding Rubber Bloom

Ever see a white dusting on rubber parts, even brand new components? You're seeing Rubber Bloom! Learn more about bloom and if it's of any concern. Wh...

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Boyd's Essential Sealing, Thermal, and Protection Solutions in the Fight Against COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to accelerate, the world is faced with new challenges each to combat and overcome the virus. With each rising chall...

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Active Web vs Dead Web in Elastomer Keypads

Deciding between active web and dead web designs can give an elastomer keypad a distinct and unique feel. In another blog, we discussed how elastomer ...

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Noise and Vibration Dampening (Part 2)

Boyd's engineers use a variety of foams, tapes, and silicones to solve acoustic challenges. In our previous blog Noise and vibration dampening (Part 1...

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Noise and Vibration Dampening (Part 1)

To solve tough buzz, squeak, and rattle (BSR) challenges, Boyd's engineers employ custom acoustic management solutions. Buzz, squeak, and rattle (BSR)...

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Plastic Machining Benefits

As a secondary machining process, plastic machining can help save cost and heighten quality control for injection molded plastic components. While pla...

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Display Modules Cover Glass Types

When it comes to protecting a display, there are several different types of cover glass with different advantages and drawbacks. When developing a new...

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Elastomer Keypad Benefits

Elastomer offers a highly customizable and incredibly durable keypad solution for any user interface. On any user interface, the keypad is often the f...

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Capacitive Touch Technology Advantages

Becoming more popular over the last several years, capacitive touch switches offer a number of benefits when compared to other user-interface (UI) tec...

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SPC: What are Control Charts?

The final tool in our SPC blog series, Control Charts are helpful tools for identifying and eliminating unwanted variation in production. This blog is...

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SPC: What is Process Control?

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An important Statistical Process Control (SPC) tool, Process Capability Index (Cpk) can help optimize production. This blog is the second in our serie...

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Statistical Process Control (SPC) for Injection Molding

Boyd uses several different Statistical Process Control (SPC) tools to refine manufacturing processes. As customer needs become more nuanced, it is in...

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Classification of Plastic Injection Molds

There are many types of tooling and molds used for plastic injection molding, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Several factors dictat...

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Device Datasheets: Power Dissipation and How to Calculate Max Case Temperature

Extracting input information from device datasheets is the first step in determining your thermal requirements for your application Gathering Critical...

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Plastic Over-Molding for Aerospace Applications

Combining two plastic substrates to create a single part, over-molding is commonly used in the aerospace industry.Plastic over-molding is a manufactur...

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Zipper Fin Heat Sinks: An Interconnected Solution

Zipper Fins allow for high fin aspect ratios and more design flexibility due to their progressively stamped construction and assembly. What are Zipper...

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Brazed Fin Heat Sinks: Baked to Perfection

Brazing generates solid thermal and mechanical joints for fabricating heat sinks, liquid cold plates, heat exchangers, and chassis. What is Brazing? B...

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Ducted Versus Bypass Flow

Controlling airflow through a heat sink can generate a large impact on your thermal performance. Ducted Versus Bypass Flow Heat sink performance is im...

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Surface Energy and Adhesive Selection

When bonding together two substrates, it is important to consider the surface energy of the material. Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA) have made it ...

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Advantages & Disadvantages of Standardizing O-Rings

O-Ring Size has standardized over time to simplify design and manufacturing, but may not always be the best solution for every application. Standardiz...

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How Hot is too Hot? The Real Maximum Temperature of Your Product

Summer is upon us and it brings some sweltering hot days with it. This is a great time of year to consider your next product and the thermal condition...

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3D Laser Scanning at Boyd

For the inspection and creation of complex injection molded components, a 3D scanner is often the perfect solution. Imagine that you need to precisely...

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We're a Big Fan of Forced Convection

Fans and Blowers are a critical tool in air cooled thermal management solutions. Increased flow rate increases heat transfer and dissipation. We're a ...

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What Aavid Genie Means: "Working Envelope" and Heat Sink Design Volume

In product design, thermal solutions typically have a designated volume, called a working envelope. Space: the Final Frontier In the "Project Conditio...

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Thermal Design: User Acceptance of Your Product - Part 2

In an earlier blog post, we discuss the importance of user product acceptance. We examined another gaming laptop product review that focused heavily o...

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Boyd's Scuff-Resistant Metal Coatings

To protect metal automotive components from scuffing and marring, Boyd employs a proprietary protective coating. To maintain the visual and functional...

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Decorated Door Spears

Offering a combination of aesthetics and durability, Boyd manufactures custom door spears to decorate and fortify automotive armrests. As automotive t...

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Injection Molded Flammability Placards

To ensure products meet Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) flammability requirements, Boyd created custom testing placards. As Boyd continues to suppor...

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Die-Cuts: Replacing Metal Fasteners and Liquid Adhesives

When it comes to holding two materials together, die-cuts offer many advantages when compared to other fastening methods. Mechanical fasteners and liq...

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Buoyancy: The Driving Force of Natural Convection

 In thermal management, we describe our air cooled devices as using either natural convection or forced convection. Fans and blowers are the mech...

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